Thai Banks to Launch Common Blockchain Platform

Blockchain will be used for guarantee letters issue
20 March 2018   536

14 banks from Thailand announced the establishment of the Thailand Blockchain Community Initiative, which will digitize warranty letters on a common blockchain platform. This is reported by Nikkei.

Leading banks of the country, including Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and Kasikornbank, will join the initiative. As a technical basis for the project, it was decided to use Hyperledger Fabric from the Linux Foundation.

With this infrastructure sharing, banks do not need to invest on their own. Interoperability enhances efficiency, reduces costs in our financial sector and addresses the needs of the consumer and the business sector.
 

Veerathai Santiprabhob

Gov., Bank of Thailand

It is noted that the blockchain platform of the new organization was first launched by Kasikornbank in cooperation with IBM in July 2017.

In Thailand, the issuance of letters of guarantee that fix the payment obligations of customers, can take several days. Digitizing these documents and transferring them to a blockchain can reduce this time to as little as 30 minutes.

The participation in the project will also be accepted by the Electricity Generating Company of Thailand and Siam Cement Group. The testing of the new system will take place in a special "sandbox" of the Central Bank of the country.

Caspian to Launch Crypto Derivatives Trading

Caspian does not charge commissions for depositing and withdrawing funds and provides leverage up to 100x
21 March 2019   81

Caspian, an asset-oriented asset management platform, has launched cryptocurrency derivatives trading.

Thanks to integration with Deribit, Caspian customers gained access to trading in futures and options for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Also, the platform will provide the opportunity to trade indefinite bitcoin-swap.

According to Caspian, the platform does not charge commissions for depositing and withdrawing funds and provides leverage up to 100x.

We are excited to be working with Deribit to make the trading of crypto options and futures possible within the institutional community. Our goal at Caspian is to provide crypto traders and investors the same standard of tools and service that exist in the traditional markets and its great knowing that the team at Deribit is working towards the same high standards.
 

Robert Dykes

CEO, Caspian

Caspian noted that their platform connects to Deribit via an API that supports “large trading volumes with extremely low latency”. The platform also has full access to the book of orders of the crypto-derivative stock exchange.