Thai Banks to Launch Common Blockchain Platform

Blockchain will be used for guarantee letters issue
20 March 2018   574

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.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1011

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.