First Chinese Bank Completes Securities Issuance on Blockchain

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Tue, 08/21/2018 - 19:59
Alex Dovbnya
China is on track to appear at the forefront of countless Blockchain innovations, including a distributed network that facilitates trading ABS
First Chinese Bank Completes Securities Issuance on Blockchain
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Zheshang Bank, a private lender in East China, becomes the first Chinese banking instituting to successfully complete the issuance of securities while utilizing a Blockchain. The total amount of these securities was $66 mln. 

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Trading asset-backed securities with Blockchain

   
The issuance was conducted with the help of a Blockchain-powered technology that was specifically created by Zheshang Bank to give registered companies an ability to conduct invoice transactions without a middleman. Every user of their distributed network will be able to directly come in contact with a counterparty, which essentially allows cutting financial expenses. Any firm is free to register on the aforementioned network. 

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Beijing may be extremely hawkish about cryptocurrencies, but, like many other anti-crypto countries, it is open for Blockchain. There have already been more than 500 Blockchain-related patents, surpassing such major crypto hubs like the US and South Korea. A local retail giant Alibaba submitted 43 of these patents that cover healthcare, design and other spheres. 

As U.Today reported just a week ago, China is actively working on the development of the distributed ledger technology, going as far as issuing guides about the Blockchain for its government officials. However, the question remains whether China’s crackdown on crypto will affect its chances to become the leader in Blockchain innovations. 

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.