Hyperledger and its members are very active in defining financial services use cases for blockchain and in pursuing various finance PoCs.

While still in the PoC stage (see our finance PoC tracker below), the financial industry is the furthest along in implementing distributed ledger technology. Benefits will include: streamlined settlement, improved liquidity, supply chain optimization, increased transparency and new products/markets.
The extensive involvement of leading fintech, banking, settlement and consulting firms in Hyperledger, in combination with the Linux Foundation’s legal and technical expertise, ensures this core technology meets the diverse and demanding needs of the global financial services industry.
Latest Hyperledger Finance Industry News
March 31, 2017 in Blog, Finance

Indian Bank removing friction in business transactions using blockchain technology

Guest post: Rajendra Mhalsekar, President, Head, Corporate Banking Technology, YES Bank   Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt nearly every industry from key players to core functions – and the…

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March 24, 2017 in Finance, News

(3.24.17) S&P Global: The week in fintech: Bringing blockchain from theory to practice

Companies involved in blockchain projects are introducing practical implementations of the technology, and financial institutions are among those interested in how they can use distributed ledger technology. IBM Corp. recently…

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March 20, 2017 in Finance, News

(3.20.17) American Banker: Banks pick IBM blockchain to expand digital ID project in Canada

Canadian banks will use blockchain technology to manage consumers’ digital identities. The banks bought into the idea of managing digital identities for consumers five years ago. Initially, they focused on…

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POC Tracker
Date Headline URL Organization(s)
April
4/21/17 National Bank of Cambodia, Soramitsu partner to co-develop Hyperledger Iroha blockchain project http://www.econotimes.com/National-Bank-of-Cambodia-Soramitsu-partner-to-co-develop-Hyperledger-Iroha-blockchain-project-654992  Soramitsu,National Bank of Cambodia
4/7/17 TMX Selects Hyperledger For Blockchain Voting Prototype http://www.coindesk.com/tmx-selects-hyperledger-blockchain-voting-prototype/ TMX Group, Accenture
March
3/29/17 Natixis, IBM and physical commodities trading group Trafigura launched the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions http://www.bankingtech.com/783122/how-crude-ibm-oils-up-for-blockchain-threesome/ Digital Asset
February
2/27/17 DTCC & Digital Asset move to next phase after successful proof of concept for repo transactions using distributed ledger technology http://hub.digitalasset.com/hubfs/Press%20Releases/PRESS_RELEASE_DTCC_Digital_Asset_Repo_Release.pdf?utm_campaign=DTCC+Repo+Phase+2&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=43431868&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Wfc5voBZN8FQuZCjbq-SMsEPEBnp6T2fG-GZKr2wAU9h6K2W9gBHsJcEiy1PPpQ7a0EeDjCtV60Oe5M1wInGlowq8pYFCPbOO9nWqadwC-GEz1vY&_hsmi=43431868 Digital Asset
January
1/26/17 Deutsche Börse Presents Blockchain Concept for Risk Free Cash Transfer http://www.the-blockchain.com/2017/01/26/deutsche-borse-presents-blockchain-concept-risk-free-cash-transfer/ Deutsche Börse
1/18/17 Gospel Technology launches its Enterprise Trust Fabric http://www.coindesk.com/press-releases/press-release-gospel-technology-launches-enterprise-trust-fabric/ Gospel Technology
1/12/16 SWIFT launches Blockchain Proof of Concept In Hyperledger http://www.the-blockchain.com/2017/01/12/swift-launches-blockchain-proof-of-concept-in-hyperledger/ Swift
1/10/17 Postal Savings Bank of China Teams with IBM to Build Blockchain-Based Asset Custody System “http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51358.wss Postal Savings Bank of China
1/9/16 DTCC Partners With IBM, Startups For Blockchain-Based Credit Default Swaps Solution http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/01/09/dtcc-selects-partners-for-blockchain-solution-for-credit-default-swaps/#396821d6ad88 IBM, DTCC, R3, Axioni
1/7/16 IBM’s Blockchain Consortium With The Seam Deploys ‘Hyperledger’ For Cotton Trading http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2017/01/07/ibms-blockchain-consortium-with-the-seam-deploys-hyperledger-for-cotton-trading/#40217733de22 IBM, The Seam
1/3/16 India’s Yes Bank announces blockchain implementations with IBM and Hyperledger http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/indias-yes-bank-announces-blockchain-implementations-ibm-hyperledger-1599140 Yes Bank, Bajaj Electricals
1/3/16 State Street’s Blockchain Strategy: Big and Bold for 2017 http://www.coindesk.com/state-streets-blockchain-strategy-big-and-bold-for-2017/ State Street
December
12/22/16 Dutch company Publicism taps blockchain to guarantee freedom of press http://www.econotimes.com/Dutch-company-Publicism-taps-blockchain-to-guarantee-freedom-of-press-463176 Publicism
12/21/16 BNP Paribas says makes first real-time blockchain payments for clients http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bnp-paribas-blockchain-idUSKBN14A0X9 BNP Paribas
12/16/16 ABN Amro Tests Blockchain for Real Estate Transactions http://www.coindesk.com/abn-amro-blockchain-real-estate/ ABN Amro, IBM
November
11/28/16 Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse Working on Joint Hyperledger Blockchain Project http://www.the-blockchain.com/2016/11/28/deutsche-bundesbank-deutsche-borse-roll-joint-hyperledger-blockchain-prototype/ Deutsche Bundesbank, Deutsche Börse
11/3/16 Thai Kasikornbank, IBM join forces on blockchain network http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kasikornbank-ibm-blockchain-idUSKBN12Y10P/ Kasikornbank Pcl
October
10/21/16 IBM and SBI Securities test bond trading on the blockchain http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-and-sbi-securities-test-bond-trading-on-the-blockchain/ SBI Securities
10/19/16 Walmart and IBM Are Partnering to Put Chinese Pork on a Blockchain http://fortune.com/2016/10/19/walmart-ibm-blockchain-china-pork/ Walmart
September
9/29/16 UBS Unveils Blockchain for Trade Finance at Sibos http://www.coindesk.com/ubs-blockchain-prototype-trade/ UBS
9/28/16 Open Music Initiative Adds Intel Technology to Help Simplify How Creators Are Identified, Paid http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7525623/open-music-initiative-intel-sawtooth-lake-blockchain-berklee The Open Music Initiative (OMI)
9/28/16 CLS uses Hyperledger for FX http://www.enterprisetimes.co.uk/2016/09/28/cls-uses-hyperledger-fx/ CLS
9/26/16 Distributed ledger technology and opportunities in correspondent banking https://bluenotes.anz.com/posts/2016/09/how-blockchain-will-change-correspondent-banking/ ANZ, Wells Fargo, SWIFT
9/26/16 R3, eight banks successfully test Intel blockchain platform for bond trading http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blockchain-bonds-intel-idUSKCN11W26B R3, Intel, CIBC, ING Bank, HSBC, Scotiabank, Societe Generale, State Street, UBS and UniCredit
9/23/16 IBM, China UnionPay Complete Block Chain Pilot Project http://fortune.com/2016/09/23/ibm-china-unionpay-block-chain/ China UnionPay
9/18/16 IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Collaborate on Hyperledger based Pilot http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/09/18/ibm-bank-tokyo-mitsubishi-ufj-collaborate-hyperledger-based-pilot/ Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
August
8/13/16 http://www.businessinsider.com/banks-pilot-blockchain-to-simplify-trade-2016-8 Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
June
6/30/16 Credit Mutuel Arkea applies blockchain tech to verify customer IDs https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/29117/credit-mutuel-arkea-applies-blockchain-tech-to-verify-customer-ids  Credit Mutuel Arkea
6/27/16 Mizuho, IBM Partner to Test Digital Currency Settlements https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/mizuho-ibm-digital-currency-test/ Mizuho Financial Group
6/23/16 The Moscow Exchange Joins HyperLedger http://forklog.net/the-moscow-exchange-joins-hyperledger/ The Moscow Exchange