Wells Fargo is planning to pilot its new internal
settlement service ‘Wells Fargo Digital Cash’, which will run on the company’s
first DLT platform.
The service enables the company to complete internal
book transfers of cross-border payments within its international network using
digitised cash, which will be exchanged among the network.
The company has so far successfully proven the concept
of moving value between the US and Canada. The internal DLT network will be a
reusable enterprise utility for the California-based financial services firm to
build and deploy multiple DLT-based applications. Wells Fargo’s locations across
the globe will be able to exchange funds in expanded operating hours without
limitations from traditional posting infrastructure or differences in
infrastructure across the network.
The pilot, which is planned for 2020, is expected to complete
transfers in USD at the initial stage and later will expand to multicurrency
transfers. The internal DLT network is proprietary and will not be connected to
any other digital cash solutions emerging in the financial services markets
Recently in the banking sector, HSBC successfully processed a blockchain-based letter of credit transaction using Chinese Yuan for the first time. According to reports, this achievement marks a step forward in the use of the Voltron trade finance platform developed by HSBC and other banks. Banco Santander also announced the issuance of its first end-to-end blockchain bond in a move that is seen as an important step towards a potential secondary market for mainstream security tokens in the future. The Spanish commercial bank has issued approximately £16 million worth of bond by itself and one of the Group’s units bought the bond, which carries a quarterly coupon of 1.98%, at market price.
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