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巴克莱完成了首桩区块链贸易金融交易

区块链国际资讯

巴克莱完成了首桩区块链贸易金融交易

巴克莱银行与以色列新兴公司成功通过区块链技术完成交易,将原本需要7至10天的程序缩短到4小时。双方称该类交易在世界尚属首次。

该交易保证爱尔兰农业食品合作企业Ornua(原爱尔兰乳品局)将出口价值近10万美元奶酪和黄油给塞舌尔贸易公司(Seychelles Trading Company)。

该项交易是在Wave公司搭建的区块链平台上完成的。Wave公司此前通过了巴克莱银行的发展项目。

区块链技术提供了电子记录及电子交易处理系统,该系统可使所有相关方面通过安全网络追踪文件,且不需要第三方验证。这与当下繁杂冗长的纸质文件处理程序截然不同。

这项技术最初是由电子货币比特币发展而来,其支持者称由于该技术不需要人工处理,也不需要第三方验证,因此交易可以更快进行,而且也更为可靠、更易审计。

许多人称还需要五到十年区块链技术才能被广泛使用。

巴克莱银行贸易及流动资本全球经理Baihas Baghdadi称:“我们已经证明了这项技术是可以实现的,而且我们的客户Ornua还询问什么时候能够再次通过这种方式进行交易,这证明了整个过程非常用户友好。”

该项交易是通过信用证执行的,信用证是广泛使用的降低进出口商风险的方法。

一般来说,这类交易会用到一系列文件,这些文件需要进行国际邮递,很容易造假,有时要一个月才能完成。

但在这桩交易中,所有相关方面都能通过区块链传输电子加密后的运输、保险及其他原始文件。

Baghdadi称:“我在这儿干了二十多年,从没想过有一种办法可以完全不用纸质文件,从来没想过有一种办法可以让所有事情电子化,在几分钟内传到世界任何角落,省去邮递和其他手续。”

尽管巴克莱银行称该项交易是世界上首个在现实世界而非实验室中完成的此类交易,但巴克莱银行并不是第一个将区块链技术试验于贸易金融领域的机构,贸易金融被认为是最适合进行基于区块链的创新的领域。

上个月,汇丰银行、美国美林银行以及金融科技公司R3分别宣布自己已经找到用区块链技术简化贸易金融程序的方法。

Ornua公司贸易金融经理David Rourke称:“无纸化交易将极大地支持供应链,无纸化交易可以降低成本,其文件不会出错,而且可以将原始文件快速传输给世界各地的客户。”

Barclays and an Israel-based start-up company have carried out what they say is the world's first trade transaction using blockchain technology, cutting a process that normally takes between seven and 10 days to less than four hours.

The transaction guaranteed the export of almost 0,000 worth of cheese and butter from Irish agricultural food co-operative Ornua - formerly the Irish Dairy Board - to the Seychelles Trading Company. (Reuters)

Barclays and an Israel-based start-up company have carried out what they say is the world's first trade transaction using blockchain technology, cutting a process that normally takes between seven and 10 days to less than four hours.

The transaction guaranteed the export of almost $100,000 worth of cheese and butter from Irish agricultural food co-operative Ornua - formerly the Irish Dairy Board - to the Seychelles Trading Company.

The deal was executed via a blockchain platform set up by Wave, a firm that came through a Barclays development programme.

The blockchain technology provides an electronic record-keeping and transaction-processing system, which lets all parties track documentation through a secure network and requires no third-party verification. This contrasts with the present cumbersome and lengthy paper-heavy process.

Proponents of the technology, which originally came from digital currency bitcoin, say that because it does not require manual processing, nor authentication through intermediaries, it makes transactions faster, more reliable and easier to audit.

Widescale adoption of blockchain, though, is still between five and 10 years away, many say.

"We have proved the reality of this technology and the client, Ornua, has asked us when they can do the next transaction in this way, which proves how user-friendly the entire process was," said Barclays' global head of trade and working capital, Baihas Baghdadi.

The transaction was executed by means of a letter of credit - a widely used way to cut risk between importers and exporters.

But such transactions typically involve a complicated paper trail that requires international courier services, is vulnerable to document fraud, and can take as long as a month to be completed.

In this transaction, both parties were able to transfer the shipping, insurance and other original documents that had been cryptographically sealed via the blockchain.

"I have been here for more than two decades and I never even dreamed of a solution where you can remove completely the documents from the circle and just get everything moving around the world on an electronic basis within minutes, rather than days of couriers and shipping and all that," said Baghdadi.

Barclays is not the first to experiment with using the technology for trade finance - a sector identified as one of the most ripe for blockchain-based innovation - though the bank says this marked the first time that a trade transaction had been executed this way in the real world, rather than in a lab.

Last month an HSBC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch venture and fintech firm R3 said separately that they had found ways to simplify trade finance processes with blockchain.

"Moving to paperless trade would be hugely beneficial in supporting the supply chain, through reduced costs, error free documentation, and fast transfer of original documents to our customers worldwide," said Ornua group trade finance manager David Rourke.

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