ING Bank, R3 Ink Offer for ‘Unlimited’ Corda Blockchain Deployment

Dutch banking and monetary providers team ING has inked a 5-12 months licensing deal with blockchain consortium startup R3 for use of its Corda Enterprise platform.

R3 introduced Tuesday that the deal will offer ING with an “unlimited” quantity of licenses for the Corda platform, permitting the financial institution to deploy its blockchain tech and “production-ready” CorDapps (or Corda Dispersed Applications) throughout its global small business operations.

CorDapps protect a variety of monetary providers activities, which includes trade finance, identity, insurance and funds marketplaces, according to the announcement.

R3 CEO David Rutter said:

“As ING requires complete edge of accessibility to Corda Enterprise, we look ahead to looking at how the various CorDapp ecosystem can deliver gains in productivity, effectiveness and profitability throughout the bank’s various small business locations.”

The licencing arrangement marks a “huge milestone” in the direction of transitioning the bank’s purchasers to a distributed financial state, said Annerie Vreugdenhil, head of innovation for wholesale banking at ING. “We are one particular step nearer to deploying dwell DLT solutions for our purchasers with the supported infrastructure in location.”

This is not the initial time ING has partnered with R3. Previous thirty day period, the financial institution, along with three other European banking companies – Commerzbank, Natixis and Rabobank – settled a dwell transaction for a one particular-working day maturity euro professional paper worth €100,000 (or $1,13,432) on the Corda platform.

Back again in February, ING also properly completed a evidence-of-thought task for trade finance utilizing R3’s blockchain tech, along with BNP and Commerzbank.

R3 released its Corda Enterprise platform in July of final 12 months, just after extra than a 12 months in growth. Corda is an open-supply blockchain platform presenting added functions which includes 24/7 assistance, catastrophe restoration, blockchain application firewall, and extra.

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