Reinventing International Clearing and Settlement

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Author: Bob Tapscott
Release Date: January 16, 2018

Abstract:

This project explores the global payments infrastructure, associated inefficiencies, and the revolutionary solutions possible through blockchain technology. The paper discusses the innovation lab of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, the transformation of remittances, the implementation challenges of distributed ledger technology in financial messaging.

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