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BNP Paribas Blockchain: banks love the distributed ledger

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A few days ago BNP Paribas revealed its new project related to the Blockchain: a lab that will study the distributed ledger technology with the goal of building new solutions for data and money management, as well as a tool to help users in case of liquitidity needs.

BNP Paribas Blockchain: a partnership with SmartAngels

Previously this year, BNP Paribas announced its interest in the blockchain technology when it started a partnership with SmartAngels, a crowdfunding platform that will help the bank to develop a project to be launched by the end of 2016.
According to the press release published in April, BNP Paribas would develop a ledger for shares in companies through the blockchain.
Also a few months ago BNP confirmed its interest in the blockchain for financial applications and announced that they were working on their own blockchain called Bizhackathon, that aims at finding use cases for the distributed ledger technology in the banking system.

Growing interest in Blockchain


All the central banks worldwide are expressing their own interest in the distributed ledger and digital currencies.
For example, recenlty we talked about the idea of the Central Bank of Canada to create its own digital currency called CadCoin.
Also, another revevant news on banks and cryptocurrency came yesterday when the Dutch Central Bank revealed its tests on the blockchain. 

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BNP Paribas to develop a blockchain project

Today BNP Paribas Group has announced a new partnership that aims at allowing private companies to issue securities through the blockchain ledger.

The partnership is between BNP Paribas Securities Services and SmartAngels, a crowdfunding platform that will help BNP Paribas in a pilot project to be launched within the end of 2016.
According to a press release, BNP Paribas will develope and manage a ledger for shares in companies through the blockchain.
The main goal is to allow non-listed companies crowdfunded on SmartAngels to issue their shares on the primary market, and allow investors an access to the secondary market based on blockchain technology. 
The BNP press release explained:
“Investor payments will be processed immediately and e-certificates will be issued to them straight away. Financial transactions made via the platform will therefore be performed simply, quickly, securely and for a lower cost.”

BNP Paribas believes in the Blockchain

BNP Paribas is not new in the blockchain sector.
A few months ago, in fact, BNP confirmed its belief in distributed ledger technology for financial purposes and announced that they were working on blockchain technology.
Also, BNP Paribas previously created their blockchain Bizhackathon, with the objectives of finding use cases for distributed ledger technology in the banking system.

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