The pandemic has undoubtedly had countless negative implications for the global community. However, amidst all the turmoil there have been some silver linings.
MSMEs around the globe struggle to obtain financing. Why do these MSME financing constraints exist and is a digital future providing new hope for all those firms that are struggling to stay afloat?
You might have heard a lot of hype around these things called NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. How can these digital things be selling for millions of dollars? TFG investigates
A recent 2020 study and supplementary Covid-19 survey by TFG and WTO reveals the biggest challenges facing DLT trade-related firms when it comes to implementation of their solutions within corporates and banks.
This article features two hot Know Your Customer (KYC) projects which are currently being deployed to fight fraud, counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering, following the release of TFG and WTO’s recent publication on DLT in Trade.
Trade and trade finance remains siloed, age-old and complex. Many are using DLT and blockchain to progress towards their goals of a digitized industry. TFG & WTO recently published their periodic table of DLT projects in trade, and here are 9 marketplaces and other initiatives addressing various opportunities in truly digital trade.
Like iOS and Android, there are numerous different Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), which are being used to digitise various areas of trade, trade finance and supply chains. Here we explore Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and Quorum – and yes, despite sounding like intergalactic starships, believe it or not, they’re disrupting trade finance right now.
DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance and also referred to as ‘Open Finance’, is a set of DLT-based financial services and applications intended to augment or replace the currently existing financial system (comparatively referred to as ‘Centralized Finance’).
TFG’s Carter Hoffman explores the current and potential impact of COVID-19 on both international trade and trade finance. Business as unusual, the decisions we make now will have long lasting impacts.
As we enter into a new decade, TFG spoke to trade experts to give their bets and views for 2020 in terms of trade and supply chain finance. OCR or ML? AI or DLT? Buzzwords and hype or reality?
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the results of the 2019 rendition of their annual Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey. ADB’s vast network of respondents includes 112 banks from 47 countries, 53 export credit agencies from 17 countries, 39 forfaiters from 20 countries, and 336 other firms from 68 different countries around the globe.