Newsletter Issue 6: CryptoBLK extends trial period for ATLAS Alpha Network

We made it! CryptoBLK has garnered the prestigious 2019 Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI): Technological Achievement for its technological innovation on ground-breaking solution MIDAS.

Huge thanks to the organizers of HKAI for the recognition, and congratulations to all the other winners as well! More here.

Announce the Launch of Our New Website

You may have noticed that our website has just been revamped dramatically! We have been working hard to bring you a better online experience. The new site is now faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly. We have put up more specific features about our products ATLASMIDASTOPAZ, and Cerberus. We have also added in detail on how our DLT solution helps companies in trade finance, insurance, property, payment and settlement. Visit us at www.cryptoblk.io.

Tech

Altas Alpha Network

We are thrilled that our ATLAS Alpha Network gets full support from Microsoft. In just two weeks since its announcement in January, over 25 organizations have already signed up for participating in the ATLAS Alpha Network. We will be holding the second ATLAS training online sessions on Monday 17th, and Friday 21st February 2020, allowing all the participants to fully experience ATLAS and how it streamlines the international trade finance process. If you have a preference for a particular session, please email atlastrade@cryptoblk.io to let us know.

For more details about ATLAS Alpha Network, click here.
Act now to register your interest here.

Project Inthanon-LionRock 

The Bank of Thailand and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has successfully wrapped up their collaborative DLT-based Project Inthanon–LionRock, a project with the objective of transforming wholesale cross-border payments with streamlined intermediation model, real-time transfer and atomic Payment-versus-Payment (PvP) settlements using Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

CryptoBLK is proud to collaborate with them, and a group of 8 banks from Thailand, 2 banks from Hong Kong, R3 and CH & Co. for this project, including the two previous phases since the beginning back to 2018.

The objectives are ambitious and well-defined:
✅ Improve cross-border settlement efficiency
✅ Improve liquidity management efficiency
✅ Comply with local regulations
✅ Allow for a wider scope with an extensible architecture

Read the full report of the project Inthanon-LionRock here.

Contour

Photo credit: contour.trade

We’re excited to see the launch of the bank-backed blockchain trade finance project under the new brand – Contour, which is to digitize the USD 18 trillion trade finance process.

“Contour is redefining how trade finance works digitally, thanks to Contour’s innovative application of the Distribute Ledger Technology (DLT) to the global trade finance industry. We at Contour will further enhance the collaboration and continue to innovate in both business and technology,” said Dr Duncan Wong, CEO of CryptoBLK.

Read the full press here.

Events

Asian Financial Forum Highlights

Thank you HKTDC and InvestHK for the great organization of this Asian Financial Forum (AFF)! It was a pleasure to join the FintechHK Startup Salon Pavilion, showcasing our innovations ATLAS, Cerberus, and MIDAS and sharing our insights and experience in exploration and application of blockchain on trade finance, insurance, and real estate with like-minded people from all different industries. AFF brought together 130+ influential international speakers and 3,300+ leaders of the global financial and business community from 45 countries and regions. Check out the interview with our COO, Dr KC Tsui on AFF here.

In the News

  • The Fintech Times: New platforms for trade finance to be launched with blockchain backbones
  • Ledger Insights: HK blockchain developer for global banks, launches trade finance platform
  • GTRVoltron moves into full commercialisation, rebrands as Contour
  • Blockchain News: Six Central Banks Form Working Group to Assess Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Hong Kong News: Hong Kong, Thai central banks closer to using digital currencies for cross-border payments
  • Blockchain Advisor: HSBC Completes Two Blockchain LC Transactions in the Middle East
  • Mantra Lab: 10 Most Impactful AI-based Insurance Innovations of 2019
  • MicrosoftCryptoBLK 区块链开放帐户贸易融资平台试用计划获得 Microsoft 支持

Join Us!  

Want to change the world in the Blockchain space? We are looking for talented individuals to re-architect the way the world economy operates, who are based in, or are willing to relocate to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Malaysia or Thailand.  Check out our job openings here.

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