Bangkok, May 30th, 2019 – OneConnect Financial Technology was awarded the Best Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology or Platform for 2019 at The Asian Banker Financial Technology and Platform Awards 2019. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Future of Finance Summit 2019, the foremost annual meeting for decision-makers in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific region, held at the Shangri-La, Bangkok, Thailand.
OneConnect developed FiMaxChain to deliver blockchain technology covering over 40,000 blockchain nodes
OneConnect developed FiMAX BaaS platform and the FiMAX S3C underlying framework providing standardised and fast-access blockchain applications for financial institutions and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The company developed a proprietary blockchain technology delivering zero-knowledge proof technology. This provides unique full encryption framework solving the contradiction between data sharing and data privacy as all data is encrypted by the owner and he has the full ownership. In the zero-knowledge environment the company’s blockchain platform has gained strong acceptance across several institutions and over 40,000 blockchain nodes have been established.
The company’s platform is being used for trade finance blockchain network in Hong Kong, connecting 13 banks
In October 2018, OneConnect launched the eTradeConnect platform, the world’s first government-backed, blockchain-based trade platform, in cooperation with Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In the first phase of the project, 13 international banks and financial institutions have participated in the project. The company is also connecting this with a European trading platform and plans to open the Asia-Europe trade corridor.
The trade finance platform reduces risks of fraud, and provides greater efficiency in trade financing
The international trade finance network enabled banks and their corporate customers to submit documents and applications through distributed ledgers, reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions and identity theft. The platform facilitated notable efficiency improvements as it moved away from paper-intensive financing process to digitised process. The participants in the network can mutually verify the information in the transaction without revealing sensitive information and smart contracts, reducing fraud risk as they trigger repeated financing warnings for the same invoice. The project is in production with live transactions.
The Asian Banker Financial Technology Innovation Awards Programme, refereed by prominent global bankers, IT consultants and academics, provides an undisputed benchmark of technology implementation in an increasingly fierce marketplace. A stringent three-month-long evaluation process determines the awardees from across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The awardees are honoured in a gala event that recognises their efforts in using the best technology to run their institutions and bring superior products and services to their customers.
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For further information on the collaterals for winning banks, please contact:
Mr. Alfred Labicassi
The Asian Banker