Can Blockchain Make Trade Finance More Inclusive?

| July 10, 2017

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There is little doubt that blockchain technology will change global trade. The question, however, is how it will impact some of the most intractable issues in trade finance. Last year, U.S.$15.5 trillion of merchandise exports were transported around the world. Up to 80% of global commerce requires trade finance to provide liquidity and risk mitigation. However, inefficiencies in trade finance today mean that many applications go unfunded. This U.S.$1.5 trillion trade finance gap is widest in emerging markets and for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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