Blockchain has the potential to digitize the entire trade finance lifecycle while increasing security and efficiency, lower fraud, human error, and overall counterparty risk.
From a productivity stand point, blockchain intervention allows the whole banking process to be automated within a given set of variables and guidelines and certain banking functions can work 24/7 instead of 9 to 5. In the example of payment, the current system for cross border transactions can take up to a week to clear, with the help of blockchain the amount can be cleared instantly.
On top of everything, it can enable more transparent governance as all the transactions are trackable and traceable on the blockchain.
From centralisation to decentralisation; how blockchain-oriented fintech can benefit the financial sector
As stated by experts, blockchain has the capability to digitise the trade finance ecosystem with increment in security and efficiency, reduction in fraudulent practices and human errors, and overall fall in counterparty risks
From what it seems one of the burgeoning technology blockchain is expected to have an impact across sectors including finance. Insights from a study conducted by Market Research Future, a market analysis company, have shown that blockchain within the fintech market will be valued at $31.4 billion by 2030, thereby clocking a 47.90% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). “Blockchain’s influence on the fintech sector can play a key role in boosting privacy and reduction of risks, while transactions are conducted. With no intermediaries involved, customers can conduct transactions at a reduced cost. As the financial industry starts to use blockchain, the potential to provide reliable and transparent transactions will become prevalent,” Prashant Kumar, founder, and CEO, weTrade, a cryptocurrency startup, told FE Digital Currency.
As stated by experts, blockchain has the capability to digitise the trade ecosystem with increment in security and efficiency, reduction in fraudulent practices and human errors, and overall fall in counterparty risks. A blog by International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, a technology corporation, mentioned that 54% of banks surveyed said that transformative technologies such as blockchain, digital trade, and online trade platforms are priority areas of development with regard to future growth. “From a productivity standpoint, blockchain’s intervention will allow the banking system to be automated within a given set of variables, to allow them to function 24×7. Moreover, it can enable transparent governance, as transactions will become traceable on blockchain,” Anndy Lian, chief digital advisor, Mongolian Productivity Organisation, a governmental organisation, said.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.