06 Aug Trade-finance Blockchains Jostle for Prime Time
26 June 2018
Bringing in CryptoBLK
HSBC emerged to take the lead and sought developers to make Voltron happen. The finalist was selected by the bank’s London-based innovation team, which gave vendors samples of code to see how developers would improve or write it.
The mandate went to CryptoBLK, a blockchain developer in Hong Kong. CryptoBLK was set up in 2017 by Duncan Wong, a cryptographer who had spearheaded the fintech initiative at ASTRI, a government-backed research body. At ASTRI, Wong had worked with banks and financial regulatory bodies on issues around cybersecurity and blockchain proofs of concept; he then set up CryptoBLK to commercialize production-ready solutions.
Read more at DigFin, here.