UBS CEO: Blockchain Is ‘Almost A Must’ for Business

The CEO of Swiss financial services giant UBS Group AG endorsed blockchain technology in an interview, suggesting that it is “almost a must” for business. Sergio Ermotti told CNBC Monday that the technology can help companies become more efficient, thereby reducing costs for certain operations. In general, technology will help firms free up resources, but blockchain […]

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UBS-Backed Blockchain Platform Completes Live Trade Transactions

Batavia, a blockchain-based trade finance platform founded by banking giant UBS in partnership with IBM, has conducted its first live cross-border transactions involving corporate clients. According to an announcement released Thursday, the pilot effort saw the platform carry out the full cycle of trades, automatically forming agreements and closing payments, in a process powered by […]

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