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Vietnam based HDBank set to utilise blockchain for letters of credit

Vietnam based HDBank set to utilise blockchain for letters of credit

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  • HDBank, a massive financial institution based in Vietnam has become the first of its kind in the country to issue letters of credit using blockchain technology.
  • According to a report released this week, the issuance document presentation and successful payment of L/C on blockchain highlight a massive achievement for the institution.

HDBank, a massive financial institution based in Vietnam has become the first of its kind in the country to issue letters of credit using blockchain technology.

According to a report that was released earlier this week on the 6th of January, the issuance document presentation and successful payment of L/C on the blockchain highlights a massive achievement for the institution's mission to become a “happy digital bank“.

Participants involved in this first transaction were a local fiber importer and a yarn manufacturer in Taiwan.

For those that don’t know, letters of credit are extremely important when it comes to international trading. This is because it can provide a guarantee from an institution worthy of credit. A good example of this is a bank. By utilising the power of blockchain for L/C, there are numerous advantages at hand. Providing a higher level of security and a permanent record of the transaction can also reduce the time that is needed to process such transactions to a matter of hours.

With the institution becoming the first bank in Vietnam to issue letters of credit through the blockchain, will other local banks follow suit? Only time will tell; however, the power of blockchain is very much proven at this point so it would be foolish not to take advantage of it in today’s world.

 

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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