How to Evolve Your Trade Finance Strategy With Smart Assets and Blockchain

Foundational Refreshed: 15 January 2018 | Published: 16 August 2016 ID: G00314066


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Banks need a digital strategy for trade and supply chain finance that is compatible with the needs of digital business. A strategic transition from a product-oriented roadmap to one including smart assets, blockchain and distributed ledgers is required to enable new business opportunities.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Trade Finance Has Yet to Move Into the Digital Business Era
    • Defining Smart Things and Smart Assets for Your Trade Finance Strategy
    • How to Incorporate Smart Assets Into Trade Finance Strategy
      • An Example of Turning a Physical Asset Into a Smart Asset
    • Deconstructing Trade Finance Business Models to Incorporate Smart Assets
    • Conclusions
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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