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

Published: 16 August 2016

ID: G00314066

Analyst(s): Fabio Chesini


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



  • 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

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