Cambodia's Central Financial institution Indicators Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech
The Nationwide Bank of Cambodia has reportedly inked an agreement with distributed ledger tech startup Soramitsu that will uncover the central bank contributing to its improvement tasks.
Announced nowadays, the goal of the work is to begin joint perform on new payment infrastructure prototypes employing DLT systems. But whilst a host of central banking institutions are studying the technological innovation globally, Soramitsu co-CEO Makoto Takemiya framed the information as exclusive in that he asserted the central financial institution has agreed to go past “just studying” applications.
Founded in 2016, Soramitsu is best recognized for its management of the Hyperledger Iroha software framework, to which he stated National Bank of Cambodia will now be contributing.
Takemiya told CoinDesk:
“This is really fascinating since their programmers intimately know what financial institutions require and can assist make Hyperledger Iroha ready for systemically important payment techniques.”
For the startup, the deal adds to past operate that has included trials carried out with Japan-based property insurer Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, even though for National Bank Cambodia, it follows its scarce public statements to date about the technologies.
As reported by the Phnom Penh Publish in 2014, National Financial institution of Cambodia had previously stated bitcoin does not fall under its definition of a currency.
Meanwhile, the trial comes amid an energetic time for central bank exploration of the technologies, with Bank of England, De Nederlandsche Bank and the People’s Financial institution of China all announcing recent initiatives aimed at investigating its possible.
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Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:26:25 +0000