R3 adds Qatar’s Commercial Bank to Corda ecosystem for developing blockchain applications, solutions

 

R3 adds Qatar’s Commercial Bank to Corda ecosystem for developing blockchain applications, solutions

Commercial Bank became the first bank in Qatar to join enterprise software firm R3’s Corda ecosystem. This collaboration will help the bank in developing innovative applications and solutions on the Corda network.

Corda Network is an ecosystem where corporations can transact privately using Corda applications, and since Corda is currency agnostic, corporations are free to use a digital asset of their choice. However, Corda currently supports only XRP.

Robin Marshall, the Chief Information Technology officer of Commercial Bank, said,

“We already know that blockchain technology has the potential to make transactions between banks frictionless and secure, but there are potentially other, huge benefits of this technology that we are not even aware of.”

Marshall also added that the bank collaborated with R3 to discover other benefits of blockchain technology and simultaneously improve customer experience, reduce friction between parties, and drastically cut down fees.

David Rutter, the CEO of R3, stated,

“Welcoming Commercial Bank as a partner is a great opportunity to fresh perspectives. We look forward to sharing expertise and input with Commercial Bank in future projects as we continue to explore the potential of the Corda platform…
We look forward to sharing expertise and input with Commercial Bank in future projects as we continue to explore the potential of the Corda platform.”

R3 is working with over 300 partners from across the world by providing them with faster, secure, and reliable payment methods using Corda applications on the Corda Network. Moreover, Corda Foundation was founded recently and is independent of R3. It will work towards encouraging the wider adoption of the Corda Network.

According to their official website, Corda partnered with almost 250+ organizations worldwide, including companies like Amazon Web Services [AWS], Citibank, HSBC, Huawei, Infosys, Capgemini, and Intel.

@ralf66557696, a Twitter user, commented,

“However, now that R3 has begun integrations with SWIFT, in the short term, banks will prefer to settle Corda payments in fiat currency, and not XRP.”

Another Twitter user, @XRP_OWL, replied,

“True but they will have the option to settle with xrp…it will be faster and cheaper. Word spreads fast, what do you think will happen once one or two banks settle with xrp and see true utility? Hint …Dominos”

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