China’s Zheshang Bank issues $66m through blockchain

August 21, 2018
Chris Wheal

China’s Zheshang Bank has issued securities worth $66m through its own blockchain platform.

The securities were backed with a portfolio of account receivables from various corporations.

Accounts receivable

Zheshang’s proprietary, peer-to-peer blockchain platform, known as Lianrong, enables registered companies to offer their accounts receivable assets to investors.

In this way, investors can purchase firms’ pending invoices at a discount, with the prospect of collecting the full amounts from debtors at a later stage.

Zheshang Bank blockchain platform

China’s Zheshang Bank becomes one of the first banks to have announced a transaction of this kind through a blockchain platform

Blockchain push

Chinese banks have unveiled various blockchain projects over the past couple of years.

In June, Zheshang rival JD Finance, a unit of Chinese e-commerce group JD.com, unveiled plans to launch a similar platform to Lianrong.

Huge potential

China’s Zheshang Bank becomes one of the first banks to have announced a transaction of this kind through a blockchain platform.

The size of the transaction, at $66m, also points to the huge potential offered by blockchain technology in this area.

Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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