State Bank of India joins JPMorgan’s blockchain payments network

State Bank of India joins JPMorgan’s blockchain payments network


The State Bank of India, or SBI, a major Indian government-owned bank, is looking to improve cross-border payments with a blockchain solution by American investment bank JPMorgan Chase.

According to a Feb. 23 report by The Economic Times, the SBI has joined Liink, a new blockchain-based interbank data network developed by JPMorgan. By integrating the technology, the bank expects to reduce transaction costs and improve cross-border payments for its customers.

SBI deputy managing director Venkat Nageswar said that the bank has already gone live on Liink. “We are excited to be the first bank in India to go live on the network and look forward to closer partnership with JPMorgan on implementation and exploring applications as part of the network to better serve our clients,” Nageswar stated.

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Liink is a peer-to-peer network and ecosystem operating under the umbrella of JPMorgan’s blockchain and digital currency-focused business dubbed “Onyx.” Piloted in 2017, the product was originally referred to as Interbank Information

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