The head of SWIFT announced the testing of a gpi payment gateway using a proof-of-concept (PoC) verification algorithm based on the R3 Corda platform, which will also monitor payment channels, support API and other standards.
Что меняет SWIFT GPI | SWIFT работает с R3 Corda и Ripple XRP
According to SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt, the project will allow companies using Corda to authorize payments through the gpi network, settle with users’ banks and receive credit confirmation back to trading platforms upon completion. Initially, the initiative is designed for the R3 ecosystem, but will be expanded to support other blockchain-based platforms, as well as those that do not use distributed ledger and e-commerce technologies..
David Rutter, CEO of R3, said that following the recent launch of the Corda Settler payment solution, which allows payment of obligations incumbent on the platform and supports XRP, connecting to SWIFT is the next logical step as gpi has quickly become the new standard for international settlements. As a result, all Corda-based blockchain applications will benefit from using this system..
However, Luc Meurant, director of marketing for SWIFT, said that despite the growing popularity of DLT-based solutions, cryptocurrency and instant settlements in fiat are still very few people really care..
Fidelity Investments, one of the largest asset management companies in the world, despite the crisis of the virtual currency market does not deviate from its plans to integrate cryptocurrencies into its activities and intends to launch a custodian service in March for bitcoin and ether.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: s4.reutersmedia, dp