Italian central bank, 30 banks in blockchain consortium to fight fake guarantees, sureties – Ledger Insights
A brand new Italian consortium of thirty banks and organizations has shaped to leverage blockchain for a nationwide digital sureties undertaking “Fideiussioni Digitali”. Main individuals are CeTIF (Analysis Centre on Know-how), funds community agency SIA and tech firm Reply. 4 months in the past, the group first introduced plans for the undertaking along side the Financial institution of Italy and IVASS, the insurance coverage regulator.
Other than the addition of thirty banks, the Italian finance police Guardia di Finanza has additionally joined.
Sureties are sometimes required for presidency and building contracts. To take part within the contract, the provider pays a financial institution or insurer for a surety bond. This offers a assure to payout the client if the provider fails to carry out on the contract.
In Italy, there was rampant fraud within the sector, with firms paying for surety bonds nevertheless it turned out they had been pretend. The fraud amounted to €1.6 billion ($1.76 billion) within the final 4 years. If blockchain is used for logging the difficulty of the surety bonds, solely approved banks can write to the blockchain. That approach, the sureties are digitalized and notarized to confirm the guarantor is reliable.
Whereas the first motivation is fraud prevention, the answer will even allow higher effectivity and transparency.
Over the last 4 months, the group performed a feasibility research. The following part is to develop an answer. In some unspecified time in the future between July and October, legally legitimate sureties shall be uploaded to the blockchain as a part of a Sandbox setting.
Two different blockchain surety bond tasks embrace one with Accenture and insurer Zurich, and one other for actual property improvement in Australia involving property firm Scentre Group, IBM, ANZ, Commonwealth Financial institution and Westpac.
The organizations collaborating in Fideiussioni Digitali are: Acquedotto Pugliese, ANCE Lombardia, ANCI Digitale, ANCI Lombardia, AON, ASMEL, Assolombarda, Banca Mediolanum, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Banco BPM, Cattolica Assicurazioni, CEDACRI, Bari Municipality, Milan Municipality, Confindustria Digitale, CONSIP, HERA, ICCREA Banca, InfoCamere, Innolva, Intesa Sanpaolo, Poste Italiane, Reale Group, ARIA – Regione Lombardia, Sicily Area, Roma Capitale (Rome Municipality), Terna, and VIVIgas energia.