South African Financial Blockchain Consortium

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Exploring the transformative potential of blockchain technology for the South African financial industry.

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Purpose

The purpose of the SAFBC is to assimilate and demonstrate the transformative potential of blockchain technology for the South African financial industry. The consortium aims to educate and to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to the industry for the benefit of the entire country.

Members

The SAFBC is an informal, voluntary body with no membership fees.

Membership is comprised of banks, financial markets infrastructure players and regulators as well as other institutions involved in the financial services industry. Blockchains require a fundamental shift in paradigm, requiring collaboration to deploy such technology across a wide range of ecosystem participants. For a list of institutions involved please click here.

Technology

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies are in a ever evolving state and the consortium is exploring different technologies . At this stage the consortium is platform agnostic and is seeking to determine the best solution for the needs of the financial services industry. Of paramount importance are security, scalability and privacy. View our public code repositories.

Use-Cases being investigated

The SAFBC is currently exploring the following Proof-of-Concepts to determine the potential of this tech in the respective industry verticals.

Contact the SAFBC

Please direct general enquiries to our Email address: info@safbc.co.za

Follow us on Twitter: @SAFBC_ZA