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Raiffeisen Bank International [RBI] is looking to considerably expand its geographic coverage, says Daniel Cotti, MD, RBI Center of Excellence, Banking and Trade

Aakash Athawasya

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Raiffeisen Bank International [RBI] is looking to considerably expand its geographic coverage, says Daniel Cotti, MD, RBI Center of Excellence, Banking and Trade
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One of the major banks in Austria, Raiffeisen Bank International [RBI] has announced that it will work along with R3’s Marco Polo blockchain network for improving the bank’s financial trading services.

R3’s Corda enterprise blockchain platform delivers its services to most influential international banks in the financial ecosystem such as BNP Paribas, ING, Standard Chartered Bank, NatWest and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

RBI plans to expand its operations in the Central and Eastern Europe market in the offing after generating a profit of 1.27 billion euros, that is, 14% more than the previously recorded profit in 2018.

In an official announcement, Daniel Cotti, overseeing executive at the RBI Center of Excellence, Banking and Trade said,

The bank is looking to considerably expand its geographic coverage and help to drive Marco Polo as the main trade finance network in Europe and the fasting growing globally.

Marco Polo utilizes a trade financial platform from TradeIX, circulated over the network  close by Corda and is expecting to introduce more noteworthy expense differences and time proficiency for the platform and its users. This will result into straightforwardness in all the  business banks’ conventional and organized exchange account arrangements.

R3 CEO David E. Rutter stated,

“The present foundation that underlies exchange money is obsolete and needing venture and modernisation.”

The blockchain-fueled platform aims to offer mechanical arrangements, for example, APIs and an ERP-installed application to advance in the direction of working capital contributions. This step will transform the banking service sector as the blockchain based benefits will make the banking ecosystem efficient and effective for the users.  


Aakash is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto covering primarily the US market. A graduate in Finance and Economics, his writing is centered around regulation and institutional investment within the cryptocurrency space. He is also an aspiring triathlete.