September 25, 2023

Citigroup launched Citi Token for payments between corporate clients

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Citigroup launched Citi Token for payments between corporate clients

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions announced the pilot launch of Citi Token Services for cash management and trade finance based on blockchain technology and smart contracts.

The project team reports that Citi Tokenis a derivative digital asset that integrates tokenized deposits and smart contracts of corporate (institutional) clients into the global network of Citi Bank. This will expand the capabilities of managing funds and trade finance instruments, the developers promise.

"Smart technologies used in the pilotCiti Token project will provide buyers and sellers with secure and fully automated settlement processes, which is expected to reduce transaction processing time to minutes,” Citi representatives said.

Citi Token pilot should helpdevelop the technology for offering “blockchain-based digital financial services”: test the procedures accompanying cross-border payments, liquidity transfers and automated solutions for trade finance.

Previously, the Citigroup banking group accepted
participation in a series of experiments of the SWIFT interbank transfer system on the transfer of tokenized assets between various public and commercial blockchains.