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Trade Finance SIG

The Hyperledger Trade Finance Special Interest Group (TF-SIG) is focused on applying distributed ledger technology in general, and Hyperledger technologies in particular, to trade finance uses and needs. TF-SIG proposal for more details.


Hyperledger Community Calendar
Online meeting URL (Meeting ID : 6223336701)
Phone numbers (USA) +1(646)558-8656 +1(669)900-6833
Toll-free numbers (USA) +1(855)880-1246 +1(877)369-0926
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International numbers
Date Time Agenda Recording Notes of meeting
8th January 2019 Agenda Audio Notes
22nd January 2019 14:00 Agenda
5th February 2019 14:00
19th February 2019 14:00
5th March 2019 14:00
19th March 2019 14:00

Meeting Recordings

Current meeting recordings and materials from 2018 and beyond can be found on Google Drive


Charter and FAQ


The activities of the TF-SIG include:

  • Identifying related reference architectures (for example Trade Finance business and integration architecture, technical and infrastructure architecture), frameworks and models (OSI), use cases, current pilots and proofs of concept, and production case studies;
  • Sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities and challenges;
  • Exploring and addressing cross-cutting architectural principles, options and decisions like performance and scalability, security, identity management and privacy, and identity in trade finance contexts;
  • Identifying existing or needed common critical software, middleware, and hardware components that would serve the particular needs of trade finance, including data transmission and processing from access point (device), through networks, and cloud computing deployment model options (private, public, hybrid)
  • Working towards proposing solutions to the problems identified;
  • Identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.
  • Identifying the business community and building an inclusive platform for early adopters to contribute with their experiences.
  • Identifying all different protocols across trade finance portals with banking community, so as to build a standardisation across the different parties and efforts.
  • Trade Facilitation, awareness of and working in accordance with such rules

The TF-SIG is prohibited from performing or engaging in any form of lobbying or attempts to influence government policy making or regulatory processes. It is also not intended as a platform for procurement of services.

Work Products

The anticipated initial work products will include (but are not limited to) a set of documents describing trade finance use cases for blockchain technology. This will be an inventory of example use cases which captures common trade finance processes, which may suggest applications that are built or could be built using software being developed at Hyperledger. If existing inventories of such use cases exist, those should be identified and reviewed as well. The TF-SIG should aim to identify common ground for collaboration between members, tackling the biggest challenges of the space. The TF-SIG may also host in-person meetings intended to accelerate the SIG's mission.

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Membership Directory

If you are interested in listing your professional contact information in the trade finance membership directory, please send an email to and CC Edmund To at with the following items.

  • Your name (required)
  • A social media URL to your name (optional, e.g., Linkedin)
  • Your company name (optional)
  • Your company website URL (optional, corporate divisions or specific areas of your company website are permitted)
  • Your company title (optional)
  • Your geographic location (optional, using the format of “city, country”)

Member Name Company Name Company Title Geographic Location
Will Lovell Bank of England Head of Future Technology London, United Kingdom
Edmund To Industrie&Co Software Engineer Hong Kong, China
Zhipeng Huang (Howard) Huawei Principle Engineer Shenzhen, China
Kevin LeuthardtKSquaredSenior ConsultantZurich, Switzerland
Fred EtemadiehFutureweiVice President of TechnologySanta Clara, CA, USA
William (Bill) GenoveseHuawei Vice President -Corporate Strategy Planning, Banking, Financial Services and IT Services Solutions Shenzhen, China
Duncan Johnston-WattBlockchain Technology PartnersCEO
Nakul GuptaDHLStrategy and Solutions Design ManagerUtrecht, Netherlands
Steve TsengTALLYXCPOPrinceton, NJ, USA
Jesse ChenardMonetaGo Inc.CEONY, USA and Mumbai, India
Suresh Kumar ManthaBroadridge Financial SolutionsProduct SpecialistHyderabad, Telangana, India
Daniel MuenchBearingPointSenior Business ConsultantFrankfurt/Stuttgart
Nick GuglielmoSAP America, Inc.Financial Value AdvisorWashington, DC area
Vikram KimyaniOracleCloud/Blockchain Solutions ArchitectLondon, UK
Nelson MakOracleBusiness Development Director, Cloud SpecialistHong Kong, China
Dixing (Dex) Xu China
Andrew YeeNECBusiness Development ManagerSingapore 
Bobbi MuscaraLedger AcademyDirector of Education / Business DevelopmentPrinceton, NJ, USA
Eric BourdinJPMorgan Vice President, Software EngineerGeneva, Switzerland
Jim HraskaDTCCGeneral Manager and Head of Product for Fixed Income Clearing Corp (FICC)Jersey City, NJ, USA
Mubeen MapariGoldstone TechnologiesPrincipal ConsultantHyderabad, India
Andrew HonCryptoBLK LimitedFounder & Chief Technology OfficerHong Kong
Vivian ChanCryptoBLK LimitedChief Commercial OfficerHong Kong
Nathan Aw Ming KunOCBC BankBlockchain EngineerSingapore
Andrew GrahamIBM UK
Ross WilkinsonBoleroHead of Global AccountsSydney, Australia
Alan LimIBMIBM Blockchain LabsSingapore
groups/trade-finance.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/22 13:21 by Edmund To