Raiffeisen Bank International announced today to be the first Austrian bank to join the Blockchain Research Institute, a global think-tank that guides its more than 55 members in achieving success in blockchain-related projects in the areas of financial services, manufacturing, retail, energy and resources, technology and media, healthcare as well as government.
"Blockchain is a team sport, where it takes numerous qualified players to be successful in the field. We have decided to join the Blockchain Research Institute to get access to state-of-the-art research on the technology itself, which will enable us to continue our work on use cases for our industry. At this point, we are especially interested in trade finance, capital markets, security services and identity management, where we see great potential for our corporate customers,“ said Johann Strobl, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).
“We are pleased to welcome RBI to the Blockchain Research Institute,” said Don Tapscott, co- founder of the institute and internationally renowned blockchain expert. “The blockchain industry is growing and changing at an accelerated pace and we look forward to helping RBI navigate the blockchain revolution through our research and thought leadership.”