World Bank winds up for blockchain bond

The World Bank is set to become the first supranational to issue a bond that will be "created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using distributed ledger technology", according to a press release.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 10 Aug 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia will act as sole manager for the deal. Details of coupon and tenor were not available at the time of writing, but the bond will be denominated in Australian dollars.

The instrument will be called bond-i (blockchain-operated new debt instrument), and will be issued following ...

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