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Fintech Firm MonetaGo Pivots to R3’s Corda After Spell Leveraging Hyperledger Fabric


Fintech Firm MonetaGo Pivots to R3’s Corda After Spell Leveraging Hyperledger Fabric

Switch to R3’s Corda platform from Hyperledger Fabric due to regulatory uptake, says software firm MonetaGo

Software development company MonetaGo has switched over from Hyperledger Fabric to R3’s Corda as an enterprise blockchain platform, economics magazine Global Trade Review (GTR) reported on Feb. 26.

MonetaGo, which previously had ties with both platforms, will now use Corda as it continues its expansion into Mexico and other international markets ahead of a current trial in India.

The company offers blockchain-based fraud mitigation solutions for banks and previously operated as a cryptocurrency exchange before changing direction.

“With the new deployments that we have coming up in Mexico, as well in other Latin American countries, the regulators themselves have been potentially looking at adopting this system and Corda has a good architecture for that,” CEO Jesse Chenard told GTR, continuing:

“As we have seen the distributed ledger technology (DLT) market unfold, it has become clear R3 is emerging as the leader in the financial services space.”

Corda has gone from strength to strength in recent months as new partners come on board. Most recently, a three-bank transaction in Germany used the platform to settle a 100,000 euro ($113,500) transaction.

Hyperledger, the open-source blockchain product from the Linux Foundation, also continues increasing its membership, which includes JPMorgan Chase, American Express and, as of this month, Italy’s postal service.

At the same time, criticism of enterprise blockchain developments has appeared from cryptocurrency industry figures recently. As Cointelegraph reported today, payment network Abra’s CEO Bill Barhydt poured cold water on the private blockchain phenomenon.

“It’s all going to fail miserably,” he told Fortune in an interview.

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