Updates
July 2017
Blockchain Technology: A Syndicated Loan Revolution?

Goldman Sachs has said that “the blockchain could disrupt…everything.” Though roadblocks exist, and the technology is still developing, blockchains have the potential to disrupt many industries including financial services, healthcare, shipping and logistics, and real estate. It is possible that we will see blockchains revolutionizing commerce, similar to how the internet transformed communications. Some go as far as to predict that blockchain technology will fundamentally change our life and society by decentralizing many of the roles that have been filled by government for thousands of years.

One area that offers promise in the use of blockchain technology is the syndicated loan market. Just this spring, a consortium of 19 banks and other FinTech companies successfully tested a syndicated loan solution that relies on blockchain technology. But what is blockchain technology?

For the answer to this question and what it may mean for the future, click here to view the full e-alert.


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