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Citigroup Revolutionizes Financial Landscape with Citi Token Services, Venturing into Blockchain Technology

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Citigroup Ventures into Blockchain with Citi Token Services

Citigroup announces blockchain-based Citi Token Services

Citigroup (NYSE:) has announced the creation and pilot testing of its blockchain-based Citi Token Services, according to a press release on Monday. The initiative is housed within the bank’s Treasury and Trade Solutions division, aiming to enhance cash management and trade finance capabilities. The service uses blockchain and smart contract technologies to deliver digital asset solutions for institutional clients, integrating tokenized deposits and smart contracts into Citigroup’s global network.

Advantages of tokenized deposits

  • Tokenized deposits are transferable digital coins representing a claim against the bank.
  • They operate on blockchain technology for instant settlement.

Streamlining cross-border money transfers

The service aims to streamline cross-border money transfers, which often take days due to the complexity of systems used by banks and governments worldwide.

Reducing frictions in global liquidity management

“Citi Token Services provides corporate treasurers with a new tool to manage global liquidity on a just-in-time, programmable basis,” said Ryan Rugg, global head of digital assets at Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. “Frictions related to cut-off times and gaps in the service window will be reduced.”

Private blockchain for seamless access

Citigroup’s offering uses a private blockchain owned and managed by the bank, simplifying access for clients who won’t require their digital wallets. Instead, they can seamlessly access the service through the bank’s existing systems.

Citigroup joins BondbloX Bond Exchange

Citi Securities Service has also joined the BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX), a DLT-based platform claiming to be the world’s first fractional bond exchange. Citigroup is the first digital custodian to join this exchange, emphasizing its commitment to blockchain-based innovation.

Citigroup’s participation in Regulated Liability Network

The development of Citi Token Services aligns with Citigroup’s participation in a months-long test of the Regulated Liability Network (RLN), a theoretical payment infrastructure designed to support the exchange and settlement of regulated digital assets, including a digital dollar.

Citigroup’s vision for blockchain tokenization

Citigroup has long been an advocate of blockchain-based tokenization for real-world assets, envisioning a market worth $4 trillion to $5 trillion by 2030. The bank believes that blockchain tokenization offers technological superiority and greater investment opportunities in private markets, potentially superseding legacy financial infrastructure.

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