Shinhan Bank – the largest bank in South Korea in terms of total assets – has joined the governance council of Hedera. The bank official has joined the Hedera network in order to further financial innovation through Hedera’s distributed ledger which the bank stated to meet the needs of the FinTech sphere perfectly – with its security and efficiency.
The decentralized public network will act as infrastructure for the leading bank to improve their internal processes and bring further innovations into the banking sector. DLTs have been increasing being used in the FinTech sphere and South Korea’s largest bank plans on harnessing the potential of DLTs for banking services.
Shinhan Bank has been an active advocate of distributed ledger technology for the use of financial innovation. The bank had invested in Korea Digital Asset Custody and had also completed a demonstration platform for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Joining the governance of Hedera Network is just the next step in the bank’s mission to innovate and revolutionize the finance industry.
The CEO of HederaHashgraph, Mance Harmon, had stated there had been a spike in the use of DLT in the finance sphere because of its suitability for the industry. IBM had also announced a Tech Preview with HederaHashgraph which demonstrated the juncture of IBM and Hedera’s technology for permissioned transaction processing.