Blockchain Supply Chain Project Envoy teams up with KYC Hub

The partnership will automate compliance and manage operational risk for Envoy’s clients

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The Envoy Group will now be able to onboard legacy clients onto its trade finance platform using Know Your Customer (KYC) technology from KYC Hub, to take advantage of its anti-money laundering, business verification, workflow management and know your customer solutions.

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Envoy uses blockchain technologies to bring massive efficiencies to the global supply chain and trade finance and has raised more than USD $13 million from Alcedo Digital Ventures in February 2020.  

Lee Tarone, CEO of Envoy Group, said:

“Trade finance cannot be truly revolutionised without transparency, trust, and proper due diligence. We are excited to work with KYC Hub who have an arsenal of tools to help us close the $1.5 trillion trade finance gap whilst mitigating against risk and bad actors – the things ultimately holding up the industry today.”

Jay Rao, Co-founder of KYC Hub, commented

“We are proud to be working with a company who aim to provide a simple and effective solution to its clients, we are very happy to join them in this journey.

“In an industry where paperwork means possible fault, fraud and risk – we can automate compliance and manage operational risk for Envoy’s clients using real-time financial crime data. On top of that, we are connected to global data sources and can verify individuals and companies from 180 different countries.”

KYC Hub is the latest integration following Envoys successful $13million raise and launch. The firm also announced a partnership with Pole Star’s governance solution, PurpleTRAC, earlier this month.

Built on enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain platform, Envoy accelerates the $17 trillion annual global trade flows into the digital age by reducing inefficiencies and injecting vital and once-unattainable liquidity.

KYC Hub is a UK-based start-up, with investment managed through Alcedo Technology Limited, which helps firms mitigate the risk of fraud and financial crime using AI and data intelligence. KYC Hub’s products include a global KYC and biometric verification solution, corporate verification and monitoring and AML (Anti Money Laundering / Combatting the Financing of Terrorism compliance using and risk-based approach. The company provides advanced tools such as transaction monitoring, customer risk rating, payment screening, as well as pattern-based entity matching.

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Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications.

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