Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank and fintech firm Norbloc have teamed up to launch the Middle East region’s first blockchain-based KYC data-sharing consortium. The joint venture, expected to go live in Q1 2020, is designed to facilitate faster, more secure onboarding and exchange of supporting documentation via advanced distributed technologies, including blockchain. Companies will be able to digitally create a single KYC record, which will be authenticated with an electronic ID, to simultaneously share data with multiple financial institutions. The platform will be open to all qualified financial institutions and licencing authorities.
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