Swift says that blockchain technology is not yet ready to handle the billions in daily cross border bank payments; they recently completed a proof of concept test to reconcile international payments between 34 banks; they said the test went well but that progress was still needed before they can trust the technology to handle the scale; the other aspect to consider is that the 11,000 thousand banks on the Swift system would still need to make upgrades to switch to blockchain based payments. Source.
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