Enterprise distributed ledger technology and services firm, R3 and Quant, the blockchain for finance supplier, have been selected to produce the technology prototype for the experimentation phase of the UK’s Regulated Liability Network. This is led by UK Finance and supported by EY.

The UK RLN is envisaged as a common ‘platform for innovation’ across multiple forms of money. This includes existing commercial bank deposits and a shared ledger for tokenised commercial bank deposits.

A collaboration of several stakeholders within the financial services industry, the UK RLN explores the options for users to make payments, transact and settle liabilities in the increasingly digital marketplaces of the future.

Participants in the UK include Barclays, Citi, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Mastercard, NatWest, Nationwide, Santander, Standard Chartered, Virgin Money and Visa. They are being supported by EY and Linklaters. The tech participants comprise R3, Quant, DXC and Coadjute.

Quant to enable programmability and interoperability across different forms of money

R3 brings its ability to deliver complex pioneering projects for regulated markets whilst providing the critical shared ledger capability, via its leading tokenisation platform, Corda, and Digital Currency solution. This is part of the recently launched R3 Digital Markets product suite. Quant will be enabling programmability and interoperability across different forms of money. Specifically, it will deliver the orchestration and API layer to the project with its Overledger platform.

The project will draw on the expertise of major global banks and institutions that plan to use the platform to test several retail and wholesale payments use cases. These span delivery vs payment, e-commerce, bond issuance, cards gateway integration, with the lead system integration partner DXC as well as Coadjute’s Home Purchasing Business Application, an innovative property market infrastructure and settlement model built on R3’s Corda.

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RLN: harnessing the benefits of tokenised finance

R3’s and Quant’s technologies were built from the ground up for deployment in highly regulated use cases such as this. R3’s shared ledger and Quant’s Overledger API-based platform have been chosen for their capabilities in connecting diverse systems. This selection highlights their complementary and effective approaches to interoperability and integration.

“The RLN initiative is bringing the industry together to work towards a shared goal. That is harnessing the benefits of tokenised finance in a manner that is regulated, orderly and interoperable,” said R3 Chief Commercial Officer Kate Karimson.

“Being selected to lead and deliver the technology stream for the Experimentation Phase underpinning the UK RLN is a huge milestone for R3. It is a testament to our technology when it comes to powering the digitalisation of real-world assets and currencies in complex and highly regulated industries. In the future, the RLN could provide a digital infrastructure that firms across the ecosystem can connect into and innovate further. We’re excited to be part of a truly pioneering initiative that will hopefully inform other future innovations.”

Gilbert Verdian, CEO and Founder at Quant, added: “We live in a digital age, in which people and companies expect digital finance to operate globally at speed, with better security and at scale – but our legacy payments and financial infrastructure has not kept up. As the UK seeks a leadership position in financial markets, projects like the RLN highlight the central role that shared ledgers will play in this transition and offer a model we can extend to other markets. We’re delighted to be a key part of this important initiative which so closely aligns with our company vision: an empowered, interconnected world.”