Two money transfer firms are to open a new payments corridor using RippleNet, while a Kuwaiti bank has also signed up to use the service.
PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Port of Brisbane are trialling a new blockchain trade solution.
U.S.-based FX settlement provider CLS has made a $5 million investment in blockchain software startup R3.
India's telecoms regulator plans to leverage blockchain technology to combat unsolicited phone calls and SMS messages.
A Deloitte report suggests the retail and consumer packaged goods sectors could see benefits from blockchain integration across a number of use cases.
A senior official at Russia's central bank has said blockchain technology is immature but may have industrial-scale applications.
Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX.
Tencent is working with a local tax authority on fintech solutions to tax issues, and already has a blockchain product for invoicing.
Spanish central bank governor Luis Maria Linde believes cryptocurrencies are dangerous, but is open to blockchain technology.