IIN is designed to share information between banks, to help them make payments—similar to SWIFT. It uses Quorum, a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain, with the aim of speeding up global payments.
Deutsche Bank joined the network last week, a partnership that could encourage other large banking institutions to follow suit. While Deutsche Bank has made widespread layoffs in recent months, it still brought in $24 billion in revenue last year.
“The intent with IIN was always to develop a meaningful ecosystem of bank users, all focused on harnessing emerging technologies such as blockchain to better address the complex cross border payments industry,” said John Hunter, global head of clearing for JPMorgan Chase, in a statement.