New York, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Longfin Corp. ("Longfin" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: LFIN), a leading global FinTech company, has announced that its Ziddu Smart Contracts are commercially available on the Ethereum blockchain. is an ERC 20 Ethereum-Blockchain-empowered Smart Contract provider, and it is currently the only marketplace for decentralized smart contracts. The Ziddu Ethereum ERC20 Blockchain Token implements a technology stack in which Smart Contracts run in distributed virtual machines, running on a Consensus Settlement Algorithm (CSA). There is public availability for the view of the open ledger, decentralized verification, transparent execution, and the result of contract execution.

Ziddu Smart Contracts are currently available for Trade Finance and FX markets, and Longfin is preparing to launch Smart Contracts for bullion financing within the second quarter of 2018. There are subsequent plans to make the Contracts available for peer-to-peer lending, warehouse financing, structured products, and FX/OTC derivative segments.

"It will take some time for the technology to develop to maturity and for the market to shake-out. In the meantime, Longfin has developed a high degree of interest and effort into the development of Smart Contracts. We see them as a critical component in distributed ledgers for pre-&-post settlements, and there is an opportunity in creating a ripe scenario for disruption." Says Venkat Meenavalli, Chairman of Longfin Corp.

As of January 19, 2018, ten Smart Contracts have been executed, accumulating a total notional value of USD 9,475,000.

Smart Contracts run on the Ethereum Blockchain distributed virtual machines as a way of providing alternative financing solutions to OTC FX Derivatives (a $5 trillion industry) with real-time settlements, circumventing the need for a middleman or underwriter.

Warehouse and International Trade Finance is currently a $16 trillion industry. Smart Contracts could theoretically eliminate traditional banks from the equation of International trade, and funds may be released in real-time upon the fulfillment of Bill of Lading, Origination Certificates, Insurance and Delivery of Logistic Systems.

Bullion finance is a USD $5.4 trillion industry (generating approximately USD $21.6 billion a day) where there are real-time settlements between Miners, Refiners and Traders. The peer-to-peer lending market is estimated to reach around $225 billion by 2020, and is of key importance to companies today. The fixed-income securities market accounts for about 43% of the total US bond market, with an approximate value of $15 trillion. The current notional value of outstanding OTC derivative contracts amounts to over $542 trillion, and the $5 trillion-a-day forex market is widely used by corporations.

Longfin sees colossal market opportunity and is pleased with the progress it has made so far.

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About Longfin Corp.

Longfin ("LFIN") is a US-based, global FinTech company powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stampede Tradex Pte. Ltd, delivers foreign exchange and finance solutions to importers/exporters and SMEs. Longfin also provides cryptocurrency-based financial service for importers/exporters with Ziddu coins from its blockchain-empowered subsidiary Currently, Longfin has operations in London, Singapore, Dubai, New York, Miami and India.

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