Fintech Firm Billon Partners With FIS to Explore Blockchain Tech Solutions

UK fintech firm Billon has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with international financial services tech provider Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) to integrate blockchain tech solutions, according to a July 31 press release.

Billon refers to itself as a “civilized blockchain” company, meaning that it implements blockchain to ultimately process fiat currencies. FIS is an Florida-based international company with more than 55,000 employees located across more than 130 countries, specializing in banking software and payment processing.

FIS will work with Billon to assess the use of Billon’s “distributed architecture for document and identity management” for the FIS international fintech suite and “explore joint product development and sales opportunities for its portfolio of corporate blockchain solutions.”

According to the press release, Billon and FIS will also evaluate the potential to work together on corporate and SME payments, as well as micropayments for smartphones and other digital devices.

Earlier this spring, Billion had partnered with the largest credit bureau in Central Europe, the Polish Credit Office (BIK), in order to integrate blockchain tech for customer data storage.