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The Request Network team, developping a token for financial transactions (see their whitepaper here), has announced that they will be partnering with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) France and Francophone Africa, an auditing company with over 37 billion dollars in revenue in 2017. It is one of the largest auditing firms in the world. Christophe Fonteneau, who manages partnerships at the Request Network Foundation said this about the parnership:
“The thought leadership group is a great way for us to share knowledge and expertise. We are working very hard to build a common centre of excellence dedicated to the financial industry, which will accelerate mainstream adoption of financial blockchain products.”
According to PwC’s website, PwC France and Francophone Africa are helping fiscal development in developping Africa. In the announcment, the team said that the partnership will “serve as a centre of excellence, accelerating R&D and increasing adoption of real world financial blockchain solutions”.
This may be the gateway for a future of widespread adoption of Request Network by financial institutions. In any case this continues a trend of the team developping REQ’s great ability to stick to their roadmap, as this type of partnership was announced in their Q1 “Great Wall Update” along with the release of the Mainnet which is now imminent. This reliability as well as lack of ‘hyping’ their coin for the sake of publicity shows their seriousness and commitment to their project, which is good news for their long term development.