The bank is one of the cornerstone investors in Xpansiv, an innovative new commodity exchange that will link data related to the production of commodities to the actual physical product, creating markets in what it describes as ‘Intelligent Commodities.’ The exchange uses cryptography to link information such as the water used and the methane released by a shale plant operator to the natural gas it sells… By allowing buyers to see the specific environmental impacts of a commodity it is buying, the exchange promises to allow more sustainably produced commodities to command a premium price.