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Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations
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Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations

Spain’s central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain’s notice, issued Feb. 10, followed an official blog post published two days earlier, which had outlined the institution’s stance on cryptocurrencies, their characteristics, and their legal status in […]

Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts
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Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have been a headache (if not a nightmare) for the law. Ever since Ross Ulbricht launched the Silk Road online marketplace in February 2011, Bitcoin and its ilk have been disrupting the ability of authorities to police the globe, and to ensure that norms, regulations and laws are being […]

The swift climb of regtech: How technology is transforming regulatory compliance
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The swift climb of regtech: How technology is transforming regulatory compliance

Having emerged from obscurity to be the new buzzword, here’s what you must know about regtech. Worldwide, financial services in all forms are subject to extensive regulatory supervision for the protection of a large number of stakeholders. Regulatory compliance – characterised by long and tedious processes and costs – has […]

BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation
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BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation

I predict we’ll look back on 2019 as the breakthrough year when the U.S. financial agencies moved, each and all, to begin the digital modernization of regulation and compliance. Regulatory change is slow by nature — by design, really, because getting things wrong can do so much damage. It’s also […]

European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs
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European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Union (EU) institutions on crypto-assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs) regulation, calling for a common EU-wide regulatory approach. In its advice paper, ESMA notes that some member states have or are considering introducing crypto-assets related rules […]

Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem
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Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem

The place of technology has transformed in our lifetime, moving from the mainframe to the palm of our hands. Once it meant efficiency, but now it’s enabling our lives, and whole economies, to change. In the 1970s, my mother was a COBOL programmer, working for Hammersmith Council. There were sandbags […]

Expanding the Sphere of “Regtech” to Procurement and Supply Chain Technology
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Expanding the Sphere of “Regtech” to Procurement and Supply Chain Technology

Good to hear from our founder and procurement tech guru here on the UK/Europe site – hopefully we’ll hear more from Jason in the coming months. On Spend Matters yesterday, Chen Amit, CEO of Tipalti, penned a guest post that introduced the topic of “regtech”. He observes that: “In 2019, […]

Emerging fintech innovations set to influence SME lending in 2019
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Emerging fintech innovations set to influence SME lending in 2019

Aaron Hughes, Managing Director of Equiniti Riskfactor, looks at some of the emerging Fintech themes that will shape the SME lending landscape A wiser man than me once said that anyone attempting to make predictions will end up either wrong or lucky. In 2019, against a backdrop of uncertainty about […]