Tag "regulation"

Fintech Infographic of the Week: The World of Regtech

Regulatory technology, or regtech, is an emerging field within the fintech industry that utilizes information technology to enhance and streamline regulatory processes. The main functions of regtech are regulatory monitoring, reporting and compliance, with companies in the space using technologies

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EU Calls for a European Blockchain Infrastructure

The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. 2019 is set to witness several large platforms attract significant user bases,

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Alipay Accelerates EU Expansion with New Luxembourg E-Money License

Alipay, the mobile and digital payments platform of Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, has been granted an electronic money license in Luxembourg as the service accelerates its expansion across Europe. The launch of the new Luxembourg licensed entity, Alipay (Europe)

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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

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Switzerland Works on Possible Blockchain/ICO Regulation

With blockchain and cryptocurrency gaining more traction day after day, the Swiss government is now exploring the possibility of introducing legal amendments to current legislative instruments to facilitate the development of blockchain technology. The blockchain/initial coin offering (ICO) working group

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Deutsche Bank Whitepaper Explores Open APIs, Cloud, Blockchain and AI Regulations

The emergence of new technology solutions leveraging open APIs, cloud, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) has driven increasing volumes of digital data, as well as new market players, business models and evolving client expectations. Given the disruptive potential of these

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Crypto Research Report: Liechtenstein Prime Minister Discusses Crypto and “Blockchain Act”

The Principality of Liechtenstein, a microstate in Central Europe known for its many private banks, is making a name for itself within the cryptocurrency industry as a friendly jurisdiction. For the past two years, the government has been crafting a

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“Blockchain Island”: Malta Aims To Become ICO, Cryptocurrency Hub

The small Mediterranean island of Malta is quickly emerging as a popular location for entrepreneurs to set up blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, thanks to the country’s supportive government that sees the industry as an economic opportunity to create regulations favorable

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Cloud Computing and Insurance

The market for cloud services is expected to skyrocket in the next few years, and according to industry experts, there are many reasons to believe that insurers will be in the forefront of this growth. But first: what is cloud

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EU Parliament: Cryptocurrencies Unlikely to Impact Central Bank Monetary Policy

Virtual currencies including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are unlikely to have an impact on monetary policy, according to a new report by the European Parliament. The research paper, provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Economic and

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