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Stablecoins: A snapshot of global regulation

18 September 2019

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Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra, is dominating the headlines. However, growing interest means increased regulatory and political scrutiny. As digital assets transcend national borders, what does this mean for those interested in issuing or participating...

Busting Bitcoin's anonymity - the implications for financial institutions

13 September 2019

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A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...

Facebook's Libra - an exciting but challenging road ahead

27 June 2019

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Facebook has announced that it is to launch Libra, a global digital currency, backed by some of the biggest names in financial services and tech including Visa, Mastercard, Uber and Spotify. The aim is to provide instant international money transfers by blockchain...

Fintech in 2019 – Five trends to watch

31 January 2019

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Technology continues to have an enormous impact on financial services and the pace of change shows no signs of abating. Following the bold predictions we made last year, we highlight the five stand-out trends for fintech in 2019.

A Fintech Regulatory Sandbox: The Treasury's Modest Proposal

14 August 2018

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") has released a fourth report in a series of reports produced in response to Executive Order 13772, which sets out the Administration's seven core principles for regulating the U.S. financial...

Blockchain - what it is and why it's important

10 April 2018

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Blockchain is the technology that underpins the digital currency Bitcoin – but it has far wider applications and is being commercialised in a growing number of areas. It has generated much interest in technology circles and beyond, because of the new possibilities...

Smart Contracts - Legal Agreements for the Digital Age

10 April 2018

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Consider a world in which contracts are performed by computers and drafted in computer code by legal software engineers. What kind of efficiencies in terms of speed of execution, legal certainty and transparency could be gained? Conversely, what are the risks of...