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How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions. As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting…
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5th April 2019 0

What Can Your Company Do To Attract Top Cybersecurity Talent?

Last year’s cybersecurity scorecard did little to reassure consumers that large companies are serious about security and privacy Massive data leaks hit the news every month against the background buzz of hundreds of smaller breaches that didn’t make the front page. As the first quarter of 2019 comes to a close, it looks like this…
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4th April 2019 0

Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges – 140 More Interested

Japan’s top financial regulator has shared with news.Bitcoin.com some stats pertaining to cryptocurrency exchange registrations. Out of 23 new applications the regulator has received, two have been approved so far. In addition, there are over 140 more companies interested in entering the market. Over 140 Companies Interested, 2 Approved so Far The Japanese Financial Services…
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3rd April 2019 0

Apr FCA, SEC sign MoUs to reaffirm cooperation after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have signed two memoranda of understandings (MoU) to reaffirm cooperation following Brexit. These agreements will cement the two countries cooperation, consultation and information sharing following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, to ensure efficient oversight of regulated entities across borders. During their…
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2nd April 2019 0

Wiring financial organisations for regulatory success

Regulatory compliance is a time and resource-consuming burden for every financial institution – since the global financial crisis, regulatory requirements have increased exponentially. Regulators are increasingly demanding more detailed information, and firms now have to demonstrate greater levels of responsiveness, accuracy and monitoring of their data, transactions, governance and policies. More complex regulatory requirements mean…
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1st April 2019 0

Regulatory change products – Our market assessment

RegTech Associates newly launched RegTech product directory covers nearly 500 different RegTech products, categorised according to the type of regulatory problem they address. This year, we are extending our research to further understand the market.  We will create market maps of each category and provide insights on the current state of each market segment. In March, our focus…
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29th March 2019 0

Ebertlang finds new owner amid rise in regulatory compliance needs

Beyond Capital has agreed to sell SME software distributor Ebertlang to HQ Equita after less than two years in its portfolio. Ebertlang specialises in infrastructure software for small and mid-sized companies in German-speaking Europe, providing programs for email archiving, back-up, IT-security, automation and continuity, as well as offering comprehensive training, consulting and service support. HQ Equita partner…
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27th March 2019 0

How Blockchain Technology And Decentralization Will Revolutionize The Crowdfunding Industry

Before the blockchain and the crypto buzz started, crowdfunding portals were the most common example of decentralization in the financial markets. Those portals help investors or donors to discover interesting projects and to invest or donate money to those specific projects. In the case of securities, the crowdfunding process is called crowdinvesting and it concerns…
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26th March 2019 0

Swiss Federal Council Votes to Adapt Current Financial Regulations to Include Cryptocurrencies

Swiss lawmakers have recently voted to include cryptocurrencies in an adapted form of the country’s existing financial regulations. The vote was introduced by lawmakers who are concerned about the illicit use of anonymous cryptocurrencies, which could change the regulatory landscape for digital assets in Switzerland’s ‘crypto valley’. Switzerland’s Recent Vote on Crypto Regulation Explained The…
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25th March 2019 0

How To Put Machine Learning To Work For Your Business

Machine learning has been driving innovation in product features for several years, becoming a vital component of enhancing the consumer experience. However, in terms of what machine learning (ML) — and specifically, artificial intelligence (AI) — can do, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. As a business leader, you may feel a bit…
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22nd March 2019 0