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Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who’s learning

Abel Sanchez is one of two instructors teaching the Applied Blockchain course at MIT, one of many universities with courses on the distributed ledger tech. While about half the students can code, others have never coded a line in their life, but they’re still learning. Blockchain is hot, both as an evolving distributed ledger technology…
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11th February 2019 0

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 observed. For a while, it…
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8th February 2019 0

Luminance increases presence in the US with Pepper Hamilton agreement

Leading law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP has adopted Luminance’s technology, as the British AI company continues to expand its presence in the US market. The firm has deployed Luminance for M&A due diligence reviews after a trial that compared the machine learning technology with a manual review. “When comparing Luminance to our previous manual processes,…
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7th February 2019 0

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 largely been considered a “necessary…
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6th February 2019 0

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 buffeted by political winds that…
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5th February 2019 0

The cloud industry in 2019 – Three key predictions for the CIO

As we head into 2019, it will be imperative for CIOs to see cloud computing as a critical element of their IT strategy, and not just as a cost that needs to be carefully managed Advancements in solutions and integrated data tools will substantially enhance operations in the cloud, leading it to ultimately become the…
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4th February 2019 0

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 at the national level. Though…
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1st February 2019 0

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 around the mainframe; it had…
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31st January 2019 0

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, fintech will no longer be…
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28th January 2019 0

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 the UK’s future relationship with…
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25th January 2019 0