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Bank pilot shows interoperability between blockchains

December 14, 2022

Coupling blockchain systems is a breakthrough that will bring with it improved efficiency and ease of use, but for now it is a benefit for bank treasuries alone.

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UK regulators ask how big tech could transform financial services

December 12, 2022

Amid a hastening surge of big tech firms into the financial services space, the question of regulatory reform is becoming ever more critical.

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Tapping into open banking’s monetisation potential

November 23, 2022

Open banking technology shows great promise but is being underutilised, especially when it comes to sharing data within banks themselves. 

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MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

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Digitisation finds its way to rural Africa

November 18, 2022

Across the continent, cashew farmers – among those in a growing range of agricultural markets – are making use of blockchain to digitise their finances and track the numbers more effectively.


The global trend of digital currency experimentation

November 15, 2022

Central bank digital currencies are still a way off the mainstream, but progress is being made in both developed and emerging economies.

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Crypto asset risks and how to manage them

November 11, 2022

The spectacular fall in the value of crypto assets over the past year and November's collapse of crypto exchange FTX has highlighted the pitfalls of investing in this market. Michael Imeson explores how the risks are being managed by different players in the crypto ecosystem.

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Dealing with a recession

November 10, 2022

Many are expecting to see consolidation in the fintech community as a result of the impending global recession and the easy money of recent years drying up. 

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Cautious welcome for US regulator’s new fintech office

November 7, 2022

The OCC has announced a new fintech office in response to rising financial digitalisation, creating a fork in the road that leads either to rigid regulation or innovation inspiration.


Fintechs work hard, play hard in regulatory sandboxes

November 2, 2022

These oases of regulatory safety are being leveraged by fintechs and challenger banks to trial groundbreaking technologies, and incumbents should join them.

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