The G20 summit to be held in July 2017 is fast approaching. The German presidency would like to encourage the accelerated use of digital technology in business and society through enhanced internationally agreed regulatory frameworks. A paper prepared for the G20 meeting by leading German think tank the Centre for International Governance Innovation contains some […]
Is the existing legal, economic and political framework ready for a digital transformation? In a digital world that relies on distributed ledgers, the way we regulate and maintain contracts, transactions, and the records that support them will have to change dramatically. There are many possible scenarios but a new article in the Harvard Business Review […]
To underline the point made in the previous article, this week the SEC rejected an application to create the first bitcoin-backed exchanged trade fund or ETF. The application came from the sometimes controversial Winklevoss twins, which may or may not have had anything to do with the result. Based on the SEC’s decision, it seems unlikely that […]
To perhaps round out the question of adoption speed, the – unregulated – world of digital advertising has a new entrant this week in the form of NYIAX, or New York Interactive Advertising Exchange. The new intermediary will seek to improve the way that digital ad buyers and sellers do business. The NYIAX will use […]
Environments without existing or with very old infrastructure can leap frog their peers by taking advantage of new digital technologies. In Tbilisi, Georgia, they are using Blockchain to transform the Land Registry.
Yves Mersch, a Member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Committee and former Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg gave a speech this week in Helsinki, describing some of the opportunities and challenges that central banks face as they consider the possibility of issuing an official digital currency. A fiat version of a bitcoin, […]
A very interesting report from FINRA was released on Wednesday, identifying areas that need to be considered by Securities Industry participants that are exploring the use of DLT, or Distributed Ledger Technology, to replace traditional centralised infrastructure. The paper concentrates on clearing and settlement and asks a series of questions about aspects of the ongoing […]
Having robust structured data as the foundation for FinTech applications will only improve the utilisation and utility of both.
XBRL US has launched a new Working Group to establish a standardised method to represent a token across all blockchain networks.
Speakers at Data Amplified will bring insight into the way that data standards and emerging technologies like Blockchain, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are repositioning both public and private organisations in an increasingly transparent environment.