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A Very Smart Primer on Smart ContractsAn Example of What One Financial Services Regulator is Doing to Foster FinTech
  • Robinson & Cole LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC recently released “A CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts” as part of LabCFTC’s effort to engage with


Financial Services Update, Vol. 13, Issue 45
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

When the news came last week that former President George Herbert Walker Bush had passed away, commentators began to characterize the legacy of our


Virtual Currency Regulation Review
  • Yigal Arnon & Co
  • USA, Israel
  • December 9 2018

On 31 October 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published a White Paper describing what he referred to as a system for peer-to-peer payments, using a public


Weekly Tax Highlights- 7 Dec, 2018
  • Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • December 7 2018

Expansion of the taxable payments reporting system to road freight, security, investigation or surveillance, and information technology services


Insurance Authority testing the waters on its first ‘fast track’ licence
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • December 7 2018

A recent statement from the Insurance Authority’s (“IA”) CEO Mr Clement Cheung indicated that the IA is set to approve its first authorised insurer


Should traditional banks be making bigger investments into FinTech?
  • The New Practice
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

Twenty-four years ago, Bill Gates made the statement "banking is necessary but banks are not". Back then, this seemed like a bad prophecy over the


Newsflash Banking & Finance: FinTech Licence
  • Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Switzerland
  • December 7 2018

From 1 January 2019, companies that do not carry out traditional banking activities will be able to receive an authorization from FINMA in order to


FDIC Announces Multiple Actions To ‘Promote a More Transparent, Streamlined, and Accountable’ Process for Bank Applicants
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) announced two new initiatives and two revised resources related to the deposit insurance


Federal Council publishes implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence
  • VISCHER AG
  • Switzerland
  • December 6 2018

On 30 November 2018, the Federal Council published the amended Banking Ordinance with the long-awaited implementing provisions for the new FinTech


Federal Banking Regulators Issue Joint Statement Encouraging Innovation in BSAAML Compliance
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

On Dec. 3, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement