Topic: Blockchain

“Britcoin?” UK unveils CBDC taskforce

The United Kingdom has moved a step closer to developing a digital version of its currency.

19 April 2021

EU and Russia push forward on CBDC plans, amid pushback

Central banks in Russia and the European Union have both moved forward on their ambitions for digital versions of their currencies, as private sector voices increasingly raise concerns about the potential impact of CBDCs on financial stability.

16 April 2021

Bitcoin Suisse bank licence bid blocked over AML weaknesses

Switzerland’s banking regulator has told crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse its application for a banking licence is “ineligible for approval”, after it uncovered weaknesses in its money laundering defence mechanisms.

18 March 2021

Former OCC head Brooks joins blockchain startup

The United States’ former acting Comptroller of the Currency has joined the board of a blockchain credit startup, as the identity of his successor remains unknown.

17 March 2021

Treasury fintech review urges unified UK regulatory strategy

UK practitioners have welcomed proposals recommending a new regulatory framework for the fintech sector.

02 March 2021

Luxembourg ushers in blockchain era for securities

New legislation passed in Luxembourg will allow the use of distributed ledger technology for issuing and settling dematerialised securities.

12 February 2021

US banks can use stablecoins and blockchain for settlement, OCC says

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will allow federally chartered banks to use public blockchains and stablecoins as a settlement infrastructure.

06 January 2021

White & Case hires Milbank fintech practice lead

Douglas Landy, head of Milbank’s fintech and regulatory practices, has joined White & Case as a partner in its New York office.

06 January 2021

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