Regulators are not that excited about Facebook’s plans

Regulators are not that excited about Facebook’s plans

Although many parties in the cryptocurrency industry reacted positively to Facebook’s recent announcement of the Libra project, many regulators from all over the world do not necessarily share the same enthusiasm.

juni 20, 2019
Why N26 had issues with money laundering

Why N26 had issues with money laundering

The German banking regulator – Bafin, urged challenger bank N26 to improve the measures the bank should take facing various illegal activities, such as money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as improving its systems for verifying clients’ identities.

mei 31, 2019
More focus on fintech for the Australian ministry

More focus on fintech for the Australian ministry

The newly appointed Australian Prime Minister – Scott Morrison, has announced what the next federal government will look like, appointing the newly created role of Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology to Senator Jane Hume.

mei 29, 2019
The US established 2 task forces focused on fintech and AI

The US established 2 task forces focused on fintech and AI

The US House of Representatives established two task forces, of which one is focused on fintech and one on AI.

mei 14, 2019
Brazil is now also getting ready for Open Banking

Brazil is now also getting ready for Open Banking

After open banking solutions have made its introduction in various countries, posing many opportunities for innovation, Brazil now also approved the implementation of open banking.

april 30, 2019
Thailand never really meant to ban crypto

Thailand never really meant to ban crypto

Although Thailand was one of the first countries worldwide to impose a ban on cryptocurrencies, they never planned on banning it permanently.

april 30, 2019
A central point of coordination for issues related to significant financial innovation

A central point of coordination for issues related to significant financial innovation

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority developed an Office of Financial Innovation, which will serve as a central point of coordination for issues related to significant financial innovations by member firms.
The very first bank to successfully conform with Financial-grade API

The very first bank to successfully conform with Financial-grade API

Leading platform provider ForgeRock has recently announced the launch of an open banking platform that conforms with the FAPI standard for open banking, being the world’s first to do so.
Why Austria will launch a regulatory sandbox sometime soon

Why Austria will launch a regulatory sandbox sometime soon

The Austrian Ministry of Finance announced that they are considering to establish a regulatory sandbox for the fintech industry, much like the one the Royal Bank of India has recently launched.

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