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The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians: Article

Safe custody is the service that will unlock corporate issuance and institutional investing in the securities, asset-backed, non-fungible and fund token markets. While there is widespread recognition that regulation of digital asset custodians would accelerate progress, regulators around the world have so far reached consensus on combating financial crime only. Even that is proceeding slowly…

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Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you: Article

Tokenised funds exist already in the United States and Singapore. Asset managers are not only issuing tokenised funds but backing projects whose ambition is to facilitate the large-scale tokenisation of shares in mutual funds. What are the benefits they see? At this event, the coming tokenisation of the mutual funds industry will be discussed, in…

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How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers?: Articles

Where are the flagship issuers of security tokens? This is the crucial question now facing the security token markets. The benefits to issuers of tokenisation – much reduced issuance and servicing fees, a lower minimum fund-raising threshold, faster speed to market, and access to new investors – are now well-understood by issuers. The infrastructure to…

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The fastest and cheapest way to be operationally resilient is to change the operating model: Article

The global Pandemic put to the test operational resilience plans developed to deal with non-viral types of both natural (earthquakes, fire and flood) and unnatural (chiefly terrorist attacks) disasters. It quickly exposed the continuing reliance of many financial market institutions and infrastructures on face-to-face exchanges and manual processing, surveillance and authorisation procedures. Employees struggled to…

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Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable

A summary of the webinar of July 14 2022 entitled Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable. SUMMARY 0.25: What is the case for regulating cryptocurrencies? The dream of Satoshi Nakamoto – the replacement of inflationary central bank-issued fiat currency transformed by the lending activities of banks into commercial bank money by a…

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Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo?

A summary of the webinar of June 22 2022 entitled Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? SUMMARY 5.14 Is progress towards cheaper, faster, more accessible and more transparent cross-border payments too slow? Making cross- border payments faster, cheaper, more accessible and more transparent in terms of cost has support at the highest political…

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How banks can make money in the Metaverse

A summary of the webinar of June 17 2022 entitled How banks can make money in the Metaverse? SUMMARY What is the Metaverse? Definitions of the Metaverse tend to be either verbose and obscure or too succinct to explain anything. A lack of familiarity with the virtual world of gaming – the current version the…

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Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure?

A summary of the webinar of May 26 2022 entitled Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? SUMMARY Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? Is Blockchain just another software or database technology or is it a general purpose technology capable of totally transforming our economy and…

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Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs?

A summary of the webinar of May 18 2022 entitled Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? CBDCS are widely expected to be the key to unlocking the potential of tokenisation as a technique for transforming payments and securities issuance, trading, servicing and safekeeping, and for bringing a host of new asset classes –…

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