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Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable (14 July 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with regulators, lawyers, cryptocurrency players, exchanges, banks, digital asset players and technology companies Thursday July 14 at 2pm UK time The peer-to-peer system of cash outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto in his famous paper of October 2008 did not mention regulators or regulations. But its ambition of dispensing with trusted thirdContinue reading “Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable (14 July 2022)”

Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? (22 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with payments professionals, banks, payments infrastructure, regulators and technology companies Wednesday June 22 at 2pm UK time Cross-border payments are, in the now familiar mantra of the G20, slow, expensive, opaque and inaccessible. This matters because, despite a slowdown in the rate of growth of world trade, cross-border payments areContinue reading “Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? (22 June 2022)”

Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with custody banks, digital asset companies, regulators and technology companies on June 9 at 2pm UK time Safe custody is the crucial service for crypto-currency investors. The theft, loss or destruction of the unique private keys to the digital wallets in which cryptocurrencies are held is irreversible and – unlikeContinue reading “Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)”

Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)

The Webinar May 18 at 2pm UK time “We have yet to hear a convincing case for why the UK needs a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC),” concluded a report of January 2022 from the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords. “While a CBDC may provide some advantages, it could present significantContinue reading “Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)”

Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar in conjunction with The Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) and sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD systems, to explore the counter-intuitive idea that security tokens could transform central securities depositories (CSDs) into the principal agents of the transformation of the securities markets. It is easy toContinue reading “Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)”

Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? (26 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar that investigates whether the adoption and impact of Blockchain could be accelerated by pursuing an infrastructural strategy that lowers the cost of adoption, recovers the openness of the early Internet and facilitates inter-operability between different networks. Thursday 26 May at 2.00 pm UK time A major economic mystery is whyContinue reading “Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? (26 May 2022)”

Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents (20 April 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with the banks, bond market professionals, issuers, investors, digital asset players and technology companies Wednesday April 20 at 2pm UK time Bond markets were a primary target of blockchain technologists. As early as 2017-18 bonds were being issued and auctioned on blockchains by https://futureoffinance.biz/2022/07/08/is-it-the-destiny-of-blockchain-to-become-the-open-infrastructure-2/(opens in a new tab)banks and benchmarkContinue reading “Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents (20 April 2022)”

How banks can make money in the Metaverse (24 March 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar with banks, meta platforms, software companies, regulators and financial professionals Thursday March 24 at 2pm UK time The Metaverse is notoriously hard to define. Those definitions which do exist describe a digital facsimile of the physical world, which people enter as avatars by donning headsets and hand sensors. Once inside,Continue reading “How banks can make money in the Metaverse (24 March 2022)”

The good reasons and the bad for taking NFTs seriously (17 March 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with the NFT marketplaces, digital asset players, regulators and technology providers Thursday March 17 at 2pm UK time A market in which the assets coveted by investors for use as profile pictures or digital avatars are branded as Crypto-Punks, members of the Bored Ape Yacht or Kennel Club, or asContinue reading “The good reasons and the bad for taking NFTs seriously (17 March 2022)”

It is time to stop wasting money on a failed and broken approach to defeating financial crime (24 February 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar with financial service professionals, technology companies, regulators and policy makers Thursday February 24 at 2pm UK time The costs of financial crime are staggeringly high. The financial crime compliance officers that responded to a LexisNexis Risk Solutions survey of financial institutions in 26 markets around the world said they spentContinue reading “It is time to stop wasting money on a failed and broken approach to defeating financial crime (24 February 2022)”