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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)”

What we need is a monetary revolution not a payments revolution (10 February 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with Payment Professionals, Banks, Central Banks, Settlement Organisations, Technology Companies, Public Policy Makers and Regulators Thursday February 10 at 2pm UK time This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the PayPal IPO. At the time, the failure of the conventional payments industry to respond to the epic potential of e-commerceContinue reading “What we need is a monetary revolution not a payments revolution (10 February 2022)”

Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors (20 January 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with Issuers and Capital Markets Professionals Thursday January 20 at 2pm UK time Enthusiasts for security tokenisation must sometimes feel like Old Testament prophets waiting for the new dispensation to begin. Yet the fact that they are waiting at all is a mystery. Theory and practice (albeit modest, so far)Continue reading “Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors (20 January 2022)”

Why the law is such a compelling use case for AI and what law firms are doing about it (14 December 2021)

A Future of Finance webinar with Lawyers, AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Technology Companies and Academics Tuesday December 14 at 2pm UK time The legal services industry in the United States generates about US$350 billion a year in fees. In the United Kingdom, the second largest market for legal services in the world, a 2020Continue reading “Why the law is such a compelling use case for AI and what law firms are doing about it (14 December 2021)”

Open Banking is just the opening scene of a three-part drama of total economic transformation (9 December 2021)

A Future of Finance webinar on 9 December 2pm UK time with banks, regulators and technology companies Open Banking is existentially important.  By pioneering the exchange of customer data between financial institutions through Application Programme Interfaces (APIs), it is the leading experiment in the economic consequences of giving consumers ownership and control of the dataContinue reading “Open Banking is just the opening scene of a three-part drama of total economic transformation (9 December 2021)”

What CSDs can do about the tokenisation of securities markets (25 November 2021)

Future of Finance Webinar with The Americas’ Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA) and Sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD Systems, to explore the nature of the threats and the opportunities that Tokenisation poses for CSDs. Thursday November 25 2021, 14.30 – 16.00 UK time Central securities depositories (CSDs) are a target of theContinue reading “What CSDs can do about the tokenisation of securities markets (25 November 2021)”

The waiting for CBDCs is almost over and the ordeal of the incumbents is about to begin (23 November 2021)

A Future of Finance Webinar with Central Banks, Banks, Payment Organisations, Regulators and Technology Companies Tuesday November 23 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time Perhaps one jurisdiction and a half have actually launched a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But the second largest economy in the world (China) is now promising to turn its pilotContinue reading “The waiting for CBDCs is almost over and the ordeal of the incumbents is about to begin (23 November 2021)”

What it will take to tokenise the securities markets (20 October 2021)

A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH CUSTODY BANKS, SETTLEMENT ORGANISATIONS, SECURITIES INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND DIGITAL ASSET PROFESSIONALS Wednesday October 20 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time Projections put the size of the security token markets at US$8-9.5 trillion within just four years. That is bigger than the US$7 trillion invested in the privately managed assetContinue reading “What it will take to tokenise the securities markets (20 October 2021)”

What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like (30 September 2021)

What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES, BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIASTICS AND FINANCIAL SERVICE COMPANIES HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRADE AND INVEST WALES AND FINTECH WALES.  Thursday September 30 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time It always takes time for revolutionary technologies to establish themselves. Blockchain is noContinue reading “What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like (30 September 2021)”