Time for a global regulator

Chris Skinner

I was in conversation with a banker the other day and we got around to regulations and regulators, as many conversations with banks tend to do. Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion Regulation

Regulating the unregulated

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I was thinking about this question of how to regulate global technology platforms that don’t recognise national boundaries, mainly in the context of crypto and digital currencies. How can you regulate a global currency that has no view of state or national laws?

Slow regulations versus fast tech

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Before 2010, I was writing a lot about technology but it was all heavily geared towards regulations. MiFID and PSD were top of mind, along with Basel III and other global, European and domestic regulations. I wrote a lot about regulations.

Regulating the cryptocurrency markets

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I guess that this is logical as my last line was that government control of cryptocurrencies is “not so easy for cryptocurrencies that have … The post Regulating the cryptocurrency markets appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid Innovation Opinion Payments RegulationSomeone made the comment on my platform piece about what happens when there are no Jack Ma’s or Mark Zuckerberg’s, as the whole thing is decentralised?

Regulators: damned if they do and damned if they don’t

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I was running a fun panel on regulation this week. That kind of sounds like a lie – whatever can be fun about regulation – but hey, it was. I often reflect on the fact that regulators run with their eyes in the rear-view mirror. Grid Regulation

Regulators Investigate China’s Ex-Securities Regulator

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Liu Shiyu, the former head of China’s securities regulator, is being investigated for violating anti-corruption laws. Security & Fraud china Corruption imports investigation Liu Shiyu News P2P Regulator securities Securities Regulator security & fraud trade tariffs What's Hot

Ireland Crypto Regulation Looms

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In Ireland, reported CryptoGlobe , the Irish cabinet has approved legislation that will bring more regulation to the sector. Separately, in India, the action toward crypto regulation seems to be … inaction.

Lawmakers Push To Fast-Track Crypto Regulation

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regulators and politicians increase their focus on big tech and associated areas, with recent hearings targeting Facebook and Google. Even so, “regulation remains a stumbling block to cryptocurrency’s wider adoption,” the report continued. Are new bitcoin rules coming?

The regulator’s view of Facebook’s Libra currency

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I’m avoiding calling it a cryptocurrency, as it’s more a stablecoin that is focused upon transactions, which is why it has Visa, … The post The regulator’s view of Facebook’s Libra currency appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

Turning Compliance Burden Into FinTech-Regulator Collaboration

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Regulation is perhaps the strongest driver of Lithuania’s FinTech-friendly environment. For traditional banks, compliance experts agree that it’s all about data — and the ability to share information with regulators. Lithuania wants to become a global FinTech powerhouse.

5 Startups Rebooting Regulation

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The rise of insurtech is running parallel to the rise of regtech, as financial firms and startups apply artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies to the dizzying world of financial regulation. Fintech has another cousin.

The Move To Regulate IoT

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With increased adoption, though, comes a need for improved regulations, and both the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and U.S. Congress have released rules to help regulate IoT data security.

Regulators Detail Banking Rules For Hemp Firms

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If banks have additional questions regarding the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and its regulations, they can contact the USDA, state departments of agriculture and tribal governments.

CFPB Rolls Out Innovation Regulator Network

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A network to better coordinate financial innovation among federal and state regulators is being launched by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in partnership with several states, the agency said in a press release. State regulators in every state were invited to join. .

The regulator’s view of bitcoin, 2017

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As mentioned on Friday, they see … The post The regulator’s view of bitcoin, 2017 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation Opinion Regulation

Regulators Support Alternatives To Assess Creditworthiness

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Federal banking regulators support using alternative methods to assess creditworthiness to help high-risk people get loans, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Tuesday (Dec. The regulators added that agencies choosing to tap into alternative data should do so judiciously.

State Regulators Investigate Payday Advances

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has announced it will lead a multi-state investigation into alleged violations of state regulations of the short term lending industry, specifically in the area of payroll advances.

UK Regulators Call For Backup Plans Following Bank IT Glitches

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regulators on Thursday (Dec. The Bank of England , the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a shared policy summary on new requirements to strengthen operational resilience in the financial services sector.

Can Regulating Wearables Protect Data Privacy?

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Another recently introduced piece of legislation aims to protect individuals by regulating facial-recognition cameras. In the feature story, Le discussed how device manufacturers can help foster that trust, and the need for regulation to secure healthcare data and connected devices.

Zuckerberg Advocates Internet Regulation

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post calling on regulators to take a “more active role” in making rules for how to police the internet, according to reports. “By Facebook content internet Legislation News Opinion Piece Policing Regulators rules Washington Post What's Hot zuckerberg

The Semantic Regulator (#RegTech Rules)

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A bigger question must also be: how can a regulatory check that a bank is compliant with their regulatory changes, if their regulations change every 12 minutes are run to 1,000’s of pages? The answer is they can’t, but they don’t … The post The Semantic Regulator (#RegTech Rules) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Grid Regulation Technology UncategorizedA bank has to make a regulatory change every 12 minutes. That’s some task.

UK Regulator Says Stablecoins Are EMoney

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Regulation B2B banking bitcoin cryptocurrency ether FCA News regulation Security stablecoins What's HotThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued updated guidance on the U.K.’s s cryptocurrency market.

Regulators Taking Close Look At Payroll-Advance Apps

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Regulators are taking a closer look at financial apps that allow workers to access their pay early. But regulators from New York and 10 other states aren’t convinced. As for the subpoena from regulators, Palaniappan explained “it’s a new model.

In Switzerland, Regulators Eye Payments Over Blockchain

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Under the guidelines, which cover exchanges, trading platforms and wallet providers, the regulators state businesses are not exempt from standards that tie in anti-money laundering (AML) rules, among other mandates.

Bank Regulators Probe Amazon Cloud

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Regulators’ influence over non-banks is limited, and banks are left to vet their own vendors. Bank regulations hadn’t “sufficiently modernized to accommodate cloud and other innovative technologies,” according to a U.S.

Libra Forces Cryptocurrency Regulators To Reexamine Procedures

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Facebook’s Libra project has renewed focus on how cryptocurrencies are regulated, with current rules on the sector patchy and varying from country to country. It’s possible that regulators could require verified wallets to be KYC- and AML-compliant.

Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech

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So I just attended a really interesting two day meeting that covered all things blockchain, regulations, innovation and more. The Regulatory Sandbox was announced at … The post Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

Bank regulations change every 12 minutes

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In fact, what gets me is that regulations are the big ticket barrier to change in banking. It’s what protects the banks from disruption and change, as … The post Bank regulations change every 12 minutes appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Regulation UncategorizedI recently spent a day in a meeting discussing Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) … yawn. Well, it is a bit of a dull area, but highly important.

Growing Ratings Data Overwhelms Regulators

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securities regulator is having trouble with rating agencies because it doesn’t have the tools or specific knowledge it needs to analyze huge amounts of rating data, according to a report from Reuters. Regulation compliance data News regulation Regulators SEC What's Hot

Shanghai Regulators Move To Shutter P2P Lenders

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Shanghai regulators are ordering more than 40 peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders to get ready to close shop, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Thursday (Oct. Some investors who lost money in the sector complained to regulators , and P2P lending started to be seen as a “threat to social stability.”.

New Regulations Prompt Airbnb To Yank Boston Listings

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Airbnb has removed thousands of listings in Boston in response to new regulations regarding residency in the city, according to a report by CNBC. The company is facing increased regulation from cities all across the U.S. Regulation Airbnb boston ipo News regulation What's Hot

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US Considers AI Regulation For Foreign Countries

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government is looking to find a way to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) so other countries can’t use the technology against it. Regulation AI artificial intelligence china News regulations trump administration What's HotA new proposal shows that the U.S.

EU Regulators Probing Libra For Antitrust Issues

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EU regulators are investigating if Facebook ’s planned cryptocurrency will harm competition. Libra was announced with a potential release date of 2020, and Facebook said it would be issued and regulated by the Geneva, Switzerland-based “Libra Association.”.

How do governments regulate a networked world?

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Seven billion people have access … The post How do governments regulate a networked world? Opinion Regulation Technology UncategorizedFollowing on from yesterday’s blog about Little Britain and a hard Brexit, we all know the world has been globalising and, even though there is currently a backlash against globalisation per se, it is unstoppable. It is unstoppable primarily because of technology. The whole planet is now on the network.

Regulators Say US Bank Cybersecurity Oversight Needs Streamlining

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regulators are saying cyberattacks pose the greatest risk to U.S. banks in upcoming years, but the regulation and testing processes are convoluted and complicated for institutions in both spaces to assess, according to a report by the Financial Times.

Trending: How EU Regulators Are Complicating SCA Compliance

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Merchants in the European Union (EU) are still wondering exactly what changes the regulation will bring when it comes to their relationships with customers. Regulators in many EU countries have their own thoughts on SCA and how long it will take merchants to prepare.

PayPal’s iZettle Acquisition Draws Fine From UK Regulator

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s two biggest mobile POS device suppliers, was completed in September of last year, but triggered an inquiry by the regulator because of the size of both companies and the implications of the merger. The regulator said on Tuesday (Sept.

Global Regulators Circle Libra’s Crypto Wagon

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Two more financial regulators have warned that they won’t allow Facebook ’s planned cryptocurrency, Libra , to launch without looking at it closely. the Federal Reserve stated that it will also be holding Libra to high standards when it comes to consumer protection and regulation.

Shape the future of European FinTech regulations

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The EBA is taking forward work … The post Shape the future of European FinTech regulations appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid Reading Regulation

Regulators Say Crypto Asset Holders Subject To Securities Laws

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financial regulators have warned firms with registered digital assets that they must follow securities laws to prevent money laundering, as well as report any suspicious activity. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that bitcoin needs to be as highly regulated as SWIFT.

Google Fined $57M By French Regulator In Largest GDPR Action

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21) by a French regulator, in what the Wall Street Journal reported is the largest penalty under the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law. It’s also one of the highest-profile regulator actions coming from GDPR which went into effect last year.

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UK Regulator Tackles Authorized Push Payment Fraud

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s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) found that 100 scams hit businesses or consumers every day. Regulation consumer protection fraud News Push Payments regulation Regulator scams What's HotIn an effort to help authorized push payment (APP) fraud victims, The U.K.’s

BIS Calls On Politicians To Coordinate Tech Regulation

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BIS said that the social media firm’s recent announcement that it aims to roll out its Libra digital currency and grow into payments has focused the minds of central bankers as well as regulators, Reuters reported.