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FCA and Hong Kong’s SFC sign fintech agreement
22

May

FCA and Hong Kong’s SFC sign fintech agreement

A matter of weeks after warning against the establishment of ‘wild west’ regulatory sandboxes, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into a cooperation agreement with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to foster collaboration in support of fintech innovation.
Macau Casinos Tighten KYC Compliance Through Facial Recognition
11

May

Macau Casinos Tighten KYC Compliance Through Facial Recognition

The government of Macau has begun to improve the region’s KYC protocols through the application of facial recognition software and identification card checks to ATMs in order to combat the issue of money laundering. The news came as head of China's parliament Zhang Dejiang visited the the popular gambling hotspot.
Getting personal with regtech and digital identity
09

May

Getting personal with regtech and digital identity

Where regtech comes into its own is in the deployment of technologies that handle and process the huge amount of data consumers generate in their day-to-day behaviour, actions and transactions online and the translation of that into enabling procedures for companies dealing with regulatory and rules-based systems.
The Benefits of a Leaderless Company
08

May

The Benefits of a Leaderless Company

‘The DAO’ made headlines in the cryptocurrency world last year when it was widely reported as being hacked, resulting in the loss of approximately $80 million US of Ether and a subsequent backlash that saw the price of Ether drop by over 25% within hours and ramifications that had serious consequences for the Ethereum blockchain. Although this initial introduction to DAOs left a lot to be desired, the idea of a DAO is one that has huge potential and, if the benefits are realised, could become commonplace in the future.
KPMG Report Reveals Continued FinTech Investment, Interest in AI
05

May

KPMG Report Reveals Continued FinTech Investment, Interest in AI

A recent report by KPMG reviewed the global trends and investment in FinTech for the first quarter of 2017. In this, KPMG revealed that fintech investment worldwide held remained steady, with a fintech deal value in Q1 of 2017 reaching $3.2 billion, of which VC investment contributed $2.3 billion. Payments and lending remained the largest area of investment for the most part, but AI, IoT, big data, RegTech and InsurTech were reported as experience rapid growth.

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