Financial Innovation

The seductive promise of decentralized finance

Sep 18, 2021 THE SCEPTICAL have a lot of forage. Early users of bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, used it to buy drugs, while cyber hackers are now demanding their ransom. Hundreds of millions of dollars of ether, another digital currency, were stolen this year after hackers discovered a bug in …

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More and more women leaders are finding their place at the technological table

Women are proving to be effective leaders in the tech and financial sectors, especially with the current challenges of digitization posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the recent Asia-Pacific virtual launch of the Women Future 2021 conference, a number of female industry players shared their experiences of navigating the difficult …

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Why clarity around digital asset regulation is vital for innovation

Rahul Advani of Ripple explains the importance of regulatory clarity in the digital asset space and what an appropriate regulatory framework entails. As countries around the world begin to recover from the impact of COVID-19, it is clear that the pandemic has continued to accelerate the global adoption of emerging …

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Global Blockchain, Crypto Leaders To Participate In Fourth Blockchain Stampede At UW

(Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyoming – U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis will be among the presenters for the fourth Wyoming Blockchain Stampede from September 21-26 at the University of Wyoming. UW said Thursday that “a global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, lawmakers, researchers, educators and students” will participate in the …

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The BIS Innovation Hub and the central banks of Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa will test CBDCs for

The Dunbar project will develop prototypes of shared platforms that will enable international settlements with digital currencies issued by multiple central banks. The system aims to enable direct transactions between institutions, reducing costs and increasing speed. The results will inform the development of global and regional platforms and support the …

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The future of digital financial solutions in Nigeria

One question I’ve been asking myself all week is, what does Softbank’s debut in our FinTech industry mean with its very first African investment? Arming a fintech with a $ 400 million war chest and a $ 2 billion valuation is really no joke. I’m just wondering how the Central …

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ARK Investment Management LLC publishes its transparency standards® in collaboration with Transparency Invest

NEW YORK, 25 August 2021 / PRNewswire / – ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK” or “ARK Invest”), an investment advisor focused solely on thematic investing in disruptive innovation, today released its Transparency Standards® in collaboration with Transparency Invest. With a commitment to high levels of transparency since its founding in …

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Lifepal Raises $ 9 Million in Series A Funding to Make Financial Protection More Accessible in Indonesia

Indonesia’s largest online insurance market has grown 12-fold year-over-year; Now attracting more than four million visitors per month Jakarta, Indonesia, 23 Aug 2021 / PRNewswire / – Lifepal, the largest direct-to-consumer (D2C) digital insurance marketplace in Indonesia, announced to have raised an oversubscription $ 9 million in a Series A …

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DeFi needs more tangible assets on the chain to see a prosperous future By Cointelegraph

DeFi needs more tangible assets on the chain to see a prosperous future In a lecture hall at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) business school, a senior Safaricom executive predicted decentralized finance and the future of commerce to a room of enthusiastic but confused MBA students. “You will be …

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Effective crypto regulation takes time and caution. here’s why

Premature regulation can hold back innovation and create unintended results. Caution, collaboration and neutrality are essential when approaching cryptographic regulation. The United States Congress is negotiating a bipartisan infrastructure bill in hopes of passing sweeping legislation that will invest in areas such as transportation, climate initiatives and broadband access. Buried …

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