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Blockchain: powering effective agriculture commodity trading

15th June 2018

2017 saw corporate investment in blockchain technology hit record highs. This year, every day new proofs of concept are demonstrating potentially huge benefits across a number of sectors, including commodity trading, and a recent Research and Markets report predicts that the global blockchain market will grow from $411.5m in 2017 to $7.68bn by... read more
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US deregulation "a factor" in regtech deal slowdown

15th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
RegTech startups setup to help banks and other financial institutions manage risk and meet compliance requirements imposed by stricter regulation in the wake of the financial crisis have thrived since 2010. However, since taking office Donald Trump has made good on his promise to unwind Dodd-Frank rules, reducing the the regulatory burden on... read more
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Global fintechs aim to crack Chinese markets

14th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Chinese government has been promising to open up its financial markets ever since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Yet over the course of the past two decades, foreign investors and corporate entities looking to enter China’s thriving finance sector have been continually met with fierce regulatory roadblocks. With the threat of a... read more
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Treasury teams aren’t equipped for a rising interest environment

13th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
The global financial crash of 2008 had repercussions which filtered into the daily lives of almost every person bound to the economic cycle. For a select few, the repercussions were positive, for most and to varying degrees, they were decidedly negative. Amongst those impacted were corporate treasurers, whose job descriptions changed almost... read more
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Top ETRMs that have defined trading

13th June 2018

Historically, energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems in Europe grew to address automation. In the 1990s, Brady ETRM developed in tandem with northern European markets, while firms like Energeya (bought by FIS) and Sinergetica had greater foothold in the south. The particular demands on energy traders have been made more poignant by the... read more
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Will Volcker changes be catastrophic or present opportunities for fintechs?

12th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Donald Trump has struggled to make substantial gains on a wide range of the divisive policies that catapulted him into office in 2016 – but one campaign promise the president’s administration has managed to follow through on is his pledge to reform chunks of the sweeping Dodd Frank Act implemented by his predecessor. On 24 May,... read more
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US regulators clamp down on crypto criminals

12th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Early this year, in a concerted effort to clamp down on fraudulent firms operating in the cryptocurrency and blockchain market, officials at the US Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) teamed up. Since joining forces, the regulators have made it clear they intend to closely govern the... read more
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The future of e-wallets, US vs. EU paytech and how to regulate crypto

11th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, bobsguide and PaymentEye caught up with Transact Payments (TPL) and GATE about their new partnership, the future of e-wallets, the interplay between US and EU paytech and the growing role of crypto in the payments space. Listen below or here.   read more
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Six key data strategy considerations for cloud native transformation

8th June 2018

Many organizations are making the move to cloud-native platforms as their strategy for digital transformation. Cloud native allows companies to deliver fast-responding, user-friendly applications with greater agility. However, the architecture of the data in support of cloud-native transformation is often ignored in the hope that it will take care... read more