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China's central bank issues instant ban on initial coin offerings

China's central bank issues instant ban on initial coin offerings

04 September 2017  |  14527 views  |  1 comments

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) has announced an immediate ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs)declaring them illegal and a threat to financial stability.

JPMorgan criticised over mobile app patent award

JPMorgan criticised over mobile app patent award

01 September 2017  |  12006 views  |  1 comments | 11 tweets | 5 linkedin

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest bank in the US, has been awarded a patent for the technology that allows mobile applications that talk to each other, attracting criticism from the tech and intellectual property community that believe the process is so commonplace in today's smartphones that no single company, least of all a bank, can lay claim to the patent.

Basel Committee investigates fintech implications for banks and supervisors

Basel Committee investigates fintech implications for banks and supervisors

31 August 2017  |  11520 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 24 linkedin

The rise of fintech is set to fundamentally change the financial services industry, forcing banks to change their operating models and requiring regulators to adapt to address risks while promoting innovation, says a new paper from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Briton extradited from Germany over bank cyberattacks

Briton extradited from Germany over bank cyberattacks

31 August 2017  |  9167 views  |  0 comments

Daniel Kaye, a 29 year old from Surrey, has been extradited from Germany to face allegations that he was responsible for a series of cyberattacks against two UK high street banks - Lloyds and Barclays.

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

30 August 2017  |  15201 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 10 linkedin

The UK's divorce from the EU has led to France and Sweden gaining a larger share of the number of fintech deals done within the Union, according to the research firm CBInsights.

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance

29 August 2017  |  12435 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

The respective regulators of the Hong Kong and Dubai financial markets have signed an agreement designed to further their mutual cooperation on all things fintech.

UK clearing houses to be subject to formal cybersecurity reporting

UK clearing houses to be subject to formal cybersecurity reporting

25 August 2017  |  13426 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 5 linkedin

Clearing houses in the UK will have to complete regular cybersecurity reports due to new legislation likely to be introduced in May 2018.

Frankfurt predicts Brexit jobs boost at London's expense

Frankfurt predicts Brexit jobs boost at London's expense

25 August 2017  |  13810 views  |  1 comments | 10 tweets | 13 linkedin

A recently published report states that, contrary to the fears of Brexit-sceptics, the UK's exit from the European Union will create as many as 80,000 new jobs - the majority of which will be in financial services. The only problem for Brexiteers is that the jobs will be in Frankfurt rather than London.

SEC suspends trading in First Bitcoin Capital

SEC suspends trading in First Bitcoin Capital

24 August 2017  |  9825 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 10 linkedin

The Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in the shares of First Bitcoin Capital Corp, in part because of concerns over the "accuracy and adequacy" of public information about the firm's assets and capital structure.

Australia blames bitcoin for rise in organised crime

Australia blames bitcoin for rise in organised crime

24 August 2017  |  18167 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 23 linkedin

The growth of online banking and digital currencies haver been cited as the main causes of a massive rise in organised crime in Australia's financial sector according to the country's criminal intelligence agency.

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