Regtech & Legaltech

CipherTrace CEO: “It is a constant challenge to keep pace with crypto crimes and scams”

CipherTrace is a cryptocurrency cyber assurance and compliance firm that has recently formed some interesting partnerships. In February, CipherTrace was backed by $15 million in venture funding to help fulfill its mission on crypto security. In January, CipherTrace published a report on the global cryptocurrency… Read More

Post-Disaster Clean Up: ICO Class-Action Portal Goes Online

Regulatory drag around the regulation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) combined with arguably excessive risk-tolerance have produced the disaster that has so far characterized crypto-investing for the average guy. If most ICO tokens were indeed circulated in what Professor Jorge Stolfi has argued are “negative… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Research: Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion if Regulatory Innovation Exists

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) states that if properly regulated, Fintech can “extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world.” Fintech has the potential to provide enormous benefit for the less… Read More

iComply Integrates with Hedera Hashgraph

Regtech iComply Investor Services says it will be releasing integrations for Hedera Hashgraph, a public, distributed ledger platform. iComply says its technology automates compliance requirements for both the traditional and decentralized financial markets in over 150 jurisdictions. iComply CEO Matthew Unger says that Hedera Hashgraph’s… Read More

Regtech: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Regulatory Benchmarking Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute for all things Fintech,  has launched its first survey of Regtech (regulatory technology) and Suptech (supervisory technology) firms. The new report is being completed in partnership with EY Japan. CCAF states that fieldwork is… Read More

Blockchain RegTech Startup TRM Secures $1.7 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Blockchain Capital

TRM, a U.S.-based blockchain regtech startup, announced on Thursday it secured $1.7 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Blockchain Capital with participation from Tapas Capital, Green D Ventures, the MBA Fund, and strategic angel investors. The company revealed it has built… Read More

iDisclose No More: Legaltech Rebrands as LawCloud

Legaltech iDisclose is rebranding as LawCloud, according to a release by the firm. While the regulatory disclosure side of the business will continue to operate under the iDisclose brand, LawCloud has been deemed more appropriate to the company’s aspirations. LawCloud CEO Michael Knox said that the… Read More

Cross River Teams Up With Railsbank to Enable Global Market Access for Fintech Companies

Cross River, a bank that delivers advanced financial and compliance products/services to the fintech industry, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Railsbank Technology Limited, a UK-based open banking and RegTech technology services platform, to provide Railsbank a variety of API-powered, banking and… Read More

Revolut Signs Agreement with Regtech ClauseMatch

Digital bank Revolut has announced a new agreement with London-based Regtech ClauseMatch. According to a release from ClauseMatch, following a successful trial period the bank is adopting the regulatory technology to streamline management of internal policies, controls, and regulatory compliance. The trial period only took… Read More

Smart Regulation Will Help Blockchain. We Need to Get Involved

We often hear that “code is law”. It means that all transactions happening on decentralized networks are final and immutable. It does not mean, however, that code derives from the law. The legal frameworks we operate within are not God-given. They are social agreements that… Read More

Regtech Startup Theta Lake Secures $5 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Neotribe Ventures

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Theta Lake, a U.S.-based compliance artificial intelligence (AI) for video, voice, and unified digital communication firm, announced on Wednesday it secured $5 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Neotribe Ventures. Founded in 2017, Theta Lake provides a purpose-built product suite for automatic… Read More

Dear Bankers, Make Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Future

Technology has infiltrated our lives, and the wave of digital disruption has impacted various industries. The finance sector is no exception. Since the industry is becoming more complex, relying on traditional methods is no longer enough. In fact, it can do your business more harm… Read More

Investment Platform Motive Partners Announces Acquisition of RegTech LPA

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Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry, announced on Monday it has a controlling interest in Lucht Probst Associates GmbH (LPA), a provider of innovative software and advisory services focused on financial services distribution and regulatory compliance solutions. Founded… Read More

Is Regulation Killing The Blockchain? How Blockchain Can Adapt to New Laws While Sticking to its Original Principles

The blockchain has revolutionized a number of industries, but none so much as the financial sector. From equity crowdfunding platforms which allow users to buy shares in projects with tokens, to startups raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs), to token exchanges where users can… Read More

Legaltech iDisclose to Add Reg A+ Services to Existing Reg D, Reg CF Software

iDisclose, a Legaltech firm that currently provides streamlined solutions to complete both Reg D and Reg CF securities offerings, will soon add Reg A+ to its list of services. iDisclose has announced a new partnership with Ketsal Consulting, a firm comprised of former big law… Read More

Westpac Announces $40,000 RegTech Challenge Launch

Australian banking group Westpac announced on Tuesday its 2018 Innovation Challenge, which gives startups a chance to win $40,000 and professional support to grow their business. According to Westpac, this year’s challenge is themed regtech and is seeking participants that will create a technological solution that helps companies… Read More

Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox

The Fintech Sandbox set up by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has now been in operation for the past two years. The trailblazing project has since been replicated multiple times around the world. The concept was simple: create a safe haven for Fintech… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Signs Fintech / Regtech Agreement with Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced a Fintech and Regtech agreement with the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). This is the second Fintech agreement signed by ASIC today having earlier announced an agreement with the US CFTC. The Agreement… Read More

IdentityMind Global Forms New Partnership With CipherTrace to Povide Virtual Currency Risk Assessment

IdentityMind Global, a SaaS RegTech platform that builds, maintains and analyzes digital identities worldwide, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with CipherTrace to provide digital currency risk assessment technology. The integration between the companies will allow virtual currency exchanges, ICOs, hedge funds, financial institutions, and… Read More

The Crypto Custody Conundrum

As the crypto markets have evolved rapidly during the last year and institutional investors (like Arca Funds) have begun to invest, fitting into the existing financial services framework has proven difficult. The primary debate around legacy intermediary systems and how they relate to real money… Read More

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