Regtech & Legaltech

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Calls for Cross Border Regulatory Cooperation, Revisits Regulatory Reform 2.0 White Paper that Advocates Blockchain Utilization

Speaking in Berlin this week, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chair J. Christoper Giancarlo addressed the Association of German Banks. His theme was the pressing need for regulatory harmonization. Today, across developed markets, varying financial regulations adds a significant cost to the financial services industry. Same… Read More

HCS Capital Announces $1 Million Investment in Chilean-Based Fintech & Regtech Firm Ceptinel

HCS Capital Partners, a Miami-based private equity and operating firm, announced on Thursday it has completed a $1 million investment in Chilean-based fintech Ceptinel. The company reported that this new investment represents its third investment of 2018, with the recent investments in Figo Pet Insurance… Read More

Regtech Cynopsis Creates Subsidiary Traceto.io to Handle ICO KYC / AML

Stating that Cynopsis Solutions is already the largest provider of KYC services to blockchain and cryptocurrency based projects in Asia Pacific, the company has launched an initial coin offering (ICO) program via a subsidiary called traceto.io. This new entity seeks to expand its decentralized platform… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz: Neufund is Going to be a Game-Changer

Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder of Germany-based Neufund. Neufund is a blockchain-based equity fundraising platform specializing in Legaltech and Regtech. She and co-founder Marcin Rudolf are building more than a platform. They are building an ecosystem of smart contracts and a community of… Read More

Australia: NSW Focuses on Regtech Industry, Government Helps to Fund Industry Association

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair has announced the NSW Government is backing growth in the state’s emerging regulatory technology (Regtech) industry with a first event in Sydney this coming week (May 3 -4). Additionally, Blair said the Government was supporting The RegTech Association with… Read More

CFTC’s Fintech Innovation Initiative LabCFTC is Crowdsourcing Science Prize Competition Act

LabCFTC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Fintech initiative, is requesting public input to gather ideas and topics for innovation competitions to advance the agency’s Fintech goals. “We launched the LabCFTC initiative to stimulate and promote market-enhancing Fintech solutions,” said CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo…. Read More

Regtech Startup ClauseMatch Secures $5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Index Ventures

UK-based regtech startup ClauseMatch announced on Monday it secured $5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Tom Glocer, former CEO of Thomson Reuters, and Cristobal Conde, former CEO of Sungard. Founded in 2012, the company… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ant Financial and Bank of China Collaborate on Blockchain-based House Leasing Project in Xiong’an New Area On April 20th, Ant’s Xiong’an Digital Technology Co., Ltd. and the Xiong’an branch of Bank of China, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Xiong’an New Area. In the future,… Read More

BBVA Announces New Categories For BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA announced earlier this week new categories for its upcoming BBVA Open Talent fintech competition. The company reports that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available. BBVA then revealed a… Read More

Baringa Partners Announces Partnership With SteelEye to Invest in London’s RegTech Market

On Wednesday, European independent management consulting firm Baringa Partners announced its as formed a partnership with UK-based compliance and data analytics firm  SteelEye to make its way into the regtech industry. The company stated it believes that the regtech market will continue to grow and… Read More

Regtech Ocrolus Receives $4 Million Series A Funding, Bullpen Capital Leads Round

Ocrolus, a Fintech firm that automates the analyzing financial documents, has announced a $4 million Series A investment led by Bullpen Capital. Additional investors include QED Investors, Laconia Capital Group, ValueStream Ventures, and RiverPark Ventures. Also participating in the round were multiple well known names… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Reports Fintech Ecosystem Gains Further Momentum in 2018

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced on Monday important developments in its Fintech ecosystem that further strengthen its position as MEASA’s number one and one of the world’s top ten FinTech… Read More

InvestHK UK Fintech Award: Fintech Mosaic Smart Data Wins Top Prize

Mosaic Smart Data, a London based Fintech that helps financial institutions in adapting to regulatory change, has won the inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards.  The recognition was revealed by InvestHK  along with the UK Department for International Trade. The competition received 30 submissions from UK based… Read More

F10 Incubator & Accelertor Opens Application for P2’s Batch IV

Fintech, regtech, and insurtech incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Prototype to Product (P2)Program Batch IV. The program revealed applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from tech startup firms, who were solving problems in the financial, banking,… Read More

Regtech Company Exate Technology is Winner of Innovate Finance Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the leading voice for UK’s global Fintech industry, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its Fintech startup competition. The winner of the competition is Exate Technology, a data privacy firm that operates in the Regtech category. Along with being recognized by Innovate Finance,… Read More

F10 Celebrates Launch of P2 Program’s Batch III

F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator announced on Tuesday its Program Grand Opening had been a resounding success. The organization reported that fifteen startups in the innovative fintech, insurtech, and regtech space pitched their pioneering ideas in front of a prestigious audience in Zürich’s Limmat Hall. The… Read More

Moving Forward with Regtech: FCA Calls for Input to Achieve Smarter Regulatory Reporting

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a call for input as to how technology can make things easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements. Incorporating Regtech can also streamline the process for the regulator while improving the overall quality of the… Read More

Sagewise Pitches Dispute Digital Resolution Protocol for Blockchain Based Smart Contracts

Ethereum (and Solidity for that matter) are far from perfect. While lauded for the ability to create smart contracts that are “immutable”, when something goes wrong and money disappears with no recourse, immutability may be the number one problem. Right? Ethereum is pretty cool, but… Read More

Michael Knox Appointed CEO of iDisclose as Co-Founder Georgia Quinn Joins CoinList

iDisclose, a Legaltech company which assists companies with legal documents including Form D and Form C, has announced that it has named Michael Knox as its new CEO. Knox takes over the leadership position from Georgia Quinn, the long time co-founder and CEO. Knox has been with… Read More

The Regtech Future: Accenture Shares List of Tech Firms Attacking Regulatory Challenges Shortlisted for their FinTech Innovation Lab

Accenture has released their shortlist of Fintech startups that are tackling regulatory challenges with a digital solution. These Regtech firms seek to participated in Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London to participate in a three-month fintech accelerator program running from January 2 – March 22, 2018…. Read More