Regtech & Legaltech

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

Ireland Launches Fintech Research Program. Fintech Fusion to Focus on Payments, Insurtech, Regtech, Blockchain & More

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Ireland is getting more serious about Fintech innovation. Announced late last week, the Irish government has partnered with ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, commencing a new research program: Fintech Fusion. The program will be headquartered at Trinity College Dublin and will initially run for four… Read More

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meets on October 5th

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to take place on October 5th at the CFTC HQ in Washington, DC. The meeting begins at 10AM and continues to approximately 3:30PM ET. According to the CFTC, the… Read More

Sagewise Announces Blockusign: A Gmail Integrated Blockchain based Signature Tool for Legal Documents

Sagewise, a blockchain Legaltech firm targeting smart contracts and dispute resolution, has announced “Blockusign.” This blockchain powered tech enables digital signatures on documents directly within the popular Gmail client. According to Sagewise, their product combines electronic signature technology, with the benefits of the distributed ledger…. Read More

FINRA Publishes Paper on Regtech, Seeks Feedback from Interested Parties

FINRA has published a white paper on regulatory technology or Regtech developments within the securities industry. Regtech is a hot sub-sector of Fintech as it has the potential to make the job of financial regulators easier while saving time (and money) for the firms they… Read More

United Kingdom and Singapore Commit to Cooperate More Closely on Financial Services Including Fintech Bridge

The United Kingdom and Singapore held their 4th joint meeting of financial services regulators and policymakers. The meeting took place in London yesterday where officials discussed regulatory initiatives and standards of conduct in the financial sector. Both the UK and Singapore have pursued Fintech innovation… Read More

Cryptoasset Platform (and Coinhouse Parent Company) Arizen Receives First French CIF License

Nicolas Louvet

Last December distributed ledger technology was presented to and approved by the Council of Ministers in France with the caveat that Blockchain may not be used for listed securities as this sector is governed by EU law. The aim was to improve the industry’s transparency, authentication… Read More

FINRA Podcast on Fintech: How are Financial Regulators Keeping Up with Innovations in Finance?

FINRA ( Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has been doing a series of podcasts, called FINRA Unscripted, for some time now. Their most recent segment covered Fintech posing the rhetorical question as to how regulators are keeping up with the pace of change. In 2017, FINRA… Read More

Securrency Set to File Application For Crypto-Asset License Under ADGM Crypto Regulatory

Securrency, a regtech firm that has created a platform designed to streamline regulatory compliance for token offerings, announced this week its intention to secure a license to operate a crypto-asset business with strategic partners under the  Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) crypto regulatory framework. The… Read More

RegTech Platform iComply Announces Public Beta to Delivery Security Token Platforms & Exchanges Legitimacy

On Thursday, regtech company iComply Investor Services announced it is launching its public beta following the closure of a seven-figure seed round that was covered by Coindesk earlier this week. The company reported that its software combines KYC, AML, blockchain forensics, source of funds reporting, secondary trade… Read More

Regtech Firm Securrency Forms Partnership With Entoro Capital

Securrency, a regtech firm that has created a platform designed to streamline regulatory compliance for token offerings, has formed a partnership with technology-enabled investment bank and broker-dealer Entoro Capital. Securrency reported that through the partnership its platform and products will allow Entoro Capital clients to conduct… Read More

Legaltech: Sagewise Closes on $1.25 Million Seed Round

  Sagewise, a legal dispute company targeting the initial coin offering (ICO) sector, has closed on a $1.25 million seed round. According to a report, the funding round was led by Wavemaker Genesis with strategic investments from Miko Matsumura, Youbi Capital, Ari Paul, Jordan Clifford, James Sowers and Terrence Yang. Founded… Read More

Securities Token Roundtable is Heads Down to Create Working Standard for Blockchain based Investments

  Earlier this month, CI reported about a gathering taking place in Barbados that incorporated a grouping of emerging security token firms. The goal of this meeting was to attempt and establish a standard by which securities could be offered on blockchain thus reducing sector… Read More

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