Regtech & Legaltech

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

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

Regtech Securrency Announces Partnership With SharesPost

Securrency, a regtech firm that has created platform designed to streamline regulatory compliance for token offerings, announced on Friday it has formed a strategic partnership with SharesPost, a provider of private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, to help drive tokenized securities trading to the… Read More

Securities Token Roundtable Meets to Upgrade ERC20 Smart Contracts for Blockchain based Security Token Offerings

The flight to Barbados isn’t a short one.  I left home at 5am and didn’t get into Barbados until after midnight thanks to a minor delay caused by inclement weather surrounding Miami.  I heard that it’ll take roughly 35 hours for another person who’s coming… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Partnership With RegTech Firm Silent Eight to Lead Global Fight Against Financial Crime

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Monday as part of its continued efforts to lead the way in the global fight against financial crime, and through its use of regtech, it has partnered with Silent Eight to deliver capabilities to its Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) teams…. Read More

Director of the People’s Bank of China Financial Research Institute Says More Fintech Regulation Coming

Sun Guofeng, Director of the Peoples Bank of China Research Institute, says that more Fintech regulation is on its way. The comments were reported by ECNS as Guofeng spoke at the Bund Summit in Shanghai. Guofeng said; “Building regulatory regime at local levels will become… Read More

Bank of Lithuania Releases New Regtech Feature For E-Licensing

Bank of Lithuania announced on Tuesday the launch of its new regtech feature specifically for e-licensing. The feature reportedly makes submission of information necessary to obtain an operating license quicker, easier and less expensive. “Currently the tool facilitates the process of applying for e-money and payment… Read More

Legaltech iDisclose Joins Indiegogo’s Expert Network

iDisclose, a Legaltech firm, has joined Indiegogo’s Expert Network and will make available its new LawCloud product to the worldwide community of entrepreneurs. Indiegogo allows both securities crowdfunding and pre-commerce offerings. iDisclose also offers automated filing for SEC Forms C, C-AR, D and ID, as… Read More

Regtech is Hot and IBM’s Watson is On It

IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence initiative (AI), is moving into Regtech. This should really come as no surprise to anyone as Regtech and AI are a perfect match. All of financial services will be digitized and fueled by the internet. Fintech is the future. But… Read More

iDisclose Forms New Partnership With iDisclose Law to Support Legal Needs Of Users

iDisclose, a Legaltech firm that facilitates Reg D and Reg CF filings for issuers in a highly automated process, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with iDisclose Law to support the legal needs of its users. The company reported that this partnership will pair… Read More

Deutsche Bank Announces Launch of New Secure Digital Repository For Exchange of Documents “eVault”

On Thursday, Deutsche Bank announced it has launched its new secure digital repository for exchange of documents, eVault, which is described as a legally compliant solution to move securely original electronic files from one party to another while preserving its digital ownership. “The eVault platform… Read More

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