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Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli from IMF Pitches Synthetic Central Bank Digital Currency

In a presentation entitled “The Future of Money: The Impact of Digitization, including “social coins” on Currency, Payments and Markets, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department from the IMF pitched the concept of a “synthetic CBDC” (Central Bank Digital… Read More

Bank of America Is Reportedly Piloting Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Technology

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America (BoA), the second-largest US bank with over $2.3 trillion in total assets, is reportedly testing out Ripple’s distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based financial products. The bank might be planning to do more with the San Francisco-based Fintech firm’s technology. Ripple’s… Read More

International Monetary Fund Calls Financial Oversight in Singapore Among the Best Globally

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Financial Sector Assessment Program for Singapore and has reportedly “reaffirmed” Singapore’s financial sector oversight to be “among the best globally,” according to a release. The IMF said the economic fundamentals of Singapore were strong and its economic… Read More

IMF Report: Countries are Broadly Embracing the Opportunities of Fintech to Boost Economic Growth and Inclusion

In a paper entitled “Fintech: the Experience So Far,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that, while there are regional differences, “countries were broadly embracing the opportunities of Fintech to boost economic growth and inclusion.” The pursuit of Fintech innovation is being balanced with the… Read More

At IMF Spring Meetings, JP Morgan Rep Says JPM Coin Could Streamline KYC/AML

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde hosted a panel discussion on “Payments in the Digital Age” at the IMF’s Spring Meetings held this week in Washington, DC. A video of the panel is provided by CNBC international TV and can be viewed here. Panelists included the ECB’s… Read More

Fintech in 2019? Predictions for Crowdfunding, Open Banking, SMEs, Regulations & More….

‘Tis the season for decking halls, lighting candles, spending time with family and friends, reflecting on 2018 and thinking ahead to 2019 and new trends in the global Fintech market. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech community members to look into their crystal balls… Read More

Marshall Islands Opposition Members Seeking to Oust Pro-Crypto President

Members of the opposition in the Marshall Islands have called for a non-confidence vote to oust the nation’s first-and-only female president, Radio New Zealand reports. The vote to oust Hilda Heine, who has previously backed a contentious plan to create a sovereign national cryptocurrency for… Read More

IMF Mentions Crypto in World Economic Outlook, Fintech as Well

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is meeting this week in beautiful Bali. The discussion includes routine topics such as economic forecasts for growth, challenges and opportunities. There is, of course, a trade skirmish that may turn into a trade war which may create bigger problems… Read More

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer at IMF: Britain is the Natural Home for Global Fintech, Including Crypto & DLT

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, is currently at the IMF Annual Meeting taking place in Bali. While at the meeting, the Chancellor is polishing the UK chops when it comes to innovations in Fintech. According to a note from HM Treasury, Hammond will position Britain… Read More

IMF Urges Marshall Islands Not to Issue National Cryptocurrency [u]

The Marshall Islands could end up putting its one remaining relationship with a US bank at risk if it moves forward with plans to issues a national cryptocurrency, the International Monetary Fund warns. The advice comes after the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read More

IMF Expands Fintech Group to Foster Greater Collaboration Between National Authorities & International Organizations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced an expansion of its “High Level Advisory Group on Finance and Technology” to boost its Fintech efforts and expand its engagement with a broad range of public and private sector stakeholders. Under IMF MD Christine Lagarde, there is a recognition… Read More

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Advocates ‘Even-Handed Approach to Crypto’

After blogging last month about the risks of cryptographic currencies and assets, including their use in “darknet” marketplaces like AlphaBay, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde blogged this month about “the promise” of cryptocurrencies and urged an even-handed international approach to their regulation. Judicious consideration, wrote Lagarde,… Read More

Head of IMF Envisions a Future Without Banks as Fintech Takes Over

Late last month, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, delivered a speech in the UK envisioning a future without banks. Now Lagarde did not say banks will no longer exist but she stepped up to the precipice of the death of banking stating there… Read More

IMF & Dubai to Host FinTech Seminar at World Government Summit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is partnering with Dubai’s Ministry of Finance to co-host a fintech seminar during the 5th World Government Summit that will take place in Dubai between February 12-14, 2017.  Blockchain technology will be a key discussion point during this panel —… Read More

Crowdfunding and Global Challenges

    I recently published a report with Mary Milner addressing how crowdfunding models can be used to address global challenges across multi-national networks.   What is fascinating is how rapidly the nature of conversations about crowdfunding is changing among top policy makers, corporate leaders and… Read More

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