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Central Bank of Ireland Deputy Governor Shares Perspective on Setting up EU AML Authority for Success

While sharing insights at the European Anti-Financial Crime Summit, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Derville Rowland said: “The commitment of European leaders to introduce a single rulebook for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and the creation of a new European AML supervisory and financial… Read More

Poor Investment Governance May Cost Australia’s Asset Owners Significant Sums – Report

Poor investment governance could cost asset owners, and in turn their customers, significant sums – in the case of a super fund member as much as $500,000 over their working lives, a new report by KPMG Australia and Frontier Advisors finds. A survey of institutional… Read More

Funding for Pre-Seed Firms Reportedly Stayed Robust in Q1 2024, Dominated by SAFEs and Convertible Notes

Carta has released its latest report, titled, State of Pre-Seed: Q1 2024. Carta notes in the research report that fundraising for pre-seed companies “stayed robust in Q1 2024, dominated by SAFEs and convertible notes; valuation caps remained flat.” While commenting on the actual definition/criteria for… Read More

Bitcoin Halving Followed By Biggest Day for Miner Revenue in the History of BTC – Report

Bitcoin’s fixed and programmatic supply function is on display as Bitcoin experienced its fourth halving last Friday evening, the team at NYDIG noted. As noted in the report from NYDIG, fees jump following the Bitcoin halving event, albeit temporarily, as Runes “makes its debut, breaking… Read More

Digital Currency Adoption: Number of Crypto Tokens Rising Rapidly But Few May Provide Real Value – Report

There are over 2.52 million cryptocurrencies in 2024 to date, according to an update from CoinGeck0. This is 5.7 times more than the 0.44 million cryptocurrencies around “at the end of 2021.” The CoinGecko report further noted that the number of cryptocurrencies “first broke into… Read More

Small Businesses in Australia Reportedly Keeping Up with Big Business In Terms of Labor Productivity

Xero, the global small business platform, today released a Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) special report which shows Australian small business labor productivity is keeping pace with national productivity growth, but remains below pre-pandemic levels. The report, Small business productivity: Trends, implications and strategies, is… Read More

Redline Identified As Most Prevalent Data-Stealing Malware – Report

More than half of all devices (55%) targeted by password-stealer attacks in 2023 were infected with the Redline malware, Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence has found. As the malware development market continues to flourish with new stealers, such as Lumma, for the last three years Redline… Read More

UK Report on Jobs and Hiring Activity: Declining Levels of Recruitment in March Due to Cost Cutting

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global, continued to signal falling levels of recruitment activity in March. Amid reports of hiring freezes and cost cutting at clients, recruitment consultants signaled another marked “decline in permanent placements as well… Read More

AI Startups Focused on Building Virtual Worlds, Autonomous Factories, Language Models – Research Report

The AI 100 has been released by CB Insights. It’s an annual list of some of the best / high-potential private AI companies in the world. From new AI architectures to precision manufacturing, this year’s AI firms are focused on tackling some of the hardest… Read More

Stablecoins Are on a Significantly Upwards Trajectory, Moving into Mainstream Market Position – Report

Nick Maynard, VP of Fintech Market Research at Juniper Research, notes that cryptocurrency and payments platform Ripple has announced that it is launching its own US Dollar-backed stablecoin later this year. This move, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, “represents the latest in a… Read More

VC Dealmaking Slides in Q1 2024, Fintech Sector Takes A Hit with Funding Falling 16% QoQ – Report

VC dealmaking slides to a 7-year low, while several blockbuster deals “drive a modest rebound in funding,” according to an extensive update from CBInsights. According to the latest CBInsights report, Q1’24 was “a mixed bag for the venture market.” The CBInsights report reveals that equity… Read More

Embedded Finance Firms Are Enabling Frictionless Interoperability Between Payment Rails – Report

Given the scope of payments being made on a global scale, with each country and region having its own respective payment rails, embedded finance companies have stepped up to enable seamless interoperability between payment rails. This, according to an update shared by the team at… Read More

France VC Deal Value Dropped Sequentially from Q3 to Q4, Private Equity Fundraising Saw Mixed Signals – Report

Q4 macroeconomic data points in France’s markets are marginally better than in Q3, according to an update from Pitchbook. Q4 GDP growth was reported as flat by Pitchbook, while inflation has been “coming down from the elevated levels seen earlier in the year.” Meanwhile, the… Read More

Private International Law Issues Relating to Digital Tokens Examined in Extensive Research Study

The new HCCH Project focused on an extensive study of digital tokens. After the conclusion and decision at its 2024 meeting by the governing body of the HCCH, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP), the Permanent Bureau has recently begun its work that… Read More

Brightflag, an AI-enhanced Legal Operations Platform, Releases Insights from Legal Operations Compensation Survey

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Now in its third year, Brightflag’s annual Corporate Legal Operations Compensation Report captures data to help legal operations professionals, General Counsel, and HR leaders better understand fair market compensation and recent salary trends. The survey that forms the basis of the report was conducted in… Read More

Research by Regtech Sumsub Unveils Alarming Surge of Fraud Networks Across Multiple Regions

Research by Sumsub, a global verification platform with 1B+ identities database, shows an alarming surge of fraud networks across multiple regions. The company discovered the trend prior to “launching its upgraded comprehensive Fraud Prevention Solution aimed to help businesses fight fraud networks and other rising… Read More

AI Startups Now Increasingly Backed by Tech Giants with Fintech and Regtech Platforms Adopting the Innovation – Report

The Big Tech AI “arms race” is ongoing and picking up its pace rapidly with well over 75 AI startups that are currently backed by tech giants such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia. This, according to a new report from CBInsights. CBInsights has recently… Read More

APAC Deal Activity Down by Nearly 20% YoY in First 2 Months of 2024 – Research Report

A total of 1,843 deals (mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity and venture financing deals) were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region “during January-February 2024, which is a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 19.6% compared to the 2,292 deals announced during the same period in previous… Read More

Gen AI Regulation in the UK Cannot Come Soon Enough for Consumers – Survey Reveals

Generative AI (Gen AI) became popular or more widespread with consumers in 2022, when several user-friendly text-based AI systems were released to the public, according to a recent update shared by KPMG. Yet despite its infancy, respondents to a new KPMG UK poll have “expressed… Read More

UK Fintech Wise Could Be Benefitting Considerably From Higher Interest Rates, According to Industry Analyst

Simon Taylor, an experienced Fintech strategist, notes that the latest Fintech results season is witnessing Wise (LSE:WISE) really “hitting its stride.” As HSBC competitor Zing launches, Wise revenue is “up 23% YoY and its above its IPO price.” Simon Taylor has examined why Wise revenuers… Read More

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