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Chainalysis Comments on US Proposed Tax Regulations which Outlines Information Reporting Obligations for Crypto Exchanges

Roger M. Brown,  the Global Head of Tax Strategy at Chainalysis, notes that on August 25, 2023, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations that would require domestic and foreign exchanges and other types of “brokers” who “effect sales” of digital assets to (1) collect… Read More

If the Accredited Investor Wealth Threshold was Indexed to Inflation, the Hurdle Would Be Over $3 Million Today

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering raising the wealth threshold for the definition of an Accredited Investor. Currently, in brief, an Accredited Investor is an individual who earns over $200,000 a year or has a net worth of over $1 million. The net… Read More

Evolution of Investment Banking and the Democratization of Capital: A Conversation with Vince Molinari

The world of investment banking has witnessed significant transformations over the decades, particularly concerning small-cap IPOs and access to capital. In this Capital Ideas interview with Vince Molinari, the CEO of Fintech.TV and an experienced figure in investment banking, ICAN’s Dara Albright and Nick Morgan… Read More

Uldis Tēraudkalns, CEO of Nexpay: Fintech Veteran Comments on Implications of MiCA Regulation for European Fintechs

Uldis Tēraudkalns, CEO of Nexpay, a fintech scale-up providing business banking solutions for digital companies, recently shared his views and insights with CI. Licensed by the Bank of Lithuania and operating across Europe, Nexpay reportedly processes over €2.5 billion annually and has helped over 600… Read More

Amit Dua, President at SunTec: Financial Services Professional Comments on Role of ESG Initiatives in Banking Sector

  As the banking landscape rapidly evolves, we decided to speak with Amit Dua, President at SunTec, a technology partner that claims to work with the world’s largest banks, helping them to improve their customer experience, pricing strategies, and ESG approach through technology-led solutions. Amit… Read More

Tokenization: The Business Case for Adoption May be Improving

The business case for the adoption may be improving for the tokenization of assets – typically securities or real-world assets that may benefit from distributed ledger technology to remove intrinsic friction from current standards. This is according to a recent report produced by McKinsey entitled,… Read More

Securities Litigation Attorney Comments on Bittrex Settlement: Don’t Expect Same Treatment for Binance

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This week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement in its enforcement action against Bittrex as well as a foreign affiliate. Bittrex agreed to a total penalty of $24 million. As part of the settlement, Bittrex neither admitted nor denied the SEC’s allegations,… Read More

Former OCC Head, Dean of Economics at University of Austin, Tout Stablecoins as Path to Ongoing Dollar Supremacy

There has been a lot of discussion about the US Dollar remaining the top reserve currency around the world. Having the dollar be the big dog in the realm of fiat brings a lot of benefits to the US and must be a leading policy… Read More

Lisa Novier of Envestnet: Fintech Industry Executive Comments on Key Open Banking Developments Globally

As a follow-up to the recent webinar Envestnet hosted with open banking experts around the world, we caught up with Lisa Novier, Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance at Envestnet Data and Analytics. Envestnet claims it has been at the forefront of open banking adoption… Read More

Lolli, Enclave CEOs Comment on Ripple – XRP Ruling

The court ruling on the SEC v. Ripple – XRP case has generated renewed hope that the SEC will have to back away from its current regulation-by-enforcement approach when it comes to digital assets. CI has received multiple comments from industry insiders and digital asset… Read More

The Bank of England’s Fantasy Future, on Show at the 2023 Mansion House

Some environments can induce a kind of dream-like state in people overcome by their grandeur. You’d think that Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, the ‘Banker’s Banker’ would be over this by now — but no! In this year’s Mansion House speech, we were treated to his vision of… Read More

Embedded Banking Fintech BankiFi to Address Misconceptions About Digital Neobanking Services

On the back of a solid start to 2023, embedded banking platform BankiFi has denounced three misconceptions around a new class of digital only neobanks that continue “to persist despite ample evidence to dispel them.” As part of its efforts to highlight the issues faced… Read More

Crypto and Money Laundering: Still a ways to go for Law Enforcement, Regulators to Catch Up with the Crooks

Detractors of digital assets, or crypto, typically point to the utilization of crypto to pursue nefarious activities such as money laundering. Rules exist for financial transactions regarding “know your customer” (KYC) and “anti-money laundering” (AML), but they are enforced to various degrees depending on the… Read More

Andrew Saks: Blockchain Professional Says Mainstream Crypto Adoption to Occur with Regulatory Frameworks like Europe’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation

We recently connected with Andrew Saks, who talked about the importance of financial inclusion for the vast majority. Notably, 1.4 billion people remain unbanked, which takes several countries in Southeast Asia to allow a larger virtual currency ecosystem to take root in their countries. The… Read More

Has the Dust Settled? EquityZen Says IPO Market Needs Catalyst for a Lot of Pent Up Demand

Initial public offerings have hit the pause button in the past months – at least until recently. Last week, CAVA (NYSE:CAVA), a Mediterranean restaurant concept, successfully floated shares on the NYSE, seeing the shares rocket on the first day of trading. The strong showing in… Read More

Groundfloor CEO Shares Insight into Real Estate Marketplace and Investment Opportunities

  Brian Dally, co-founder and CEO of Groundfloor, operates a unique online investment platform for real estate investors. By using the Reg A+ exemption, Groundfloor enables smaller investors to gain access to residential properties – a sector of the market that continues to experience robust… Read More

DealMaker CEO Rebecca Kacaba Shares Opinion on Capital Markets, Investment Crowdfunding and Opportunity

DealMaker has emerged as a top online capital formation platform providing services to enable the primary issuance of securities across the full stack of crowdfunding exemptions. This includes Reg CF, Reg A+, and Reg D. At the same time, due to its base of operations… Read More

CEO of NEO Reflects on PM Rishi Sunak’s Vision of the UK Becoming a Tech and Science Superpower

At today’s opening of London Tech Week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he sees the UK as an “island of innovation.” Sunak reported that the UK has created 134 unicorns in the last ten years, stating that the UK is one of the most “digitally… Read More

Zumo Founder Comments on FCA Crypto Marketing Rules

As was previously covered, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed new marketing rules for crypto offerings. The rules aim to largely align with current financial product requirements while also incorporating a “cooling off period.” In brief, digital asset investors must acknowledge they can… Read More

CryptoUK Issues Statement on FCA’s Updated Marketing Rules for Digital Assets

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued new rules for crypto promotions. The rules are said to align with other financial services offerings. CryptoUK, an association representing the UK’s digital asset industry, has issued a statement on the marketing rules. Su Carpenter, Director of… Read More

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