Regulatory Developments

Federal Reserve Board requests public comment on technical updates to its Freedom of Information Act procedures and on changes to its rules governing the disclosure of confidential supervisory information

Federal Reserve Board requests public comment on technical updates to its Freedom of Information Act procedures and on changes to its rules governing the disclosure of confidential supervisory information

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Calabria asks Congress for chartering authority in annual report

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requested the legislative ability to charter competitors of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as government-backed guarantors for the secondary mortgage market in its 2018 report to Congress. The chartering authority FHFA Director Mark Calabria has requested from Congress would be similar to that of the Office of the Comptroller of … Read more

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Review calls on IMF to deepen monetary expertise

Independent report says IMF broadly made the right calls on risks around unconventional policy, but shortage of expertise leaves fund behind the curve

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ESMA UPDATES Q&A ON EMIR DATA REPORTING

ESMA UPDATES Q&A ON EMIR DATA REPORTING Friday 14 June 2019 10:12 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The Q&As provide further clarity regarding the implementation of EMIR Refit with respect to: Q&A OTC 3 on … Read more

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NAR invests in Blockchain-platform Propy

Through its real estate technology fund Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors has made a strategic investment in the Blockchain-startup Propy.

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Cybersecurity, Data and AML/Sanctions

IPO Appetite Strong In Spite Of Uber And Lyft

Despite the disappointing performance of both Uber and Lyft, the initial public offering (IPO) market remains strong. Three companies went public last week: cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Holdings Inc., online pet-supply retailer Chewy Inc. and freelance-services marketplace Fiverr International. Investors sent all of their shares soaring 50 percent or more. In addition, Slack Technologies is expected … Read more

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CrowdStrike IPO: Investors Are Positively CrowdStruck—Cyber Saturday

A poorly kept secret of the cybersecurity business: For all the talk of entrepreneurs determined to build strong, independent public companies atop impenetrable, hack-proof platforms, the vast majority supply merely a tool or two in the fight against the world’s many digital adversaries. It’s true: Most cybersecurity founders build features, not companies. More often than … Read more

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Artificial intelligence sees construction site accidents before they happen

Construction companies are developing an AI system that predicts worksite injuries—an example of the growing use of workplace surveillance.

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With New AML Laws, Latvia Looks To Remove Main Regulator

Latvia’s parliament has passed new regulation to bolster the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. After a series of recent scandals, the country’s government was accused of being too lenient with banks. The move to strengthen its laws comes before a review by international money-laundering standards watchdog Moneyval, which some officials worry will deem … Read more

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5G Isn’t The Only Digital Communication Game In Town

The new 5G mobile network technology is getting its first deployments, but that’s not the only communications game in town. A technology that tracks lost scooters people rent could play a role in the coming years in digital retail and payments, at least going by recent reports. The innovation — and potential disruption — stems … Read more

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Crypto/Blockchain

SigOne Capital Now Offers Complete Suite of OTC Trading Services Including Lending Desk

SigOne Capital says it is now offering a full suite of crpto trading services for the institutional/HNW investor. The OTC service says they are now offering OTC trading through voice, API & web portal along with a lending desk to borrow and lend crypto. SigOne Capital was founded by two executives who helped to launch … Read more

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Source: South American Online Marketplace Working With Facebook on Crypto Project

South American online marketplace Mercado Libre is working with Facebook on the social network’s Libra cryptocurrency project, Cointelegraph Brazil reports on June 14. A MercadoLibre executive told Cointelegraph Brazil that the purported cryptocurrency will be integrated into the e-commerce platform as a form of payment. While the anonymous executive confirmed the partnership, further details were … Read more

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Litecoin’s Charlie Lee Joins Warren Buffett’s Crypto Power Lunch with Justin Sun

By CCN Markets: Tron CEO Justin Sun will be accompanied by Litecoin creator Charlie Lee on his $4.6 million crypto power lunch with billionaire bitcoin skeptic Warren Buffett. Sun revealed on Twitter that he’s thrilled to invite his “good friend Charlie” as his first guest at his July 25 lunch with Buffett. Sun says he’ll … Read more

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Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During Protests

Right now, thousands of citizens from Hong Kong are protesting certain leaders and opposing a proposed extradition law. Alongside the protests, the country’s political issues are reportedly pushing wealthy Hong Kong residents to move their capital offshore. Since last week, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) has gained a premium in Hong Kong as the … Read more

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Why P2P Lending is a Primary Investment Opportunity

The Fintech space has seen significant investment growth in recent years. Out of 310 private companies valued at over US$1 billion globally, 10 percent are in the Fintech sector, according to CB Insights. Only two other sectors claim a larger share of the unicorn pie, and they’ve both been around longer—internet software and services at … Read more

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Banking, Finance and Investment

Update: Paysend Now Nearing £4.4 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Just a little over a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK fintech Paysend is now nearing £4.4 million in funding from more than 530 investors. The funding round originally sought to raise £4.2 million, which was secured in three days. Founded… Read More The post Update: Paysend Now Nearing £4.4 Million … Read more

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Analyst: Square Cash App Downloads Top Venmo’s

A new report shows that Square’s Cash App downloads increased by 2.2 million last month, while Venmo’s were up 1.7 million. According to a report from Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev, the data also shows a slowdown in Venmo’s user acquisition. While year-over-year growth for Venmo still beats the Cash App at 35 percent versus … Read more

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Fullgreen Launches New Crowdcube Round to Raise £600,000 in Funding

Just a little over two years after raising £1.4 million through its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Cauli Rice, under its brand name Fullgreen, has returned to the funding portal to raise a minimum of £600,000. The company is offering 2.78% equity, with a… Read More The post Fullgreen Launches New Crowdcube Round to … Read more

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Crypto Friendly Digital Bank Arival Accepting Investment Reservations on SeedInvest for Upcoming Crowdfunding Round

Digital challenger bank Arival is now accepting reservations for preferred stock on SeedInvest. Arival will be a crypto-friendly bank – unlike most traditional banks in the United States which tend to be crypto-averse. The bank was founded on the notion that banks in many places… Read More The post Crypto Friendly Digital Bank Arival Accepting … Read more

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – June 8, 2019

During the week I share the latest marketplace lending and fintech news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Don’t sideline earned income access from American Banker – Great op-ed in American Banker on Monday by my … Read more

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