Regulatory Developments

Federal Reserve Board clarifies guidance as it relates to definitions for minority depository institutions

Federal Reserve Board clarifies guidance as it relates to definitions for minority depository institutions

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SEC task force to enforce green and ESG rules

US regulator says task force aims to “proactively address” disclosure gaps

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Opening Statement_Loeber_Third Annual Joint Deutsche Bundesbank, European Central Bank and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on CCP Risk Management

Wednesday 03 March 2021 17:45

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ESMA proposes improvements to Transparency Directive after Wirecard case

ESMA proposes improvements to Transparency Directive after Wirecard case Wednesday 03 March 2021 13:10 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has written to the European Commission (EC) with its proposals to improve the Transparency Directive (TD) following the Wirecard case. The letter addresses provisions related to enforcement of financial … Read more

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Median prices up in most Opportunity Zones

Median home prices increased during the fourth quarter in 77 percent of Opportunity Zones established by Congress. Read on for more details.

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Cybersecurity, Data and AML/Sanctions

Four new hacking groups have joined an ongoing offensive against Microsoft’s email servers

A Chinese government-linked hacking campaign revealed by Microsoft this week has ramped up rapidly. At least four other distinct hacking groups are now attacking critical flaws in Microsoft’s email software in a cyber campaign the US government describes as “widespread domestic and international exploitation” with the potential to impact hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide. … Read more

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Fear itself is the real threat to democracy, not tall tales of Chinese AI | John Naughton

Stoking panic about China’s dominance is just another way for western technology giants to avoid scrutiny and gain power This week the American National Security Commission on artificial intelligence released its final report. Cursory inspection of its 756 pages suggests that it’s just another standard product of the military-industrial complex that so worried President Eisenhower … Read more

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Moderna Teams With IBM To Advance COVID-19 Vaccine Management

Moderna and IBM are joining forces to collaborate on strengthening and improving COVID-19 vaccination management, the companies announced on Thursday (March 4). The collaboration will use IBM blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the vaccine supply chain and expand data sharing. A vaccine distribution pilot will introduce the real-time tracking of inoculations while also … Read more

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Webinar: Balancing app innovation and cybersecurity in financial services

Click on the image to register for this free webinar How do you secure customer data while still innovating and improving your customer’s digital experience? Financial services organisations continue to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt technology such as cloud-based applications and application programming interfaces (APIs). Meanwhile, hackers remain alert, looking for new ways in … Read more

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How to poison the data that Big Tech uses to surveil you

Every day, your life leaves a trail of digital breadcrumbs that tech giants use to track you. You send an email, order some food, stream a show. They get back valuable packets of data to build up their understanding of your preferences. That data is fed into machine-learning algorithms to target you with ads and … Read more

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Crypto/Blockchain

Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman Says ‘I Love Bitcoin’ — Advises How to Buy BTC, Praises Paypal

American financial advisor Suze Orman says she loves bitcoin. She has provided some advice on how to invest in the cryptocurrency a month, noting that she prefers to buy bitcoin through Paypal’s crypto service because the payments giant has made it easy to do so. Suze Orman Loves Bitcoin Suze Orman said she loves bitcoin … Read more

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Fetch.ai (FET) hits a 2-year high after DeFi integration and Bosch partnership

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the face of commerce, computing and other technologies on a daily basis. In its most basic form, the information gathered by artificial intelligence is really just data that can be used to make interpretations and blockchains are built for the storage and transmission of data. Fetch.ai (FET) is … Read more

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Goldman Sachs Sees Huge Institutional Demand for Bitcoin — 76% of Clients Say BTC Price Could Reach $100K This Year

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs is seeing huge institutional demand for bitcoin with no signs of abating. A survey of Goldman’s institutional clients shows that 61% expect to increase their cryptocurrency holdings. Meanwhile, 76% say the price of bitcoin could reach $100,000 this year. Goldman Sachs Sees No Signs of Institutional Demand for Bitcoin Abating … Read more

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What Ethereum killer? On-chain data shows competitor networks are still behind

Ether (ETH) remains the second-largest cryptocurrency and it absolutely dominates the smart contract industry according to an array of network usage metrics. Even though the network has been overwhelmed by peak activity which is causing median fees to surpass $10, the network effect of its large user and developer base seems to be enough to … Read more

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Bitcoin nerves, Tesla told to dump crypto, NFT madness: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 28–March 6

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin traders worry as price remains pinned below $50,000 After … Read more

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Banking, Finance and Investment

Roots, Rock And Bitcoin: Kings Of Leon Changes The Cryptonomics Of Music

Spring is coming. The days are feeling slightly longer, the blizzards seem to have stopped nationwide, daffodils are trying to push through the solid ground – and the payment fad of the year is entering into full bloom as NFT enthusiasm is sweeping the nation. What is an NFT?  The acronym stands for a “non-fungible … Read more

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Digital Wallet Eco Secures More Than $26 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led a16z Crypto

    Eco, a U.S.-based digital wallet for saving and spending, announced on Friday it raised more than $26 million through its latest investment round, which was led by a16z Crypto with participation from Founders Fund, Activant Capital, Coinbase Ventures, and Slow Ventures. Eco reported that the… Read More The post Digital Wallet Eco Secures More Than … Read more

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Rental Marketplace Platform Howsy Now Seeking £800,000 Through Second Seedrs Campaign

  Just a little over six months after raising £2,346,770 through its previous Seedrs campaign, Howsy, a UK-based rental marketplace platform, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £800,000. The funding round has so far raised over half its funding target from nearly… Read More The post Rental Marketplace Platform Howsy Now Seeking … Read more

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Experts divided on BTC predictions: Bullish or super bullish?

From crypto advocates to former skeptics, pundits are outdoing themselves to predict ever higher prices for Bitcoin. Despite the current battle between Bitcoin bulls and bears around the $50,000 price mark — and an 8.7% pullback over the past 24 hours — a raft of analysts and commentators have got out their crystal balls to … Read more

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Íslandsbanki launches carbon tracking app

Iceland’s Íslandsbanki is to enable users to track their carbon footprint through their mobile banking app.

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