Digital Finance





The new Consumer Duty regime and updates to the financial promotions rules are likely to provoke the biggest change to retail regulation in decades
Khofiz Shakhidi of Alif Bank explains how the use of DLT can enhance efficiency and transparency of Sharia-compliant transactions
As the financial world finally makes headway on digital asset regulation, regulators should maximise this moment and continue to plough ahead with any outstanding items
As technologies including NFTs, DLT, and blockchain grow in popularity, Asia’s lawmakers are considering how to manage risks and create a stable regulatory environment, as IFLR’s correspondents report.
The proposals are expected to require stablecoin issuers to hold stable reserves such as cash or US treasury bonds to fully reinforce issued cryptoassets
The change should put Europe in line with recent developments in the UK on corresponding anti-money laundering regulation
The regulation will bring a unified approach to cryptoassets across the EU on issues such as AML, consumer protection and financial stability
Attributing much of the supervisory authority over cryptoassets to the CFTC, the bill has been seen as a welcome stepping-stone towards the establishment of a strong regulatory framework
The Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act has reset the discussion for the regulation of digital asset business in the US
The amendment to existing regulations remains murky on international stablecoin issuances outside of Japan and stablecoins with unhosted wallets
While the SFC remains conservative on widening access, some funds are pushing the envelope for more complex products and strategies
The regulatory challenge in getting a licence in Hong Kong SAR is driving funds to set up in alternative jurisdictions such as the UAE
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Following Boris Johnson’s resignation along with key cabinet members, market participants expect delays to the agenda but no major policy changes
As the dust begins to settle on the economic upheaval the sanctions have caused, IFLR unpicks their implications and ponders the long-term consequences for financial services
Market participants expect the new regulation to have global consequences due to the borderless nature of cryptoassets
A closer look at the country's new law targeting blockchain development, how it relates to the country’s national digital currency, and the impact on the fintech community
Exchanges have been blighted with negative publicity recently, but improvements have been made in recent years. Here crypto firms and lawyers explain the back story
All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals from the third IFLR Africa Awards
All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals – winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dubai on October 12 
John Crabb speaks to the crypto exchange's chief legal officer about the regulatory agenda in the US and the difficult market environment
Nikhil Rathi’s comments came at a time of increased uncertainty for UK markets after PM Boris Johnson’s resignation along with key city figures
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