Digital Finance

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
Cross-border integration remains a challenge for firms looking to conduct business across member states
The top performing law firms in the banking sector across the world have been announced
Following the official adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, the Sub-Saharan country is up against a slew of obstacles if its cryptocurrency gamble is to pay off
CBDC development must be expedited if the risks that stablecoins pose to financial stability are to be mitigated
The industry has hit back against the proposal to include crypto in the Financial Promotions Regime, highlighting its inconsistency with the government’s ambition to make London a leading crypto hub
Concerns that cryptoassets could pose a threat to financial stability in the future are hindering progress on what is needed right now
Despite the willingness to reduce dependencies linked to globalisation, the need for regulators to collaborate is higher than ever to respond to challenges and coordinate the global response to ongoing conflicts
Regulators could face challenges in adapting e-money regulation to fit stablecoins on issues of territoriality, safeguarding funds, issuance liability and finding a flexible regulation for a highly innovative sector
A fresh strategy for tackling the regulation of cryptoassets in the UK has been unveiled, putting an end to the much-criticised extensions of the temporary licensing regime
The borderless nature of digital assets and the importance of cross-border payments in CBDCs underpin the need for a globally aligned approach



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
Research for the third edition of the IFLR Africa Awards is now underway
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2022 edition of its Europe Awards.
All the shortlisted deals, teams, and firms of the year - winners will be announced on May 5
IFLR is delighted to announce all the winning deals, teams, firms and individuals of the 2022 Asia-Pacific awards.
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