CFTC paves way for no-deal Brexit swaps transfers – Risk.net
tags: Blog Derivatives
Incentives for Central Clearing and the Evolution of OTC Derivatives
We summarise the recent CCP12 report “Incentives for Central Clearing”. This report looks at the current state of play in Cleared FX, Interest Rates and Credit. It analyses particular niches in clearing, including Latam Rates and NDFs. It concludes that clearing has increased for Linear products, but Option markets remain uncleared.
tags: Derivatives Blog
What’s preventing WhatsApp Pay’s full-fledged launch in India?
WhatsApp Pay is still not compliant with data regulations in India. As per the Reserve Bank of India’s norms, payment firms must store all their data locally.
tags: Blog Fintech Regulation
STO & ICO Regulations in Asia: 2019 Edition – Fintech Singapore
Since ICOs and STOs are clearly here to stay it is worthwhile to take a look at what regulators in Asia are doing in response to this.
tags: Regulation STOs ICOs Blog CryptoAssets
Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers
Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally.
tags: Fintech Stellar Blog Blockchain
Bitcoin buoyed by Veriblock » Brave New Coin
The rise in on-chain transactions per day has been due in large part to VeriBlock (VBK), which secures other blockchains through the “Proof of Proof” (PoP) consensus mechanism.
tags: Blog CryptoAssets Bitcoin
Coinbase to Give Away Over $100 Million in XLM to Users Who Study Stellar Protocol
Coinbase has announced that it is giving away 1 billion Stellar Lumens (XLM) (about $106m) to users that are willing to study the Stellar protocol.
tags: CryptoAssets AltCoins Blog Stellar
Hong Kong hands out its first digital banking licences | Financial Times
Hong Kong has issued its first batch of digital banking licences, giving a mix of traditional financial institutions and Chinese companies a chance to compete for a $15bn pot of retail banking business in the city.
Nearly all Bitcoin trades are fake, apparently
Bitwise research has found evidence that around 95% of all Bitcoin trading volume has been faked by exchanges. Data from 71 of 81 exchanges exhibited patterns that reflected artificial trading volume.
tags: ETFs CryptoAssets Liquidity Blog
Japan looks to DLT to combat rise in settlement fails – Risk.net
As Japan moves to shorten its settlement window for cash equities, dealers are hoping that distributed ledger technology can reduce the probability of failed trades between domestic and foreign investors.
tags: Blockchain Fintech Blog