Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220722)

New York Regulators Have Planted a Seed for Stablecoin Transparency

In June 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued formal guidance for NYDFS-approved stablecoin issuers, including upgrades to the amount and quality of information that issuers must provide to the public. With the new guidance, management’s assertions must now be tested and published no later than 30 days after the end of the month, but also on one randomly selected business day during the month. Secondly, stablecoin issuers will be required to submit their internal controls to audit. However, the new regulations apply to Gemini dollar (GUSD) Binance USD (BUSD) and Paxos dollar (USDP). [Read more at JP Koning’s Moneyness]

Barclays to host CBDC hackathon

Barclays will host the “CBDC Hackathon 2022” on September 27 and 28, 2022. It will consist of a series of coding challenges that will simulate the use of central bank digital currency (CDBC) and commercial bank money. Teams of four will develop coding solutions to multiple challenges including connecting to Barclays simulation of central and commercial bank application programming interfaces (APIs). The tasks will be drawn from the Bank of England’s CBDC platform model. [Read more at Barclays]

Upcoming events I’m affiliated with:

The CBDC Think Tank, in partnership with the International Monetary Fund and George Washington University, is hosting a full-day in-person CBDC Masterclass on October 12 in Washington DC. The sessions are designed as instructional deep dives with full presentations and Q&A components.  [Register here]