FCA Feedback Statement Highlights: This 2-pager summarises the UK FCA Feedback Statement on its Discussion Paper (DP 17/03) on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) - published December 2017. The FCA strikes a careful balance between innovation and regulation and flags key legal and regulatory risks in relation to digital currencies, smart contracts and ICOs.
U.S. Regulators Outline Approach to Virtual Currencies, ICOs and Distributed Ledger Technologies: This client alert discusses U.S. regulators' approach to the prospects and challenges in the market for virtual currencies following a recent testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.
Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledger – A Legal Perspective is a whitepaper, co-authored and published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Linklaters.
Blockchain Reaction 9 months on: This updated Blockchain Reaction report by our Australian alliance firm, Allens, examines the blockchain landscape, covering topics such as how regulators are addressing the risks associated with DLT, potential interoperability issues, real-life use cases and the benefits of robust governance structures.
For Fintech, challenges and opportunities lie ahead: The wave of financial technology companies, more popularly called fintech firms, has affected our lives in many ways, including in Indonesia, as fintech offers simplicity, speed, cohesiveness and streamlined processes. Many fintech players, such as Doku, Uang Teman, Iwak, Tanihub, Amartha, Go-Pay, Investree and many more, are already offering a variety of services in Indonesia.
London Fintech Week 2016 Quotes: Fintech Week reminded us all about the massive scale of activity and creativity taking place in London right now. Regulators, incumbents, innovators and advisers are all in the mix, helping to make new financial technologies a reality for consumers and businesses.
Blockchain Reaction: A report by our Australian alliance firm, Allens, designed to assist business stakeholders, decision makers and in-house counsel across a variety of sectors to understand the technology and how it is being used, as well as navigate the regulatory and legal opportunities and challenges. Along with how distributed ledger technology should be governed and regulated, the report considers the key concepts, current and potential use cases, and the looming transformation posed by smart contracts. It also provides recommendations for businesses and regulators.
Fintech: the next wave of disruption: Adrian Fisher, Counsel in our Singapore office, looks at why fintech is such a disruptive force and the opportunities and challenges it presents for key market players.