FinTech Pulse podcast
In our ‘FinTech Pulse’ monthly podcast we explore the latest global news, regulatory developments, trends and hot topics in the Fintech sector. Hosts Sean Murphy (Global Head of FinTech, London) and Madeline Bailey (Co-head Technology Consulting) will be joined by our FinTech lawyers and leading industry experts from around the world to discuss their insights on everything FinTech from crypto assets and open banking to AI, blockchain, NFTs and the Metaverse, with special feature editions on InsurTech and the payments landscape.
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Special edition | US federal regulators’ regulatory enforcement activity against crypto exchanges
In this special edition, our US partners Stephen Aschettino, Andrew Lom and Kevin Harnisch discuss the recent uptick in regulatory enforcement activity from federal regulators against crypto exchanges, with the SEC issuing a Wells Notice to Coinbase and suing Beaxy, and the CFTC suing Binance and seeking permanent injunctions to also stop Binance from working with US-based customers.
Episode 11 (January 2023): 2023 predictions for crypto and FinTech regulation and litigation, M&A and investments, NFTs, Web 3 and the Metaverse.
In this month’s episode of FinTech Pulse, our lawyers from Australia, Europe, Canada, the US, Middle East and UK share their thoughts and predictions for 2023 on crypto and FinTech regulation and litigation, M&A and investments, NFT's, Web 3 and the Metaverse.
Digital assets and cryptocurrencies in the insurance sector
In this latest InsurTech podcast, Madeleine Bailey and Peter McBurney (co-hosts of Technology Consulting NRF) are joined by James Croome, Fine Art and Specie Underwriter at Arch Insurance to discuss digital assets and cryptocurrencies in the insurance sector.
Special edition | Parametric insurance for the 21st century with René Papesch, Co-Founder and CTO of Riskwolf
In this special InsurTech edition, Tim Chan (Associate, Sydney) is joined by René Papesch, Co-Founder and CTO of Riskwolf. René and Tim discuss how parametric products are being applied to emerging risks in the digital economy.
Episode 10 (October 2022): Latest news on MiCA, CFPB BNPL report insights, UK Law Commission’s digital assets consultation paper highlights, developments in the Hong Kong FinTech sector
Eamonn Moran, (Senior Legal Counsel, Washington DC) and Stephen Aschettino (Partner and US head of FinTech, New York) share their insights on the recent buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the increasing regulatory scrutiny of the BNPL sector in the US. Harriet Jones-Fenleigh, (Partner, London) and Adam Sanitt, (EMEA Head of Disputes Knowledge, Innovation and Business Support, London) to discuss the key takeaways from the UK Law Commission’s consultation paper on the future of digital assets. Etelka Bogardi, (Partner and head of FinTech in SE Asia) provides an update on recent developments in the Hong Kong FinTech sector. Anna Carrier, (Senior Government and Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Brussels) and Flupke can den Bogart, (Government relations manager, Brussels) discuss the latest developments with the upcoming markets in crypto assets regulation – also known as MiCA - which is shortly to be implemented in Europe.
Special edition | The sustainability of digital assets and cryptocurrencies
In this special edition, co-heads of our Technology Consulting practice - Madeleine Bailey and Professor Peter McBurney - are joined by Alex de Vries, founder of Digiconomist and researcher at Vrije University’s School of Business and Economics in Amsterdam on the sustainability of crypto assets. Alex plays a major role in the global discussion regarding the sustainability of cryptocurrencies and blockchain and their energy consumption, and joins the podcast to discuss this hot topic.
Episode 9 (June 2022): Regulation of “FinFluencers”, using blockchain in securitization, Hong Kong crypto regulation, FinTech in France, Crypto lending, crypto asset funds
Kate Green (Partner, Sydney) and Mrithula Shanker (Associate, Sydney) discuss the regulatory crackdowns recently introduced by ASIC, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), that “Finfluencers” providing financial advice without a financial services licence would be subject to. • Andrew Lom and Patrick Dolan (Partners, New York) explore the use of blockchain, smart contracts, crypto, token offerings and NFTs in securitization. • Etelka Bogardi (Partner, Hong Kong) and Amy Chung (Partner, Hong Kong) provide an update on regulatory developments in the crypto space in Hong Kong. • Sebastien Praicheux (Partner, Paris) and Clemence Durand (Associate, Paris) explore FinTech developments in the French market. • Elana Hahn (Partner, Toronto) Xavier Foccroulle Menard (Associate, Montreal) provide a whistle stop tour of crypto lending and the use of crypto assets as collateral. • Caroline Herkstroter (Partner, Frankfurt) and Ute Brunner-Reumann (Counsel, Frankfurt) discuss the growing interest in crypto asset funds in the German market, the type of funds which are being developed and to what extent they are regulated.
Special edition | Terra Luna collapse
In this special edition, we provide a 10 minute deep dive into the Terra Luna collapse, exploring what happened, why it matters, and a brief 101 on stablecoins. We hear from Sean Murphy and Hannah Meakin in London, and Andrew Lom in New York.
Episode 8 (March 2022): BlockFi’s $100m fine, United Arab Emirate crypto regulation, smart legal contracts, the UK’s new NSI regime
Andrew Lom and Mayling Blanco (Partners, New York) discuss BlockFi Lending’s recent $100m fine imposed by the SEC and what it means for the future of crypto products. Victoria Birch and Caroline Thomas (Partners, London) explore the potential impact on the FinTech sector of the UK’s new National Security and Investment regime. Geoffroy Hermanns (Counsel, Dubai) and Adjou Ait Ben Adir (Partner, Dubai) discuss the FinTech landscape and the current status of crypto regulation in the UAE. Adam Sanitt (Knowledge Director, Digital and Innovation, London) and Jonathan Hawkins (Associate, London) discuss a recent investigation by the UK law commission into how the current law of contract applies to smart legal contracts.