Libra heralds Brave New World: if it can stand up to regulation

The influential policy committee of the Bank of England has put forward concrete proposals for how regulators could deal with Facebook’s controversial Libra project.    A 9 October document released by the central bank’s Financial Policy Committee states that while the payment stablecoin “has the potential to be…systemically important”, bankers will need “access to be…

Regulation of digital assets is no longer in the realm of the Wild West

According to my recent article in Fintech Futures, “From Wild West to crypto best: How compliance separates cowboys from champions,” the world of crypto is about to change with the work of the Financial Action Task Force. One of the most powerful standards-setting bodies, the task force is expected to require regulators to instill recognizable…

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Cash ban: Is Germany still a developing country in this regard? Who is further along than us?

Germany is definitely a developing country from a current perspective. I like to remember my last trip to China: a lady from the village has sold her home-made tartlets. Besides that, she had two phones lying. Because: The tartlets were buyable via QR code! But that is not an isolated case. If you enter a…

Is it really foreseeable that there will be no more cash in the future? - Maxim Bederov

John Cryan gave cash less than 10 years a few years ago: how much longer are we still going to pay cash?

Cash is an obsolete model no matter how much we still emotionally cling to it. The fast pace of time, digitization, and the advances in artificial intelligence technology will make it unimaginable in the foreseeable future that retailers will continue to spend their money on us, and we’ll even have to go to a cash…

What makes a qualified investor in today's world? - Maxim Bederov

“Those that will need their money in the next few years, should now take profits”

This was the title of a report published on 08/05/2019 in the Handelsblatt, in which Donald Trump was quoted. The reason therefore are the fears of the investors which are again dominating the markets, because of the customs duty threats that America’s president had made against China.    Since I worked for many years with…