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Crypto–assets—the basicsIn its simplest form, cryptoassets are a virtual currency which uses encryption to verify transactions denominated in that...
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25th Sep
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Blockchain has erupted into mainstream consciousness with multiple consultations and discussions by regulators underway or completed around the world....
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25th Sep
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Automated financial product advisers or robo-advisers are automated computer systems that provide financial planning services with little or no human...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers IP issues specifically in relation to fintech. It covers:•Fintech and intangible assets•Fintech IP...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the following aspects of the technology that has become known as ‘regtech’:•What is regtech?•The FCA’s approach•FCA tech...
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25th Sep
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Cryptoassets, exchange tokens, utility tokens and security tokensIt started with Bitcoin (see below). An avalanche of other non-traditional currencies...
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26th Sep
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The UK fintech sectorThis Practice Note provides an overview of recent and proposed financial innovations, with a particular focus on the emergence of...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at established financial institutions and early stage fintechs wanting to partner in respect of fintech...
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26th Sep
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What are cryptoassets?A cryptoasset for the purposes of this Practice Note is data held on the blockchain which has been given certain characteristics...
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27th Sep
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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27th Sep
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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27th Sep
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This Practice Note focuses on the approach of UK and EU regulators and governments to the regulation of cryptoassets and considers the approach taken...
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27th Sep
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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The principal UK requirements on anti-money laundering and know your customer checks—usually referred to as customer due diligence or CDD—at present...
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28th Sep
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You may find: Fintech—overview and Cryptoassets—overview useful which contain a number of Practice Notes and news items relevant to the financial...
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28th Sep
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What is bitcoin?Bitcoin is a digital token that lets you send money to any person in the world to pay for goods and services.It is a transparent,...
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