Looking forward to my Brookings panel on the future of financial regulation (after Fintech Week!)

On November 9, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles will visit Brookings to deliver remarks on the current and future state of financial regulation. After delivering his prepared remarks, Quarles will participate in a fireside chat with Brookings … Continue Reading

SEC launches an innovation hub

So the SEC’s not the first.  Or the second.  Or the third.  But, as I mentioned earlier–they won’t be the last, either.  And it’s still significant that the best resourced US regulator is deciding to (try to) stay ahead of … Continue Reading

Georgetown Symposium on Taxing the Digital Economy, December 3, 2018

Join Georgetown’s IIEL as we convene thought leaders and senior representatives from government, business, international organizations and academia to discuss issues including: • Do our international tax rules work in a digitalized economy?  Should they be reformed? • How can … Continue Reading

ESMA sets aside €1 million to monitor fintech

As revealed in its 2019 Annual Work Programme, the EU’s financial markets watchdog has revealed that it is setting aside over €1 million in order to monitor cryptocurrencies and other fintech activities during 2019.  The story can be found here.

Georgetown Cited as One of America’s Top “Blockchain Universities”

Georgetown has been identified by Coin Desk as one of the top-10 universities in the instruction of blockchain-related courses.  Plus, I’m delighted to say that my brand new course on ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and the Law earned a special mention.  The … Continue Reading

Fintech Research associates sought for Hamburg University

Pending approval of external funding Universität Hamburg invites applications for two Research Associates for the project “Law, Finance and Technology”. The two positions commence on 01.01.2019.  More info is available here.

Speakers Roster for Fintech Week is up

Participants hailing from venture capital, technology and finance are scheduled to speak–at Georgetown, the IMF and on Capitol Hill.  The roster is available here.

Sept. 28 Conference to Explore New Risks “10 Years After the Financial Crisis”

On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, Georgetown Law will host a one-day conference on “Ten Years After the Financial Crisis: Closing Loopholes, Avoiding Blindspots and Finding Economic Justice.” WHAT Are we headed toward another financial panic, despite changes to bank regulation … Continue Reading

My Bloomberg Government panel on Financial Inclusion

Many thanks to Bloomberg Government for the opportunity to speak on fintech and financial inclusion at the Bloomberg government Headquarters.  Amongst the many points discussed (full video is here):  how and whether to enable a more comprehensive view of credit … Continue Reading

Three lessons from my fintech and financial inclusion world tour

I’ve finished what amounts to a fintech world tour of talks and research-Ethiopia, Benin, Brussels, Bogota, Brazilia, Washington and New York-and learned some lessons along the way:  1) Too often, financial inclusion is conflated as capital access, and vice versa. … Continue Reading