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

Gracias a CentroCEDEC!

Muchas gracias a CentroCEDEC, El Centro de Estudios de Derecho de la Competencia, Bogota, por una excelente conferencia sobre fintech y inclusión financiera con la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC). Una de las lecciones importantes que aprendí: si no estás pagando … Continue Reading

Digital Tax Conference Coming to Georgetown’s IIEL!

I am delighted to announce an upcoming conference sponsored between Vienna University’s Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law and Georgetown’s IIEL on the Digital Economy: Reimagining Taxation in the Age of Digital Disruption.  December 3, 2018.  More info to come.

More than 6% of securities lawsuits this year involve ICOs

This overlooked story, referencing the research by Cornerstone Research, can be found here.  Six percent is not, in my judgment, an insignificant figure, and I would not be surprised if it grows substantially over the next year.

The first Reg D (506c) Token Hits Crypto Markets

Here’s an interesting development that slipped under the radar of crypto news outlets:  yesterday, a company called Trade Templum launched on their platform the first proper tokenized Reg D 506c offering for a company called Aspen Digital, Inc., with the … Continue Reading

Digital Tax Conference Coming to Georgetown’s IIEL!

I am delighted to announce an upcoming conference sponsored between Vienna University’s Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law and Georgetown’s IIEL on the Digital Economy: Reimagining Taxation in the Age of Digital Disruption.  December 3, 2018.  More info to come.