Brexit and fintech: A spring stocktake

It has been four months since the Brexit trade deal came into effect between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The deal, in common with other free trade agreements, does very little to support the export of financial services from the U.K. into the single market.

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Coinbase allocating 10% to innovation plays

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced a new project aimed at increasing innovation in the nascent blockchain industry. 
Project 10 Percent will see Coinbase divert 10% of its resources to supporting innovative ideas within the company.

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AIBC Summit Meets Dubai With Launch of UAE Super Show – BeInCrypto

The inaugural expo, which caters to the emerging tech sector, runs from May 25 to 26 and will be held in Dubai.

AIBC Summit has announced the launch of its inaugural summit; AIBC UAE. The event, which runs from May 25 – 26, 2021, will be held in the emirate of Dubai.

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Hundreds of thousands watch as AOC takes on Robinhood on Twitch

Hundreds of thousands tuned in to a Twitch stream today as U.S. congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez discussed Robinhood’s controversial decision to suspend trading in GameStop after the short squeeze engineered by r/WallStreetBets.

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Circle enables seamless USDC-USD transfers, providing a bridge from banks to DeFi

Circle, the company behind the second most popular stablecoin USD Coin, has rolled out a new API that will allow for the seamless transfer of USDC to USD via automated clearinghouse (ACH) systems.

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Digital ruble could be still vulnerable to fraud, Russian banks warn

Russia’s central bank digital currency, or CBDC, could contain a number of risks related to cybersecurity and fraud, according to several local financial institutions.
The Association of Russian Banks, or ARB, has released its official feedback on Russia’s digital ruble project on Jan. 13.

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Crypto custody firm graduates Singapore Monetary Authority’s regulatory sandbox

Crypto-custody provider and securities firm, Propine, has graduated from the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s fintech regulatory sandbox program, emerging with a Capital Markets Services License, and the green-light to commence full operations.

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