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The ABS coins in your wallet
If Bitcoin is a “coin,” could securitizations (“ABS” for short) be coins too? A coin is a “small, flat, round...Read more
Renimbi going into the SDR Basket
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela The renminbi will join the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing...Read more
FINTECH May Indeed Change Finance, But for Better Or Worse?
Will Fintech change finance? Will its impact be positive? In this blog series, I consider how potential of Fintech solutions...Read more
What Does BREXIT Mean for China?
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. Yogi Berra In the short-term, Brexit...Read more
EU to adopt a stricter stance towards virtual currencies amidst alleged terrorist financing reports
Last October I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Sibos Singapore to present a SWIFT institute paper I...Read more
Is a risk-based approach to AML paving the way for wholesale de-risking?
Financial institutions continue to struggle with the conflicting pressures to maintain certain high-risk accounts and facilitate financial inclusion whilst satisfying...Read more
Chi Time – Why can’t we trust China’s economic data?
It is a maxim of today’s financial markets that we cannot trust Chinese economic data because the official statistics distort...Read more
Chi Time – China in Crisis?
Everything will be oaky in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. John Lennon Many observers believe...Read more