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RBA partners with Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Perpetual and ConsenSys Software on Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency Research Project

RBA

The Reserve Bank today announced that it is partnering with Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Perpetual and ConsenSys Software, a blockchain technology company, on a collaborative project to explore the potential use and implications of a wholesale form of central bank digital currency (CBDC)

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FX execution algorithms contribute to market functioning but bring new challenges

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Execution algorithms - designed to buy or sell a predefined amount of foreign exchange according to a set of user instructions - have seen a rise in usage amid an increasingly decentralised and fragmented trading environment

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Federal Court Orders Pennsylvania Man and His Companies to Pay More Than $1.2 Million in Forex Trading Scheme

CFTC manipulation

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered an order of default judgment finding that Michael Salerno

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Wirecard can resume regulated activity

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On 29 June 2020, the FCA provided written consent to allow Wirecard to resume issuing e-money and providing payment services. The restriction on activities will lift at 00.01 on 30 June 2020.

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New York proposes making it easier to use cryptocurrency

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New York’s financial regulator on Wednesday proposed new licensing rules that would make it easier for companies to engage in cryptocurrency business — using such digital currencies as bitcoin — in the state.

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SEC Emergency Action Halts Brothers’ Cryptocurrency Offering Fraud

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against two Pennsylvania-based brothers and three entities they control to stop an offering fraud and the misappropriation of investor proceeds.

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Ongoing Global Uncertainty Sees DGCX G6 Currency Volumes Continue Upward Trajectory

DGCX

Increased trading activity in G6 currency portfolio comes ahead of launch of three FX Rolling Futures Contracts in July.

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MAS Launches S$1.75 Million FinTech Innovation Challenge for a Covid-Resilient and Greener Financial Sector

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Singapore, 8 June 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today the launch of a S$1.75 million MAS Global FinTech Innovation Challenge. The competition will seek innovative solutions that can help financial institutions respond to two critical global challenges: COVID-19 and climate change.

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New Government Guidelines Makes Accelerating Artificial Intelligence Possible

World Economic Forum

Amanda Russo, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, +1 415 734 0589, arus@weforum.org If deployed properly, artificial intelligence (AI) can help society tackle big data problems faster. New guidelines launched today can help governments accelerate efficiencies through use of trusted AI and prepare for future risks.

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The HKMA and the banking industry launch the Banking Talent Programme

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the banking industry jointly launched the Banking Talent Programme (the Programme) today (4 June 2020) to nurture young talents for the industry, and provide participants with an opportunity to better prepare for future careers in the banking sector.

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