Archive: September 8, 2017

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Securities over the Blockchain expected to get legal framework in France this fall
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World Economic Forum publishes report on FinTech

Securities over the Blockchain expected to get legal framework in France this fall

By Claude-Étienne Armingaud & Sidney Lichtenstein

The French Act no.2016-1691 dated 9 December 2016 on Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life empowered the Government to amend the regulatory framework to facilitate the transmission of certain financial securities through blockchain technology.

In order to prepare such executive order, the Ministry of Finance initiated last Spring a public consultation, whose key trends were made public on 30 August 2017.

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World Economic Forum publishes report on FinTech

By Giovanni Campi and Ignasi Guardans

On 22 August, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the report “Beyond FinTech: A Pragmatic Assessment of Disruptive Potential in Financial Services”. The report, prepared in collaboration with Deloitte, maps out the impact of FinTech firms on different sectors and presents contrasting outlooks for the future of the industry.

One its key takeaways is that FinTech companies have changed how financial services are structured, but have so far failed to establish themselves as dominant players in the market. However, they have created the basis for potential disruption in the future. The success of financial institutions is thus increasingly more dependent on their ability to promptly adapt their business models and develop partnerships.

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