ECB to look at central bank digital currency, but debate remains mainly "analytical"

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that it will look at what a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) could look like in the Eurozone, although there is no "business...


CFTC brings charges in $20m international binary options and digital fraud scheme

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged a man from Miami, Florida and two men from Israel with "two massive fraudulent solicitation schemes" involving...


FSB launches consultation on global stablecoin arrangements

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) consultation on global stablecoin arrangements aims to help authorities develop robust regulatory and supervisory approaches by mapping out...


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We are pleased to share with you the Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Global Guide. We have developed the Guide to help Hogan Lovells clients navigate the rapidly changing governmental, legal...


France calls for applications for CBDC experimentations

The French central bank (Banque de France (BdF)) aims to identify concrete cases integrating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in innovative procedures for the clearing and settlement ...


Electronic signature and electronic documents: how to sign Italian law agreements during the lockdown
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The use of electronic signature and electronic documents can simplify the traditional signing process. This has become particularly important in these days since, due to the COVID-19...


CFTC defines "actual delivery" for digital assets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved final interpretative guidance on retail commodity transactions involving certain digital assets, clarifying the agency's...


U.S. SEC takes emergency action against former state senator to halt digital asset scam

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief to stop an alleged securities fraud by former Washington state senator David...


IOSCO examines how regulatory principles could apply to stablecoins

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report, identifying the potential implications of global stablecoin initiatives for securities markets...

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