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Former US CFTC commissioner says crypto space has ‘dire need for regulatory clarity’

Companies — crypto or otherwise — that refuse to comply with clear regulations are not going to succeed, according to Dawn Stump, the former commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commissio

Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds

In a country where many people are still unbanked, and queuing to pay bills is part of daily life, the impact of being able to pay anyone instantly can't be understated.

Rational regulation is key to US competitiveness in the fintech race

With all the focus on the technology race between the U.S. and China, little attention has been paid to who will lead the innovation and control the technology behind international payments systems?

Where does Facebook go from here?

Facebook should be charting a course of humility, introspection and transparency as their best and only strategy for sustaining growth. What does this look like? Well, it starts with an apology.

India bans Mastercard from adding new customers

Reserve Bank of India has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to customers in the South Asian market over noncompliance with local data storage rules. The So

It’s not your imagination, you are waiting longer for an UberPOOL using your commuter card

Use a commuter benefits card to take UberPOOL? You might have noticed you have a much longer wait time to get a ride than those using just a regular credit card.

What the new NHTSA guidelines mean for self-driving cars

In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous [PDF] vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that these

Tesla’s best-laid plans will have a challenge in convergence

Driverless cars and ridesharing are poised to bring about the next big tectonic movement that technology provides for the human experience. In much the same way that the mobile phone has transformed t

Financial technology matures as government steps in

You would be hard pressed to read the news and not know that fintech is seemingly at a crossroads. Indeed, some are already declaring financial technology dead as a space for the near-term. Not so fas

Uber and Lyft ‘pause’ Austin operations today in standoff over regulation

Today, Uber and Lyft took their ride-hailing services offline in Austin, Texas, leaving drivers scrambling for other means of making income, and riders stranded or seeking another mode of transportat

The key to global empowerment is technology

With the exponential growth in technology, the world has seen not only profound change in various industries, but also a fundamental shift in the structure to our global society. To unwrap this bit of

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs -- or drive more economic efficiency -- than the driverles

The 3 factors behind Uber and Lyft’s regulatory win in California

It’s a common gripe: Outdated regulations obstruct innovation; government regulators move too slowly or, worse, try to block technological progress. But when conditions are right, regulations can so

Legal health isn’t easy for digital health companies

With the recent announcement of the Apple CareKit, an open-source platform to simplify the development of healthcare apps for iOS devices, it appears that the digital health industry is primed to beco

How creative thinkers can thrive in a regulated industry

So you want to change the world and help people -- and you’ve started a healthcare startup. You know it will take a great team to pull it off, and you’re starting to build the initial group that w

Tech and policy can make Bill Gates’ ‘energy miracle’ a reality

With icons like Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates using their powerful brands and personal convictions to turn the world’s focus toward the crisis of climate change and the long-lever arm of energy e

EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear

From Britain’s railway mania of the 1840s to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, innovative new technologies have routinely touched off periods of near hysteria as marketers and commentators promi

The Cloud’s Biggest Threat Are Data Sovereignty Laws

The beauty of the cloud is the promise of simplification and standardization -- without regard to physical or geographic boundaries. It’s this “any time, any place, any device” flexibility that

Ready For The Regulators

It’s not just the impending 2016 political theater or our own paranoid imaginings. Silicon Valley really has been buzzing more about the role of government policy in business innovation, and the cre

The White House Is Ready For Tech To Step Up In Government

It’s no secret that the tech community has historically reacted with hesitation at the thought of collaborating with the public sector, what with the red tape, bureaucratic processes, lengthy sales
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