When discussing cryptocurrency, the Achilles’ heel for financial institutions and the banking industry is regulatory compliance. ISO 20022 is an internationally recognized standard, developed and maintained by the International Organization for Standards (ISO), for financial industry messaging in payments, securities, trader services, cards, and foreign exchange domains. The … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency & ISO 2022 Compliance
The notion of a digital dollar for the United States has been increasingly in the news in recent months. Research by the Federal Reserve into a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) has been ongoing, and it’s easy to see why: between efforts from China to use digital currency in apps, to the increasing adoption rate of cryptocurrencies, and other faster payments technologies, … [Read more...] about A U.S. CBDC: Disaster or an Idea Whose Time Has Come?
The Fed’s announcement of a tentative look at the potential benefits of adopting a true digital U.S. dollar continue to have an outsize impact on fintech and the financial industry in general. Despite concerns, such a step would represent a truly seismic shift in the way the world does business, and the steps they take bear a lot of scrutiny in the months and years to … [Read more...] about A Focus on the Fed’s Digital Dollar Plans
The vision for a robust faster payments ecosystem in the United States is well-established. There are multiple contenders to bring it to life – from private offerings like The Clearing House (TCH) to the Federal Reserve’s continuing efforts into FedNow – but achieving true ubiquity can seem like an elusive target. How is that gap from vision to reality going to be … [Read more...] about Bridging the Gap to Faster Payments
Note: Since this was published, the repo markets have not improved; the Fed supplied another $205 billion to the market on October 18. See James Bianco's LinkedIn post for more at: http://bit.ly/35MM8QJ The Federal Reserve has extended its recent interventions into the securities repurchase, or “repo” market, into November. It’s the first time that the Fed’s intervened in … [Read more...] about Could the Crypto Market Protect Against a New Global Recession?
Everyone wants to get paid faster. As faster payments systems come online from central banks around the world, the United States lags with an aging, efficient, and relatively slow payments infrastructure. That's changing as consumers come to expect payments to work as immediately as commerce in general. The Chicago Payments Forum hosted two startups providing solutions for … [Read more...] about U.S. Faster Payments Present and Future