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Global CBDC Progress: March 2024 Update

CBDC | March 18, 2024 Interactive CBDC Global Tracker The Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Tracker on the Atlantic Council’s website provides a comprehensive overview of the global landscape of CBDCs, which are virtual currencies backed and issued by central

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Law Commission Seeks Input on Digital Assets Legislation

Policy | Feb 27, 2024 New Legislation Consultations on Digital Assets:  The Law Commission The Law Commission has embarked on two significant consultations regarding digital assets and their integration into private international law and personal property rights. These consultations aim to

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CTA Fast Track Program to Global Markets for SMEs

Opportunity | Feb 22, 2024 Fast-Track Your Global Expansion with Accelerator Programs The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is committed to propelling Canadian businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), onto the global stage. See:  Export Financing Planning for Canadian Entrepreneurs Trade

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HKMA Publishes Digital Asset Custody Guidance

Regulatory Guidance | Feb 21, 2024 Hong Kong’s Central Bank Sets New Standards for Crypto Custody Services The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued comprehensive guidance for firms offering crypto custodial services. This development is part of Hong Kong’s broader

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RBI Intensifies Curbs on Paytm Bank

News | Feb 20, 2024 Paytm Payments Bank Restrictions: An Update and Implications for Users The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for certain restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank until March 15, 2024. This move comes as

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Fintech Meets Mobile (Everyday Devices): Revolut & Solana

Innovation | Feb 16, 2024 The Fintech-Mobile Convergence Revolut and Solana, are diversifying into the mobile phone markets in effort to integrate with every day devices and increase adoption. Revolut’s Travel eSIM Phone Plans Revolut, a leading fintech company known

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EU SME Fund for Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Funding | Jan 24, 2024 EU SME Fund 2024: Boosting SMEs’ IP Management The SME Fund, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Commission, has launched its 2024 edition. This fund is

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EU Seeks Input on Competition in AI & Virtual Worlds

Competition | Jan 18, 2024 European Commission Launches Calls for Contribution to Competition in Virtual Worlds and Generative AI The Commission’s initiative invites stakeholders from various sectorsto provide insights into the competitive dynamics within virtual worldsand generative AI. This open

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