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Mar 17 2020 00:01
John Kiff wrote a new blog post titledKiffmeister's Fintech Daily Digest 03/16/2020

Bitcoin Pumps 8% Just After 40M Tether Move to Bitfinex…"After dropping substantially for several hours on Sunday, the BTC spiked eight percent. This major move coincidentally happened just as $40 million worth of Tether tokens (USDT) moved to Bitfinex.tags: Fintech CryptoAssets Bitcoin Tether Central Bank of Kenya Announces Emergency Measures to Facilitate Mobile Money Transactions The Central Bank of Kenya announced measures that will facilitate increased use of mobile money transactions instead of cash. While the immediate objective is to reduce the risk of...

Mar 17 2020 00:01
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Mar 17 2020 00:01
John Kiff wrote a new blog post titledKiffmeister's Alternative Risk Transfer Weekly Digest

ILW market growth to come from specialty & cyber risks: JohansmeyerRetrocessional reinsurance capacity remains scarce for some specialty perils, especially cyber reinsurance, Johansmeyer said, adding that the capital markets can fill this hole and the ILW is the ideal solution to help it in.

Sidecars in need of significant innovation & change: Mayer Brown's SpitzerThe collateralised reinsurance sidecar leaves a lot to be desired, speakers at a conference discussed recently, with the structure singled out as being cumbersome and inefficient, leading to an opportunity for...

Mar 17 2020 00:01
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Mar 17 2020 00:01
John Kiff wrote a new blog post titledKiffmeister's Financial Plumbing Weekly Digest

Bond ETFs Face Toughest Liquidity Test YetBond ETFs are highlighting signs of liquidity stress in broader markets, with cash prices trading at persistent and deep discounts to the value of the underlying assets.Pandemic threatens Libor transition plansRegulators want to transition to new risk-free rates before the end of 2021, when Libor contributors will be free to stop supporting the rate. Some industry sources now warn the timeline may need to be extended – partly because resources are being consumed by Covid-19, and partly because the industry is realising how little it knows about the...

Mar 17 2020 00:01
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Mar 16 2020 12:02
John Kiff wrote a new blog post titledKiffmeister's Fintech Daily Digest 03/15/2020

Denis Beau: What financial sovereignty in a digital world?"We now live in an increasingly digital world, in which technical progress makes it possible to market new goods and services that claim to simplify and enrich our lives. In the area of finance, like elsewhere, innovation seems to have followed a historical process rendering it practically invisible: As St Exupéry writes in Wind, Sand and Stars "Thus, precisely because it is perfect the machine dissembles its own existence". Behind this apparent simplification, however, lies a profound change in financial activities, their...

Mar 16 2020 12:02
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Mar 15 2020 12:01
John Kiff wrote a new blog post titledKiffmeister's Fintech Daily Digest 03/14/2020

MakerDAO Debts Grow as DeFi Leader Moves to Stabilize ProtocolMakerDAO’s emergency shutdown option – which was weighed by community members following the appearance of a $4 million debt bubble on the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform – will not pass at this time. If a shutdown was triggered by the Maker team, all dai stablecoins in circulation would convert to the underlying asset, ether (ETH).tags: Fintech CryptoAssets Stablecoins DAI MakerDAO Ethereum Honeywell Is Now Tracking $1 Billion In Boeing Parts On A Blockchain Boeing has added more...

Mar 15 2020 12:01

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