Australia and Dubai cooperates on FinTech

The securities and financial regulators of Australia and Dubai have entered into a partnership to cooperate on financial technologies in each other’s markets
24 November 2017   257

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) will work together on a joint framework toward FinTech innovation.  The framework will reduce the burden for industry startups and businesses to enter each other’s markets, promoted by the authorities for regulatory compliance.

[The] agreement underscores our commitment to maintaining strong channels of communication with our regulatory peers and creates a regulatory framework that supports the latest developments in FinTech innovation.


Ian Johnston

Chief Executive, DFSA

The terms of the agreement also empowers the two authorities to share information on innovative FinTech developments to each other. Special attention is given to regulatory technology (RegTech) with trials expected to occur between the regulators.

This is the ninth fintech referral agreement ASIC has entered into, following on from agreements with the United Kingdom, Singapore, Ontario, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Switzerland.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   214

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.