FinTech Week to be Held in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv will host several conferences bringing together the experts from Stellar, eToro, Cointelligence, Smartlands, Personetics and more
02 March 2018   169

FinTech Week will take place in Tel Aviv on March 5 - 7, focusing mainly on financial technologies, blockchain and cyber security.

The first conference on March 5 will touch upon Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Crypto to ICOs and presenting talks from top innovators and influencers in the industry.

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The second conference on March 6 will focus Financial Technology, Insurtech and Wealthtech, looking at the key challenges and ermerging trends, and presenting talks from key players from across the fintech ecosystem.

What is more, the third conference on March 7 will cover the intersection of cyber security and financial services, and key players and thought leaders on all sides will look at how safe the identity, money and data really is. 

The headline speakers include Danny Vatnik (CTO at Personetics), Jed McCaleb (CTO at Stellar), Benjamin Haddad (Principal at Accenture Ventures), Smith Yair (VP Strategic Developer at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.), and many more.

SEC to Start Crypto Hedge Funds Check

To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies
23 March 2018   44

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to check about 100 hedge funds that work with crypto-currencies. The Wall Street Journal writes about this with reference to a source familiar with the situation.

The initiative followed the announcement of the verification of dozens of crypto-currency start-ups suspected of spreading securities under the guise of digital tokens.

Although the agency will pay attention to various violations during its audit, the main task is to inform the market participants about the policies that the regulator adheres to the crypto currency, the source said.

The audit will begin within 2 months, the source said. The Commission will pay attention to whether the assets that buy hedge funds match those that they offer to their investors. The SEC will also check how hedge funds inform investors about the risks and how their documents describe the trading strategy for crypto-currencies and tokens. To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies.

The SEC directly regulates hedge funds under the control of which there are assets worth more than $ 150 million, and smaller companies check periodically. In 2017, 84 crypto-currency hedge funds were launched.