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Financial Regulation for the Digital Age

May 6, 2021 — Financial regulation is entering the digital age, converting tools and strategies from analog to digital design. In the next decade, this transformation will reach critical mass and do for regulation what digitization does…

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The Digital Economy Cannot Be Managed With 18th-Century Regulation

July 28, 2021 — Governments have been grappling with the challenge of how to regulate new and rapidly expanding industries while safeguarding against potential risks ever since technological change first accompanied the Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries…

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Financial Regulation for the Digital Age

May 6, 2021 — Financial regulation is entering the digital age, converting tools and strategies from analog to digital design. In the next decade, this transformation will reach critical mass and do for regulation what digitization does…

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OpEd: How Policymakers Can Encourage Responsible Innovation

March 29, 2021 — Looking back at the unprecedented events of the past year, policymakers are sure to note the remarkable power of technology, both to do good and to fuel destructive forces. They should also recognize their authority to…

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AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot Named to MAS' Elevandi Board of Directors

October 19, 2021 – Elevandi, a global knowledge and collaboration platform aimed at bringing together the global financial and fintech communities set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore has announced the appointment of its board of directors.

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AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot Named Fintech Woman of the Year by Finovate and To the Forbes list of 50 Over 50

September 17, 2021 – AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that CEO and Cofounder Jo Ann Barefoot was honored with two important leadership recognitions: Finovate Fintech Woman of the Year and Forbes 50 Over 50.

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AIR Welcomes UK Regtech Leader Nick Cook as Head of Global Strategy and Partnerships

September 8, 2021AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that Nick Cook, former head of innovation at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is joining AIR as Head of Global Strategy and Partnerships…

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AIR Honored in Fast Company Magazine's 2021 World Changing Ideas

May 4, 2021 – AIR – the Alliance for Innovative Regulation – was selected in the Politics & Policy category as an Honorable Mention. AIR proposed an Accelerator to advance the world-changing goal of truly fair finance, by helping digitize the financial regulatory sector.

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Crypto Climate Accord Launches to Decarbonize Cryptocurrency Industry

April 8, 2021 – Energy Web, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) today announced the launch of the Crypto Climate Accord—a private sector-led initiative committed to making the cryptocurrency industry 100% renewable.

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NY DFS Announces DRR in Cryptocurrency TechSprint Winners

March 12, 2021 – The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today concluded its first-ever Techsprint with a public Demo Day featuring a keynote fireside chat between Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman…

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AIR Joins Fintech Open Source Foundation as Associate Member

November 12, 2020 – Today, at its annual flagship conference, the Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF), the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), announced today the launch of its Associate Member Program and three inaugural associate members, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)…

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AIR Hosts TechSprint Exploring How Cryptocurrency Can Help Curtail CSAM

October 23, 2020 – AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, is hosting a virtual TechSprint (regulatory hackathon) from October 19-23, leveraging cryptocurrency technology to combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The event will culminate with…

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NY DFS to Host First-Ever TechSprint to Advance Regulator of the Future Vision

October 15, 2020 – Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell today announced DFS’ first-ever techsprint, an initiative to convene regulators and industry stakeholders to work towards a common goal of Digital Regulatory Reporting (DRR), in partnership with AIR…

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Hackathon to Help Government Distribute Emergency Funding for Small Businesses

March 27, 2020 – Small businesses will die if they can’t access funds quickly. AIR is convening an emergency hackathon to demo how to use tech to get the funds out fast. COVID-19 is stressing the global economy in unprecedented ways, especially for…

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Financial Regulators Face Legal Impediments to Innovation

January 23, 2020 – The Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) and Flourish Ventures asked the Buckley law firm to prepare an analysis of these obstacles. AIR hosted a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, January 23, 2020 to share a brief…

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