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The Future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchains in the U.S.

June 30, 2022 — In an expanded edition of the Board Risk Report published by the Board Risk Committee, AIR co-founder Jo Ann Barefoot explores the risks and opportunities of cryptocurrency and blockchains that corporate boards should consider. 

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How to Arm Anti-Corruption Fighters with Better Data Tools

August 11, 2022 — AIR held the first of multiple TechSprints on new technologies to shine a light on global corruption. The events, held in concert with the State and Treasury departments, grew out of a Biden administration initiative to promote democracy.

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The Future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchains in the U.S.

June 30, 2022 — In an expanded edition of the Board Risk Report published by the Board Risk Committee, AIR co-founder Jo Ann Barefoot explores the risks and opportunities of cryptocurrency and blockchains that corporate boards should consider. 

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Power of empowerment: Takeaways from Swanari TechSprint

June 29, 2022 — AIR was a partner with India’s Reserve Bank Innovation Hub on a tech competition and ideas forum exploring digital financial services solutions for women’s economic advancement.

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AIR in the News

The Regulatory Review’s Week in Review

August 12, 2022 — Jo Ann Barefoot’s Brookings Institution report on AI use cases for government agencies is highlighted. 

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The Regulatory Push for Community Bank Climate Change Risk Management

June 10, 2022 — AIR’s Make Money Green virtual event is referenced in this white paper released by Invictus Group.

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Towards an approach for decarbonising crypto

May 12, 2022 — Mentioned by Smart Energy International related to the founding of the Crypto Climate Accord

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Stars align for fintech, but regulators are wary of dangerous risks

April 19, 2022 — Quoted by Roll Call & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Press Releases

AIR Partners with Visa to Help Minority Banks and Credit Unions Close Tech Gap

July 12, 2022: AIR — Alliance for Innovative Regulation – announced a partnership with Visa Inc. to support AIR’s Minority Depository Institution (MDI) Digital Modernization Pilot program, which will provide underserved communities of color with more competitive financial services options.

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AIR Partners with State Department and U.S. Treasury on Global TechSprint to Fight Corruption

May 4, 2022 – AIR — Alliance for Innovative Regulation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), announced that the Anticorruption Solutions through Emerging Technologies (ASET) TechSprint will take place virtually June 21-24, 2022.

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AIR Expands Board of Directors and Councils to Support Mission of an Inclusive, Fair and Resilient Financial System

April 11, 2022 – AIR — Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that Tracy A.Basinger and Sharmir Karkal have joined its board of directors, F. Christopher Calabia and Deborah Young have joined its global advisory council, and Kareem Saleh has joined its technology council.

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AIR and the Reserve Bank of India’s Innovation Hub Partner on Swanari TechSprint to Advance Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in India

March 2, 2022 – AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that RBIH, Reserve Bank of India Innovation Hub, has launched a TechSprint in collaboration with AIR that is aimed at advancing digital financial inclusion for women in India. The inaugural Swanari (स्व-नारी) TechSprint in India will connect fintechs, financial service providers, innovators and subject matter experts to collaborate, ideate and solve specific problems and code prototype solutions in real time. Swanari is Swanirbhar Nari meaning Self Reliant Lady. An RBIH white paper entitled Gender and Finance in India supporting the program is also now available.

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AIR Taps Joe Adler to Lead Content, Adds Key Global Capabilities

February 14, 2022 – AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that Joe Adler, former Washington bureau chief of American Banker, has joined the organization as director of content. The move is part of a strategic expansion that has included a doubling of AIR’s team over the past two quarters and an expansion of funding sources, fueling AIR’s mission-driven impact for global and U.S. initiatives in regulation innovation.

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AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot Named LendIt Fintech Woman of the Year Finalist

January 18, 2022 – AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that CEO Jo Ann Barefoot is a finalist for LendIt’s Fintech Woman of the Year 2021.

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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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New Alliance Launches to Help Regulators Deploy Tech and Build Smarter Financial Regulation

October 29, 2019 – To help regulators embrace technology and integrate innovation into their organizational DNA, Jo Ann Barefoot, former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and David Ehrich, co-founder of fintech credit card startup Petal, announced today the launch of The Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR).

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