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Stimulating the US economy with more than money

October 24, 2019 — The U.S. and governments around the world are considering all the ways to stimulate the economy in the face of COVID-19. While direct infusions of cash, loans and other incentives are critical to keeping business and workers afloat right now…

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Breathing Fresh Regulatory AIR w/ Jo Ann Barefoot + David Ehrich

May 6, 2020 — Zach Anderson Pettet’s For Fintech’s Sake Podcast featuring Jo Ann Barefoot and David Ehrich

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Federal systems' tech flaws laid bare by coronavirus crisis

April 30, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t break the government’s technology, but it has exposed the many ways in which government systems were already broken. Just look at the pleas by state governors, from New Jersey to Kansas, asking for engineers trained in…

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Dear Congress: Don't let the initial PPP be the final word on aid to small businesses

April 15, 2020 — Many small businesses are locked out of the $350 billion in stimulus loans that Congress recently authorized simply because the business owner banks with the “wrong” financial institution — a bank that does not make Small Business Administration loans or an SBA lender that opted not to participate…

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How fintech can save small businesses on the brink

April 1, 2020 — The enduring image of the global coronavirus pandemic is a “closed” sign in every storefront, with formerly bustling Main Streets turned into ghost towns thanks to shelter-in-place orders and mandatory lockdowns.

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Former official seeks to root out fintech’s legal impediments

March 10, 2020 — A Reconstruction-era law to rein in government spending is among many federal statutes preventing financial regulators from fully studying today’s cutting-edge financial technologies, according to a former Treasury official who wants to do something about it.

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The fight against financial crime has just begun

October 28, 2019 — Innovation in regulation once seemed like an oxymoron. But not anymore. Recently, regulators globally are building innovation agendas partly through a new tool — hackathon events called “tech sprints.” The events allow companies to live-test an…

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Lawmakers pummel Zuckerberg but don't have a clue how to regulate cryptocurrency

October 24, 2019 — The rapid pace of technological change provides a breathtaking opportunity to challenge and change the world. We are moving toward a technology space that is swift, connected and digitized. This will not only reshape industries but also the regulatory frameworks around them.

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