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Crypto growth too big to ignore for traditional finance, UK reveals hand with stablecoin announcement, and more

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Crypto growth too big to ignore for traditional finance

By Stephen Stonberg

Crypto adoption continues to rise at unprecedented levels. According to Chainalysis, last year saw a stunning 880% rise in global crypto adoption. Even long-time skeptics in the banking industry have reversed their initial hesitation. The institutionalisation of the crypto industry finds itself at a critical inflection point. A focus on regulatory clarity and greater flows between traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem could open up significant opportunities for growth and innovation.

 UK reveals hand with stablecoin announcement
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By Lewis McLellan
The UK is setting itself up as a ‘global cryptoasset technology hub’, but what does this really mean? On 4 April, the government announced plans to bring stablecoins within regulation to pave the way for their use in the UK as a valid form of payment. 
 
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Interoperability: Making CBDCs fully operational
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Wednesday 27 April, Roundtable
Exploration of CBDC has accelerated, with 86% of central banks researching the technology. While consensus is emerging, much has yet to be explored, including the roles of intermediaries, fragmentation and interoperability. 
 
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 Future of capital markets conference 2022
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Capital markets infrastructure has languished relatively unchanged for many years, but the digitalisation revolution is accelerating and the drain on time and resources caused by antique securities settlement infrastructure is becoming more and more obvious. 
 
Forging the path to international standards in sustainable finance
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OMFIF has joined forces with Luxembourg for Finance to consider what is required for the standardisation of sustainable finance. Taking insight from interviews with experts across the financial sector and real economy, this report explores the latest developments in taxonomy regulation and reporting frameworks.

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