With AML regulations being the hot topic especially in the virtual currency space, will this slow down emerging technology using the blockchain and crypto-curreny in the payment industry. A discussion on how regulations will affect innovation in the payments space.
The Bank of England Staff Paper 670 (2017) characterizes DLT as both a radical innovation (i.e. one that has high impact), as well as a systemic one (i.e. one that affects the entire value chain and not just one or a few components). But at this stage, it’s not clear how DLT might ultimately affect the post trade sector – whether the impact will be radical and/or systemic. This panel bring together representatives from the public and private sector to discuss the current use of blockchain for payments, clearing, and settlement activities and what the potential landscape may look like in the near and distant future.