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2nd October, 2021

Welcome to Emerging Tech Trends (ETT), focusing on technologies shaping the future.

In this edition

Is digital currency the future of money?:Currency is the anchor of modern society.In legal terms, there are two types of digital currencies; Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) denominated to a sovereign currency, that is issuing a digital form of its fiat money and Non-Central Bank Digital Currency controlled by developer(s), founder(s) or a defined network protocol.

U.S. is losing the global race to decide the future of money—and it could doom the almighty dollar: Already having conducted more than $5 billion in e-renminbi transactions, China has opened its digital currency up to foreigners. Next year, when Beijing hosts the Winter Olympic Games, authorities are expecting to let the world test drive its technological achievement.The U.S., by contrast, is having trouble even concluding its multi-year exploration into the possibility of an e-dollar.

South Africa’s fintech working group calls for regulation of crypto exchanges: South Africa’s Intergovernmental FinTech Working Group released a new position paper on crypto-assets. In it, they call for the regulation of the country’s current cryptocurrency system.

Less cash, less theft? Evidence from fintech development in the people’s republic of China: This paper investigates the impact of fintech development on an important type of crime: theft. Based on Becker’s rational criminal theory. The results show that a one standard deviation increase in the fintech development level has a significant association with a 0.39 standard deviation decrease in thefts’ density.

eNaira website launched:Nigeria’s Central Bank has launched a website for its digital currency, eNaira, ahead of the official launch which is to take place on October 1, 2021.The website details the digital currency, eNaira. The eNaira, both a medium of exchange and store of value, will be used in retail payments and remittances.



Fintech And Insurtech Live Oct 12 -Oct 14, 2021, Tobacco Dock,London & Virtual: Learn from respected FinTech and InsurTech leaders at this unmissable hybrid conference. Take the opportunity to expand your network among influential executives and gather insights to feed back into your own organisation

Future of FinTech October 5-6, 2021, USA & Virtual: A forum for understanding the evolution of financial services and also a live marketplace for connecting industry buyers and sellers.

Sibos 2021 October 11-14, 2021, online: Assess how digital acceleration, technological innovation, change and risk intersect with some of the most pressing topics such as addressing AI, Big Data, CBDCs and cybersecurity, cloud computing, ethical investing, diversity and inclusion in banking.

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition October 12 – 13, 2021, Turkey: Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies.

Fintech Surge October 17 – 20, 2021, Dubai : A conference to power the New Future of Finance on the intersection between technology and finance, Fintech

2021 CANADA FINTECH FORUM October 27 – 29,2021 VIRTUAL : A three-day forum on Financial Services as a service,Cybersecurity and data and Crypto and DeFi.



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