Covering six key priorities related to digital assets. While this does not constitute a change in policy, it does highlight the administration’s desire to encourage both regulation and innovation in this space.
Bank Indonesia has launched a cooperation with the Bank of Thailand that enables consumers and merchants in both countries to make and accept instant cross-border quick response (QR) payments for goods and services. This is in line with the principles of the ASEAN Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in April 2022 (which is one of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency Events) and Indonesia’s Payment System 2025 Visions. The Quick Response Indonesian Standard (QRIS) and Thai QR codes will be used in this cooperation.
Crypto Boot Camp returns later this month after a successful series in 2021. This year, the virtual seminar series will provide insights on how the regulatory landscape is changing and discuss the future of crypto within the financial services sector, including practical considerations when integrating crypto into established financial services, significant legal and regulatory risk, NFTs, DeFi and growth in the sector.
The digital assets industry in Thailand has been growing significantly between 2021 and 2022, as more big players in the traditional financial industry and startup players enter the digital assets market. Despite the price volatility and regulatory complexities, the country has seen a rise in crypto-related activities.
Fintech is no longer a niche space in Africa, and over the last few years has become a core market segment not just in South Africa, but across the African continent. Our new episode takes a closer look at fintech in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan African Region.
Digital bonds can reduce the need for intermediaries and therefore lead to lower fixed costs provide better market transparency by increasing capacity to see trade flows and the identity of asset sellers and buyers and provide a much faster settlement speed. While there are still development milestones necessary to make these benefits apparent, the private sector has begun discussions on how to enter this space.