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News June 15, 2022

Barney Reynolds Featured in VERMEG Fintalk Podcast

Partner Barney Reynolds was featured in a recent episode of VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software FinTalk podcast, where he discussed the growing phenomenon of digital assets and cryptocurrency, for which current regulatory standards aren’t yet fully tailored.

In the episode, Barney covers topics such as ‘how the UK’s regulators are likely to become thought leaders in handling and regulating digital assets’, ‘whether the approach to cryptocurrency will be more akin to a currency or a financial investment’ and ‘the necessary transparency to avoid crypto becoming the instigator of another 2008-style financial crisis.’

VERMEG FinTalk is a podcast series focused on financial tech discussions, collateral, regulatory and digital transformation in banking, insurance and investment firms.

Listen to the full podcast, How Will Regulators React to the Rise of Cryptocurrency.