Hamilton vs. Satoshi

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Mark Carney criticizes reliance on US dollar, suggests possibility of multilateral digital asset

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Mark Carney criticizes reliance on US dollar, suggests possibility of multilateral digital asset

Mark Carney stands pensively in dark suit while listening to woman speak at economic  symposium
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The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has said that the world’s reliance on the US dollar “won’t hold” and needs to be replaced by a new international monetary and financial system based on many more global currencies.   Part of the solution could come from a multilateral digital currency.  The Financial Times story is here.

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Chris Brummer Discusses Congressional Responses to Facebook’s Global Cryptocurrency

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

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Minilateralism’s Author Discusses Libra, Facebook’s Proposed Global Cryptocurrency

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Minilateralism's Author Discusses Libra, Facebook's Proposed Global Cryptocurrency

Screenshot of Facebook webpage  providing overview of cryptocurrency Libra
From Georgetown Law: Professor Chris Brummer, the faculty director of Georgetown Law's Institute of International Economic Law, testified on the Hill on July 17, raising concerns about a white paper describing Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra.

On July 17, 2019, Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer — the faculty director of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) and author of Minilateralism — testified before the House Financial Services Committee with respect to Libra, Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency. The hearing was chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC).

The hearing can be found here.  The written testimony can be found here.  Georgetown’s coverage is here.

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Professor Brummer Delivers Talk at the Bank of England

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Professor Brummer Delivers Talk at the Bank of England

A staircase within the bank of England, where Professor Chris Brummer delivered his remarks

Minilateralism's author, Chris Brummer, delivered a talk at a conference sponsored by the Bank of England and Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies exploring regulatory perimeter, cross-border dimension and virtual currencies.

Professor Brummer's remarks centered on the tradeoffs involved in the regulation--and deregulation--of financial innovation, and the challenges posed to international financial coordination.

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Non-Banks aren’t the Same as Banks in Mortgage Lending

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Non-Banks aren't the Same as Banks in Mortgage Lending

Lending from non-bank institutations is increasingly affecting housing, Professor Chris Brummer comments
Professor Chris Brummer discusses non-bank lending's effect on the housing industry

Minilateralism author Chris Brummer had the opportunity to appear on CNBC to discuss the rise of non-banks in the mortgage lending.  Among the points he highlights--the potential for non-banks to offer lending services in ways that require them to carry less capital than their more heavily counterparts in the banking industry.

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Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, to Talk Fintech, Cryptocurrencies and Clearinghouses

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, to Talk Fintech, Cryptocurrencies and Clearinghouses

CQ Roll Call and Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law are delighted to host Steven Maijoor, the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, for a rare one on one interview, with Professor Chris Brummer.

Steven Maijoor, the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, will be sitting for a rare one on one interview, with Professor Chris Brummer, at Georgetown Law on June 12, 2019.  During the interview, Mr. Maijoor will discuss recent and upcoming developments relating to cryptocurrency regulation, blockchain technologies, and cross-border equivalence for derivatives infrastructures.  Reservations can be made here.

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FinCEN Decries Venezuela’s Attempt to Circumvent Sanctions

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

FinCEN Decries Venezuela’s Attempt to Circumvent Sanctions

FinCEN criticizes Venezuela’s Attempt to Circumvent Sanctions, Chris Brummer comments
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The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an updated advisory to warn financial institutions of continued widespread public corruption in Venezuela. This is part of an ongoing effort by United States to isolate the Maduro regime who recently lost a popular election but has refused to leave office thus inciting many countries to criticize the emerging dictator.  The story is here.

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Fintech goes Minilateral

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Fintech goes Minilateral

Chris Brummer discusses fintech and how it is affecting our world
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Fintech is one of the most recent sectors to enter the world of minilateral regulation--and is subject to informal rules (soft law), agreements by narrow alliances of regulators, and business plans intending to provide alternatives to the U.S. dollar.  But even as such,  regulators face a number of key challenges.  Georgetown University professor Chris Brummer breaks down this rapidly evolving field, and explains how.

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Basel Committee Issues New Crypto Asset Warnings

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Basel Committee Issues New Crypto Asset Warnings

Pile of Bitcoin, related to Basel Committee statement on cryptocurrency
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) issued a statement on “crypto-assets,” highlighting that new financial products related to crypto have the potential to increase the risks to banks who engage in digital or crypto assets. The BCBS, an informal standard setting body, was established by central bank governors to cooperate on regulatory and supervisory matters.  The story is here.

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