Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive FinTech Regulation
This symposium organised by the Corporate Law, Governance and Capital Markets Group in the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin aims at examining the legal and regulatory challenges posed by financial technology. Cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, smart contracts, robo-advisors, initial coin offerings are challenging incumbent practices and firms. The evolving field of FinTech gives rise to new investor protection and financial stability risks. Regulators around the world are seeking to devise an optimal regulatory response, which addresses the challenges posed by FinTech without stifling innovation. Contributors to the symposium will assess the benefits offered by financial technology, the dangers posed and the optimal regulatory approach.Topics covered will include questions of regulatory approach for FinTech regulators, regulation of crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, blockchain and smart contracts, and the regulation of cryptoassets.