Legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives directed at regulating virtual currency.  In a post from the Norton Rose Fulbright Project Finance blog available, Deanne Barrow analyzes the bills.

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The Government of Ontario has released a public consultation regarding regulations related to the new prohibition on expiry of rewards points issued to consumers. The consultation document, which is available here, includes commentary from the Government and proposed regulatory text. Comments are due by April 28, 2017.


On December 8, 2016, the Government

The SEC adopted a new rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd Frank Act”) that requires public companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer (“CEO”) to the median compensation of its employees. The rule requires disclosure of this pay ratio in registration

On May 7, 2015, the CFTC published in the Federal Register a proposal to eliminate the odd-yet-burdensome Form TO, which for the past two years has been required of derivatives end-users to report certain information to the CFTC regarding their trading in commodity trade options. If the proposal is adopted as final after the close

Cybersecurity has recently become a high priority issue at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – the agency overseeing designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, derivatives clearing organizations, swap data repositories (SDRs), swap dealers, futures commission merchants, commodity pool operators and other derivatives market participants.

CFTC Articulates Unique Cybersecurity Concerns

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad

Despite the increase in mobile payment services globally, the terms “mobile money” and/or “mobile payment services” are not specifically regulated in any piece of South African legislation. However, the acceptance of deposits from the general public by a person (natural or juristic) is regulated by the Banks Act

Section 11 provides that only a registered