Author: Paul Amery

US struggles to speed up payments

The US financial system was designed to ensure that no single entity would ever dominate the nation’s money. But the downside of this legacy is becoming ever-clearer when it comes […]

The global fintech race

Fintech is not just about finance and technology. It’s the trade war between Trump and China. It’s about politics, history and culture. It’s the battle over privacy and money laundering. […]

Inside the crypto casino

Derivatives based on cryptocurrencies are big business, generating fortunes for the owners of trading venues. But those exchanges don’t all play by the same rules. Confusingly, the global regulation of […]

The wild world of crypto derivatives

Soaring volumes, billion-dollar fortunes, insane leverage and radical new risk models: welcome to the wild world of unregulated cryptocurrency derivatives. The real action in crypto derivatives The Chicago Mercantile Exchange […]