Financial technologies and financial crime: key developments and areas for future research

Louis de Koker*, Doron Goldbarsht

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Financial technologies, the ways in which they can be abused by criminals, and the responses by regulators, industry and law enforcement are changing fast. This is a dynamic area. It is, furthermore, important to bear in mind that we are witnessing the early stages of the development and implementation of key technologies and the pace of change and disruption is therefore set to increase. What are the key developments that are important emerging areas for future research in financial crime? We identified the following overlapping and mutually reinforcing trends that we believe are important for researcher engagement: stablecoins and central bank digital currency (CBDCs); expanding identification programs; FATF’s virtual asset service provider (VASP) framework; structural changes in the financial landscape; technologies supporting supervision and compliance; and from open banking to open finance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinancial technology and the law
Subtitle of host publicationcombating financial crime
EditorsDoron Goldbarsht, Louis de Koker
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030880361
ISBN (Print)9783030880354
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series
ISSN (Print)2352-1902
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1910


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