Poised for a banner year, insurtech has drawn the attention of investors and regulators alike.

Insurtech has become a darling of both traditional players in the insurance market and disruptive fintech operations. The coming year looks to continue this trend, with companies looking to insurtech as a venue for penetrating new markets. Yet as insurtech’s attractiveness continues to grow, potential investors will need to navigate a highly regulated industry and new regulatory considerations on the horizon.

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Latham FinTech partners discuss the evolving stablecoin landscape on the New Territories Podcast.

By Christian F. McDermott, Yvette D. Valdez, and Stephen P. Wink

New York partners Yvette Valdez and Stephen Wink and London partner Christian McDermott recently discussed the evolving stablecoin landscape on new episodes of The Brooklyn Project’s New Territories Podcast.

The partners, who are members of Latham & Watkins FinTech Industry Group, spoke with host Joyce Lai about a number of trends and regulatory issues impacting digital assets and blockchain technology, including:

  • Macro trends and geopolitical shifts
  • State-sponsored digital assets and payment systems
  • Status of digital assets under US securities laws
  • Stablecoin considerations (and complications) under US commodities laws
  • Decentralized finance
  • Global privacy considerations for potential issuers and other participants when designing and operating a stablecoin ecosystem