We are seeing increasing structural changes and disruption in financial markets and services arising from the rapid pace of digital transformation. Our aim is to manage the risks of digital disruption while enabling the benefits of innovation to flow through our markets.
Distributed ledger technology
There is intense interest in distributed ledger technology (DLT) from market infrastructure operators and participants, including innovative fintech firms.
We have developed an information sheet to help users understand the regulatory considerations of this emerging technology. The guidance includes a framework to help you assess whether your DLT solution meets technology and risk management standards.
Initial coin offerings
An initial coin offering (ICO) is a new form of funding, used by a business or individual to raise funds from various types of investors through the internet.
We have provided guidance about the potential application of the Corporations Act 2001 to businesses that are considering raising funds through an ICO.
Cyber threats are a significant risk to the stability of financial markets.
Because cyber resilience is only as strong as the weakest link – our goal is to improve the cyber resilience of all entities operating in Australia’s financial markets.
The Innovation Hub assists fintech startups developing innovative financial products or services to navigate our regulatory system. We provide tailored information and access to informal assistance to streamline the licensing process as much as possible for innovative fintech startups.