The Key Use Cases of Blockchain in Regtech

James Robertson, Banking CIO Outlook | Thursday, December 30, 2021

Regtech can help companies save time on repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus more energy on revenue-generating activities.

Fremont, CA: Regtech arrangements must adapt and well-coordinated due to the multifaceted existence and force of administrative changes. A well-structured agreement can assist an entity in achieving greater consistency in terms of enforcement.

Regtech arrangements are typically cloud-based, allowing for remote monitoring, backup, and security of data. The flexibility provided by cloud-based arrangements ensures a high level of security, control, and continuity in data management. It also provides a faster, more open, and cost-effective approach to underlying problems in the dynamic regulatory environment. This is where blockchain technology plays a role. Financial institutions' pain points are addressed by blockchain because they are required to comply with complex AML and KYC enforcement laws, both of which have related operational issues.

Since distributed ledger technology allows for automated processes, the immutable nature of blockchain-based records allows for immediate confirmation of documentation collected for AML reporting purposes and rapid verification of information collected for KYC obligations. By requiring a transition to digital and auditable workflows, the combined technologies lower the cost of accuracy and reduce the need for manual and copy checks.

The Regtech domain supports the automation of surveillance, regulatory fund management, due diligence screening, modernizing AML (anti-money laundering) tests, and the use of social media and personal biometrics for KYC (Know-Your-Customer) authentication through cryptography and improved record-keeping. Businesses can use blockchain-based Regtech as a valuable tool in their efforts to comply with tax regulations. Private distributed ledgers' permanent existence guarantees the authenticity of their records, enabling them to be used as supporting documents for tax returns submitted by companies with the appropriate tax authorities. Compliance and regulatory adjustments, risk oversight, and reporting systems will benefit from the use of both technologies. As laws change and regulatory standards grow, this technical innovation will gain traction.

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