A New World Order in International Payment Financing: Adapting UK Monetary Legal Framework to the realities of Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technology
I earned a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in 2011 from the University of Jos, Nigeria and qualified the following year to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Nigerian Supreme Court after successfully completing the Bar qualification course of the Nigerian Law School. My professional legal career commenced in 2012 with a criminal prosecutions role in the Public Prosecutions Department of Kogi State Justice Ministry. However, in 2013 I veered off criminal law to join a high-paced commercial law firm where I gained invaluable experience in commercial law and practice. My enthusiasm and interest in commercial legal practice spurred me to enrol for and earn a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree in International Commercial Law and Practice from the University of Sheffield in 2015. I have a keen interest in ICT and its interface with commerce and trade. As a result, I have researched and critically appraised the legal framework for ICT in Nigeria and electronic money (e-money) in the United Kingdom, respectively. I particularly believe that financial technologies proffer innovative solutions to age-old commercial problems, thus, improving trade and positively impacting the socioeconomic well-being of developed and developing countries.
Scope of Research
Whilst presenting a global perspective to virtual currencies, my research focuses on framing clear and appropriate legal controls to regulate the development of FinTechs such as Blockchain technology and crypto-currencies in the UK. The policy implications of this research will be far-reaching.
Financial Services Regulation
Virtual and Cryptocurrencies
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