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Are you starting a fintech startup? This is what you need to know about Banxico

They tell us that disagreements have begun between financial technology companies, better known as fintech, and Banco de México, by Alejandro Díaz de León. After having celebrated the terms in which the Fintech Law was approved, the only one of its kind in Latin America and which seeks, among other aspects, to provide security to users of this type of service, entrepreneurs do not agree with the recent ones. provisions that the central bank issued for the use of virtual assets, or rather, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Firms such as Bitso consider that Banxico’s rules limit their operation and also inhibit technological development, and that is why financial authorities are not expected to stop innovation in the financial-technological sector. They remind us that the Bank of Mexico maintains its negative attitude to the use of cryptocurrencies, so it is very likely that the green light to bitcoin and another type of virtual money remains only in intentions.

Saturated unit of chamba

The anti-money laundering unit of the Ministry of Finance is very active, especially after the federal government launched a crusade against the theft of gasoline. They tell us that its owner, Santiago Nieto, is taking steps that had not been seen before, for example in terms of agreements reached with various bodies. We are informed that, recently, the official signed a pact with the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM, as well as with the Secretariat of Public Function, with the objective of combating corruption. However, the efforts did not stop there, because now the approach is taking place with local governments. They tell us that Nieto met in Chihuahua with the state agent, Javier Corral, to sign agreements with the local finance secretariat, whose purpose is to prevent illegal activities in the operation of public resources, which together will fight against corruption and corruption. impunity.

Surveillance with drones: Concanaco

The president of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco), José Manuel López Campos, proposed that drones be used to take care of the pipelines of Pemex that transport hydrocarbons, because even when it is positive to have 12 thousand soldiers watching the pipelines , it is also possible to take advantage of technology. They tell us that, in their opinion, safeguarding 5,000 kilometers of pipelines is not an easy task, so drones can translate into greater efficiency and effectiveness in combating clandestine takeovers in the Pemex pipelines. As they tell us, for Lopez Campos it is also necessary to speed up the procedures that allow the importation of gasoline in order to have a greater number of suppliers in the Mexican market and that this responsibility is not only in the hands of Pemex, considering the increase in the demand for fuels.

They keep tenders online

As we commented in this space, in the previous administration the bids of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) were transmitted online and the media were invited to watch them live and in full color, to avoid rumors and fake news. The current government decided to follow up on this process of transparency and open data, and this week announced that it will broadcast live the public bidding process through the SCT website, now headed by Javier Jiménez Espriú. They tell us that this effort goes hand in hand with the commitment of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that the citizens are informed and can follow up on the bids, all at first hand. This Tuesday the first transmission was made, which was related to the annual conservation works of federal highways in Guerrero.

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