Tagged: switzerland

Blockchain Trust Solutions and Axpo WZ-Systems AG Launch Next-Generation Swiss Blockchain Network

Blockchain Trust Solutions BCTS is introducing a blockchain network, SwissDLT, that is said to combine Swiss features such as “reliability, security, neutrality” along with being compatible with other common blockchain systems, according to a release. BCTS has developed the solution with its infrastructure partner Axpo… Read More

Swiss Crypto Valley Association Requests CHF 100 Million in Relief Funding from Government to Cope with Economic Challenges Due to COVID-19

  The Swiss Crypto Valley Association, a Fintech and blockchain-focused organization based in a region located near Zurich, is reportedly asking Switzerland’s government to provide CHF 100 million (appr. $102.7 million) in relief funding. This fund, if approved, would help with bailing out crypto and… Read More

Due to the Global Relevance, FINMA Posts Statement on Libra’s Application for a Payment System License

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has distributed a statement on Libra’s application for a “payment system license.” Initiated by Facebook, Libra is a digital currency attempting to facilitate payments globally outside of the traditional payments rails. The Libra Association is headquartered in Geneva,… Read More

Switzerland: Libra Association Seeks Payment Service License from FINMA

The Libra Association, Facebook’s push to create a global non-sovereign digital currency, is applying for a Payment System License from the Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in Switzerland. In addition to applying for the FINMA license and updating the white paper, the Libra Foundation reports… Read More

Switzerland: FINMA Annual Report Highlights Fintech Development Including Digital Assets, ICO Enforcement Actions

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published its annual report for 2019. FINMA said that blockchain technology continued to “preoccupy FINMA intensively.” FINMA currently oversees over 29,200 financial services firms and products. FINMA said it is increasingly seeing the development of digital securities… Read More

What Will Change for Startups – and What Won’t – as Digital Natives Only Grow Younger

Do you ever step back and consider how quickly tech has changed, well, everything? Better devices spurred better internet connection and new cultural contexts. It is almost hard to remember a time when people did not always have connected computers in their back pockets. The… Read More

Ultra Secure: Backed by the EU, Mt Pelerin Starts Testing of Digital Asset Custody in Partnership with IDQ

Mt Pelerin, in partnership with ID Quantique (IDQ), has started testing its digital asset custody solution in Switzerland, according to a release The “Quantum Vault” is described as being an ultra-secure digital asset custody solution. In October 2019, IDQ and Mt Pelerin received funding from… Read More

Sygnum Bank Launches DCHF Token, a Stablecoin Tied to the Swiss Franc

Sygnum Bank, a licensed digital asset bank, has launched a stablecoin labeled Sygnum Digital CHF (DCHF) – a crypto tied to the Swiss Franc. This is a first stablecoin launched by a regulated Swiss bank. Sygnum also holds a capital markets services (CMS) license in… Read More

Digital Banking: ClearBank and Temenos to Help UK’s Banks Access Real-Time Payment Services via the Cloud

Switzerland-based Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, has teamed up with ClearBank, a challenger clearing bank (the UK’s first new clearing bank in over 250 years), in order to help local banks access UK’s payment platforms and real-time payment services in the cloud. Clearbank’s… Read More

Demand Meet Supply: Smart Valor to List Tokens Tied to Physical Gold During Volatile Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire world. Traditional financial markets, as well as digital asset markets, have experienced extreme volatility. One asset that has held out relatively well is physical gold – a commodity that continues to interest certain investors in times of extreme… Read More

Digital Bank: Yapeal Becomes First Entity to Receive Fintech License in Switzerland

Yapeal, an aspiring digital bank based in Zurich, has received the very first Fintech license in Switzerland. In 2019, the Swiss Parliament introduced the Fintech license enforced by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The requirements for Fintech companies are based on the established auditing… Read More

Finantix to Acquire Zürich-based InCube Group, a Developer of AI-enhanced Services for Wealth Managers, Insurers

Finantix has reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition of Zürich-based InCube Group AG, a company with a team of artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, quant and application developers and finance professionals that create data-driven, AI-powered products for wealth managers and insurers. Finantix’s acquisition of InCube… Read More

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange Operator SIX Group to Integrate Know Your Customer in Order to Perform Improved Financial Risk Assessement

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, will be integrating a platform developed by Know Your Customer, in order to enhance its existing procurement process and to be able to perform a better assessment of risks when dealing… Read More

Switzerland: Fintech Growth Slows but Innovative Financial Services Thrive

The growth of Fintech has slowed in Switzerland but simultaneously, the sector is maturing and showing signs that Fintechs are “beginning to outpace the [traditidional[ financial companies,” according to the IFZ Fintech Study 2020 from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art. The report… Read More

Digital Banks are Providing Improved Card and Money Management Features in Comparison to Old Banks: Report

Digital banks are establishing new financial industry standards when it comes to better usability, and are introducing handy features such as card management and personal money management. For digital bank users, this will come as no surprise. A recent study published by the consulting company… Read More

Swisscard AECS, Provider of American Express, Mastercard, VISA Cards, Updates Early Collections Using FICO Analytics

Swisscard AECS, a company that provides American Express, Mastercard and VISA cards for private and business customers, has updated its early collections by using FICO analytics. This has reportedly resulted in a net 50% increase in revenue generated from billable collection expenses.  The update has… Read More

Digital Assets Trading Platform Omniex Recieves Investment From SIX, Operator of the Swiss Stock Exchange Six

Omniex, an institutionally focused investment and trading platform for digital assets, announced this week it received an investment, as well as formed a strategic partnership with Swiss infrastructure and exchange platform, SIX – the operator of the Swiss Exchange, the principal stock exchange based in… Read More

BitGo Expands: Announces New Custodial Entities to Switzerland & Germany

Blockchain software firm BitGo announced on Monday it is expanding its global presence with new custodial entities in Switzerland and Germany. According to BitGo,  BitGo’s Swiss entity BitGo GmbH is a member of the Financial Services Standards Association (VQF), supervised by the Swiss Financial Market… Read More

Report: Switzerland Approves First Articles of Incorporation on Blockchain as Overfuture Plans IPO

Switzerland has approved the first articles of incorporation hosted on blockchain, according to a note from advisory firm Andriotto Financial Services. Overfuture expects to have is class A shares hosted on blockchain as well as it moves forward with an initial public offering (IPO), or… Read More

Bakkt’s New Consumer App will Look Like Traditional Fintech Apps, Will Support All Digital Assets, Not Just Crypto

Adam White, president at Bakkt, recently shared some details regarding a major development currently underway at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned digital assets trading desk while attending a conference at Davos. White noted during a panel discussion held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos,… Read More

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