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Swiss Financial Regulator FINMA Outlines AML Requirements for Fintech License

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has outlined the requirements for anti-money laundering (AML) and firms seeking a Fintech license. Last week, FINMA issued the general guidelines for their Fintech license which is designed to encourage innovation in financial services by providing a streamlined approach… Read More

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Issues Guidelines on Fintech License

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published their guidelines pertaining to a new Fintech license. which will be available beginning in 2019. FINMA will be issuing and regulating accepted Fintech companies. The goal of the new licensing structure is to boost Fintech innovation by… Read More

Swiss Financial Regulator FINMA Publishes Brief Outline on Virtual Currencies & Regulation

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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has recently published a rather brief document on virtual currencies. These virtual currencies are similar to Bitcoin or, perhaps Ethereum, as they are used as a method of payment and transactions. The document states: “Switzerland has no regulations… Read More

Switzerland: FINMA Opens Consultation on New Fintech License Designed to Promote Financial Innovation

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has launched a consultation pertaining to Fintech. Switzerland has pursued innovations in finance as beneficial to their banking centric economy. The alpine nation has become prominent in the crypto or initial coin offering sector as many early stage… Read More

Report: Switzerland Struggles to Maintain Crypto Prominence as Banks Turn Away from Emerging Sector

The emergence of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings has helped to bring Switzerland back into the lime light when it comes to financial services. Once a noted haven for “numbered” bank accounts and strict anonymity rules, the Swiss banking industry has dimmed in recent years… Read More

#MetaHash Becomes First Cryptocurrency Recognized by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority as a Payment Currency as ICO Commences

The #MetaHash team has announced that is has successfully been examined by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) which has officially concluded that the #MetaHashCoin (#MHC) will be recognized as money of general utility with payment functions. This is the first cryptocurrency to be… Read More

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Announces Exchange of Letters for Cooperation Frame on Fintech With Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority

On Wednesday, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced it Exchanged of Letters for Cooperate Framework on fintech with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). According to the organization, this Cooperate Framework recognizes the global nature of innovation in financial services and intends to enhance… Read More

Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority Presentation on Initial Coin Offering Regulation

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published a deck on initial coin offerings. FINMA has scheduled a series of roundtable meetings in collaboration with the Swiss Crypto Valley Association. The first Roundtable took place last week in Zug, Switzerland. In February, FINMA issued a… Read More

CEO of Cryptocurrency Exchange Bity Calls Switzerland’s Regulatory Approach to ICOs the New World Standard

There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding how to best regulate initial coin offerings while encouraging innovation. While China took an extreme approach by just banning ICOs, most countries recognize ICOs as a new asset class that requires regulation. Some countries, like the… Read More

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Issues ICO Guidance

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). Switzerland, as many people know, is a hot bed of ICOs and cryptocurrency in general. Switzerland has recognized the newfound prominence in this sector of Fintech and has sought to… Read More

Fake Cryptocurrency! Swiss Authorities Shut Down E-Coin, Liquidates Associated Entities

The Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) shut down E-Coin last week saying the entity had accepted deposits without holding a banking license. Something you should not do in Switzerland. At the same time, FINMA launched bankruptcy proceedings against the individuals involved. FINMA labeled the E-Coins… Read More

Singapore Continues Push to Dominate Asia Fintech with Swiss Cooperation Agreement

Singapore has a policy objective to become a global Fintech hub and today they are announcing another step in that direction. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to sign an agreement to engender greater cooperation… Read More

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