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Switzerland: FINMA & the Crypto Valley Association Schedule Series of Roundtables to Discuss Initial Coin Offering Guidelines

As we reported last month, the Swiss financial regulator, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), published guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). At that time, Mark Branson FINMA CEO explained they were taking a “balanced approach” in helping ICO issuers to navigate the regulatory landscape. Switzerland, more… Read More

Crypto Valley in the Rockies: Wyoming May Become the Switzerland of the US when it comes to Cryptocurrency

Switzerland has become known as a center of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry. In fact, many initial coin offerings (ICO) call Zug, Switzerland home – even if they are not really based there. The Swiss regulators (FINMA) have recognized the emergence of digital currencies as… 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

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Enters Agreement with Swiss Financial Markets Authority to Partner on Fintech

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has added a new Fintech partnership arrangement with a deal signed with the Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA). Both regulators have been impressively open to financial innovation so an agreement to cooperate on disruptive finance simply makes sense…. 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

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Wants to Become Innovation Friendly

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has outlined its strategic goals for 2017 to 2020 and like much of the developed world, the financial regulator is embracing innovation and Fintech disruption. The strategic goals were approved were approved this past week by the Federal… Read More

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