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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

“Green” Crypto Mining Venture, Envion, Shut Down by Swiss Judge

A purported environmentally-friendly project for the mining of cryptocurrencies in Switzerland has been dissolved by a Swiss court as a result of bitter infighting by founders, Michael Luckow and Matthias Woestmann, Swiss news outlet Handelsblatt reports. A reported 30 000 investors may now have a… Read More

Nexo Joins Mistertango’s Newly Launched Crypto Service Platform “Offers”

Mistertango, a Switzerland-based crypto-friendly payment company, announced on Wednesday the launch of its crypto-as-a-service platform, Offers. Founded in 2014, Mistertango claims to be the first fintech company that offers dedicated IBAN accounts to individuals and businesses. According to Mistertango, the Offer platform is integrated into… Read More

Crypto & Lambos: #MetaHash Partners with Lamborghini

Speedy blockchain #MetaHash is hooking up with fast car maker Lamborghini via the Automoviles Lamborghini Latinoamerica, in a match made in crypto heaven. According to #MetaHash, Lamborghini has selected the Switzerland-based blockchain company for a number of projects including a self-branded token on the #MetaHash… Read More

Fintech Smart Valor to Launch Stablecoin backed by Swiss Franc

Announced the first day of the Crypto Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, Smart Valor has launched a project to create the first stablecoin backed by the Swiss Franc. Smart Valor is a digital assets platform and compliant marketplace for crypto – including security tokens. The Swiss… Read More

Is Regulation Killing The Blockchain? How Blockchain Can Adapt to New Laws While Sticking to its Original Principles

The blockchain has revolutionized a number of industries, but none so much as the financial sector. From equity crowdfunding platforms which allow users to buy shares in projects with tokens, to startups raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs), to token exchanges where users can… Read More

Sign of the Times? APO Group Issues Press Release on Own Behalf Alleging Fraud by Crypto Miner – Watts Miners

APO Group, formerly known as African Press Organization, is a press release distribution company that is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland – according to its website. Today, it is distributing a press release on its own behalf that is quite publicly accusing Watts Miners, a crypto mining… Read More

Blockchain Application Developer Aave Launches New Loans Platform; Signs Crowdlender Platform Cashare As First Client

Aave, a Switzerland-based tech company which specializes in the development of decentralized and hybrid blockchain applications, announced on Thursday the launch of Aave Lending, which is described as an efficient SaaS solution for the collateralization of loans. The blockchain application developer also reported that it signed its… Read More

Swiss Loyalty Token qiibee Adds American Express Executive as Lead Advisor, Crowdsale Ongoing

qiibee, a loyalty token protocol that wants to power corporate loyalty programs on the blockchain, has enlisted Chris Cracchiolo as lead advisor. Cracchiolo has been with American Express since 2002 and currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Global Membership Rewards and Loyalty Benefits,… Read More

Swiss Fintech Nummo Secures $1.9 Million USD Through Seed Funding Round; Launches Personal Finance Platform

Swiss fintech Nummo announced on Tuesday it secured $1.9 million in seed funding and officially launched its personal finance management platform. Founded in 2016, Nummo describes itself as a personal financial management platform that empowers its users to live better by helping them manage, maintain and… Read More

Swiss Bankers Association Partners with Crypto Valley Association as New & Old Meet to Support Blockchain Companies

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has published guidelines for opening corporate accounts for blockchain based firms. The SBA action was taken with the support of the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in an interesting alliance of new finance and old. Switzerland has gained a global reputation as… Read More

ILA Capital Partners with Swiss Firm Woodman on Marketplace Lending Fund

Boston based funding manager, ILA Capital, has partnered with Switzerland based Woodman Group to launch a machine learning, marketplace lending fund. ILA said the fund has an initial commitment of $100 million. The Fund will have a short duration, high yield strategy that primarily invests… 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

Tripoint Global’s BANQ Platform Lists First Security Token VOX

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BANQ, an online investment platform and part of Tripoint Global Equities, has listed its first security token offering (STO). According to BANQ, Horizon Globex GmbH in Switzerland is issuing VOX security tokens as part of its Talketh crypto payments and communication service. The VOX tokens… Read More

UK Fintech Mission to Austria & Switzerland Now Accepting Applications

The UK government is organizing its next Fintech Mission – this time to Austria and Switzerland – scheduled to take place the 23-24 of January 2019. Following along the lines of previous Fintech Missions, DIT will be arranging meetings between aspiring Fintechs and banks, VCs,… 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

Blockchain for Sustainable Development: UN Event Focuses on Public Benefit of DLT

This fall, a diverse group of global blockchain industry types will be convening at the United Nations to discuss the role of Blockchains for Sustainable Development or “B4SD.” While finance is deemed the hot sector of distributed ledger technology, the benefits of this tech may go… Read More

Institutional Trading Platform for Crypto Cryptalgo Holdings Partners with Blockchain Advisory Firm NKB Group

Cryptalgo Holdings AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, has partnered with blockchain advisory firm NKB Group to “address the growing demand from institutional investors for crypto trading, brokerage and asset management services.” Cryptalgo was founded by former Head of Derivatives Distribution for EMEA & LATAM at… Read More

Following Partnership with Hewlett Packard, Blockchain Startup Streamr Wins AutoBahn Global Innovation Award

Blockchain startup Streamr won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN part of an event in Stuttgart last week. Streamr won for their pilot project with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which was established to drive data monetization. Streamr’s… Read More

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