Tagged: switzerland

Lykke Exchange Announces Availability of Ethereum Cryptocurrency

Lykke, a blockchain-powered wallet and marketplace, has announced that Ethereum is now available on the Lykke Exchange. Lykke users are now able to trade ether against all other tokens and currencies in the Lykke exchange. Lykke reports that its engineers are now working on tokens. By… Read More

Bancor Launches Crowdfunding Valuation & Promotion by WINGS DAO on Ethereum

Bancor Protocol allows anyone the ability to create a digital currency on the Blockchain protocol. No technical skills necessary. Think User Generated Currency (as they describe it). Bancor makes it easy to create and manage a “crowdsale” too. Galia Benartzi from Bancor recently pitched the company… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland

Lucerne University in Switzerland is out with their annual report on crowdfunding in the country. This is the third year in a row that the report has been published. The “Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2016 tracks the growth and trends in this sector of finance. In the… Read More

Swiss Fintech Firm Lykke Appoints Nick Gogerty As Chief Strategist

Swiss fintech firm Lykke announced on Thursday it has appointed Nick Gogerty as its new chief strategist. According to Lykke,  Gogerty is the founder of SolarCoin, a token that represents kilowatt-hours of solar energy that can be traded on the Lykke exchange. He also co-founded and… Read More

China and Switzerland Plan to Exchange Fintech Knowledge

Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer has been touring China for the past week. On several stops along his trip, Maurer has given speeches and interviews detailing Switzerland’s hopes in strengthening financial ties with China and in sharing Fintech knowledge. Speaking with China Global Television Network, Maurer… Read More

WISeKey Plans for New Crypto Valley IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center

  WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and Blockchain IoT company announced today its intention to establish an IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center in the Canton of Zug aiming to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform. The Center will… Read More

Lykke Accelerator Will Provide Custom Integration of Apps & Other Financial Services

Lykke, a Swiss Fintech firm that is creating a global blockchain-powered marketplace, has launched the Lykke Accelerator. Richard Olsen, founder and CEO of Lykke, explains; “The Lykke Accelerator is an exciting step. We’ve spent the last year building a world-class platform, and now we want other companies… Read More

Qumram Wins “Growth Stage Startup of the Year” at Swiss Fintech Awards

Qumram, a global Regtech firm providing digital compliance and risk management solutions to the financial industry, has been awarded its third top award, in the past three months – this time at the Swiss FinTech Awards 2017 ceremony in Zurich. The selection process involved 70 applicants… Read More

Regulator SwissComply & Fintecher Evolute Merge; Kaspar Wohnlich Selected as CEO

SwissComply, a regulatory services provider for asset managers, has joined the fintech company Evolute to form Evolute Group AG. This merger of regulatory and fintech services creates a platform provider for asset managers that combines comprehensive regulatory services with digital technology. Kaspar Wohnlich has been selected as… Read More

Swiss Fintech Startup Incubator & Accelerator F10 Adds New Members

  F10, a Switzerland-based Fintech incubator and accelerator, has added three new corporate members: Baloise Group, Generali Group Switzerland and eny Finance. The three new members specialize in insurance, pensions, and financing. F10 also announced that applications for the third round of its successful P2… Read More

German & Austrian SMEs Look to Online Lender Finnest to Finance Growth

Finnest, an SME or “Mittelstand spezialist,” is helping Austria-based Biogena to fund its expansion in Germany. Finnest is a new online lending platform that accepts both individual and institutional investors. Finnest allows investors the ability to lend money to smaller businesses in a rate-auction process. Investors… Read More

Lykke Completes Public Offering of Equity Tokens in Oversubscribed Offer

Lykke, a Swiss Fintech company building a blockchain-powered marketplace,  is reporting it has completed a three-week public offering of a 1-year forward equity contract. The offer, which was said to be oversubscribed, raised CHF 2 million for the company from more than 340 new investors…. Read More

Regtech Firm Qumram Receives CHF 1.5 Million Investment from Mundi Ventures

Mundi Ventures has invested CHF 1.5 million in Qumram, a Fintech firm that focuses on regulatory compliance and risk management.  Qumram said Mundi’s investment finalized their 2016 angel funding to expand services both in the UK and North America. Headquartered in Madrid, Mundi is a… Read More

Regtech Firm Qumram Receives Recognition as Most Innovative Fintech by Swiss Bankers

Regtech firm Qumram, has received a nice recognition at the 4th Annual WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2017. Quumrm, a Fintech firm that provides digital compliance and risk management solutions, has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Fintech” by the Swiss private banking and wealth management community. Stephen… Read More

Swiss Company Lykke Offers Forward Contract with 20% Discount on Cryptocurrency

Lykke, a Zurich-based Fintech firm that wants to become the “world’s first regulated marketplace built on cryptographic technology” is offering a one-year forward contract on a bespoke cryptocurrency or Lykke Coin with a 20% discount. Announced last week, Lykke basically will provide a 20% discount… Read More

Innovate Finance Set to Bring UK Fintech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Monday it is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum, which was established as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to… Read More

First: EY Switzerland will Now Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Services

EY Switzerland has announced that beginning January 2017 all of their customers may settle their bills using Bitcoin. Simultaneously, EY announced that employees will be receiving a digital wallet and a Bitcoin ATM has been placed into operation and is publicly accessible to the office building… 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

Switzerland is Next Country Looking to Boost Fintech Innovation with Light Touch Regulations

Announces Creation of a Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech Firms. New Fintech License to be Granted to Aspiring Firms. The Swiss Federal Councial has announced its intent to reduce barriers to entry for disruptive financial firms. Joining a growing litany of nations, Switzerland is embracing Fintech… Read More

Brief: Switzerland Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bee Invested Launches Campaign For Luxembourg Real Estate Development Project

Earlier this week, Switzerland-based equity crowdfunding platform Bee Invested announced the launch of its new campaign for a real estate project located in Luxembourg. The website stated the offering is designed to simplify investments by connecting developers and investors. It also claimed is is the first… Read More