Tagged: switzerland

World’s “Smartest” Cities: Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich, According to Smart City Index Report for 2020

Singapore, Helsinki (in Finland) and Zurich (in Switzerland) have been named as the world’s “smartest” cities during this year. They’ve managed to outperform other major European and global financial hubs, according to the Smart City Index Report for 2020. Geneva is another Swiss city that… Read More

SIX Group to Leverage Luxembourg Fintech LUXHUB’s Open Banking Tech to Streamline Switzerland’s Financial Sector

Luxembourg based Fintech firm LUXHUB has partnered with Zürich-headquartered Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange. According to a release, the SIX Group will be using LUXHUB’s Open Banking technology. As mentioned in the announcement: “SIX continues to invest… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse to Introduce App-only Banking Services to Compete with Fintech Challengers

Credit Suisse Plans New “CSX” Digital Banking Offering Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, has revealed that it will be introducing an app-only banking service, in order to compete with challenger banks. At the end of October 2020, Credit Suisse will launch “CSX” and… Read More

Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Switzerland based Digital Asset Firm Smart Valor Partners with Republic, a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

SMART VALOR, a Switzerland based regulated digital asset exchange, has partnered with Republic Advisory, affiliated with leading investment crowdfunding platform Republic – a sister firm of AngelList and CoinList. According to SMART VALOR, this partnership will enable companies raising funds through most regions to gain blanket… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

Swiss Challenger Bank Neon Scores €4.6 Million Through Latest Investment Round to Finance Growth

Neon, a Switzerland-based challenger banking startup, announced on Wednesday it scored €4.6 million through its latest investment round, which was supported by the existing investors, including Backbone Ventures, TX Group, the Schwyzer Kantonalbank innovation foundation and the “Höhle der Löwen” investors Roland Brack and Bettina… Read More

Switzerland Fintech i2invest Secures €1.2 Million in Seed Funding; Launches First Investment Product

i2invest, a Switzerland based fintech, reportedly announced it secured €1.2 million through its new seed funding round as well as launched its first investment products. Founded in 2017, i2invest describes itself as a “lending tech” for investors that uses a data-driven and artificial intelligent (AI)… Read More

Telos, the Second-Most Active Blockchain, Reveals that Social Network APPICS Decided to Move from Steem to its Network

Telos, one of the most active blockchain networks in terms of transactions per second (according to Blocktivity, but not necessarily the best or only metric for assessing performance), has revealed that social network APPICS will be moving its platform from Steem to Telos. As mentioned… Read More

Decentralised Information Asset: DeFi Firm DIA Distributes Token Today, Site Struggles to Serve Purchasers

DIA or “Decentralised Information Asset” described as an open-source data and oracle platform for the DeFi ecosystem, has kicked off its public distribution of its governance token. The distribution of the governance token is via an “autonomous bonding curve sale” for the Switzerland based entity…. Read More

Regulated Digital Asset Focused SEBA Bank Completes Independent Audits

SEBA Bank AG, a bank that is regulated and licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has completed two independent audits in relation to existing processes and controls. SEBA Bank is a digital asset focused firm that offers an “institutional-grade solution for digital… Read More

Wecan Tokenize Partners with METACO on End to End Digital Asset Platform

Wecan Tokenize, a digital asset platform for real estate offerings, has released its first tokenization solution that includes end-to-end integration for banks and financial institutions, according to a release. The tokenization service is being facilitated with the integration of METACO‘s digital security infrastructure. Wecan Tokenize… Read More

SEBA Bank Chairman Andreas Amschwand Steps Down from Role

SEBA Bank, a Switzerland based bank licensed by FINMA that seeks to bridge digital assets and more traditional ones, has announced that its Chairman of the Board of Directors has stepped down. According to a release, Andreas Amschwand has decided to exit the board and… Read More

Bitcoin Suisse Secures CHF45 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Former Vontobel Investment Banking Head Roger Studer

Bitcoin Suisse announced on Friday it secured CHF 45 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Roger Studer, a Swiss Banker and former Head of Vontobel Investment Bank (SIX:VONN), and the Studer Family Office. As previously reported, Bitcoin Suisse is an early… Read More

VirgoX Teams Up With Global Digital Assets to Launch World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland

VirgoX, a stablecoin-focused digital asset exchange, recently announced it has joined forces with  Global Digital Assets (GDA Capital), a blockchain capital markets firm, to launch World Stablecoin Association (WSA), an independent, not-for-profit organization that is structured and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  According to the duo, WSA’s mission… Read More

Switzerland’s Smart Valor, a Company Offering a Digital Asset Trading Platform, Adds Staking Support for Kyber Network KNC Tokens

Switzerland’s Smart Valor, a company that operates a European crypto-asset trading platform, has revealed that it plans to add support for Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) staking, which will give Kyber Network members the chance to stake their KNC tokens on KyberDAO. Kyber Network is an… Read More

Swiss Fintech Vestr, backed by Zürich based SIX Group, Offers Digital Software Engine for Actively Managed Certificates

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, revealed that it has invested in the operations of Vestr, a Swiss company that offers a software engine to the issuers of Actively Managed Certificates (AMCs). The amount invested, through a… Read More

Big Data Predictive Algorithm from Swiss Financial Giant UBS to Determine Probability that a Company is a Target of Activist Investors

Switzerland-based UBS Group AG (UBSG:SW), a multinational investment bank and financial services company co-headquartered in Basel and Zürich and Basel with nearly $1 trillion in total assets, has launched a new Big Data software tool that can predict and quantify the probability of a company… Read More

Credit Suisse Adds Google Pay to Mobile Payment Offering

  Credit Suisse announced on Monday it is expanding its mobile payment options for credit card clients by offering Google Pay. Credit Suisse reported that from mid-August 2020, credit card clients in Switzerland will be able to use Google Pay in addition to existing mobile… Read More

Mt Pelerin Holds its First General Assembly on Blockchain in Geneva Via its New Bridge Wallet Mobile Wallet

On June 26th, Mt Pelerin, the Swiss Fintech expert in asset tokenization and digital compliance building, held its first general assembly in Geneva. Together with its shareholders and via its new Bridge Wallet mobile wallet, Mt Pelerin discussed its ongoing mission to provide digital solutions… Read More

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