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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

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

Bank Software Provider Temenos Receives Recognition from Gartner for 9th Straight Year

Banking software providor Temenos (SIX: TEMN), was recently recognized by analyst firm Gartner, for its service for the 9th year in a row. Temenos was acknowledged  in the June 2018 report “Magic Quadrant for Global Retail Core Banking” (GRCB) – a document that assesses vendors based… 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

Huge: Operator of Swiss Stock Exchange Introduces SIX Digital Exchange for Digital Assets

  SIX, the operator of the Swiss Stock Exchange, has announced the launch of SIX Digital Exchange to trade digital assets. Zurich based SIX is controlled by an association of banks. SIX Group Ltd is an unlisted public limited company owned by around 130 domestic and… Read More

Blockchain Platform 20|30 to Test Issuance of Equity Tokens Under FCA Fintech Sandbox Guidance

Yesterday, the Financial Conduct Authority announced the next cohort of firms to be accepted into its Fintech Sandbox program. Within this group is a good number of crypto / blockchain. One of these firms, 20|30, will commence test initial coin offerings that will be equity… Read More

Switzerland’s Sovereign Money Referendum Suggests It’s Time to Rethink the Fed

On June 10th, Swiss voters took to the polls to decide whether the country should switch to a so-called sovereign money system. Those supporting the measure felt it would make the financial system safer by preventing bankers from recklessly lending and putting people’s savings at… Read More

Crypto Valley Association Adds Strategic Partner BDO Switzerland & Preps for Blockchain Conference: The Hills Are Live with the Sound of Crypto

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a global blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem, has partnered with BDO Switzerland, one of the country’s leading providers of auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services. “We are delighted to welcome BDO as a Strategic Partner. The development of blockchain technology is adding… Read More

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