Tagged: switzerland

INX Announces MoU with SICPA to Help Governments Launch CBDCs

The INX Digital Company (NEO: INXD) has announced a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” (MoU) with Switzerland-based SICPA.  According to a release, the MoU is a step towards partnering on a blockchain solution to enable central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). INX is a digital asset trading… Read More

Citi Teams Up with METACO to Develop Institutional Digital Asset Custody Capabilities

Citi (NYSE: C) announced that it has selected METACO to develop and pilot digital asset custody capabilities. This collaboration “brings together METACO’s technology and digital solutions with Citi’s expansive custody network to develop a platform to enable clients to store and settle digital assets seamlessly… Read More

Real Estate Investment Marketplace Foxstone Raises CHF 10 Million

Foxstone, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has raised a CHF 10 million Series A funding round according to a note from the company. Foxstone said all existing investors participated in the securities round along with new investors including Rosablanche Ventures, the family investment vehicle of… Read More

Banking Circle Now Supports Bluecode, TWINT Enabling Interoperability between National Mobile Payment Systems

The German-Austrian Bluecode and the Swiss TWINT are the first mobile payment systems to become “interoperable with one another.” Interoperability of said two systems “is based on the specifications of EMPSA (European Mobile Payments System Association).” TWINT and Bluecode interoperability has already “been running since… Read More

Digital Assets: Copper.co Receives Swiss Regulatory Approval

Copper.co, the provider of institutional digital asset custody and trading solutions, recently announced that it has been approved for membership of the Swiss Financial Services Standard Association (VQF) via Copper’s Swiss entity based in Zug. Copper’s VQF membership “provides assurance to its clients regarding the… Read More

ISO Certifies Fireblocks in Cloud, Privacy, Security

Fireblocks, the provider of digital asset and crypto technology, announced that they have been certified by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) “in the categories of security (ISO 27001), cloud (ISO 27017) and privacy (ISO 27018).” Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Organization for Standardization… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider METACO Selected by Derivatives Exchange Mercari

Mercari Derivatives Exchange, a regulated Australian derivatives exchange market operator, has selected Switzerland-based METACO to provide digital asset custody technology. In a company statement, Mercari noted that it is deploying its technology on IBM Cloud leveraging the capabilities of IBM’s digital asset infrastructure. This past… Read More

Bitcoin focused RELAI, the Savings and Investment App, Secures €2,159,470 via Crowdcube

RELAI, the savings and investment app, has secured €2,159,470 in capital as part of its latest funding round. After a strong private phase, which saw €1.2m invested by the likes of Redalpine, “more than 850 investors have joined the table, contributing an additional €970,000, surpassing… Read More

Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures to Support Nature-Risk Framework Development

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) recently unveiled three different initiatives in order to expand consultation with market/industry participants and various stakeholders on the design and development of the TNFD’s recommendations on nature-related risk and opportunity management…. Read More

Swiss Private Bank Chooses Temenos to Digitally Transform Wealth Management Services

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the Cloud banking platform, recently announced that Mirabaud, the Swiss private bank, has selected Temenos “to move from a traditional on-premise system to a digital end-to-end wealth management platform on Temenos Banking Cloud.” With the generational transfer of wealth, new regulations and… Read More

Trakx and LumRisk to Expand Reach of Trakx Crypto Tradable Indices

Trakx, an emerging Fintech firm offering “thematic” Crypto Tradable Indices (CTIs) via its registered Tier-1 trading platform, and LumRisk, a Swiss-based provider of risk consolidation, analysis and reporting services for institutional clients, recently announced an  alliance through which Trakx CTIs will reportedly “become the first… Read More

HCL Technologies to Acquire Virtual Banking, Wealth Management Specialist Confinale

HCL Technologies UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Technologies, an international tech firm, has entered an agreement for the acquisition of Confinale AG, a Switzerland-headquartered virtual banking and wealth management consulting specialist and Avaloq Premium Implementation Partner. Via this key acquisition, HCL will… Read More

Switzerland based Fintech FQX Appoints James Freis, Ex- FinCEN Director, as Regulatory Technology Officer

Fintech startup FQX, which is known for its eNote, a blockchain-powered debt instrument, has appointed James H. Freis, Jr. as the firm’s new Regulatory Technology Officer. Freis draws upon his experience “from the public and private sectors in Europe, the United States, and globally, to… Read More

Synpulse Teams Up with Fintech Incubator F10 to Support Startups

Synpulse, the international management consultancy to global financial service providers, is pleased to confirm its partnership with Fintech incubator F10. Synpulse will reportedly be investing  the equivalent of 1% of its yearly revenue into the startup accelerator F10, as part of the investment round in… Read More

LGT Bank Leverages SEBA Bank to Provide Digital Asset Trading, Custody

LGT Bank, based in Liechtenstein, has enlisted the assistance of SEBA Bank to provide digital asset trading and custody for Bitcoin and Ethereum. LGT stated in a release, that additional cryptocurrencies will be added going forward, contingent upon client demand. SEBA Bank, based in Switzerland,… Read More

Bitcoin Trading App Relai Reports €1.2 Million Private Investment, Lists Offering on Crowdcube and Quickly Tops €1.7 Million

Relai, a Bitcoin trading app, says it has quickly surpassed its offering goal on Crowdcube in just a few hours. According to the company, Relai reached its fundraising target on Crowdcube within the first few hours. Pepe Borrell, VP of international at Crowdcube, said that… Read More

HCS Pharma Pursues Security Token Offering on EDSX, a Digital Securities Exchange

French biotech firm HCS Pharma, will be offering pre-IPO securities via a security token offering on the European Digital Assets Exchange or EDSX. EDSX entered the digital security space earlier this month announcing that it had completed all of the necessary requirements to operate as an… Read More

21Shares Introduces BOLD, the “First” Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold ETP

21Shares AG, which claims to be the largest issuer of cryptocurrency exchange traded products (ETPs), has announced the listing of the 21Shares ByteTree BOLD ETP (BOLD) on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the “world’s first” ETP that combines Bitcoin and Gold. BOLD has been developed “in… Read More

21Shares, an Issuer of Cryptocurrency ETPs, Appoints Karan Chawla as VP of Product

21Shares AG, which claims to be the world’s largest issuer of cryptocurrency ETPs, recently announced the appointment of Karan Chawla as VP of Product in order “to drive the firm’s growth amid historic demand and institutional adoption of digital assets.” In his new leadership role,… Read More

Interchain Foundation Introduces Interchain Developer Academy: A Program to Address Blockchain Dev Demand

The Interchain Foundation (ICF), the Swiss non-profit and steward of the Cosmos ecosystem, recently announced the launch of the Interchain Developer Academy, a free online training program “for software developers looking to migrate careers into the highly competitive blockchain industry and gain exposure to the… Read More

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