Tagged: switzerland

Stephan Moore to Advise Blockchain Firm PraSaga

Stephan Moore, a well-known economist who is a distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, WSJ editorial board member, and at one time considered as a Federal Reserve Governor, has joined blockchain firm PraSaga as Chief Economist. Moore issued the following statement on the news:… Read More

Project Helvetia: Swiss National Bank, Along with SIX and BIS, Test CBDC Settlement

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has successfully tested wholesale CBCD [central bank digital currency] settlement in a partnership with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and SIX (parent of the Swiss Stock Exchange). The test was completed during Q4 2021. The project utilized SDX, the… Read More

SEBA Bank Secures CHF 110M via Series C Round to Support Global Growth, Drive Institutional Business

SEBA Bank, a fully integrated, FINMA licensed digital assets banking platform, announced that it has finalized a Series C round, “raising CHF 110 million.” The investment round was co-led by a consortium of blockchain and Fintech investors, comprised of Altive, Ordway Selections, and Summer Capital,… Read More

Cash More Popular for Illegal Activity Than Crypto: Industry Watcher

While the dollar values of cryptocurrencies associated with fraud and other illegal activities continues to row, it is important to keep those numbers in context, one industry watcher cautions. As cryptocurrency-based transaction volumes surge, the amounts associated with illegal activity are naturally going to grow…. Read More

Switzerland based Proptech Firm Properti Partners with Houzy to Serve Digital Real Estate Market

Many more homeowners are now looking for all-digital solutions that are affordable and a lot more accessible. Digitalization and the platform concept are now finding their way into the real estate sector, which is not only an innovative breakthrough but has also become essential. That’s… Read More

NatWest Digital Business Bank CEO Marieke Flament to Leave Role for Blockchain Project NEAR

Marieke Flament, the Chief Executive at NatWest’s virtual bank for businesses, is reportedly getting ready to leave her role after two and a half years. Flament will be joining Switzerland-headquartered blockchain foundation NEAR as the CEO, she confirmed in statements shared with Reuters. The non-profit… Read More

Regulated Digital Asset Bank, SEBA Bank, Launches Gold Token

SEBA Bank, a Switzerland digital asset bank regulated by FINMA, has launched a gold token. This digital asset represents physical gold and has rights for physical delivery. The SEBA Bank Gold Token is designed to simplify the process of investing in gold as a digital… Read More

Swiss Private Banking Institution, Border & Cie, Partners with Moonfare, a Private Equity Fintech

Following the announcement of a crypto-focused partnership with Sygnum Bank earlier in 2021,  Bordier & Cie, a Swiss private banking institution established in 1844, is confirming that it’s notably the first bank in Switzerland to enter a strategic partnership with Moonfare, the private equity Fintech… Read More

Casper Token CSPR Integrated with Bitkeep Wallet

Casper Association, a non-profit that oversees the Casper Network, has integrated its  native token, CSPR with the BitKeep wallet. Casper is a proof of stake blockchain designed to accelerate enterprise and developer adoption of blockchain technology today.  Casper boasts lower gas fees  and improved speeds… Read More

PriceHubble Gains New Chief Revenue Officer

PriceHubble, a Switzerland-based Proptech, has gained a new Chief Revenue Officer. PriceHubble has appointed Helene Ackermann to step into the role to head up global sales. PriceHubble, is an AI and data company that aims to create innovative digital solutions for the real estate industry… Read More

AllianceBlock Joins Open Wealth Association in Move to Bridge Old Finance with DeFi

AllianceBlock has joined the Open Wealth Association in order to provide a bridge between DeFi and traditional finance.. The Open Wealth Association seeks to define, maintain and operationalize the open Application Programming Interface (API) standard for the global wealth management community. Alliance Block describes its… Read More

Paysafe’s viafintech and Solarisbank Introduce Deposit and Withdrawal Infrastructure in Europe

viafintech GmbH, which is part of specialized payments platform Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), has formed a new partnership with Solarisbank AG with “a joint vision to replace the classic bank branch and physical locations for basic banking services.” As one of Europe’s major banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platforms,… Read More

JUMP Technology Reinforces Existing Partnership with SIX, Switzerland’s Stock Exchange

JUMP Technology claims that it provides one of the most advanced connectors to the SIX data feed in the world on its software platform, which enables users to “automatically plug in and collect the wide variety of financial data provided by SIX (securities characteristics, daily… Read More

Virtual Banking: Credit Suisse All-Digital Bank CSX Onboards 100,000 Clients in First Year of Operations

Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN) has revealed that the use of its all-digital platform has increased significantly since its launch in October of last year. Although not only about private banking, the numbers shared by Credit Suisse indicate a key trend now that’s taking hold in… Read More

Sygnum Bank Onboards VZ VermögensZentrum, an Independent Swiss Financial Services Firm

Sygnum Bank has confirmed that it has now onboarded VZ VermögensZentrum, an independent Swiss financial services firm that’s listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, as the latest partner for its B2B banking solution. VZ VermögensZentrum’s partnership with Sygnum Bank enables them to “expand their offering… Read More

CoinShares, Digital Currency Group, Galaxy Digital Contribute to Staking Rewards’ 3M CHF Round

Staking Rewards, a provider of independent staking data and research, has secured 3 million CHF from various digital asset investment companies to create a new suite of products and services catering to the staking space, “including the development of investable staking index products.” Currently, staking… Read More

Switzerland Stock Exchange SIX Reveals that SIX Digital Exchange Will Issue First Senior Unsecured Digital CHF Bond

The Switzerland Stock Exchange (SIX) recently revealed that the SIX Digital Exchange will be issuing its very first senior unsecured digital CHF bond. SIX’s management confirmed that the bond had been issued for a total volume of CHF 150 million and with its maturity set… Read More

Swiss Payroll Automation Fintech Earny Launches SaaS as a Public Beta Release

Earny, a Switzerland-headquartered company that aims to streamline and automate payroll for SMEs, recently revealed that it has launched its Software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a public beta this month. By providing access of its solution to a relatively small group of clients, Earny says it is… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Robo.cash Says Peer to Peer Loans are Creating Competition for Traditional Banking Services: Report

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash says that P2P loans increase competition with traditional banking. Robo.cash writes in a blog post that European nations with stable and developed economies are leading “in terms of consumer and business lending.” The complete digitalization of the financing process “becomes one… Read More

Basel Committee Consults on Principles for Management, Supervision of Climate related Financial Risks

On November 16, 2021, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks. This “follows the publication of a series of analytical reports earlier this year,” the update confirmed. As noted in… Read More

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