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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has granted its first authorization to a cryptocurrency company. Crypto Fund AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, has become the country’s first crypto asset manager to be approved by the financial regulator, it said on Tuesday. Crypto Fund, one of the three...
SIX, the financial services provider that operates the infrastructure of the Swiss Stock Exchange, is building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. The first set of services will be rolled out in the first half of 2019, the firm said on Friday. The move aims...
Known historically as a hub for international banking and finance, Switzerland has become one of the friendliest countries in the world to blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and startups. Its Zug region has been dubbed “Crypto Valley” for the number of cryptocurrency businesses based there and in January 2017, the Crypto...
A new accelerator and venture capital firm called Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) was launched on Thursday in Switzerland. The new firm counts former executive members of IBM, UBS and SAP as well as Lykke Corp. as partners and will provide investment, financing, and advisory services for blockchain ventures. Based in...
With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rallying following the conclusion of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires recently, where no consensus among global leaders was reached with regards to crypto regulations, the debate looks set to ramp up over the next few months. Ahead of the guidelines now expected to be...