7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock Exchange

7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock ExchangeSwitzerland’s principal stock exchange now has seven cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed. They allow investors to either gain exposure to individual cryptocurrencies or invest in portfolios of top cryptocurrencies. Four ETPs track the prices of single cryptocurrencies. Also read: New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI Still Limits Bank Withdrawals Crypto Index in Swiss Franc MV […]

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Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto Space

Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto SpaceMultiple joint projects between banks and crypto companies based in Switzerland now offer customers the opportunity to invest in digital assets and take advantage of banking services related to cryptocurrencies. It’s all happening in a regulated environment, generally friendly towards the growing crypto industry. The latest partnership between a traditional institution and a fintech startup […]

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European Countries Step Up Response to Facebook’s Libra

European Countries Step Up Their Responses to Facebook’s LibraThe European Central Bank (ECB) and a number of countries in the region have stepped up their efforts in response to Facebook’s Libra, which has revived a competing ECB project for instant payments. As Facebook engages Switzerland’s financial regulator, the ECB clarifies how Libra can be regulated under EU laws. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who […]

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Switzerland Approves Bitcoin Banks – But With Strict Conditions Attached

Swiss crypto banksOne of the major problems for businesses in the cryptocurrency industry is finding a bank that agrees to work with them and connect them to the traditional fiat financial system. The financial regulator in Switzerland has just made this easier by licensing two companies to serve as tailored banks for the industry and further open […]

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How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin BankOn August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more than $7 billion under custody. Also Read: Hong Kong Protest Leader Hopes to […]

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Bitcoin Cash Scaling Benchmarks, Brewdog, and Rising Transaction Volume

BCH Adoption Roundup: Scaling Benchmarks, Brewdog, and Rising Transaction VolumeOver the last week, there’s been lots of going on within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) environment with companies implementing BCH support, new applications, and various announcements. While Bitcoin Cash supporters keep bolstering adoption, development and community projects have continued to flourish. Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to Local.Bitcoin.com The Bitcoin Cash […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP

Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETPSwitzerland’s SIX stock exchange has announced the launch of an ETH exchanged-traded product. March 5 comprised the first trading day for the ETP, which is backed by Swiss company Amun AG. The launch comes one month after SIX announced its intention to launch a blockchain-powered exchange during the second half of this year. Also Read: […]

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Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B

Crypto Startups Help Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25BStartups based in Switzerland have attracted a record amount of venture capital in 2018 and companies from the cryptocurrency industry have contributed to the notable increase. Zug, which is home to the country’s Crypto Valley, is among the cantons with the highest growth in investment volume, a new report reveals.   Also read: Crypto Mining […]

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Xapo Transfers Key Operations to Switzerland

Xapo Transfers Key Operations to SwitzerlandGlobal crypto services provider Xapo is moving major operations from its base in Hong Kong to its office in Switzerland. The company is incorporated in the Asian financial hub but that may also change soon due to the friendlier business environment in the Alpine nation. Also read: Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use […]

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Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency

Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss PresidencyAfter serving as finance minister of one of the most economically influential nations over the past three years, Ueli Maurer is now starting his term as President of the Swiss Confederation. Given his track record and liberal views regarding fintech regulation, Maurer’s election is considered a positive development for the Alpine nation’s expanding crypto industry. Also […]

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