Blockchain/Bitcoin

Switzerland and Israel Explores Possible Partnership on Fintech and Blockchain

After signing their memorandum of understanding (MoU) Tel Aviv, Swiss delegates landed in Jerusalem to request that Israel opens its market for Swiss banks to trade in the region. The Swiss Minister for Finance Ueli Maurer made the journey, along with State Secretary

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Bank Frick Takes 25% Stake in 21.finance Thanks to an Upcoming Blockchain Platform

21.finance Scores Bank Frick’s Investment Thanks to Upcoming Blockchain Platform A capital injection sees Bank Frick acquiring an approximately 25% stake into 21.finance AG, known for running the area2Invest crowdfunding platform which connects accredited issuers in the European Economic Area

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EUR 4.0 Mio in Hand, Bitwala Merges Conventional Banking with Cryptocurrencies

Despite decentralisation being a key point of interest for bitcoin, a slew of hacks and thefts have left a certain segment of the market hungry for regulations. Bitwala, a German blockchain banking service, have raised about 4 million euros in

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Tamedia Bullish on Fintech: Investment in Swiss Blockchain Marketplace Startup Lykke

Tamedia, one of the biggest Swiss media groups, defined Fintech as a new growth area in its ventures sector and is investing in Lykke, a global Blockchain based marketplace for easy management and trading of cryptocurrencies and other digitized assets.

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Swiss’ Banking Guidelines for Blockchain Companies – Here’s What it Looks Like

The number of blockchain companies in Switzerland has risen sharply. Opening an account for blockchain companies poses various challenges for banks, because the new blockchain technologies can also be associated with risks, especially in relation to money laundering. Switzerland has

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Erster Blockchain-Inkubator für das Crypto Valley

In wenigen Jahren ist die Region zwischen Zug und Zürich zum Epizentrum der Blockchain-Revolution geworden. Heute beherbergt das Crypto Valley bereits über 600 Blockchain-Unternehmen. Lakeside Partners hat diese rasante Entwicklung mitgeprägt und in Zug ein eigenes Blockchain-Ökosystem aufgebaut. Dazu gehören

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Crypto Valley Zug Ranks Third in Startup Funding Report

The Swiss city of Zug, also referred to as Crypto Valley, was ranked the third city in the world in terms of startup funding volume in H1 2018, primarily driven by its growing crypto-community, according to a report by Speedinvest

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ETHLend Announces Launch of New Parent Company ‘Aave’

Founders behind popular Swiss-based decentralized digital asset-backed lending platform ETHLend, today announced the launch of Aave, a new technology company focused on empowering people through innovation. The name Aave, which comes from the Finnish word for “ghost,” was chosen because

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Zurich’s Trust Square Expands. Biggest Blockchain Hub in the World: Co-Founder Interview

Zurich-based blockchain hub Trust Square is expanding its Bahnhofstrasse location to cover more than 3,000 square meters, offering 300 workstations to startups and researchers. The move is set to turn Trust Square into the world’s largest blockchain hub. An open

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Global Executives Still Very Bullish on Blockchain

Although commercial use of blockchain technology remains limited, global executives are poised to make some major moves over the next year, according to a research by Deloitte. A survey commissioned by Deloitte and conducted online between March and April 2018,

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