Blockchain/Bitcoin

First Covered Bond Issued as a Security Token, 100m EUR on a Public Blockchain

On 18 April 2019 Societe Generale SFH, issued EUR 100m of covered bonds as a security token, directly registered on the Ethereum blockchain. OFH Tokens have been rated Aaa / AAA by Moody’s and Fitch and have been fully subscribed

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Swiss Company Tangem Returns to Crypto Valley After Raising $US 15 Million

Fresh out of its funding round of funding, Tangem a Swiss-born startup is now moving their headquarter back to Zug, famously known as the Crypto Valley. Tangem received funding to the tune of US$ 15 million from renowned Japanese investor

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Blockchain VC blufolio Invests in Digital Banking Startup YAPEAL

blufolio a blockchain VC fund recently announced its first investment into Zurich Based YAPEAL. The sum of the investment was not disclosed. Yapeal is an upcoming neo-bank in Switzerland that aims to redefine banking. The YapApp would be based on

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New CEO for Swisscom Blockchain AG

Swisscom’s Blockchain subsidiary will be managed by Lukas Hohl from 1 May 2019. The 41-year-old Swiss citizen is returning to Switzerland for his new assignment from the US East Coast, where he has helped build up the consultancy firm Synpulse’s

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Porsche Explores Blockchain Deployment for Driverless Cars

In collaboration with the Berlin-based start-up XAIN, Porsche is currently testing blockchain applications directly in vehicles. This is not the first instance of a luxury automotive company turning to blockchain to solve its problems. Mercerdes-Benz also announced earlier this year

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7 Things We Know About Facebook’s $1 Billion Cryptocurrency Project

Following the wind-down of the bull market of 2017, cyrpto is still undergoing some fascinating developments. A key one that grabbed even mainstream headlines? Facebook’s announcement that they too, want to foray into issuing coins. The results of this project is slated

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From Bank Frick to Bitcoin Suisse – Mauro Casellini Takes on a New Role

Experienced head of blockchain banking at Bank Frick, Mauro Casellini, will be joining Bitcoin Suisse as of 1 July. He will be overseeing the expansion of the Liechtenstein subsidiary of Bitcoin Suisse as its new CEO. Bank Frick and Bitcoin

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Noch ein Schweizer Fintech Verein: Geneva Fintech Association Startet

Eine Gruppe von Genfer Organisationen hat sich unter dem Patronat des Kantons Genf zur Geneva Fintech Association zusammengeschlossen. Die neue Vereinigung schreibt sich auf die Fahne, die Entwicklung wegweisender Technologien im Bereich Fintech zu fördern, insbesondere wenn es um Crowdfunding

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Proxeus Technology Enables Shipment Tracking System Based on IOTA’s DLT

Proxeus a blockchain company that fashions itself as “WordPress for Blockchain” announced a successful use case of its technology to implement a decentralised shipment tracking system based on IOTA. Proxeus was also recognised by Fintech News Switzerland as the top

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Swiss Government Mulling a More Relaxed Blockchain Regulation

The Swiss Federal Council initiated consultation recently to adopt a more blockchain friendly federal law. They emphasized that they want to create the best possible framework to further cement Switzerland as a leading hub for fintech and blockchain companies. The

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