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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3 Lessons European Insurance Giants can Learn from Ping An

Insurance companies have been slow to adapt to a digital-first approach. In an increasingly digital world, many insurers are put in a tough spot as they struggle to keep up with the demands of a new generation of consumers. Taking

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4 Coworking Spaces in Switzerland Made for Fintech and Blockchain Entrepreneurs

Whether you are a budding fintech entrepreneur or foreign fintech startup seeking to enter Switzerland’s vibrant fintech scene, coworking spaces are becoming an increasingly popular option. Home to over 50 coworking spaces, entrepreneurs are spoiled for choice. Having so many

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Finally You Can Pay Your SBB Ticket with Twint, but Still Not with Bitcoins ;)

Effective immediately, SBB customers can pay with TWINT. It is now possible to purchase tickets and services with Switzerland’s leading payment app on the SBB Mobile app as well as at SBB ticket machines and online. TWINT will thus become

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Fintech Unicorn Raisin Teams up with Commerzbank to Launch New Financial Product

Raisin announced that its savings platform Weltzsparen will be teaming up with Commerzbank to access its wide base of corporate clients and offer special conditions on fixed-term deposits. In addition to Commerzbank’s own products, corporate clients can now benefit from 3-month

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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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Credit Suisse Adds Samsung Pay to its Mobile Payments Offering

Credit Suisse announced that by 30th April, its Swiss customers will be able to make payments using their Swisscard-issued credit cards. With this recent addition, Credit Suisse is expanding its mobile payment offering – which already encompasses TWINT, SwatchPAY and

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Hypotheken Vermittler HypoPlus Baut aus

HypoPlus, der unabhängige Hypothekenvermittler und Partner-Service des Online-Vergleichsdienstes comparis.ch, baut seine Expertise im Bereich Hypothekarberatung mit zusätzlichen Fachkräften aus. Seit Jahresbeginn sind 9 zusätzliche Hypothekarberaterinnen und -berater dazugestossen. Zudem wurden das Partnermanagement und die IT weiter gestärkt. Zusätzlich zum Ausbau

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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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