What Is Proptech and the Players You Should Follow in Switzerland

Proptech, short for property technology, is a new buzzword referring to the wave of companies that are using technology to refine, improve and reinvent the various services in the property industry including those that involve the act of buying, renting,

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Top 10 Fintech Startups in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

In 2014, European fintech venture capital funding grew to US$1 billion, of which around 20% went toward ventures located in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Fintech startups in the region raised over US$175 million, nearly tripling the amount raised in

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Four Finalists Unveiled for Swiss Fintech Awards 2017

The Swiss Fintech Awards jury has announced the four finalists for its annual ceremony rewarding the top Swiss fintech startups in three categories: Early Stage Startup of the Year, Growth Stage Startup of the Year and Fintech Influencer of the

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b-Sharpe, the Transferwise of Switzerland

Incorporated in 2006 and based in Geneva, b-Sharpe is a fintech startup providing currency exchange services at a lower cost – an average saving of 70% compared with traditional exchange services providers. The company aims to make currency exchange cheaper

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Banking on Bitcoin Film in Cinema

Banking on Bitcoin a feature film on Bitcoin, its history and future will be shown in Cinema. Produced by Gravitas Ventures, the film was launched at select theaters and will be made available on VOD. The Banking on Bitcoin film covers the

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Switzerland Struggles in E-Government Effort

The current e-government situation of Switzerland is stuck in an “intermediary phase” of implementation and harmonization, according to a new report. In particular with regard to user-friendly electronic identification and Internet voting, Switzerland is still struggling. According to a report

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Top Worldwide VCs and Investors in Bitcoin and Blockchain

Blockchain, a type of database that records an ongoing list of tamper-proof records, has created a lot of hype in the financial services industry, promising to allow banks to save billions in infrastructure costs and significantly increase efficiency. The world’s

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Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland

2017 has just begun and already several fintech events have been scheduled, promising to bring together thought-leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors, to discuss emerging trends and the future of banking and finance. Here are our pick of the top

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Banks are Still Using Decade Old Core Banking Systems – Why are They so Behind the Digital Age?

The question that has plagued the financial services industry for a number of years – is why are banks not keeping pace with technological change? Why do they continue working with archaic and monolithic systems that are prone to failure

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Proptech Premiere: Europaweit erster Studiengang in Digital Real Estate

Die HWZ lanciert den europaweit ersten Studiengang CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) Digital Real Estate. Die kürzlich publizierte Studie von Prof. Sybille Sachs zeigt, dass die Digitalisierung sich auf die gesamte Arbeitswelt auswirkt. CAS Digital Real Estate Auch für die

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