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CFA Swiss Fintech Survey: Swiss Bankers Convinced That Fintech Will Dramatically Impact Financial Industry

Swiss bankers are the most convinced that fintech will impact the entire financial services industry, naming robo-advisory and blockchain technology as the most impactful innovations, according to a new survey by CFA Institute. Released earlier this month, CFA Institute’s ‘Fintech Survey

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10 Must Read Bitcoin and Blockchain Blogs and Webpages

As bitcoin/blockchain technology is gaining much traction from the financial world and beyond, a number of dedicated online publications and blogs have emerged to share expert commentary and industry news. Today, we’ve made a list of the top 10 bitcoin

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Top 6 Blockchain and Crypto Companies in Switzerland

In 2015, VC-backed bitcoin and blockchain companies raised an all-time high US$474 million across 74 deals, according to a report by KPMG and CB Insights. As investment surges, some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions have started exploring

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White Paper on Blockchain Infrastructures for Digital Assets

BitFury, a Bitcoin blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, has released a white paper outlining basic components of blockchain-based asset ledgers, as well as their use cases for financial services firms. Entitled ‘Digital Assets on Public Blockchains,’ the white

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Nexussquared Wants to Establish Switzerland as a Nexus for Blockchain Technology

As blockchain has now become a buzzword, Switzerland is gearing up to tap into what could well be one of the most disruptive technologies since the Internet was introduced 20 years ago. “Blockchain is, without question, the most significant advancement

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Swiss Startup Lykke Seeks To Disrupt The Retail Trading Market With Blockchain Tech

The founder and former chairman of Canadian foreign exchange company OANDA, Richard Olsen, has unveiled his most recent venture: a global marketplace for multiple assets and financial instrument built on the Bitcoin blockchain. Dubbed Lykke, the company launched in late-September

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An Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain for Financial Services

Each week, a tremendous amount of news stories related to bitcoin and blockchain technology are being published. At Fintechnews alone, not one week passes by without at least two or three new articles on the matter. Surely, Bitcoin is hot

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No Financial Services Firm Can Afford to Ignore Blockchain Technology any Longer

The blockchain has the potential to do much more than just support cryptocurrencies; in fact, Capgemini expects that the technology will “revolutionize the financial services sector… [by providing] unprecedented transaction security through cryptography.” In a new report called ‘Blockchain: A

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