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Switzerland Works on Possible Blockchain/ICO Regulation

With blockchain and cryptocurrency gaining more traction day after day, the Swiss government is now exploring the possibility of introducing legal amendments to current legislative instruments to facilitate the development of blockchain technology. The blockchain/initial coin offering (ICO) working group

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Deutsche Bank Whitepaper Explores Open APIs, Cloud, Blockchain and AI Regulations

The emergence of new technology solutions leveraging open APIs, cloud, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) has driven increasing volumes of digital data, as well as new market players, business models and evolving client expectations. Given the disruptive potential of these

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Crypto Research Report: Liechtenstein Prime Minister Discusses Crypto and “Blockchain Act”

The Principality of Liechtenstein, a microstate in Central Europe known for its many private banks, is making a name for itself within the cryptocurrency industry as a friendly jurisdiction. For the past two years, the government has been crafting a

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“Blockchain Island”: Malta Aims To Become ICO, Cryptocurrency Hub

The small Mediterranean island of Malta is quickly emerging as a popular location for entrepreneurs to set up blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, thanks to the country’s supportive government that sees the industry as an economic opportunity to create regulations favorable

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Cloud Computing and Insurance

The market for cloud services is expected to skyrocket in the next few years, and according to industry experts, there are many reasons to believe that insurers will be in the forefront of this growth. But first: what is cloud

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EU Parliament: Cryptocurrencies Unlikely to Impact Central Bank Monetary Policy

Virtual currencies including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are unlikely to have an impact on monetary policy, according to a new report by the European Parliament. The research paper, provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Economic and

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Gibraltar Eyes ICO Regulation In Bid To Become Leading Crypto, Blockchain Hub

The government of Gibraltar is to formulate a legal framework for tech startups and firms wanting to hold initial coin offerings (ICOs). The territory aims to become a leader in the fields of cryptocurrency and blockchain space. An ICO is

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German Regulator Takes Closer Look At ICOs As Practice Popularizes

The growing popularity of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) has led governments around the world to take a closer look into the thriving industry. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, better known as BaFin, has joined global financial regulators in

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Regtech And Compliance In Switzerland

Banks and firms are increasingly turning to regtech solutions that leverage software and automation to close compliance gaps, address new regulatory challenges and cut costs. Regtech refers to technology and software created to address regulatory requirements and help companies stay

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Swiss Regulator Meets With Crypto Industry To Clarify ICO Guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is holding a series of roundtable discussions across Switzerland to present and clarify its recently released ICO guidelines. The regulator said the purpose is to provide first-hand information to market participants interested in

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