Tag "Switzerland"

Fintech in Switzerland: How Are We Seen From Abroad?

Switzerland has a world-renowned reputation for its financial services and banking sector. Now, with the Swiss fintech scene accelerating and the impressive quality of its startups, foreign players and industry experts have taken notice. An internationally-oriented financial center Switzerland has

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Lykke Switches Trading-Place to Centralized Model: Did Blockchain trading fail?

As cryptocurrencies gain popularity, scalability issues and high transaction fees have forced Swiss startup Lykke to switch from a semi-decentralized to a centralized operational mode. The transition for Bitcoin trading wallets occurred in late-December 2017, while the transition for Ethereum

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Swiss F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator Prepares for Demo Day

F10, a fintech incubator and accelerator in Switzerland, is preparing for Demo Day. On December 07, the 14 startups currently part of its P2 “Prototype to Product” accelerator program will present their solutions to an audience made of some of

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4 Promising P2P-Lending Countries

According to the study of the growing market of the alternative finance, conducted by the European P2P platform Robo.cash, Switzerland, Latvia, Russia and Argentina are expected to join the global alternative lending market in the coming 2-3 years. According to

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The Swiss Fintech Startups PostFinance Is Backing

PostFinance, the financial services unit of Swiss Post and one of the leading financial institutions in Switzerland, has been an active investor in the fintech space as it seeks to become a digital powerhouse in the country. In an interview

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10 Innovative Fintech Startups From Switzerland (which I could name in 1minute)

Switzerland’s fintech scene continues to grow with over 210 startups covering varied areas from cryptocurrency, blockchain, to insurance, payments and investing. Several of these have already began expanding to other market and gaining traction from international investors. Some weeks ago

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Wealthtech Flourishes in Switzerland

A new generation of fintech companies is building digital solutions to transform the investment and asset management industry. Often referred to as “wealthtech” companies, these use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to offer advice, and provide low-cost alternatives with

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Investors should keep an eye on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Made in Switzerland

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to substantially disrupt the financial services industry, transforming how we bank, invest, and get insured. AI refers to machines that are capable of performing specific tasks that normally require human intelligence such as visual perception,

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Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin

Swiss fintech firm Leonteq launched last week tracker certificates on bitcoin in CHF, EUR and USD. The new suite of exchange-traded notes tracking bitcoin is targeted at investors seeking to capitalize on the cryptocurrency rapid price rise. Since the start

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Inaugural ICO Summit Confirms Switzerland’s Leading Role in Crypto Finance

Hundreds of people gathered in Zurich, Switzerland earlier this month to hear leading experts discuss the current state of crypto finance, and share their experience and best practice for successful initial coin offering (ICO) execution. The inaugural ICO Summit, which

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