Blockchain/Bitcoin

SWIFT and Capgemini Successfully Interlink CBDCs for Cross-Border Payments

SWIFT and Capgemini have achieved CBDC-to-CBDC transactions between different distributed ledger technology networks based on Quorum and Corda technologies, as well as fiat-to-CBDC flows between these networks and a real-time gross settlement system. The experiment showed that the blockchain networks

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Sygnum Partners With T&B Media to Raise US$300M to Fund Its Metaverse Platform

Sygnum, a digital asset technology group with a Swiss banking licence and a Singapore capital markets services licence, is partnering Thai media group T&B Media Global to raise over US$300 million to fund its new interconnected metaverse platform. The raise uses

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Luxury Goods Retailer Bucherer Acquires Digital Authentication Startup Adresta

Swiss digital authentication startup Adresta has been acquired by Bucherer Group, one of the world’s largest luxury watch and jewellery retailers, effective 30 September 2022. A spin-off from Helvetia Insurance, Adresta develops blockchain-based digital certificates for luxury goods. Users can

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Swissquote Dives Into Cryptocurrency Trading With the Launch of SQX

Online trading platform Swissquote has launched a cryptocurrency exchange called SQX that aims to provide a more competitive and secure trading environment. Unlike other crypto exchanges, SQX says that it prides itself on being a centralised trading platform as it

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University of Zurich and ETH Zurich Among World’s Best Universities for Blockchain Education

The University of Zurich and ETH Zurich ranked third and 27th respectively on CoinDesk’s latest annual best universities for blockchain rankings. The rankings were made from a shortlist of 240 institutions around the world, calculated based on their scholarly, industrial

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Crypto.com Can Now Operate in France

Crypto.com has been cleared to operate in France as a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR). The company stressed that it was subjected to

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Revolut is Now a Fully Registered Crypto Service Provider in the UK

Digital money app Revolut has been approved by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer cryptocurrency products and services in the country. The company was previously providing crypto buying, selling and trading services under the the FCA’s temporary

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Coinbase Gets Greenlight to Operate Its Crypto Exchange in the Netherlands

Coinbase has secured regulatory approval from the Dutch central bank as a crypto service provider, allowing it to offer its full suite of retail, institutional, and ecosystem products to customers in the country. This makes Coinbase one of the first

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Swiss and Liechtenstein Crypto Assets Ecosystem Continues to Grow Despite Market Turmoil

In Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the crypto assets investment ecosystem continues to grow and mature, despite market volatility and declining trading volumes, a new report by the Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and

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Crypto App hi and Mastercard Launch Debit Card With NFT Customisation

Crypto app hi and Mastercard have launched the world’s first debit card with NFT avatar customisation, allowing cardholders to personalise their card with an NFT avatar that they verifiably own. The card will initially be available to hi members in

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