Blockchain/Bitcoin

Zurich’s Blockchain Hub Moves to Paradeplatz in 2020

Trust Square, the Swiss Blockchain working space, currently at Bahnhofstrasse, is announcing the move to its new location at Zurich’s Paradeplatz at the beginning of 2020. By moving into the building on Poststrasse, Trust Square is laying the foundation for

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Credit Suisse and UBS Execute First Collateral Swap on the Blockchain

Deutsche Börse and HQLAX successfully launched their jointly developed Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) solution for frictionless collateral swaps in the securities lending market. The live transactions were executed by Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and UBS on the Eurex Repo F7-trading system.

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Blockchain’s Promise in the Hospitality and Travel Industry

Blockchain, the technology underpinning popular cryptocurrency bitcoin, is considered as one of the most exciting digital technology innovations of recent times. Though the financial services sector has been undeniably the most active sector to experiment with and deploy blockchain, the

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Swiss Government Wants to Further Improve Framework Conditions for Blockchain

During its meeting on 27 November 2019, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the further improvement of the framework conditions for DLT/blockchain. The proposal is aimed at increasing legal certainty, removing barriers for applications based on distributed ledger technology

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EU’s AI and Blockchain Investment Fund to Invest 100 Million € In Startups In 2020

As startups from across the world converge in Helsinki for this year’s edition of global startup event Slush, European firms focused on AI and blockchain are set to learn more about how to benefit from a new EU investment fund

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Lamborghini Goes Blockchain

Salesforce anounced that Lamborghini—the Italian brand and manufacturer of super sports cars and super SUVs—is using Salesforce Blockchain to quickly and securely authenticate heritage Lamborghini cars. One of the world’s most iconic and cutting-edge brands, Lamborghini has been at the

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Deutsche Börse and Swisscom Settled Securities Transactions via Tokens for Swiss Banks

Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and the three partners Falcon Private Bank, Vontobel and Zürcher Kantonalbank have succeeded in jointly settling securities transactions with tokenised shares via Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). With this proof of concept, the partners demonstrate how the immediate

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German Airline Issues First Airline Ticket On The Blockchain

Hahn Air, is the first airline that issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. It is also the first airline to fly passengers holding blockchain-powered tickets on its scheduled flight from

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CMTA to Publish Common Standards for the Safe Custody of Digital Assets

Common standards for the safe custody of digital assets is a key step for the digitalisation of the financial sector The Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA), an independent Swiss association bringing together actors from Switzerland’s financial, technological and legal

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New Report Explores the Potential of Blockchain in Asset Management

Blockchain has the potential to transform the asset management industry by allowing new products to be developed, improve efficiency and cost-savings, and enhance data quality, according to a new report by blockchain software company ConsenSys. In its first report part

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