Blockchain/Bitcoin

Visa Plans on Auto Crypto Payments

The rise of blockchain and cryptocurrencies has changed the way we think about digital money movement — creating opportunities for a new generation of financial applications. Visa reported that they are in the early stages of blockchain development and it

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BIS: New Global Bank Standards for Cryptoassets

The Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, met on 16 December to endorse a finalised prudential standard on banks’ cryptoasset exposures and the Committee’s work programme

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UBS Issues USD 50 Million Tokenized Debt Securities for Asia Pacific

UBS has closed the first tokenized debt transaction for Asia Pacific investors, underlining its commitment to expand regional investment opportunities. UBS AG London branch issued USD 50 million in digital fixed rate security tokens (‘digital securities’) using blockchain technology to

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Governments, International Bodies Ramp up Crypto Tax Regulations

Over the past year, governments and regulatory bodies from around the world have increased their focus on the taxation of the cryptocurrency industry, a trend that comes on the back of increasing investment, adoption and innovation in the space despite

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Mobil, Online, Krypto: Wie digital die Schweiz 2022 bezahlt

Die Schweizer:innen vertrauen immer stärker auf den Einsatz digitaler Bezahlmöglichkeiten. Das zeigen die Ergebnisse der zweiten Auflage des Visa Payment Monitor in der Schweiz. Laut der repräsentativen Umfrage unter 1’000 Menschen in der Schweiz ist eine gegenüber 2021 wachsende Mehrheit

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BX Swiss: Test Trades in Swiss Francs via a Decentralized Public-Blockchain.

Together with major Swiss banks, the Swiss stock exchange BX Swiss is taking the financial market infrastructure for tokenized securities to the next level. In a test, trades on BX Swiss were settled for the first time directly in Swiss

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Syz Crypto: Bank Syz Selected Taurus for Its New Digital Asset Offering

Bank Syz has collaborated with Taurus to launch its new digital asset offer Syz Crypto. It will cover the safekeeping and trading of digital assets to the Bank’s private, professional and institutional clients. Concretely, the Bank has integrated Taurus-PROTECT, a

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EIB and Goldman Sachs Issue First Euro-Denominated Digital Bond on a Private Blockchain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) — in collaboration with Goldman Sachs Bank Europe, Santander and Société Générale — launched Project Venus, their second euro-denominated digitally native bond issue and first using private blockchain technology. The €100 million, two-year bond was

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SIX Fintech Ventures Joins Keyrock’s $72 Million Series B Fundraising

Keyrock, a Brussel based digital asset market maker, raised $72 million in its Series B funding round from investors including Ripple, SIX Fintech Ventures and Middlegame Ventures. Keyrock plans to use its funding to invest further into infrastructure development, scalability

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The State of the German Blockchain Ecosystem

Despite a global venture capital (VC) pullback, shrinking valuations and public market turmoil, Germany’s blockchain VC funding market remained stable this year, with companies in the space securing a total of US$218 million across 20 deals year-to-date (YTD), just US$37

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