Blockchain/Bitcoin

Visa Pilots Its New Crypto API Programme With US Neobank First Boulevard

Visa has announced a partnership with First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank focused on building generational wealth for the black community, to pilot Visa’s new suite of crypto APIs that is anticipated to launch later this year. As part of

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Switzerland’s Blockchain Fintech Industry in 2021

Switzerland is home to 130 startups that are applying blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to finance use cases, new data from Swisscom show. Most of these companies (48%) operate in the banking infrastructure vertical, followed by investment management (24%),

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Sygnum Bank Tokenised Premium Wines Under New Swiss DLT Law

Swiss-based digital asset bank Sygnum Bank and Fine Wine Capital, a privately held specialist trading company with a focus on the fine wine market, have successfully tokenised a range of premium investible wines, creating the first asset tokens issued under

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SEBA Bank to Tokenise Its Series B Equity

SEBA Bank, a digital assets firm with a Swiss banking license from FINMA, announced that it is issuing its Series B equity to shareholders as security tokens using blockchain. In December, SEBA Bank announced it would tokenise its shares of

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Swiss Crypto Broker Secures FINMA’s Securities House License

Crypto Broker AG which is the Crypto Finance Group‘s brokerage, has been granted a license as a securities house with a bilateral trading facility by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) Once the license comes into effect, it could

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Swiss Sygnum Bank Launches Regulated Digital Asset Options

Sygnum Bank, a Swiss-based digital asset bank, announced that it has launched OTC options covering BTC/USD and ETH/USD trading pairs. Sygnum’s regulated digital asset options offering will include; European OTC call and put options on BTC/USD and ETH/USD, fully customisable

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Challenges and Opportunities of CBDC for Banks and Corporations

Central banking digital currencies (CBDCs) are poised to have significant implications for banks and non-bank firms, forcing them to adopt new approaches to processing payments and bringing about new possibilities, says consultancy firm Accenture. As part of a blog post

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Crypto Finance Launches Blockchain Trading Solution for Avaloq’s Banking Clients

Crypto Finance Group, a Swiss-based blockchain financial services provider in crypto asset management, brokerage and storage solutions, has implemented its brokerage solution for crypto assets for Avaloq’s banking clients. Crypto Finance said that financial institutions and their clients can now

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Bitpanda Launches Debit Card That Allows Users to Shop With Cryptocurrency

Bitpanda, an Austrian digital investment platform, has launched a debit card by Visa that is linked to the assets in its user’s portfolio, enabling them to use Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency holdings to shop online and in stores worldwide. Through its

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European Real Estate Firm Vonovia Issues €20 Million Digital Bond on Stellar

European real estate company Vonovia has issued a €20 million digital bond on the Stellar blockchain in partnership with firstwire, a web-based marketplace for debt financing, and Bitbond, Germany’s tokenisation and digital asset custody technology provider. Vonovia said that the

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