Blockchain/Bitcoin

Der WetziKoin fürs lokale Gewerbe

Eine Investition der Stadt Wetzikon zugunsten des örtlichen Gewerbes in der Coronakrise, eine Plattform samt App für den Kreislauf eines lokalen Zahlungsmittels und die drei Partner DU DA, Papers, Farner Consulting: dies sind die Grundlagen von ecoo, der digitalen Plattform

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Gazprombank Switzerland Receives FINMA Authorization for Crypto Offering

Gazprombank (Switzerland) has received authorization from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to provide cryptocurrency bank accounts to corporate and institutional clients. Gazprombank (Switzerland) (“Gazprombank”) provides traditional banking products and services to its customers, including corporates, investment funds and

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A Useful Swiss Crypto Legal Guide

The Swiss Crypto Guide which is a platform providing free guidance for legal questions concerning crypto currencies in Switzerland and is aimed particularly at startups and SMEs, has now gone live. The author is Dr. Karin Lorez, who, as the

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Digital Identity Apps Will Snowball To 6.2 Billion by 2025

A new Juniper Research study revealed that the number of digital identity apps in use will snowball to 6.2 billion in 2025, from just over 1 billion in 2020. The research found that civic identity apps, where government-issued identities are

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PayPal Dips Its Toes in the Crypto Market…. in 2021

PayPal announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account. The company is introducing the ability to buy, hold and sell select cryptocurrencies, initially featuring Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin

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Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange Now Trades Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP Against Euro

Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX), Germany’s first regulated trading venue for digital assets launched in September, has now introduced trading of Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP against Euro. Another new feature is the possibility to transfer Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP from

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New Deutsche Bank Paper Outlines Opportunities and Challenges of CBDCs

Central banks around the world are exploring the potential of digital currencies to improve monetary transactions. While so-called central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) appear to be upon us, promising many benefits including faster and cheaper transfers, they also present multiple

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Mt Pelerin’s Tokenised Shares Can Now be Converted to Standard Shares

Mt Pelerin, a Swiss blockchain company specialising in banking and finance, unveiled a new process to make security tokens bankable with financial institutions in a move to accelerate adoption by all types of investors. Mt Pelerin made its first breakthrough

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Christie’s First Auction of Blockchain Related Artwork Sold for More Than US$130,000

The world’s purported first blockchain-focused art, Block 21 was sold off at Christie’s, renown auction house. Block 21 is a part of Portraits of a Mind, a global art project decentralising the founding code behind Bitcoin into 40 fragments. Portraits

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Schweizer Blockchain-Gesetzgebung gibt Digital Assets Rückenwind

Stände- und Nationalrat haben letzte Woche in der Schlussabstimmung die neue Blockchain-Gesetzgebung bestätigt. Mit diesem Entscheid ist definitiv klar, dass die Schweiz nächstes Jahr eine der innovationsfreundlichsten Rechtsgrundlagen für dezentrale Anwendungen und Geschäftsmodelle erhält. Dieser Standortvorteil bietet Chancen, die für

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