Blockchain/Bitcoin

Wealth Managers Reluctant to Invest in Crypto

Wealth managers around the world are still reluctant to invest in cryptocurrency on behalf of their clients amid concerns over the lack of regulation, the lack of education as well as high volatility, a new study by American asset management

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Relai Partners Checkout.com to Enable Instant Bitcoin Purchases

Swiss Bitcoin investment app Relai has partnered with global payments provider Checkout.com to enable its users to buy the cryptocurrency via Visa, Mastercard and Apple Pay in real time through its self-custodial wallet. The partnership with Checkout.com is expected to

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Mastercard, Paxos Launch Crypto Trading Solutions for Financial Institutions

Mastercard has launched Crypto Source, a new programme to provide the payment giant’s financial institution partners access to a suite of buy, hold and sell services for select crypto assets. Additionally, Mastercard is also expanding its partnership with blockchain infrastructure

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SEBA Bank Is Now an ETP Issuer on the BX Swiss

Swiss stock exchange BX Swiss announced that crypto bank SEBA Bank is now issuing exchange-traded products (ETPs) on its platform with a tracker certificate on the SEBA Metaverse Index for trading. SEBA Bank’s ETP, which trades under the ticker SMETA,

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Steigende Zinsen in der Schweiz: Was bedeutet das für die Kryptoszene?

Nach der überraschenden Erhöhung des Leitzinses Mitte Juni kam bereits knapp drei Monate später die nächste Meldung als dieser erneut um 0,75 Prozentpunkte angezogen wurde. Die SNB begründet ihren Schritt damit, dass die Inflation zunehmend zu einem Problem wird. Jetzt

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SDX Web3 Goes Live With Its Institutional Custody Service for Crypto Assets

SDX Web3, the newly launched business unit from SIX Digital Exchange, is now live with its institutional custody service for crypto assets. The SDX Web3 Custody service includes key storage, transfer execution and monitoring with banking-grade compliance standards, automated reporting

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Crypto.com to Invest €150 Million to Establish Paris as Its European Headquarters

Crypto.com announced plans to invest €150 million in France to support the establishment of its market operations and regional headquarters in Paris. The announcement comes shortly after the cryptocurrency platform was cleared to operate in France as a Digital Asset

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EU Passes Uniform Legal Framework for Crypto-Assets Across the Bloc

The European Union’s (EU) Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted 28 to 1 in favour of the Markets in Crypto Assets regulation (MiCA), a uniform legal framework for crypto-assets in the EU. Under the MiCA, entities issuing and trading crypto-assets

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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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