Blockchain/Bitcoin

EPFL Researchers Invent Low-Cost Alternative to Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) Professor Rachid Guerraoui explains, it all comes

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Liechtenstein Bets on Blockchain and Crypto

The small landlocked country of Liechtenstein has long been known for its business-friendly environment and financial and banking hub. But over the past years, the country has positioned itself to become a top fintech hub, leveraging its experience and expertise

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Swiss made Blockchain Platform to Trace the Coffee Supply Chain

A group of leading companies from the global coffee supply chain announced a collaboration with Geneva based Farmer Connect – a tech startup building farm-to-consumer traceability solutions for enterprises based on the IBM Food Trust Platform. Farmer Connect aims to

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Boerse Stuttgart Launches Germany’s First Regulated Trading Venue for Digital Assets

Trading has started on Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX). It is Germany’s first regulated trading venue for digital assets where investors’ orders are executed directly against each other according to fixed rules. BSDEX combines all the potential of blockchain technology

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Swiss University Rolls Out Blockchain Pilot Project to Fight Fake Diplomas

The University of St. Gallen has unveiled a new pilot project for a blockchain-based system that certifies diplomas and verifies their authenticity. The university’s CIO Harald Rotter told CNN Money Switzerland he hopes to issue about 200 tamperproof certificates by

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Bitcoin Suisse Launches New Crypto Versions of Banknotes

Bitcoin Suisse AG has launched a new series of its renowned “Crypto Certificates”; high quality and secure paper wallets in the form of a  series of bills in a quality comparable with that of official banknotes. Available exclusively to Bitcoin

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Kölner Fintech entwickelt manipulationssichere Blockchain-Lösung für BVDW-Zertifikate

Das Kölner Blockchain-Unternehmen Ubirch hat auf Anfrage des Bundesverbands Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V. eine Lösung für fälschungssichere Zertifikate entwickelt. BVDW-Qualitätszertifikate gelten als neutrale und objektive Gütesiegel der Digitalwirtschaft in Deutschland. Um Betrug und Manipulation vorzubeugen und um die Wertigkeit der

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Swiss Central Banker: Stablecoins Hold Promise for Widespread Deployment

Though cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-based tokens “are more like speculative investment instruments” and are unlikely to reach mainstream adoption, stablecoins, which are pegged to stable, official currencies, “hold greater promise for widespread deployment as a payment instrument and store of value,”

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PwC Luxembourg Embraces Crypto-Payments

PwC Luxembourg is stepping further into blockchain and crypto-assets by accepting Bitcoin payments from its clients as from 1 October 2019, in a move acknowledging the needs of clients and the willingness of the Luxembourgish Firm to support the growing

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Interview: AI for Investing und das Ziel, das grösste STO in Europa herauszugeben

Stefan Tittel, CEO und Co-Founder der RISE Wealth Technologies ist ein Multiunternehmer mit einer makellosen Erfolgsbilanz. Er hat etliche* Unternehmen durch ihren gesamten Unternehmenszyklus geführt. Er sprach zu Fintechnews über sein Unternehmen RISE Wealth Technologies, diesbezügliche Pläne und das aktuelle

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