Blockchain/Bitcoin

SEBA Bank Strengthens APAC Presence With Appointment of New Asia CEO

SEBA Bank, a digital assets firm with a Swiss banking license from FINMA, announced the appointment of Sam Lin as its Chief Executive Officer for Asia with immediate effect. This appointment is in line with SEBA Bank’s aim to strengthen

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2 Schweizer Krypto-Startups im Mastercard Accelerator dabei

Mastercard startet ein weiteres globales Startup-Engagement-Programm. Start Path unterstützt schnell wachsende junge Unternehmen aus den Bereichen Digital Assets, Blockchain und Kryptowährungen. Sieben Startups haben sich dem Programm angeschlossen: GK8, Domain Money, Mintable (Singapore), SupraOracles, STACS (Singapore), Taurus und Uphold. Gemeinsam mit Mastercard werden sie in

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What are Stablecoins and What Risks and Opportunities Do They Bring?

Stablecoins, or digital tokens with values tied to fiat currencies or other assets, have surged in popularity over the past year on the back of booming cryptocurrency transaction activity, the emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi), and a large rise in

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2021, a Tipping Point for Digital Asset Adoption in Switzerland

2021 was the tipping point for the acceptance of cryptocurrencies and digital assets in Switzerland. Investors entered the space at a rapid pace and client demand became simply too large to brush aside. Meanwhile, financial institutions started actively joining the

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Nassim Taleb Now Calls Bitcoin Worthless, Too Volatile to be a Useful Currency or Store of Value

Not only does bitcoin fail to satisfy the notion of being a currency without a government, but the cryptocurrency is also not a reliable inflation hedge nor a safe haven investment, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a probability researcher and former quantitative

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Julius Baer Taps Wecan Comply’s Blockchain-Based Compliance Platform

Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer has formed a partnership with Wecan Comply, a blockchain-based compliance platform for private banks and external asset managers. Wecan Comply’s solution helps prevent compliance and administrative work from overwhelming the day-to-day activities of asset

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Mastercard Taps Circle for Payment Settlement Pilot With USDC Stablecoin

Circle and Mastercard announced an engagement to use the USD Coin (USDC) to facilitate crypto-to-fiat conversions in a pilot programme to expand the ability of issuers and crypto businesses to enable customers to spend their crypto assets. The engagement will

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Sygnum Bank and Artemundi Tokenise a Picasso Worth CHF 4 Million

Swiss digital asset bank Sygnum and Artemundi, an art investment pioneer, have partnered to tokenise Picasso’s Fillette au béret painting. This marks the first time the ownership rights in a Picasso, or any artwork, are being broadcast onto the public

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Mt Pelerin Selects Tezos to Power Its Open Source Asset Tokenisation Platform

Mt Pelerin’s cryptocurrency mobile app Bridge Wallet has launched support for Tezos with a zero fees on-ramp and off-ramp for XTZ, the native cryptocurrency of the Tezos blockchain. The firm said that it is “dedicated to building bridges between the

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Austrian Crypto Tax Solution Provider Blockpit Bags US$10 Million in Series A Fundraise

Blockpit, an Austria-based provider of legally compliant and audited tax reports for the treatment of crypto assets, announced that it has received US$10 million during a Series A funding round. The funding round was led by MiddleGame Ventures (MGV) with

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