Blockchain/Bitcoin

EU Discloses Digital Finance Strategies and Crypto-Assets Framework 

The European Commission, executive branch of the European Union (EU), has adopted a new Digital Finance Package which includes digital finance and retail payments strategies as well as legislative proposals on crypto-assets. The package is aimed at boosting Europe’s competitiveness

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How Much Blockchain Does the Financial World Need?

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is the buzz-phrase of the moment. But the Swiss National Bank (SNB) says producing digital Swiss francs for the general public would create many problems with unclear benefits. The Swiss government has backed up the

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Digital Asset Expert Daniel Diemers Joins Board of Directors of Incore Bank

InCore has appointed Dr. Daniel Diemers to its Board of Directors for his expertise in banking and digital assets. Daniel Diemers has been working as a strategy consultant for over 20 years and supports financial companies on their way into

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Ist die Bitcoin-Blockchain sicher?

Mithilfe der Blockchain werden Daten nicht nur dezentral, sondern ebenfalls sicher gespeichert. So ist es etwa möglich, dass zwei oder mehr Parteien, die nicht voneinander überzeugt sind oder Bedenken hinsichtlich des Vertrauens haben, Informationen miteinander teilen können, die gesichert vor

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area2invest und Finoa: Neue Wege bei der Kryptoverwahrung

area2invest und Finoa haben eine Kooperation zur Verwahrung von tokenisierten Vermögenswerten in Form von Security Tokens abgeschlossen. Die Krypto-Verwahrlösung der Finoa bietet die höchsten Sicherheitsstandards basierend auf Warm-Storage fähigen Hardware-Security-Modulen (HSM) sowie biometrischer Zweifaktor-Authentifizierung. Investoren auf area2invest können dabei in

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25 Years With HSBC, Now Libra’s New Managing Director

Geneva based Libra Association, an independent group organised by Facebook to manage its Libra stablecoin project, announced the appointment of former HSBC head James Emmett, as the Managing Director of Libra Networks. James Emmett said of his appointment that will

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Top 50 Swiss Blockchain Companies H1 2020

Crypto Valley has further matured and added substance in the first half of 2020. Despite challenging circumstances because of COVID-19, the number of firms in Crypto Valley has increased to 919, and employment reached over 4700 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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From Security Tokens to Native Digital Securities

Though blockchain-based security tokens hold many potentials, they also have their own limitations and must evolve to address several key challenges, according to a new paper by academics at the Rotterdam School of Management. In a paper titled Security Token

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CB Insights Acquires European Blockchain Data Platform

Data provider CB Insights has acquired Blockdata, a Netherlands-based market intelligence platform for blockchain and other distributed ledger technology. As a result of the acquisition, CB Insights will also be opening an office in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Blockdata will remain a stand-alone

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How the Crypto Nation Switzerland Dealt with Covid

The Swiss blockchain industry appears to be in rude health despite the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of new companies and jobs produced by the sector increased in the first six months of the year. Is this

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