Blockchain/Bitcoin

Visa Announces Support for Cryptocurrencies

Visa has indicated its plan to turn its focus onto cryptocurrencies in a blog post titled “Advancing our approach to digital currency”. This push into cryptocurrencies is due to its belief that “digital currencies have the potential to extend the

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New Blockchain-Based Payment Systems Seek to Improve Cross-Border Trade Transactions

A new partnership between banking consortium Fnality International and software development firm Epam will seek to use blockchain technology to improve efficiency in cross-border trade transactions, enable faster trade settlement and reduce risk, Epam announced in a release on May

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Central Bank of France Announces CBDC Partners Including Swiss Seba Bank

The Banque de France has finalised the 8 companies that were selected to test out the use of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) for interbank settlements over the next few months. Firms selected by the central bank for the test

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Digital Asset Adds VMware As Investor in Series C Round

Digital Asset, the creators of the open-source DAML smart contract language, announced that VMware has joined the company’s Series C financing round, which was announced last December. With this investment, VMware joins Salesforce Ventures and Samsung Venture Investment Corp (Samsung) as

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METACO sichert sich CHF 17 Mio Serie-A-Finanzierungsrunde via Standard Chartered und ZKB

METACO, ein Anbieter von sicherheitskritischer Infrastruktur zur Verwaltung digitaler Vermögenswerte für Finanzinstitute, kündigte eine Serie-A-Finanzierungsrunde über CHF 17 Millionen an. Das ursprüngliche Ziel der Finanzierungsrunde war aufgrund der grossen Nachfrage mehr als doppelt überzeichnet. Der Erfolg der Finanzierungsrunde ist Beweis

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European Innovation Council Awards €5 Million to Blockchain Solutions for Social Innovations

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for

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Maximilian von Wallenberg Joins Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange

Maximilian von Wallenberg has become a member of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH on 1 July 2020. He succeeds Dr Dirk Sturz, who has left the company at his own request to pursue a new career

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Mt.Pelerin Runs Its First Shareholders Meeting on the Blockchain

In October 2018, Mt Pelerin Group SA  incorporated its shares on the blockchain through the MPS, a freely transferable ERC20 token providing direct ownership of shares within the meaning of Swiss law. With that innovation, Mt Pelerin paved the way

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Swiss InCore Bank Integrates with Global Crypto Exchange Kraken

InCore Bank is now the first financial institution in Switzerland to offer banking services to Kraken clients. Kraken is among the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Europe according to its euro-based volume. With this integration, Kraken is offering clients another simple

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Bitcoin Suisse Prepares for Growth with New Appointments of Seasoned Veterans

Bitcoin Suisse, a Swiss crypto financial firm, today announced further steps in its growth trajectory towards becoming the leading, publicly listed crypto and digital assets firm with the election of Roger Studer, former Head of Investment Banking at Vontobel, to

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