Blockchain/Bitcoin

Illicit Crypto Volume Reaches All-Time High Despite Markets Slump

In spite of a market downturn and a prolonged “crypto winter”, the volume of illicit cryptocurrency transactions continued to rise in 2022, reaching an all-time high of US$20.6 billion, new data released by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis show. The sum

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TWINT-Gründer neu im Verwaltungsrat der Swiss Stablecoin AG

Der Gründer und ehemalige CEO von TWINT, Thierry Kneissler, verstärkt neu den Verwaltungsrat der Swiss Stablecoin AG. Weiter gibt das Unternehmen den erfolgreichen Abschluss der ersten Finanzierungsrunde bekannt. Die Swiss Stablecoin AG (SSC) plant die Herausgabe eines digitalen Abbilds des

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Formula 1 Sponsorship Deals with Blockchain Companies Shrink Amid Crypto Scandals and Bear Market

After a buoyant year 2022, sponsorship deals with blockchain and cryptocurrency companies for the Formula One (F1) race are shrinking this year on the back of high-profile collapses and turbulent markets. A Bloomberg analysis found that while all teams had

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Application of DLT in Capital Markets Could Help Save Billions of Dollars in Operational Costs

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to deliver transformative benefits for capital markets, helping deliver billions of dollars in cost savings through improved operational efficiency, broader market access and opportunities for value creation, a new report by the Global

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Swiss Banks Unlikely to Migrate to Blockchain, DLT Systems, Says SNB Advisor

While some banks have started experimenting with blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), widespread migration to these systems are unlikely to occur due to a number of roadblocks, including regulatory and compliance challenges, the high costs of the endeavor, as

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Offline Payments Using CBDCs Promise Many Benefits But Design Should Be Considered Thoroughly

The ability to make offline payments with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) has attracted increased interest among central banks for their potential to support public policy objectives including financial inclusion, universal access, payment system resilience and privacy. A survey conducted

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EU Adopts New Crypto Asset Regulation

The European Union (EU) has taken a significant step in regulating the crypto-assets sector with the Council’s adoption of the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA).  This milestone marks the establishment of an EU-level legal framework for the crypto-assets industry,

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Kanton Zug Increases Maximum Tax Payment Amount With Cryptos to CHF 1.5 Million

The Canton of Zug is increasing the transaction limit for tax payments with the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether from CHF 100,000 to CHF 1.5 million with immediate effect. This measure will facilitate access to digital means of payment and meet

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Ripple Snaps up Swiss Custody Provider Metaco in US$250 Million Deal

Ripple, a blockchain and crypto solutions provider, has acquired Metaco, a Swiss-based provider of digital asset custody and tokenisation technology, for US$250 million. Through this acquisition, Ripple will be able to expand its enterprise offerings by diversifying into custody solutions

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Frankfurt University Forms Master in Blockchain & Digital Assets

Frankfurt School of Finance Center and its Blockchain center designed a new four semester long post-experience master program (MSc) last year. The Frankfurt School’s goal is to provide the expert knowledge necessary to students looking to shape and lead blockchain

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