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Swiss Fintech Startups Increasingly Turn to ICOs

Swiss fintech startups raised a total of CHF 288 million through nine initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the first half of 2018, surpassing venture capital (VC) investments, according to a new report by e-foresight, the IFZ and Swisscom. The rise

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“Blockchain Island”: Malta Aims To Become ICO, Cryptocurrency Hub

The small Mediterranean island of Malta is quickly emerging as a popular location for entrepreneurs to set up blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, thanks to the country’s supportive government that sees the industry as an economic opportunity to create regulations favorable

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Blockchain Courses, Education in Switzerland

Developments in blockchain technology are transforming many industries including financial services, insurance, legal, and healthcare. To better understand the opportunities and challenges that blockchain brings to businesses, and keep up with this rapidly evolving world, the following list combines some

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Crypto in Switzerland: Early Signs of Exodus?

Does it look like the first sign of exodus for crypto companies in the Confederation? It may not be the exact case although Switzerland may not keep its competitive advantage it used to have for the past few years. Crypto

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Blockchain in Austria: An Overview

Austria has embarked on a digital transformation journey and has set out to become a hotspot for blockchain technology. In 2017, the government of Austria presented its Digital Roadmap, a strategy that analyzes the country’s challenges and describes nearly 150 measures

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The Next Big Thing: Cryptocurrency Donations

2017 was undeniably the year of cryptocurrencies, with the overall market capitalization reaching more than US$350 billion towards the end of that year. While cryptocurrencies are often perceived as a way to make a quick buck for the average individual,

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Bitpanda Founders Got 4 Mio Euro in Austrian ICO

Until now, tokens have been bound to a specific platform. Pantos wants to change this. The Austrian start-up is planning the first token system that makes cross chain token transfers possible. During one ICO the company, which is backed by the

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Despite ICO Frenzy Regulatory And Cybersecurity Concerns Remain

While initial coin offerings (ICOs) are growing in popularity amongst the startup community, challenges remain for token issuers notably in terms of regulation and cybersecurity, according to PwC. ICO frenzy An ICO is a form of fundraising that harnesses the

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Real Estate Meets Blockchain

Blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has entered many industries including real estate where it promises increased efficiency and transparency. A blockchain is a digitized, distributed ledger that immutably records and shares information. By recording and combining transactions

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Swiss Regulator Meets With Crypto Industry To Clarify ICO Guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is holding a series of roundtable discussions across Switzerland to present and clarify its recently released ICO guidelines. The regulator said the purpose is to provide first-hand information to market participants interested in

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