Tag "Switzerland"

Switzerland Has Minted 9 Fintech Unicorns So Far

In 2021, Swiss fintech funding activity regained some of its strengthen with companies in the space raising a total of US$530 million, data from Dealroom show. The sum represents a 129% increase from 2020, and follows a three-year period of

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A Comparison of Swiss Robo-Advisory Services

Digital wealth managers, also referred to as robo-advisors, are an emerging trend in Switzerland, with now more than a dozen of homegrown options for customers to choose from. Despite slight differences between one another, these providers all promise the same

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IFZ Fintech Switzerland Study 2022 Summary: 9 Key Facts and Graphics

In 2021, the number of active fintech companies in Switzerland declined for the first time since 2015, shrinking from 405 companies at the end of 2020 to 384 a year later. Despite a decrease of 21 companies, the Swiss fintech

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Open Finance, Green Fintech Among Swiss Federal Council’s Top Areas of Focus for Coming Years

Switzerland’s Federal Council has set out 12 key fintech trends and technologies it will be putting a focus on for the coming years as part of the government’s ambition to establish the country as a top business location for digital

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5 Fast-Growing Healthtech and Medtech Startups from Switzerland

The healthcare industry is embracing cutting-edge technology at a rapid pace, leveraging cloud computing, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) to help people monitor heart signals, treat patients remotely and organize the workflows of hospitals nicely. Fast adoption

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Swiss Fintechs Raised US$530M in 2021, More Than Double 2020’s Total

In 2021, Swiss fintech funding activity regained some of its strengthen after underperforming for three years in a row. Data from Dealroom show that Swiss fintech companies raised a total of US$530 million, up 129% from 2020. The surge followed

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Project Helvetia Successfully Integrates DLT-Backed Wholesale CBDC Into Existing Core Banking Systems

In Switzerland, Phase II of Project Helvetia has been completed, successfully demonstrating that it is possible to integrate a wholesale CBDC (wCBDC) running on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms into existing core banking systems. Kickstarted in 2020, Project Helvetia

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Swiss Universities Ranked Amongst World’s Best for Blockchain

CoinDesk, a news site specializing in blockchain and digital assets, has released its annual ranking of the world’s top universities for blockchain, naming three Swiss institutions in the top 30. The CoinDesk University Ranking uses a scoring system to rank

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A Look Into Switzerland’s Distributed Ledger Technology Act

This year, the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) bill entered into full force in Switzerland, opening up new opportunities and business models by providing legal clarity in areas including ledger-based securities and digital securities exchanges. The new legal framework entered into

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Europe Paved the Way for Open Banking but Held Back by Adoption Discrepancies

Europe is often considered a pioneer in the widespread introduction of open banking, but despite groundbreaking regulations like PSD2, significant differences and discrepancies exist between countries of the continent, a new research by German open banking platform Ndgit found. In

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