Tag "Switzerland"

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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SFTI Co-Director Cornelia Stengel Discusses Top Fintech Trends

Payment innovations, embedded finance and digital assets are amongst the fast-rising trends to watch out for in the Swiss fintech space. These trends are emerging on the back of deeper ecosystem collaborations and a shift towards “individualization” and hyper-personalization of

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2021, a Tipping Point for Digital Asset Adoption in Switzerland

2021 was the tipping point for the acceptance of cryptocurrencies and digital assets in Switzerland. Investors entered the space at a rapid pace and client demand became simply too large to brush aside. Meanwhile, financial institutions started actively joining the

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Swiss Marketplace Lending Volume Surged 42.5% to CHF 15.4 Billion in 2020

In 2020, the total volume of new debt capital brokered through online platform in Switzerland grew 42.5% to CHF 15.4 billion. This represents a 183% increase from 2017 during which total volume of marketplace lending in Switzerland totaled CHF 5.4

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Fintech Takes Lion’s Share in Q2 2021 Swiss VC Funding

Out of the CHF 1.4 billion raised by Swiss startups in Q2 2021, CHF 677 million, or nearly half of that sum, went towards fintech companies, according to a new report by Startup.ch, Switzerland’s largest startup directory and a leading

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Crowdfunding Skyrockets in Switzerland Amid COVID-19 Support Campaigns

In 2020, Swiss reward-based crowdfunding and crowddonation campaigns skyrocketed in number and volume on the back of soaring solidarity campaigns amid COVID-19, according to the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ’s annual crowdfunding research. 2020 saw 14,984 campaigns funded in

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12 Fintech Leader Women to Follow in Switzerland in 2021

Fintech News Switzerland has selected some fintech women leaders in the Swiss fintech sector. These 12 women have gained the trust and respect of their peers through hard work, dedication and leadership. They are now driving changes in the traditional

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The Green Fintech Action Plan to Turn Switzerland Into a Sustainable Digital Finance Hub

The Green Fintech Network, a group of startups and experts in digital and sustainable financial services, has released an action plan to improve the framework conditions of green fintech companies active in Switzerland. The action plan, released on April 8,

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