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Crypto Fund AG Earns Asset Manager License from FINMA

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Crypto Fund AG Earns Asset Manager License from FINMA

Crypto Fund AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, has become Switzerland’s first firm to be issued an asset manager license by the country’s financial regulator Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).. FINMA Awards First License to a Crypto Firm With the new approval, Crypto Fund AG will enjoy the same regulatory environment as other traditional asset managers. The Zug-based…

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Swiss-Based Asset Management Company Introducing Metal-Backed Crypto Coins

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Swiss-Based Asset Management Company Introducing Metal-Backed Crypto Coins

Swiss asset management company Tiberius Group AG, which currently manages around $350 million in assets, is going to introduce a cryptocurrency backed by seven metals, Bloomberg reported on September 28, 2018.  Swiss Company to Make a Market in Gold Tokens One of the largest Swiss asset management companies, Tiberius Group AG, will soon enter into the $215 billion digital coin…

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FINMA: Cryptocurrency Firm Alliance Capitals Looks Like a Typical Scam Project

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FINMA: Cryptocurrency Firm Alliance Capitals Looks Like a Typical Scam Project

Switzerland’s financial regulatory watchdog, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has warned cryptocurrency investors to be wary of Alliance Capital, a firm claiming to offer clients cryptocurrency trading services, binary options, and other financial products, according to a Finance Magnates report on September 24, 2018. FINMA Cautions Investors Alliance Capital, a cryptocurrency startup that claims to be based in the…

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A Boost to Crypto Companies as Switzerland Introduces Guidelines to Deepen Access to Banking System

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A Boost to Crypto Companies as Switzerland Introduces Guidelines to Deepen Access to Banking System

Switzerland is home to over 500 blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. However, due to the restricted access to the banking sector, many projects have been moved to other countries. This is the problem that Switzerland, through the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), is trying to solve by issuing guidelines to banks dealing with cryptocurrency startups. Swiss Cryptocurrency Companies Checkered History According to…

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Swiss Investor Consortium Launches Blockchain Incubator with $100 Million Goal

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Swiss Investor Consortium Launches Blockchain Incubator with $100 Million Goal

Crypto Valley Venture Capital, a consortium of Swiss investors launched by founders of Lakeside Partners, has launched its initial “Genesis Hub” incubator in Zug to collect up to $100 million, Swiss Info reported on September 20, 2018. A Swiss Consortium For The Blockchain Crypto Valley Venture Capital, a consortium of investors with a vested and unique interest in developing and…

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Swiss-based Crypto Firm Smart Valor Gets Regulators’ Approval

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Swiss-based Crypto Firm Smart Valor Gets Regulators’ Approval

VQF, a self-regulatory organization under FINMA, has approved Smart Valor, a blockchain-powered decentralized marketplace for tokenized assets, to conduct business in Switzerland as a financial intermediary, Reuters reported on September 5, 2018. Smart Valor to Launch Crypto Investment Platform Smart Valor, a Swiss-based blockchain startup that claims to be a decentralized community-based marketplace where people can have access to tokenized…

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Zurich Bank Maerki Baumann Opens Accounts to Cryptocurrency Assets

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Zurich Bank Maerki Baumann Opens Accounts to Cryptocurrency  Assets

Swiss bank Maerki Baumann has become the latest bank in Switzerland to adopt cryptocurrency assets, according to a report published on International Investment on August 6, 2018. Cautious towards Cryptocurrency Based out of Zurich, the bank will currently only accept crypto assets obtained in the form of payments for banking services provided or via mining. The report also mentions that…

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FINMA Begins Proceedings into $100 Million ICO Envion

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FINMA Begins Proceedings into $100 Million ICO Envion

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA released a press release on July 26, 2018, regarding investigations into Envion AG’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Proceedings Focused on ICO The proceedings are particularly interested in potential violations of Swiss banking laws, that stem from potentially unauthorized acceptance of deposits from the ICO. The offering raised around 100 million francs (~$100,000,000) from over…

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Cryptocurrency Project Tezos Appoints PwC as Independent Auditor

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Cryptocurrency Project Tezos Appoints PwC as Independent Auditor

Controversial cryptocurrency company Tezos revealed on July 24, 2018, that “Big Four” auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will conduct a due financial audit of the Tezos Foundation. Tezos Employs PwC As stated in an official press release, PwC’s Swiss branch has been appointed as a third-party auditor to scrutinize Tezos’ operations and finance books. Tezos noted the development is the world’s first…

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Liberalization of Banking Access to Swiss Cryptocurrency Companies on the Horizon

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Liberalization of Banking Access to Swiss Cryptocurrency Companies on the Horizon

Cryptocurrency companies in Switzerland might soon be able to take advantage of the conventional banking, said Heinz Tännler, head of Swiss Zug canton’s Financial Directorate, in an interview with Financial Times said on July 2, 2018. Conventional banks vs. Crypto Companies Switzerland has recently been named one of the crypto-friendly nations, along with Malta, Singapore, Gibraltar, etc. Moreover, its government…

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