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Cryptocurrency Friendly Swiss City to Trial Blockchain-Based Voting System

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

Cryptocurrency Friendly Swiss City to Trial Blockchain-Based Voting System

The small Swiss city of Zug will trial a blockchain-based voting procedure for citizens in June 2018.  Results of the test will significantly determine the use of a distributed ledger technology for future governance purposes. Small Size, Large Impact The 118,118-citizen strong constituency of Zug, as per 2014 statistics, is known in cryptocurrency circles as a blockchain incubator, and the…

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

Crypto-friendly Switzerland faces a referendum on June 10 that could fundamentally change the concept of money in the small European nation. With the rise of bitcoin as a permissionless, decentralized alternative to national currencies, have the Swiss been forced to rethink what money really is? The rise in the popularity and use of bitcoin has been phenomenal since 2009, in…

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Swiss Authorities Consider Launching State-Backed Cryptocurrency

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Swiss Authorities Consider Launching State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Around the world, the idea of a state-backed cryptocurrency is  gaining momentum amongst authorities, who are seemingly open to embracing cryptocurrencies, given strict rules and regulations. “E-Franc” According to Reuters, the Swiss Federal Council has solicited a report that states the perils and scope of developing a native cryptocurrency. They have reportedly decided to term it as “e-franc,” an amalgamation…

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Bitfinex Looking to Head to Switzerland

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitfinex Looking to Head to Switzerland

Switzerland has turned into a hot-spot for smaller cryptocurrency startups in the past few months due to a favorable regulatory attitude for the emerging sector. Now, due in part to these efforts, Bitfinex is looking to plant their roots in the country. Suisse Connection A company of this size moving into Switzerland may have significant repercussions for attracting other businesses…

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Swiss Government Introduces Blockchain Task Force to Regulate Startups and ICOs

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Swiss Government Introduces Blockchain Task Force to Regulate Startups and ICOs

The government of Switzerland is reportedly working towards laying down regulations for the blockchain and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) industry. Spearheading the movement is Taskforce Blockchain, a group led by the country’s Finance and Economic and Education ministers, Ueli Maurer and Johann Schneider-Ammann. The team also includes federal, local legal representatives and key members of the Swiss blockchain startup ecosystem….

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Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

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Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

On July 12, Swiss private bank Falcon Group, which has 50 years of expertise in wealth management, announced it will be the first Swiss bank to offer blockchain asset management solutions to its clients. Through cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse, Falcon Group now offers its clients the opportunity to buy and store bitcoin with cash holdings, with the private bank facilitating…

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Switzerland Enters a New Era of Banking With Xapo Approval

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Switzerland Enters a New Era of Banking With Xapo Approval

After almost two years of negotiations and product restructuring, Xapo, “the Fort Knox of bitcoin” has achieved conditional approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to operate in Switzerland. Although subject to conditions, the approval marks the beginning of a new era of banking in Switzerland, offering a new type of digital financial intermediary to serve people, to…

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Zug, the Heart of the Swiss Crypto Valley, Warms to Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Zug, the Heart of the Swiss Crypto Valley, Warms to Bitcoin

The little Swiss city of Zug became famous worldwide for being the first city to accept bitcoin for municipal services. Now the city says it has had “positive experiences” with accepting bitcoin – and that it plans to adopt non-monetary blockchain applications for the city’s administration. Zug, the capital of Swiss canton Zug, is a remarkable town. With just 23,000…

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Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset Exchange Lykke Raise $1 Million at ICO

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Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset Exchange Lykke Raise $1 Million at ICO

The Zurich-based Fintech startup Lykke announced that it has raised $1 million during its initial coin offering (ICO), which closed on October 11. During the one month long ICO, more than 23 million Lykke coin were sold, raising CHF 1,161,338, which amounts to around $1 million. During the ICO, Lykke’s mobile wallet was downloaded by over 1,200 new users and…

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Nexussquared And Startupbootcamp Launch Virtual Blockchain Accelerator

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Nexussquared And Startupbootcamp Launch Virtual Blockchain Accelerator

Zurich-based fintech accelerator Nexussquared has partnered with Startupbootcamp to launch Nexuslab, a virtual blockchain startup accelerator “inspired by the blockchain paradigms of decentralization, trust and efficiency.” Nexuslab will be solely focused on early-stage ideas and startups with business models based on or related to blockchain technology. The three-month program aims at fostering promising ideas and startups; it will take place…

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