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The Fall of Crypto Valley: How Zug Is Losing Appeal to Other Blockchain Hubs

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

The Fall of Crypto Valley: How Zug Is Losing Appeal to Other Blockchain Hubs

After being touted as a game-changing cryptocurrency-friendly economy, Switzerland faces a potential brain-drain of cryptocurrency projects as local banks refuse to lend services to the sector, contrary to the government’s push. As reported by Reuters on July 19, 2018, several cryptocurrency projects are departing the European country, famed for its banking industry, as financial services are either disallowed or gradually…

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Swiss Bank Bearish on National Digital Currency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation, Tech

Swiss Bank Bearish on National Digital Currency

Speaking at the 2018 Crypto Valley Blockchain conference in Zug, Switzerland, on June 23, 2018, Thomas Moser voiced his doubts about the creation of an ‘e-franc’ Swiss bank crypto. Swiss Official Reveals Cryptocurrency Concerns Moser, a member of the Swiss National Bank’s board of governance, said that the initial interest had now passed, and central banks had become skeptical of…

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Swiss Cryptocurrency Fund Receives First Ever FINMA Operating License

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Swiss Cryptocurrency Fund Receives First Ever FINMA Operating License

Crypto Fund AG has received approval from the Swiss financial regulators FINMA to begin distributing funds. This license will allow the fund to offer new instruments within the Swiss financial market. The grant serves as a milestone in crypto-oriented regulation. Crypto Fund AG is the first fund of its kind to receive such approval in the Swiss sector. Crypto License…

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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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SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

Category: ICO News

SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

While there has been a boom in blockchain-related projects and a digital gold rush for tokens, abiding by the law and regulations have become secondary. SmartOne wants to motivate stronger legal and regulatory advice for such projects, which so far are unable to reach global capital markets for investment due to the regulatory and compliance pitfalls. SmartOne will also create…

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

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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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