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New Legal Framework in Switzerland Gives Boost to Blockchain

The Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) announced the Federal Council’s adoption of a recent report—Legal Framework for Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain in Switzerland—and expressed their intent to assist in developing laws for new technologies, specifically distributed...

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Swiss Stock Exchange Leads the Way with World’s First Multiple-Crypto Exchange-Traded Product

In a groundbreaking move, SIX, Switzerland’s leading stock exchange with a $1.6 trillion market capitalization, has given the thumbs-up to the world’s first multiple-cryptocurrency-based Exchange-Traded Product (ETP). As reported by the Financial Times Nov. 17, the Amun Crypto ETP...

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This Week in Blockchain Venture Capital – Sept. 25

CoinAlpha, a Mountain View-based startup using blockchain technology to create the next wave of transparent, efficient, and secure financial products, recently closed a $3.5 million seed round. Already involved with StartX, Stanford University’s accelerator program, other participants in the...

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Institutional Giant A16Z Leads $102 Million Funding Round in Dfinity ‘World Computer’

Cloud computing giants Amazon Web Services and Salesforce may soon face blockchain-based competition that aims to trifle their dominance with a decentralized, cheaper alternative. Dfinity’s Web 3.0 Push Dfinity, a Switzerland-based blockchain startup, has secured $102 million in funds...

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Switzerland: Largest Stock Exchange’s Head Unsure of Crypto Trading, Bullish on ICOs & “Token Ecosystem”

The CEO of Switzerland’s largest stock exchange, Thomas Zeeb, speaks on the bourse’s latest strategic decision. Last week, SIX Trading made waves after announcing intent to offer cryptocurrency trading to institutional investors. While the news sparked a bounce in...

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Switzerland Scrambles to Regain “Cryptocurrency-Friendly” Status As Banks Dissuade Crypto-Businesses

Famously touted as the “Crypto Valley,” the Swiss city of Zug is losing sheen in favor of other cities and jurisdictions as cryptocurrency startups reportedly face difficulties in administration and governances in the European country. Switzerland Faces Brain Drain...

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