Switzerland

Swiss Government Quashes ‘E-Franc,’ Says Current Risks Outweigh Benefits

The government of cryptocurrency-friendly Switzerland has shot down the idea of issuing a digital Swiss franc, for now. According to…

‘New Risks’: Swiss Government Skeptical on Central Bank Digital Currency

In a statement following a cabinet meeting, the government said: “Universally accessible central bank digital currency would bring no additional…

Regulated Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Expands Services to 9 New Countries

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency bank SEBA has expanded its services to nine new countries. According to Finance Magnates on Dec. 12, SEBA…

Blockchain Makes Money Laundering Risks Greater, Says Swiss Regulator

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) warned the country that Switzerland is particularly prone to money laundering risks for…

Crypto Gains New EU Stronghold as Sweden Approves Swiss ETP Startup

Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG has gained permission to offer its products to retail clients in the European Union.…

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Adds Support For the Swiss Franc

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is adding support for its latest fiat asset, the Swiss franc (CHF). According to a blog…

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Physically-Backed Bitcoin ETP

Nasdaq-listed WisdomTree has launched a physically-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) to be listed on Switzerland's principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss…

Swiss Media Publishes Full-Page Spread Singing Bitcoin’s Praises

Swiss media outlet Handelszeitung has published a full-page spread singing the praises of cryptocurrencies and underlying Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).…

Swiss Executive Branch Calls for Improved Regulations for Blockchain

The Federal Council of Switzerland — the country’s executive governing body — has called for a better regulatory framework for…

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Nov. 17-23

The past week has seen a range of crypto- and blockchain-related developments in the German-speaking world. The German Federal Ministry…

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