Tag Archive: Blockchain/Bitcoin

Swiss ‘Unicorn’ Banking App Reincarnates as Bitcoin Vault

Swiss fintech company Numbrs has blamed jealous banks for killing off its original business model as a third-party provider of financial products. So it has reinvented itself under the banner of the ultimate bank killer – bitcoin. The company, fêted as a rare Swiss fintech unicorn (worth at least CHF1 billion), has just announced it has transformed into a bitcoin storage vault.

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TransUnion Taps Spring Labs to Bring Credit Data to Public Blockchain Networks

Blockchain-based data-sharing platform Spring Labs announced that is bringing TransUnion’s identity and credit data on-chain to help accelerate Web 3 and DeFi adoption.

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SEBA Bank Raises CHF 110 Million in Series C Fundraise

SEBA Bank, a digital assets firm with a Swiss banking license from FINMA, announced that it has raised CHF 110 million in a significantly oversubscribed Series C funding round.

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The Top 8 Crypto Custodians

As investors increasingly incorporate digital assets into their portfolios, the crypto custody landscape continues to grow and mature. As of late-2021, around US$230 billion worth of digital assets, or about 9% of the total US$2.5 trillion cryptocurrency market, were being stored on the technology solutions of eight crypto custodians, separate research by The Block Research and Blockdata found.

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BBVA Switzerland Adds Ether to Its Crypto Trading Service

BBVA Switzerland, the Swiss franchise of Spanish multinational financial institution BBVA, has expanded its cryptocurrency custody and trading service with the addition of Ether to its investment portfolio. Its private banking clients and new gen customers will now have access to both Bitcoin and Ether, a statement from the company said.

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Roll Out of Digital Euro Could Transform Payments in Germany

A digital programmable euro is essential for innovative business models in Germany, according to the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre (FSBC).

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Bitcoin Capital Rolls Out New Crypto ETPs on the Swiss Stock Exchange

Bitcoin Capital has expanded its crypto asset offerings by launching two new crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs) on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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Schweizer Betreibungsauszüge auf der Blockchain

Betreibungsschalter-Plus.ch bietet neu mit Blockchain-Siegel versehene elektronische Betreibungsauszüge an. Damit hat der Empfänger oder die Empfängerin eines Betreibungsauszugs die Sicherheit, dass die Daten echt sind.

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German Regulator BaFin Grants Third Crypto Custody License to Tangany

Tangany has received a license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) as the third regulated service provider for the custody of digital assets in the country to provide crypto custody business. Furthermore, Tangany plans to apply for further licenses in Germany and Europe in the future and has already received preliminary permission from BaFin to manage registers of crypto securities.

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Coinbase to Invest US$500 Million Into Crypto Assets

American cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced that it has committed to invest US$500 million of its cash and cash equivalents into a diverse portfolio of crypto assets. Coinbase added that going forward, it will also allocate 10% of quarterly net income into this same portfolio.

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MoneyLion to Offer Crypto Investment Ahead of SPAC Merger

US-based neobank MoneyLion announced the launch of its new cryptocurrency capabilities, enabling customers to buy and sell digital currencies within its app. MoneyLion said that eligible customers will initially be able to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as round-up their debit card purchases in Bitcoin.

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Blockchain-Based Invoice Factoring Firm Hiveterminal Expands to DACH Region

Blockchain-based invoice factoring platform Hiveterminal announced that it has expanded to the DACH region as part of its Europe growth plans. Hiveterminal aims to start cultivating relationships with Swiss-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who need fast and continuous access to liquidity without going through the hassle of applying for bank financing.

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Nassim Taleb Now Calls Bitcoin Worthless, Too Volatile to be a Useful Currency or Store of Value

Not only does bitcoin fail to satisfy the notion of being a currency without a government, but the cryptocurrency is also not a reliable inflation hedge nor a safe haven investment, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a probability researcher and former quantitative trader, says in a recent paper.

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Visa Customers Spent More Than US$1 Billion on Crypto-Linked Cards in 2021

Visa revealed that its customers had spent more than US$1 billion on its crypto-linked cards in the first half of 2021. The payments giant reported that it had partnered with 50 leading crypto platforms on card programmes that make it easy to convert and spend digital currency at 70 million merchants worldwide.

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AntChain Inks Deal With UEFA EURO to Be Its Official Global Blockchain Partner

UEFA and AntChain, the blockchain business of Ant Group, announced a five-year global partnership around blockchain technologies and to jointly explore how blockchain technology can be used to further the digital transformation of football industry and improve the experiences of fans around the world.

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9 Top-Ranked Crypto Blockchain Project Coins You’ve Probably Never Heard of Before

Cryptocurrencies have been all the rage this year with total market capitalization surging 132% since the beginning of the year. Given this crypto frenzy, it is quite remarkable how some of the top marketcap ranking firms have eluded  mainstream attention.

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ETC Group Lists Physically Backed Ethereum and Litecoin Crypto ETCs on SIX

ETC Group, a specialist provider of digital asset-backed securities, has announced that it will list its physically backed Ethereum and Litecoin cryptocurrency ETCs on the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX.

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Swissquote Adds 9 Additional Cryptocurrencies for Retail Trading

Swiss banking group Swissquote announced that it is expanding its cryptocurrency offering with nine additional ones.

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Societe Generale Issues Structured Products as Security Token on Public Blockchain

Societe Generale announced that it has issued its first structured product as a security token directly registered on the Tezos’ blockchain network.

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Delta Exchange Closes US$5 Million Raise From Blockchain Valley Ventures Among Others

Delta Exchange, a UK-based institutional-grade crypto derivatives exchange, announced that it has closed a US$ 5 million token raise from existing and new investors where Swiss venture firm Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) backed and advised the former on their token raise.

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