Bitcoin 

Swiss Crypto Startup Makes ‘Highest’ Bitcoin Trade Ever at 4164m

Cryptocurrency services financial services provider Bitcoin Suisse claims to have conducted a Bitcoin (BTC) trade at the highest altitude ever in a promotional stunt that took place on July 13. A YouTube video proving this achievement was published on July 19. New Bitcoin “all-time high” trade According to the firm’s claims, the trade carried out by its staff took place on the summit of Breithorn mountain range in the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Furthermore, almost 70 people reportedly took part in this publicity stunt…

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Cryptocurrency 

Swiss Crypto Finance App Gains Nationally Recognized AML License

Cryptocurrency-focused personal finance app Aximetria has gained a financial standards license recognized by Swiss regulators. In a press release provided to Cointelegraph July 29, Aximetria, which is based in the country, said the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) license would allow it to function as a crypto intermediary and streamline its onboarding process. The VQF license is approved by Switzerland’s overarching finance regulator, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). An award means the holder carries out activities in compliance with the organization’s anti-money laundering (AML) and Know-your-Customer (KYC) rules. …

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Bitcoin 

Swiss Data Protection Regulator Seeks Details on Facebook’s Libra

The Swiss data protection regulator is waiting for Facebook to provide it with particulars on data protection risks associated with the forthcoming Libra digital currency, Reuters reported on July 23. The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) — the competent authority for data processing by federal bodies and individuals in Switzerland — sent a letter to Libra Association on July 17, asking for details about Libra. The FDPIC stated: “The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner has noted the remarks made by Mr. David Marcus at his hearing before…

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Bitcoin 

Facebook Has Not Contacted Swiss Regulators On Libra’s Registration

Social media giant Facebook has reportedly not contacted Swiss regulators regarding the registration of its long-awaited cryptocurrency project Libra. On July 16, Hugo Wyler, a spokesman for and head of communication at the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), told CNBC that the agency has not been contacted by the promoters of Libra. Notably, the Libra project’s head, David Marcus mentioned in his testimony that the FDPIC would be the Libra Association’s privacy regulator: “For the purposes of data and privacy protections, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and…

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Ethereum 

Swiss Crypto Bank Dukascopy to Introduce Its Own Cryptocurrency

Switzerland-based online bank Dukascopy is developing its own Ethereum blockchain-based stablecoin, according to the white paper published on June 27 Per the document, Dukascopy intends to issue ERC-20 stablecoins dubbed “Dukascash” pegged to the euro, Swiss franc, and U.S. dollar, and gradually increasing the list of Dukascash tokens’ base currencies depending upon customer demand. The bank further specified:  “The initial Dukascash tokens tranches of roughly CHF 10 million or equivalent in each base currency will be issued and initially kept by the Bank as ‘unreleased’ tokens. Additional Dukascash tokens will…

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Cryptocurrency 

Swiss Stock Exchange Asks Central Bank to Issue Stablecoin

Principal Swiss stock exchange SIX asked the country’s central bank to issue a stablecoin, local media SwissInfo reports on June 26 Per the report, the crypto asset would be used to settle payments on its new digital securities trading platform. The exchange reportedly announced during the Crypto Valley Association conference this week that users of its upcoming SDX platform will be able to swap fiat currency for a new stablecoin. The exchange explained that “SDX member banks will be able to settle their trades and other obligations against tokenised CHF…

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