Browsing the "FINMA" Tag

Swiss Regulator FINMA Won’t Impede Libra’s Development

| Daniel Kuhn

"We are not here to make such projects impossible," Mark Branson, CEO of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, said of Libra.

Facebook Libra Brings ‘Risks and Opportunities’: Swiss Watchdog Chief

| Daniel Palmer

FINMA's director has spoken out about the risks of working with a major project like Facebook's Libra, and said there are also potential benefits.

Facebook Libra Is Seeking to Register as a Payment System in Switzerland

| Daniel Palmer

The non-profit set up to run Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking to apply for licensing as a payment system in Switzerland.

Swiss Regulator Licenses Two New Blockchain Companies as It Shores up Legal Requirements

| John Biggs

Two Swiss startups received broker dealer licenses as FINMA hardens its AML requirements.

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Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses

| Daniel Kuhn

These anticipatory steps have been taken in face of a "maturing" regulatory environment, as the firm plans to expand its crypto-related financial…

Swiss Watchdog Rules Crypto Miner’s ICO ‘Seriously Violated’ Laws

| Yogita Khatri

Switzerland's finance regulator has found that crypto mining firm Envion's $90 million ICO took deposits from investors unlawfully.

Swiss Regulator’s ‘Relaxed’ Fintech License Covers Blockchain Firms

| Yogita Khatri

Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority has introduced a new "relaxed" fintech license that can apply to blockchain and crypto firms.

Swiss Finance Watchdog Tells Banks to Treat Crypto Trading As High Risk

| Yogita Khatri

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is giving tough guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto assets, a report indicates.

Crypto Fund Wins License From Swiss Markets Watchdog

| Wolfie Zhao

Switzerland's financial markets regulator FINMA has issued an asset management license to a crypto investment fund.

Former UBS Bankers Net $100 million to Build a Crypto Bank

| Wolfie Zhao

A Swiss startup launched by several former UBS bankers has raised $104 million in a bid to establish a regulated crypto-friendly bank.