Browsing the "FINMA" Tag

Swiss Army Knife

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.

Swiss Markets Authority Investigates Troubled $100 Million ICO

| Nikhilesh De

Swiss watchdog FINMA announced Thursday that it is investigating Envion AG for potentially breaking financial market rules with its ICO.

Blockchain Tops 2017 Fintech Enquiries, Says Swiss Finance Regulator

| Wolfie Zhao

Enquiries around blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICOs in Switzerland have increased significantly, according the country's financial regulator, FINMA.

Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

| Daniel Palmer

Switzerland's financial regulator has released new guidelines indicating it will treat some initial coin offerings (ICOs) as securities.

Swiss Finance Regulator Is ‘Investigating ICO Procedures’

| Nikhilesh De

Switzerland’s financial regulatory agency is investigating initial coin offerings to determine whether they follow banking and securities laws.