Browsing the "Switzerland" Tag

Arab Bank’s Swiss Arm Is Launching Cryptocurrency Services

| Daniel Palmer

The Swiss branch of one of the top financial institutions in the Middle East is launching a suite of cryptocurrency-based services.

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.

Facebook Libra, Other Cryptos Must Comply With US Rules: Treasury Official

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook's Libra and other cryptocurrencies operating in the U.S. must meet regulatory requirements to tackle financial crimes, the official said.

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.

US Lawmakers to Discuss Facebook Libra on Swiss Visit: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other U.S. lawmakers will discuss Facebook's crypto project with the Swiss data privacy chief this week.

Crypto Exchange and Custodian Smart Valor Goes Live in Switzerland

| Brady Dale

With $3.25 million in new funding, Smart Valor says it's launching the first regulated bitcoin exchange in crypto-friendly Switzerland.

Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

| Daniel Palmer

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a financial intermediary license in Switzerland.

Facebook Libra Hasn’t Responded to Information Request: Swiss Watchdog

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook hasn't responded to a request by Switzerland’s data privacy regulator for more details on Libra, despite the project being based in Geneva.

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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…