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German SolarisBank Opens Subsidiary to Provide Custody Services for Digital Assets

News Berlin-based fintech company solarisBank has established a subsidiary to provide a custody solution for digital assets. Per a Dec. 11 announcement, solarisBank’s newly established subsidiary, solaris Digital Assets GmbH, will provide clients with an application programming interface (API)-acc..

Waves To Launch Blockchain-Agnostic Interoperability Protocol

News Open-source blockchain platform Waves is launching Gravity Hub, a blockchain-agnostic protocol resolving the interoperability issue. It will also operate as a data oracle, feeding data from the outside world to the blockchain. Sasha Ivanov, founder of Waves platform and Waves Enterprise, anno..

Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange Opens to All Users Based in Germany

News Following the start of trading platform for selected investors in September, Börse Stuttgart Stock Exchange (BSDEX) has now opened to all interested users with residence in Germany. Börse Stuttgart made its announcement in a press release on Dec., 6. Trading venue open — under certain circum..

Why Germany’s Friendly Crypto Bill Is a Big Deal

In November, Germany became the leader of the free world where government acceptance of cryptocurrency is concerned. That’s because last week, a bill was pushed forward by the Bundesrat, the upper house of Germany’s legislature, that would allow German banks to directly sell and custody cryptocurre..

Germany: New Proposed Law Would Legalize Banks Holding Bitcoin

News A new bill in Germany could enable banks to support the sale and custody of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies by 2020. German news agency Handelsblatt reported on Nov. 27 that the bill now requires consensus from the country’s 16 states, having successfully passed through the Bundestag..

2019: A Berlin Odyssey — 7 Days of Crypto-Living on Monolith’s ETH Debit Card

How to crypto “YOU’VE TRANSCENDED. You are here because you’ve opened your eyes to a new type of society; one powered by a decentralised economy and full of shimmering new possibilities.” This is not the calling card for a new religion. This is what new Monolith customers are met with when openin..

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Nov. 17-23

Local News The past week has seen a range of crypto- and blockchain-related developments in the German-speaking world. The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection is planning to sponsor a research project of the University of Marburg on legal issues surrounding blockchain techno..

Bavarian Government to Issue Blockchain-Based Training Certificates

News The Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Munich and Upper Bavaria, Germany, will issue its first blockchain-enabled training certificates next spring in cooperation with the Digital Ministry. In the future, employers will be able to determine whether the certificates are genuine with the help ..

Deutsche Boerse, Swisscom Settle Securities with Corda and Hyperledger

News German securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse and Swiss state-run telecom Swisscom have settled securities transactions using different blockchain protocols. In a joint proof-of-concept (PoC) involving a number of banks, the participants exchanged money in the form of cash tokens against toke..

German Airline Company Hahn Air Issues Tickets on Blockchain

News German airline Hahn Air claims to be the first airline company to issue tickets on a blockchain, the firm announced in a press release on Nov. 18. The ticket sale using blockchain technology was made possible through Hahn Air’s collaboration with a decentralized platform for the travel indust..

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