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Swiss Federal Council Continues to Monitor Stablecoins and Blockchain

News The Swiss Federal Council is continuing to keep close tabs on global stablecoin projects and their possible opportunities and challenges. Switzerland is seen as very crypto-friendlyIn a press release on Oct. 16, the Swiss Federal Council stated that it was recently informed about “current opp..

Blockchain and the Classroom — How DLT Can Improve Education

Analysis Blockchain technology has proven to be a catalyst of change across a wide variety of industries in the years since Bitcoin’s (BTC) inception in 2009. The subsequent creation of various blockchain projects and alternate cryptocurrencies has shown that blockchain technology can provide inno..

Coinshares, Blockchain Launch DGLD Gold Token as a Bitcoin Sidechain

News A consortium of companies launched a gold-backed token with the DGLD ticker on a Bitcoin (BTC) sidechain. Swiss financial news outlet AllNews reported on Oct. 15 that digital asset managers CoinShares and MKS, as well as wallet service provider Blockchain, announced the launch of the token. I..

Physically-Backed Binance Coin ETP Launches on Swiss Stock Exchange

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched a dedicated exchange-traded product (ETP) for Binance Coin (BNB) on a Swiss Stock Exchange. Binance Coin goes after pro investorsIn a press release seen by Cointelegraph on Oct. 15, Binance confirmed the BNB ETP would trade on the SIX Exchange from..

Libra Association Holds Inaugural Meeting, Forms Board

News The Libra Association, the governing body of Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, held its inaugural meeting today in Geneva, Switzerland. According to a report from Reuters on Oct. 14, the consortium reaffirmed their interest in creating a payments-oriented stablecoin that would be balanced by a..

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Oct. 6 – 12 in Review

Local News The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Germany investigating the feasibility of a blockchain-based regional power trading platform, Iota Foundation joining forces with Zühlke to solve engineering problems and the..

Swiss National Bank to Research CBDCs at New BIS Innovation Hub Centre

News The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Switzerland. Two major projectsAccording to an official press release on Oct. 8, the BIS’s first three innovation hubs will be established in Sw..

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 in Review

News The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Liechtenstein approving the new Blockchain Act, Iota Foundation joining the European climate research community and Germany taking a firm stand against stablecoins. Here is the pa..

Swiss Exchange SIX Lists Joint Bitcoin and Ether Exchange-Traded Product

News Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with fintech firm Amun to launch a new crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) on the country’s stock exchange SIX. “ABBA” Bitcoin and Ether ETP goes liveAs industry media outlet The Block reported on Oct. 3, the joint Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH..

Facebook’s Libra Backers Fear It Could Taint Their Image Among Regulators

News Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Stripe are unsure whether they wish to become paid-up participants in Facebook’s Libra digital currency. As Bloomberg reported on Oct. 2 citing “people familiar with the matter,” the four payment giants have reservations about the plans. Sources: Facebook “overso..

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