Switzerland

Stablecoins Pose Risks to Public Policy Priorities

A board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) has argued that stablecoins like Facebook’s long-awaited Libra coin pose risk...

Central Banks to Meet With Libra Founders in Switzerland on Monday

Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) and 25 global central banks will meet with Libra to assess the financial stabili...

Switzerland Open to International Cooperation on Libra, Says Watchdog

Switzerland’s financial watchdog says it is open to international cooperation and oversight of the way in which it regulates Fa...

Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Facebook’s Crypto

Facebook is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned...

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 2–8 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, with the German government clarifying p...

Swiss National Bank President Says Stablecoins Could Hamper Policy

Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan said that stablecoins pegged to foreign currencies could hamper Switzerland’s...

Crypto Banking Regulation Around the World, First Signs of Growth

Banking is often seen as the antithesis of Bitcoin (BTC), the very industry the nascent protocol looks to defuse and disrupt. I...

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Aug. 24–31 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to keep up a fast pace in regard to cryptocurrencies and blockchain implementation. Among o...

Swiss Central Bank SNB Is in Close Contact With Facebook’s Libra

Switzerland’s central bank, Swiss National Bank (SNB) is in close contact with the relevant authorities over Facebook’s Geneva-...

Swiss Crypto Banks Receive Licenses From Financial Regulator

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has reportedly granted two banking and securities dealer licences to c...