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University of Basel makes crypto course publicly available

The University of Basel’s Center for Innovative Finance (CIF) decided to make its introductory “Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets” bachelor’s course open access. Some of its courses have been around for years and enjoyed decent popularity among students. The University of Basel (UniBas) has been offering Blockchain courses since 2017. From courses on Bitcoin and Public […]

Project Jura: The next step for a Swiss CBDC?

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is continuing its experiments in the field of central bank currencies (CBDCs). “Project Jura” is investigating cross-border payment processing in cooperation with the central bank of France. The G20 has prioritised the improvement of cross-border and has submitted a multi-year timeline to coordinate efforts in this regard. The current experiment contributes to […]

Regulators looking into Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

After a boom in decentralized financial applications (DeFi) regulators are increasingly looking into the young subsector of the crypto industry. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chief has talked about DeFi in a critical manner and mentioned that some apps might be illegal. Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz of the US CFTC made comments on […]

Hedge Funds Increasingly Interested in Cryptocurrencies

PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PwC) has published a comprehensive report on cryptocurrencies. The study provides an overview of how hedge funds and asset managers are dealing with the new asset class on a global scale. The PwC group has published its third annual report examining the global crypto hedge fund landscape. This is based on data from research conducted […]

UBS wants to offer cryptocurrencies to clients

Over the past year, some banks have expanded their services to cryptocurrencies due to strong demand. Especially in the US, this trend is picking up. Now UBS also wants to allow its wealthy clients to invest in cryptocurrencies. Internationally, banks have been rather skeptical about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the past. But according to Yan Zhao, […]

Crime with Cryptocurrencies – Regulatory and Market Evidence

Two authoritative market intelligence reports on the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, released in February 2021, evidence a marked decrease in the phenomena during 2020 – compared to 2019 – but also new worrying trends in the areas of ransomware and Decentralised Finance (DeFi). The most recent market intelligence on illicit use of cryptocurrencies made available […]

The perks and perils of trading bots

Cryptocurrency trading bots are intriguing. They automatically buy and sell cryptocurrencies while, theoretically, generating profit. Most of the available bots on the market, however, are not profitable. It is most likely that the most profitable crypto trading bots are proprietary and not available to the public and which you keep for yourself as your holy […]