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 […]

FINMA approves regulated marketplace for digital assets

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has granted financial services provider Taurus SA a securities firm license to operate a regulated marketplace for digital assets. The marketplace is intended to support any type of digital asset. With the new marketplace, the Swiss company aims to meet the growing demand from banks and issuers for […]

Project Helvetia: CBDCs in Switzerland?

Project Helvetia, an experiment between the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the financial market infrastructure operator SIX, plans to integrate tokenized assets into existing payment systems. Project Helvetia has, in a real-world environment, demonstrated that it is possible to provide central bank money to settle securities transactions using new […]

Reverse convertible on Bitcoin wins Swiss Derivative Award

Payoff, the investor portal focusing on structured products, again presented the Swiss Derivative Awards this year. The most innovative products in various categories were honoured. A Bitcoin Reverse Convertible was chosen as the best product on alternative underlyings. For the fifteenth time, the Swiss Derivative Awards 2020 honoured the best structured products and their issuers. […]

InCore Bank cooperates with Kraken, one of the leading crypto exchanges worldwide

In line with its recently communicated strategy for digital assets, InCore Bank is now the first financial institution in Switzerland to offer banking services to Kraken clients. Zurich/Schlieren, 3 July 2020 – Kraken is the largest crypto currency exchange in Europe in terms of euro volume. With this integration Kraken offers its customers another simple […]

Dr Cyrus de la Rubia on monetary policy, trade wars and digital currencies

The current economic crisis and the ultra-loose monetary policy of central banks raise many questions. Structural change seems unstoppable. What role will digitalization, block-chain technology, digital currencies and assets play? Dr. Cyrus de la Rubia, Chief Economist of Hamburg Commercial Bank, answers these and other questions. De la Rubia has 25 years of financial market […]

Interview with Rudy Suter, strategy consultant for digital assets InCore Bank

Founded in 2007, InCore Bank is a one-stop business-to-business transaction bank that provides transaction and outsourcing services to banks, securities dealers, asset managers and fintech companies. Rudy Suter explains exactly what this means. As a Swiss company with a banking and securities dealer license, InCore Bank offers a comprehensive and modular range of services. This […]