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Thomas Beck, Avaloq

Avaloq and METACO implement crypto asset solution in partnership with Gazprombank

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 10:31

Fintech specialist Avaloq and crypto-asset custody infrastructure specialist METACO have entered into an innovation partnership with Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd, a Swiss bank, to implement their integrated crypto asset solution. »

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Bitwise launches liquid beta funds for bitcoin and ethereum

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 10:26

Bitwise Asset Management, creator of what it says is the world's first cryptocurrency index fund, has launched two new low-cost, liquid beta funds, holding bitcoin and ether exclusively.   »

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Cryptocurrency futures exchange and clearing organisation ErisX closes Series B funding round

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 19:53

ErisX has closed a Series B funding from a group of investors spanning both the traditional capital and digital asset markets including Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures (NDAQ) and TradeStation Securities’ parent company, Monex Group Inc. »

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SEC charges two celebrities with unlawfully touting coin offerings

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 11:00

The SEC has issued and settled charges against professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer Khaled Khaled, known as DJ Khaled, for failing to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).  »

Omar Jackson, Cryptech World

Cryptech predicts sports world to step into crypto and blockchain arena

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 16:05

Cryptech World, an investment firm acquired by private equity investor Berkeley Assets in June last year, is on a mission to bring blockchain and cryptocurrencies to retail investors.  »

Lionel Fournier, BitSpread

BitSpread offers new hedging and financial solutions in crypto space

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 09:26

Veteran investment banker and financial engineer Lionel Fournier has moved to the cryptocurrency world, becoming CEO of BitSpread Financial Solutions (BFS). »

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IronX appoints new CEO

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:47

IronX has appointed Dimitris Hatzis as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.   »

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Global institutional cryptocurrency brokerage BCB Group secures Swiss regulated financial intermediary licence

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:45

BCB Group has secured Swiss regulatory approval as a financial intermediary for its cryptocurrency prime brokerage service by VQF, an authorised SRO by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA.   »

Hartmut Neff, Crypto Fund

Investors embrace crypto assets

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 12:46

By Nicholas Cooper & Dr Hartmut Neff (pictured), Crypto Fund – ​The addition of crypto assets to the investment portfolio is on the rise among professional and institutional investors. What makes this move increasingly interesting for institutional investors? Swiss-based Crypto Fund AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, explores the market with the advent of regulated business partners and crypto asset technology breakthroughs. »

Mark Lally, Swisscom Blockchain

Digital Asset Custody solution

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 12:38

Swisscom Blockchain AG, a joint venture between ex Ernst & Young executives and Swisscom, the Swiss communications giant, have launched their new Digital Asset Custody solution into the global Financial Institution market place. »

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