Category: Crypto Valley

Major Swiss Insurer Adds Bitcoin and Ether Payments

Major Swiss Insurer Adds Bitcoin and Ether PaymentsAtupri, a Swiss health insurance provider, said Monday that its 200,000 customers will now be able to make payments using bitcoin and ethereum. The 110-year old firm claims it is the “first” insurer in Switzerland to accept cryptocurrencies. In a statement, Atupri said payments will be made through local regulated crypto financial firm Bitcoin Suisse, […]

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Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by Coronavirus

Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by CoronavirusSwitzerland’s government has rejected a 100 million franc ($103 million) bailout for local cryptocurrency companies battered by the coronavirus economy, local media reported. Zug finance director Heinz Taennler requested the special funding facilitation in April. He planned to issue out loans to startups, which could be converted into shares. The central government had already unveiled […]

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Bitcoin Suisse Sells 20% Stake to Raise $47 Million: Crypto Valley Broker Aims To Expand Into Banking

Bitcoin Suisse Sells 20% Stake to Raise $47 Million: Crypto Valley Broker Aims To Expand Into BankingCrypto valley firm Bitcoin Suisse has announced plans to sell a 20% stake in the company. The sale is expected to raise 46 million Swiss francs ($47.38 million). Bitcoin Suisse said it intends to use the money to expand its portfolio to banking services in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, according to local media reports. The firm’s […]

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Switzerland’s Famed “Crypto Valley” Seeks $103 Million Government Bailout

Switzerland's Famed "Crypto Valley" Seeks $103 Million Government BailoutSwitzerland’s “crypto valley” is asking the government for 100 million Swiss francs ($102.7 million) in funding, local media reported. The once flourishing Swiss cryptocurrency industry is struggling to survive following the withdrawal of private equity investors. About 80% of 203 firms surveyed by the Swiss Blockchain Federation recently warned of imminent bankruptcy. Only half of […]

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Swiss Resort Town Zermatt Accepts Bitcoin for Government Services

Swiss Resort Town Zermatt Accepts Bitcoin for Government ServicesZermatt, a municipality in Switzerland at the foot of the Matterhorn known for its ski resort, has started accepting bitcoin for government services. The Zermatt town hall now has a point-of-sale solution, installed by Zug-based Bitcoin Suisse, to accept the cryptocurrency. A spokesperson for the municipality has shared more details with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Dubai […]

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Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Its Tax-Free ZoneA Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, […]

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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

Companies Continue to Flock to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a YearCrypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive […]

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Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under Zelensky

Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under ZelenskyThe new administration in Kiev, headed by the young president Volodymyr Zelensky, has brought renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. Fresh energy is now being injected into efforts to legalize decentralized digital money and regulate related economic activities. New draft laws have been proposed or are under preparation to accommodate the nascent industry, from which the Ukrainian […]

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Liechtenstein Adopts Token Act to Attract Crypto Business

Liechtenstein Adopts Token Act to Attract Crypto BusinessOne of Europe’s smallest but richest nations, Liechtenstein, has made a significant step towards clarifying the regulatory environment in its already crypto-friendly jurisdiction. The parliament of the German-speaking principality in the heart of Europe has just passed a law that is likely to entice even more crypto companies to its territory. Also read: Turkish Government […]

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Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto Space

Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto SpaceMultiple joint projects between banks and crypto companies based in Switzerland now offer customers the opportunity to invest in digital assets and take advantage of banking services related to cryptocurrencies. It’s all happening in a regulated environment, generally friendly towards the growing crypto industry. The latest partnership between a traditional institution and a fintech startup […]

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Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone

Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic ZoneThe special economic zone in the Philippines known for its crypto friendliness is undergoing some changes. Government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is investigating a case involving one of its licensed crypto exchanges after a tip from the Chinese government. The authority has also issued new directives to all of its licensees, including 40 crypto […]

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PR: SMART VALOR Lists Bitcoin Cash & Offers Users 10% Cash Back in Crypto

PR: SMART VALOR Lists Bitcoin Cash & Offers Users 10% Cash Back in CryptoThe first Swiss company to operate an integrated cryptocurrency exchange and custody, SMART VALOR, has added Bitcoin Cash to its range of listed tokens.Why does this matter and what’s in it for buyers?

The listing of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on SMART VALOR matters, because it is the first fully compliant and licensed exchange launched out of Switzerland and Lichtenstein by a team of crypto pioneers of early Bitcoin days.

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]

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Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B

Crypto Startups Help Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25BStartups based in Switzerland have attracted a record amount of venture capital in 2018 and companies from the cryptocurrency industry have contributed to the notable increase. Zug, which is home to the country’s Crypto Valley, is among the cantons with the highest growth in investment volume, a new report reveals.   Also read: Crypto Mining […]

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Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 Companies

Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 CompaniesA new survey shows that the cluster of companies working with cryptocurrencies and related technologies in the Swiss Crypto Valley has expanded, despite the onset of what has been dubbed as “crypto winter.” The valley now covers a larger territory in the Alpine confederation and has spilled over into neighboring Liechtenstein.   Also read: Xapo […]

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