Welt geht Krypto - und Swiss Banking schaut zu, trotz regulatorischer Klarheit, solider staatlicher Rückendeckung und einem einzigartigen Blockchain Ökosystem
20. June 2021
In letzter Zeit lassen sich vermehrt Beispiele beobachten, in denen sich traditionelle Banken mit Krypto-Angeboten positionieren, und entsprechend exponieren. Sie tun dies obwohl sie über schlechtere Startbedingungen wie der Schweizer Bankenplatz verfügt. Was ist los mit unserem traditionellem Swiss Banking? Dieser Artikel ist ein Plädoyer für einen starken und soliden Schweizer Bankenplatz und zeigt auf, wo Opportunitäten liegen und weshalb nun Handeln angezeigt wäre.

After China's crypto-bans which triggered the recent BTC & Co. crash, watch out for the U.S. to make their stance
26. May 2021
China has triggered a massive Bitcoin and altcoin crash last week by re-iterating its trading ban and issuing a new country-wide mining ban. But what is next at the crypto-regulation horizon? States around the world have recently taken a high dynamic of measures to regain control over the crypto world, sometimes even in a panic-like manner. The NEXT BIG HIT to the crypto-market will be triggered by US regulation, once the U.S. government has made their stance

Regulations And Bans – What Threatens Crypto, Bitcoin & Co.
13. May 2021
Some say Bitcoin cannot be stopped, others claim it is only a matter of time before it is banned. At the same time, however, it is clear that states have no interest in strong parallel currencies and are under pressure to act. They have a whole arsenal of measures at their disposal for their reaction, which they can bring into position against Bitcoin. The Bitcoin price would correct accordingly.

Part 3 of "A Digital Franc for Switzerland; Is there a reason to worry?": The SNB design for a Swiss e-Franc and its benefits
09. April 2021
This is part 3/3 by Markus Hammer about a digital Franc for Switzerland. Part 3 explains what the SNB design for a Swiss e-Franc, its benefits or threads would be, and is about: e-Frank, Swiss token, Swiss e-coin, physical cash, bearer instrument, transaction privacy, privacy protection, digital signature, blind signature, anonymous token, FLOSS, 2-tier architecture, PPP, cryptography, public vs private key

Part 2 of "A Digital Franc for Switzerland; Is there a reason to worry?": A CBDC, its benefits and threads
05. April 2021
This is part 2/3 by Markus Hammer about a digital Franc for Switzerland. It explains what a CBDC as a digital state currency is and what its benefits and threads could be based on its design. It is about CBDC, wholesale CBDC vs retail CBDC, legal tender, eGovernment, KYC checks, data privacy, disintermediation, financial stability, monetary policy, CBDC thread

Part 1 of "A Digital Franc for Switzerland; Is there a reason to worry?": The push of Central Banks and why Bitcoin is not like money
04. April 2021
This is part 1/3 by Markus Hammer about a digital Franc for Switzerland. It describes why states and their central banks are currently pushing their CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) with great momentum, the relation to private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and why the latter are not like money. This part 1 is about cryptocurrency, state money vs private money, account-based vs value-based money, Bitcoin, DLT, Blockchain, stablecoins, Diem

19. December 2018
#DigitalSwitzerland is taking another stance for establishing itself internationally as a hub for digital technologies and business models laying out a legal framework for Decentralized Ledger (DLT) and Blockchain Technologies. Swiss Federal Council adopted a report December 2018 reflecting the work of a finance and fintech expert group. The scope of this fundamental paper is cross-industry and thereby goes beyond the predominantly affected finance sector and its already widely known digital...

27. November 2018
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issues a primer through its LabCFTC on Smart Contracts and thereby makes clear that also 'digitized and coded' (Commodities) derivatives (contracts) are subject to existing regulation.