Swiss Post and Swisscom will take advantage of their trusted reputation in Switzerland to create a blockchain platform for use by themselves and others that will be based on Hyperledger Fabric2. Continue reading Swiss National Postal Service and Telecom Leader to Build Blockchain Platform
The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Basel. Continue reading 500-Year Old Swiss University Makes Vitalik Buterin an Honorary Doctor
A Swiss food manufacturer has become the “first” in Europe to use the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain to track fish products, a press release confirmed Nov. 28. Gustav Gerig AG, which has operated since 1923, partnered with global tuna marketing company Pacifical c.v. to allow clients to certify the origin of its tuna range using blockchain technology. Continue reading Swiss Food Manufacturer Partners with ETH-based Blockchain Service
In a press release published today, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said there has been a sharp rise in the number of ICOs launching in Switzerland, resulting spike in inquiries about the regulations that apply to them. With the situation currently “partly unclear,” the new guidelines have been released to clarify the status of projects wishing to launch a token sale project within the country. “Creating transparency at this time is important given the dynamic market and the high level of demand,” the authority states. Notably, FINMA will determine the applicability of regulation to crypto tokens on a case-by-case basis, taking a similar stance to that of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in guidance released last July. When assessing ICOs, FINMA said it will focus on the “economic function and purpose of the tokens,” with the “underlying purpose of the tokens and whether they are already tradeable or transferable” being primary factors in how they will be classified.