Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Bitcoin wallets get a key approval in Switzerland

Bitcoin companies offering virtual wallets sometimes face a difficult legal question: do they have to operate as a bank or can they function as something else? Read more: www.engadget.com

Bitcoin startup Xapo gets approval from Swiss finance regulator

Bitcoin wallet company Xapo announced today that it has received an early nod of approval from a key Swiss regulator. Read more: www.coindesk.com

WISeKey and Lykke to integrate cybersecurity into blockchain

WISeKey and Lykke Corp announced today during the Davos Internet of Value Blockchain RoundTable a joint agreement to integrate and co-offer their flagship products. Read more: www.businesswire.com

Swiss insurer Helvetia looks to back startups with $55m VC fund

Swiss insurer Helvetia is the latest traditional institution to move into startups investment with the launch of its newly established venture fund. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Swiss FinTech needs young stars to grow startups

The Swiss FinTech sector does not expect to benefit from UK Brexit woes but does think it will soon be an international player. Read more: www.forbes.com

Drooms picks up deal flow platform DealMarket

Virtual data rooms for due diligence firm Drooms has acquired private equity deal flow platform DealMarket. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Stonestep nabs $4m to take microinsurance to Asia

Microinsurance firm Stonestep has nabbed $4m in a Series A funding round. The investment comes from insurtech investor XL Innovate. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Xapo still battling Swiss regulators after 18 months

As of now, Neure Zuercher Zeitung reports, financial authorities – specifically Swiss regulator Finma – are still unsure whether the services Xapo offers make it, in fact, a bank. Read more: www.bitcoinist.com

Europe’s Best Kept Digital Payments Secret Just Got Better

Aiming To Become The Leading Online Payments Innovator For European-Based Online Business, SecurionPay Launches New Feature To Get One Step Closer. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

EY Switzerland first advisory firm to accept bitcoin

Employees will be provided with a secure digital wallet (EY wallet app) that enables them to pay for products and services using Bitcoin. Read more: www.bankingtech.com