Friday, January 18, 2019
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Warburg Pincus takes stake in core software firm Avaloq

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is acquiring a 35% stake in Swiss financial software firm Avaloq. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

‘Crypto Valley Association’ launches in Switzerland

Fintech-friendly Switzerland sees the launch of a new non-profit blockchain advocacy and development group. Read more: www.fintechranking.com

Crypto Valley Association to build blockchain ecosystem

Crypto Valley Association launched with a number of leading companies and startups as members, including ConsenSys, UBS, PwC, and more. Read more: www.businesswire.com

Why bitcoin and blockchain are ‘relatively safe’

In a report by Swiss multinational financial institution Credit Suisse, bitcoin and blockchain are deemed to be ‘relatively safe’. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Credit Suisse taps R3 for blockchain-based hackathon

Credit Suisse has carried out a global hackathon to find ways in which the R3 Corda distributed ledger platform can be used to make big cost savings. Read more: www.finextra.com

Swissquote introduces VR trading app

A Swiss online bank is introducing a virtual reality trading application to create a a 360° trading wall for users to monitor the markets and make trades. Read more: www.finextra.com

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