Tag: finma

  • ICO

    Swiss Regulators Probe Crypto Mining Company Envion

    The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has today announced enforcement proceedings against crypto mining firm Envion. The regulators believe that the German-Swiss start-up has been operating in breach of national banking laws. Legal Proceedings Brought Against Fraudulent German-Swiss Crypto Firm Envion Although largely welcoming to cryptocurrency businesses,...

    Rick D. | July 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Switzerland

    Switzerland to Ease Regulation for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

    Once called “Crypto Nation,” Switzerland has recently been driving away the ecosystem after setting up a more stringent regulatory framework. Having dropped from second place last year to sixth in 2018, in a PwC country ranking of the sum of initial coin offering (ICO) funds raised, the government is...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • Swiss

    Swiss Financial Regulators Publish ICO Guidelines

    FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, yesterday published guidelines explaining to organisers and investors how existing financial legislation would be applied to initial coin offerings. The document also details the criteria by which the regulator will judge each fundraising effort. The aim is to dispel uncertainty in...

    Rick D. | February 17, 2018 | 2:12 pm
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    FINMA Cracks down on Scam “Not-So-Cryptocurrency”

    The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has recently taken action against the perpetrators of a crypto-scam. The firms in question were distributing a fake cryptocurrency and acting without proper licensing. A dozen other possible fraud cases are under scrutiny from the watchdog too. In a statement earlier...

    Rick D. | September 20, 2017 | 10:00 pm
  • xapo, finma, license

    Xapo Now Licensed to Operate from Switzerland

    Xapo is back in the news again. The leading Bitcoin wallet service at one time has received conditional approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to operate in the country. The receipt of approval was announced by Xapo’s CEO Wences Casares in his recent blog post....

    Gautham | January 29, 2017 | 7:30 am
  • Bitcoins ATMs are Having a New Trend

    Bitcoin ATM Installed in the Capital of Switzerland

    Bitcoin consulting firm and solutions provider Bitcoin Suisse AG has installed BitXatm’s two-way bitcoin ATMs in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. Residents in the city of Bern will now be able to purchase and sell bitcoin with ease, with 5% fees and a maximum daily limit of US$5159. Over the...

    Joseph Young | September 13, 2015 | 5:59 pm
  • finma approves bitcoin exchange ecurex

    FINMA Grants Approval to Bitcoin Exchange ECUREX

    Swiss-based cryptocurrency exchange platform ECUREX has announced via a press release that it has become the first such bitcoin exchange to be fully compliant with the Swiss Banking Act. The Swiss regulator, Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) released a letter after conducting an investigation which ran for sixteen...

    Guest Author | June 1, 2015 | 2:30 pm
  • Uncategorized

    Bitcoin Suisse AG Becomes VQF, FINMA Member Operation of Bitcoin ATMs

    Swiss bitcoin services company Bitcoin Suisse AG has announced that they have received membership into recognized Swiss regulatory organizations, giving them the green light to establish a network of bitcoin ATMs, in addition to operate as a licenses financial intermediary and asset manager. The company has become the...

    Jayanand Sagar | July 29, 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Swiss Regulators Halt Bitcoin ATM Launches

    There’s no doubt about the fact that both the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding bitcoin and bitcoin ATMs are still, well, unclear. And while most regulators have allowed for the launch of bitcoin businesses anyway, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is hitting the brakes on one company’s...

    Jayanand Sagar | June 4, 2014 | 8:07 am

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