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Arab Bank Switzerland to Offer Bitcoin Custody and Brokerage Services

According to a report published by swissinfo.ch on September 19, 2019, Arab Bank Switzerland has joined the list of established banks which offer access to digital asset products. A New Bank in the Crypto Sphere Arab Bank Switzerland, a bank specializing in private banking and trade financing, has partnered with blockchain technology

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After Switzerland Visit, Crypto Concerns Remain for US Regulators

Following a visit to Switzerland to meet with the country’s financial regulators, United States lawmakers are still concerned over Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, Libra.Meetings with multiple agenciesAccording to an official statement from Representative Maxine Waters, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with multiple regulatory

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US Lawmakers to Visit Switzerland to Discuss Crypto, Facebook’s Libra

A delegation of the United States House of Representatives will visit Switzerland on cryptocurrency concerns, with Facebook’s not-yet-released stablecoin Libra being in the focus.As local weekly news outlet NZZ am Sonntag reported on Aug. 17, a six-member delegation from the House Financial Services Committee is going to meet with

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Facebook Libra Not Avoiding U.S. Regulators, Switzerland a Better Fit

Among all the issues cropping up in Facebook's recent hearing in the United States Congress regarding its new Libra cryptocurrency, the matter of location was perhaps the thorniest. Testifying before various banking and financial committees, Libra co-creator David Marcus was repeatedly questioned as to why Facebook had decided to

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Bitcoin Suisse Applies for a Banking License in Switzerland

Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has applied for banking and securities dealer licenses from Switzerland’s finance regulator, the company confirmed in a press release on July 16. Bitcoin Suisse, which forms part of the country’s Crypto Valley Association, said it had submitted requests to the Swiss Financial Markets Supervision Authority.The

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Bitcoin Network “Wastes” More Energy Than Switzerland

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launched a new real-time index tracking the total electricity consumption of the Bitcoin network. The index, called Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI), provides a real-time estimate of the total annual electricity usage of the Bitcoin network and enables live comparisons with alternative electricity uses

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