Tag Archives: Switzerland
- New Swiss online gambling law could face voter referendum
October 2, 2017
Switzerland’s legislature has approved its controversial new gambling laws, but a voter referendum could undo the plans before they take effect. On Friday, Swiss legislators gave final approval to the country’s new gambling rules, which will allow local land-based casinos to offer online casino and poker games for the first...
- Online bank Swissquote rolls out bitcoin trading service
July 18, 2017
Switzerland is well on its way to joining other digital currency trading friendly countries. On Friday, online bank Swissquote announced that it has partnered with Bitstamp to offer bitcoin trading with euro and U.S. dollar on its platform. Under the agreement, Bitstamp will provide a full-stack solution for all of...
- Swiss private bank Falcon enters bitcoin market
July 14, 2017
A boutique investment firm in Switzerland has begun offering to buy bitcoins for its wealthy clients. Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank recently partnered with cryptocurrency broker Bitcoin Suisse and rolled out a blockchain asset management service. The product is approved by the state regulator Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), according...
- Swiss casinos reverse revenue slide, prep online gambling sites
June 23, 2017
Switzerland’s casinos reported modest a profit increase in 2016, snapping a nearly decade-long losing streak. New figures released by the Swiss Federation of Casinos (SFC) show the country’s 21 licensed brick-and-mortar gaming venues reported gross profits of CHF 689m (US $711m) in 2016, 1.2% higher than 2015’s total. Twelve Swiss...
- Scalability issues force Xapo to pass transaction fees to bitcoin users
May 29, 2017
Switzerland-based bitcoin wallet provider Xapo has told its customers that they will have to pay the transaction fees themselves when moving funds from their accounts. Digital currency users often attach a fee to any cryptocurrency-related transaction as an incentive for miners to include that transaction in their next block. While...
- Payment21 and ACI Worldwide enable anti-money laundering-compliant bitcoin payments globally
March 22, 2017
Naples, USA and Sankt Gallen, Switzerland – March 22, 2017 – Payment21® and ACI Worldwide today announced a strategic collaboration enabling payment service providers (PSPs) to offer merchants anti-money laundering (AML)-compliant Bitcoin acceptance via ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution. ACI’s network of more than 130 PSPs, serving more than 56,000...
Online bank Swissquote rolls out bitcoin trading service
July 18, 2017
Swiss private bank Falcon enters bitcoin market
July 14, 2017