PR: Bibox Gains Swiss VQF License – Accelerating Global Expansion

Bibox Gains Swiss VQF License - Accelerating Global Expansion

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On 16th August 2018, Bibox, a leading AI-enhanced digital asset trading platform, announced its acquisition of Chain Capital that owns Swiss VQF license. VQF itself is the largest cross-industry Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) with the longest history that meets the standards established by the Financial Services Standards Association (FINMA). All the members of VQF also need to meet the most serious requirements in order to get a membership. Moreover, their membership means that all their operations are carried out in strict compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering Act in Switzerland. This acquisition enables Bibox to conduct digital currency business in Europe going forward.

Bibox was founded by Jeffery Lei, co-founder of OKCoin, and was officially launched in November 2017. Within a mere span of 6 months, Bibox has impressively climbed the ranks to become a Top-10 crypto exchange in the world in terms of transaction volume. Bibox has also established footprint across the world with operation centers in more than 10 countries and regions including Estonia, the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.

Bibox integrates AI technology into all aspects of its platform trading, carefully screening high-quality projects for users, and has received wide acclaim from both users and industry experts for its smooth trading experience and excellent customer service. As of August 2018, the number of Bibox users has exceeded 1 million. According to CoinMarketCap’s statistics, Bibox has a consistent average 24-hour trading volume of $200 million.

Bibox’s sponsor Jeffery Lei shared that the acquisition of Chain Capital in Switzerland will not only help Bibox to better develop its European business and serve more users, but also to provide more choices to its users hence greatly improving users’ convenience. At the same time, this acquisition also serves as an example to the rest of the industry to continually explore more opportunities to further develop their blockchain business as the industry grows towards maturity.

Chain Capital is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland’s financial center, and is a digital asset fund management company. Just 2 months after its establishment in July 2017, Chain Capital received the first VQF license issued by Switzerland, which means that the company can engage in transactions of digital assets. This is of great significance to Bibox’s expansion of its global footprint and specifically European business.

“Attaining a license is an instrumental step in our global expansion. In the future, our main task at Bibox is to apply our technical knowledge accumulated in the blockchain field to other domains, and accelerate the development of blockchain technology.” Jeffery Lei exhibits great confidence in blockchain technology in terms of both its applications and development potential, and aims to invest even more funds and energy to aid the development of the blockchain industry. “I think this is the career I can invest my life in.”

Bibox’s feat of achieving its Top-10 ranking within half a year is a result of its co-founders’ years of technical knowledge and experience in the blockchain field. Technical expert Jeffery Lei, was the Marketing Operation Manager / Product Manager at Huawei, later co-founded OKCoin with Xu Mingxing, and also served as CEO of AI company Jixianyuan. Similarly, fellow Bibox co-founder Aries Wang, is the author of Crypto Economics, has gained many years of experience in the blockchain field and is based in North America.

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Philippines Building Crypto Valley of Asia

Philippines Building Crypto Valley of Asia

The Philippines government is building Crypto Valley of Asia, a cryptocurrency and fintech hub similar to the one in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. The estate will be built at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in partnership with private property developer Northern Star Gaming & Resorts Inc. The zone is already set to accommodate 25 crypto firms that will operate within the area.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Building Crypto Valley of Asia

Philippines Building Crypto Valley of AsiaThe Philippines government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has partnered with Northern Star Gaming & Resorts Inc. to develop a crypto and fintech hub called Crypto Valley of Asia (CVA).

This is “part of the government’s bid to foster a fintech ecosystem [to] attract international blockchain companies to set up shop in the country,” e27 reported Monday.

The publication elaborated:

The CVA will consist of a 25-shop housing development inside the cyberpark developed in compliance with the strict security requirements for licensed overseas virtual exchanges (OVEs) located in CEZA. It will include co-working and living spaces, business incubation and acceleration hubs as well as back offices of OVEs and service providers to the global crypto space.

Philippines Building Crypto Valley of AsiaCEZA administrator and CEO Raul L. Lambino commented in an official press statement that this infrastructure “will serve to attract more foreign investors and global fintech players to CEZA and the Philippines.” It will help the country “become one of the major offshoring destinations for fintech and blockchain related work.”

Recently, the authority announced that it has granted two licenses to cryptocurrency firms. Seventeen companies in the crypto space have already paid in full and the authority is expected to generate $68 million from licensing 25 crypto and fintech firms.

Generating Economic Boom

Philippines Building Crypto Valley of Asia“The goal is for the CVA to generate an economic boom that will allow more Filipinos to pursue careers in technology,” e27 conveyed, adding that third-party business providers (BPOs) will bring employment to the area.

Northern Star has committed to investing $100 million over the next 10 years and has already secured funds from several international and regional companies that will be located within the CVA, the news outlet noted. Chairman Enrique Gonzalez commented:

Crypto Valley of Asia and CEZA will put the Philippines on the global map of fintech and blockchain. Similar to other progressive jurisdictions such as Zug of Switzerland, we will create an environment that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and critical skills development thru education and BPO training.

He reiterated, “with strong global partners that have confirmed entry into our master-planned development, we are confident in the continued momentum in positioning the Philippines as the leading destination for blockchain offshoring.”

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Swiss Banks Are Onboarding Crypto Clients and Assets

Another Swiss private bank has announced in a statement that it’s open to on-board cryptocurrencies. Maerki Baumann private bank in Zurich is open to accepting assets that were generated with cryptocurrencies, “under the condition that strict regulatory and legal requirements are fully complied with,” Managing Director Stephan Zwahlen told news.Bitcoin.com.

Also read: Many Swiss Bankers and Financial Regulators Quit to Join the Crypto Space

“Switzerland Knows How to Protect Assets”

Assets raised from cryptocurrency transactions are usually rejected by most Swiss banks, but there are a few exceptions. Maerki Baumann has reportedly followed Falcon and officially accepted handling such assets, but it does not offer asset management solutions in cryptocurrencies nor accounts in crypto, the Managing Director of the bank told news.Bitcoin.com. Funds raised from speculative crypto transactions, payments for services rendered, or from mining successes are increasingly growing, together with the popularity of cryptocurrencies. But these assets reportedly often meet rejection from Swiss banks. 

Vontobel, another Swiss private bank, together with Falcon, stands among the lenders that are agreeing to handle cryptocurrency-based investments on behalf of their clients.

The Swiss Contradiction

One of the contradictions about Switzerland which is aiming to become a “crypto nation” is that despite having hundreds of the most famous crypto companies worldwide based in Zug, hardly any of them have a Swiss bank account. The main reasons for that is the fear of black money that has tainted some of the major Swiss banks throughout history, Marc Bernegger, a Swiss Fintech and crypto entrepreneur, told news.Bitcoin.com in an interview in Zurich.

Bernegger has been a fintech entrepreneur for close to 20 years, and said he read Satoshi’s whitepaper in 2012. He then immediately felt that Bitcoin had a lot of potential. “I understood from day one the impact that the technology was going to have. Back in the old days, hardly anybody in the traditional financial services industry was even hearing about Bitcoin,” he said. 

Swiss Banks Are on-Boarding Crypto Clients and Assets
Marc Bernegger, Board Member at Crypto Finance AG

“Nowadays, when it comes to cryptocurrencies, there is an understanding of financial services that reminds [me of] the old banking privacy,” Bernegger said. “It isn’t about replicating that again, but I think Switzerland has a strong reputation and knowledge about protecting assets.”

However, the Swiss entrepreneur noted that one of the issues in Switzerland is that, officially, there are hardly any banks doing crypto. “Everyone goes to Bank Frick, a tiny bank in Liechtenstein, one hour away from Zurich,” Bernegger explained, but this is slowly changing, he observed. Bernegger, who is also a board member at Crypto Finance Group, is part of a task force led by Switzerland’s Finance Minister, Ueli Maurer, and Economy and Education Minister, Johann Schneider-Ammann, including federal and local officials, as well as members of various startups and legal representatives. “The initiative is aiming to create a more crypto friendly environment for companies,” Bernegger explained, “the names of the banks [involved] are not public but there are a few major [Swiss] banks and several other Swiss banks which will soon on-board crypto clients,” he revealed. “I personally think that six months from now, it will be quite common to open accounts as a corporate client doing crypto business in Switzerland.”

Finance Minister Invites Banking Association and National Bank to Discuss

“Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer recently took the initiative to invite the Swiss Banking Association (SBA), the Swiss National Bank (SNB), and the Finma Banking Supervisory Authority for a round table to discuss the issue of the banking accounts of crypto companies. As a result of this round table, SBA has formed a working group to tackle the issue and is in the lead,” Peter Minder, the head of communication of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance, told news.Bitcoin.com in an email.

Swissquote Group, the Swiss online bank, reported a profit of 25.7 million CHF (~$26.1million USD) from the first half of this year, which represents an increase of 44 percent over the same period of the previous year since it started accepting crypto, news.Bitcoin.com reported earlier this month. From a turnover perspective, Swissquote is reportedly one of the Swiss companies with the highest revenue out of all crypto businesses in Switzerland.

Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, a Swiss legacy bank, also opened the door to crypto and blockchain firms in June of this year. Its CEO Marianne Wildi, who trained as a computer programmer, argued that Switzerland should adopt a crypto Swiss franc. The bank also evaluated potential compliance risks before deciding to open up to blockchain and crypto firms, and also informed Finma of its decision.

Swiss Crypto Companies Target Banking Licenses

Swiss crypto companies are also actively trying to acquire banking licenses with Finma, the nation’s financial market supervisory authority, and may soon operate just like banks. It’s a matter of time, some say.

The main problem for Finma is that many of the cryptocurrency tokens are considered securities, and in order to handle securities as a broker in Switzerland, a company needs to get a broker’s licence, which seemingly no one in Switzerland within the crypto industry has at this stage. “Finma differentiates payment tokens, utility tokens, and asset-backed tokens. The payment and utility tokens aren’t considered securities,” Yassine Ben Hamida, a former Swiss banker now fully involved in crypto projects, told news.Bitcoin.com during a phone interview in Switzerland. “The problem is that you need to have a broker/dealer’s license in order to handle the tokens that are considered securities,” he confirmed.

Swiss Banks Are on-Boarding Crypto Clients and Assets

Crypto Broker, which belongs to Crypto Finance AG, was not granted the security dealer’s license from Finma, as the company isn’t trading security tokens at the moment, its CEO said in an email. However the company is in the process of obtaining the license, it was confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com.

Crypto Fund, an asset manager also part of Crypto Finance Group, is the first company in Switzerland which is able to distribute foreign funds to “qualified investors” or so-called high net worth individuals. But they aren’t the only ones, sources involved in the Swiss crypto world say, for there are allegedly many Swiss independent companies that have launched certificates in order to invest in crypto. “This is one of our first milestones, because we are now ultimately moving to become a fully licensed Asset Manager and Broker. Crypto Finance Group is aiming at becoming the most advanced and secure investment and technology provider globally,” Mark Bernegger, who also serves as a board member at Crypto Finance Group, told news.Bitcoin.com in a statement.

Custody: How Crypto Assets Can Be Kept in Banks

Mainstream media recently reported that Goldman Sachs is considering a plan to offer custody for crypto funds, without citing any solid source. Japan’s Nomura, Bank of New York Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, and Northern Trust are all reportedly thought to be working on or exploring custody offerings. In Switzerland, there aren’t any banks at the moment offering deposit services of those securities. However, this is a market that will develop quickly, according to a former UBS executive and also a former Julius Baer executive in Switzerland.

Gazprombank Switzerland Ltd., a state-owned Russian bank, and third largest in the country by assets, is also looking into cryptocurrency asset custody service and working with auditors and with Finma, according to sources close to the matter. However, the bank couldn’t make any official statement on the topic at this stage, a spokeswoman told news.Bitcoin.com.

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Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann Will Service Cryptocurrency Firms, Removing a Major Industry Pain Point

Despite rising competition from other countries seeking to capitalize on the cryptocurrency boom, Switzerland’s Crypto Valley looks poised to get its moxie back. Swiss Bank Maerki Baumman Will Offer Accounts to Cryptocurrency Firms That’s because a second Swiss bank — the Zurich-based private bank Maerki Baumann — has agreed to form banking partnership with cryptocurrency … Continued

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Swissquote Reports 44% Increase in Profit After Adding Crypto Services

Swissquote Reports 44% Increase in Profit After Adding Crypto Services

Swiss online banking group, Swissquote, has benefited greatly from the addition of cryptocurrency investing to the set of services it offers, reporting a significant increase in its H1 2018 profits. The news comes while Switzerland is debating over how to keep crypto businesses in the country when the majority of Swiss banks refuse to provide services to the growing crypto sector.

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Swissquote Posts Profit of 25.7 Million Francs in H1 2018

While many traditional financial institutions in Switzerland are still shying away from dealing in cryptocurrencies and working with crypto companies, those who have ventured into the space are already harvesting the fruits of their decisions. Swiss online banking firm, Swissquote, has reported soaring profits attributed largely to the offering of investing opportunities related to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and a steep rise in both the number of customers and the volume of trading.

Swissquote Group posted a profit of 25.7 million CHF (~$26.1million USD) from the first half of this year, which represents an increase of 44 percent over the same period of the previous year, the local outlet Finews reported, quoting an announcement released by the company on Tuesday. The profit margin exceeds the predictions of financial experts by about 2.5 million CHF (~$2.52 million). They expected a profit of 23.2 million Swiss francs.

Swissquote Reports 44% Increase in Profit After Adding Crypto Services

At the same time, the number of customer accounts in the commercial sector has increased by 16,278. The same trend is valid for the activity of the clients, too. According to the report, Swissquote clients have made an average of 11.8 transactions in the first half of 2018, compared to only one transaction during the same period of 2017.

The cited data shows that client assets have increased by about 20 percent to 25.5 billion CHF (~$25.2 billion) as of mid-2018. Net new money inflows were also up – by 60 percent over the previous year, at 2.4 billion CHF (~$2.42 billion). Swissquote also said it expects both income and profit for the whole year to increase by about 15 percent. The company has benefited from the high demand for crypto products earlier this year which is not expected in H2, despite the recent market gains.

Swiss Financial Institutions Slowly Opening Up to Crypto

Swissquote has been hailed by many in the crypto industry as the first European online bank to launch and offer bitcoin services to its clients. Last summer, it partnered with Bitstamp to add bitcoin core (BTC) to its online trading platform in pairs against both EUR and USD. In December, Swissquote added bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), litecoin (LTC), and ripple (XRP).

Swissquote is not the only financial company from the Alpine nation to take advantage of the great potential for growth in the crypto space. In July, last year, Switzerland-based private bank Falcon announced its decision to offer bitcoin asset management and other crypto-related products to its clients through a partnership with Bitcoin Suisse AG.

Swissquote Reports 44% Increase in Profit After Adding Crypto ServicesThis past July, Switzerland’s main stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, said it is building a platform for trading, settlement, and custody of digital assets. And in June, one of the country’s oldest legacy banks, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, announced it is accepting crypto businesses as account holders. Two other banks, Neuchâtel Cantonal Bank and Neue Helvetische Bank, are also working with blockchain and crypto firms.

Nevertheless, the number of legacy financial institutions in Switzerland which have so far declared readiness to offer services to the hundreds of startups in the Swiss Crypto Valley remains limited. The restricted access the traditional financial system has been recognized as a major threat for Switzerland’s leadership in the European crypto space where destinations like Malta and Gibraltar are also competing for attention.

Zug-based companies are complaining about the inaccessibility of local banking services and many of them have been opening accounts in neighboring Liechtenstein, for example, where banks like Frick and Alpinum are working with Swiss startups. Authorities in Switzerland are now considering ways to grant crypto businesses access to banking services in the country.

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FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO Envion AG

FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO Envion AG

Switzerland’s financial regulator, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has announced that it has launched proceedings against initial coin offering (ICO) issuer, Envion AG.

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FINMA Launches Proceeding Against $100 Million ICO

FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO Envion AGA press release published by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has revealed that the regulator has initiated enforcement proceedings against Envion AG.

Finma states that it has “evidence that the company may have breached financial market law in relation to an ICO.” The press release states that the proceedings will focus “in particular on possible breaches of banking law resulting from the potentially unauthorized acceptance of public deposits in connection with the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for the EVN token.”

“Investigations carried out by FINMA to date indicate that, in the context of its ICO, Envion AG accepted funds amounting to approximately one hundred million francs [approximately $100.6 million USD] from more than 30,000 investors in return for issuing EVN tokens in a bond-like form,” the release continues.

Envion Makes Headlines for the Second Time This Year

FINMA Launches Proceedings Against $100 Million ICO Envion AGEnvion AG’s whitepaper opens with a legal disclaimer stating that “Neither the Swiss FINMA nor the United States Securities and Exchange Commission nor any other foreign regulatory authority has approved an investment in the tokens.”

The disclaimer adds that “The EVN token can be categorized as a security as it entitles token holders to receive the profits from mining operations. The token is, as such, subject to certain restrictions under US security laws. The Envion ICO is compliant with these rules and restricts access for US-citizens, greencard holders and residents of the US to the category of “accredited investors”, pursuant to the US Security Act Regulation D Rule 506 (4).”

In May, The New York Times published an article claiming that Envion was “melting down, with its creators accusing one another of fraud” following the apparent loss of control over the company on the part of its founders.

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority added that it “will make no further comment on the proceedings until they are concluded.”

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Swiss Regulator FINMA Launches Investigation into $100 Million ICO

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) announced on Thursday that it has opened an inquiry into the operations of Envion AG, a blockchain startup that raised more than $100 million through an initial coin offering (ICO). FINMA said that it believes that Envion’s EVN token sale may have violated banking laws by accepting public

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FINMA Seeks to Stem Exodus of Swiss Cryptocurrency Firms

FINMA Seeks to Stem Exodus of Swiss Cryptocurrency Firms

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has met with representatives of the country’s banking sector in the hopes of stemming a nascent exodus among cryptocurrency companies from Switzerland. The companies’ departures have been attributed to two Swiss banks’ decisions to no longer provide financial services to businesses dealing with virtual currencies.

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FINMA Acts to Prevent Crypto Exodus

FINMA Seeks to Stem Exodus of Swiss Cryptocurrency FirmsSwitzerland’s financial regulators are taking steps intended to stem the perceived exodus of cryptocurrency companies from the nation, recently holding discussions with the Swiss National Bank and bankers’ association on how to increase the accessibility of financial services to cryptocurrency ventures.

As it stands, many analysts have predicted that many companies operating with virtual currencies will continue to leave Switzerland in favor of jurisdictions whose financial institutions are more amenable to crypto companies, including Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands.

Officials Seek to Preserve Swiss Crypto Industry

Despite cryptocurrency-related activities comprising a small portion of Switzerland’s financial industries, Swiss officials are viewing the country’s virtual currency as a valuable asset that should be preserved.

The finance director of Zug – a Swiss canton has been dubbed “Crypto Valley” following the establishment of between 200 and 300 virtual currency companies in the jurisdiction during recent years – Heinz Taennler, has warned that the crypto exodus may continue should the government fail to take action to guarantee the provision of financial services firms operating with virtual currencies.

“All their banking relationships are going to Liechtenstein,” Mr. Taennler stated. “There are hundreds of jobs that have been created, and every job is important.”

Virtual Currency Firms Appeal to Central Bank

According to Thomas Moser, an alternate member of the governing board of the Swiss National Bank, several cryptocurrency companies appealed to the country’s central bank regarding concerns pertaining to the provision of financial services to the sector.

Mr. Moser stated that “They raised concerns about problems with opening bank accounts, which was a worry for them, and asked for help. I said this was not something the [Swiss National Bank] dealt with, but they should speak with FINMA.”

“We would not want to close the door on the opportunities that such innovation (cryptocurrencies) might bring,” Moser added.

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Switzerland Tries to Stem Exodus of Cryptocurrency Firms

Regulators in Switzerland are trying to stem the exodus of cryptocurrency firms after two banks in the country’s small but flourishing virtual currency industry shut down recently. Industry insiders are worried that the exits could kick-start a trend that will cause Switzerland to lose its edge as a cryptocurrency haven, according to Reuters. Some customers are flocking

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PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

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Wednesday Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industry’s leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.

David will lead trade.io’s risk management department, and will be responsible for building out its OTC Desk, allowing for both retail and institutional fiat-to-crypto exchange functionality. Up to 50% of all OTC Desk revenues will be allocated to the forthcoming liquidity pool, which can only be accessed by using trade.io’s utility token, TIO.

trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler said, “We’re very lucky to have someone with David’s experience lead the risk management team and spearhead our OTC Desk. David has an impeccable track record in trading and risk management, which is invaluable when dealing with the size of deals in the crypto space. It’s not uncommon to have a $10m deal come through the desk multiple times per day.”

David Hannigan also commented, “I see a lot of similarities in how trade.io runs its business to many of the large banks I’ve worked for in the past. With my prior experience in the banking sector, I am cognizant on how profitable an OTC Desk can be. I am thrilled to hit the ground running to provide this service to the trade.io community.”

David will also be providing daily commentary on the crypto markets which can be accessed by registered trade.io users.

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