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Flat Risk Weight of 800% – FINMA Clarifies Prudential Consequences of Cryptoassets Trading by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers

Up to now, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has taken no official position on how to consider cryptoassets for the Basel III capital requirements or liquidity ratios for

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Banking, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FINMA, Switzerland

Launch of First Multi-Crypto ETP at SIX Swiss Exchange

On 22 November 2018, there was a first at SIX Swiss Exchange: Swiss-based startup Amun AG obtained the first license worldwide to offer an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) based on

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges, Switzerland

Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain Explained

Our blog reports on blockchain developments around the world and across industries. For those of our readers interested in some blockchain basics, Baker McKenzie has just published “Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, International, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain, Use Case

SEC Rejects the Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin Fund

Last year, the SEC rejected an application by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss for what would have been the first-ever Bitcoin ETF.  The group made some changes and resubmitted their application

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

U.S. SEC Taking Additional Time to Determine Request to List Crypto-Related ETF

Last month we reported on an SEC decision to take additional time to consider whether to approve a request to

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

FCA Warns Banks On Cryptoassets In “Dear CEO” Letter

On 11 June, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a “Dear CEO letter” providing guidance

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

The Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies

Among the many areas of law that will have to continue to evolve around cryptocurrencies is the tax law.  In

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Tax, US

Where Can I Buy Things With Bitcoin?

Much of the attention around Bitcoin in 2017 understandably focused on its meteoric price rise and overall volatility.  But all

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