21Shares responds to bear market with crypto winter ETP

21Shares, a global issuer of crypto exchange-traded products (ETP), is taking action to respond to the current bear market by launching crypto winter-focused investment tools. The company has rolled out the 21Shares Bitcoin Core ETP (CBTC), an ETP specifically designed to offer low-cost exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) am to the ongoing market sell-off. The physically-backed … Read more

Switzerland-based crypto mining firm expands operations to Texas

White Rock Management, a cryptocurrency mining company based in Switzerland, said it will be expanding its operations to the United States, starting with Texas. In a Tuesday announcement, White Rock said it will be partnering with Natural Gas Onsite Neutralization, or NGON, a company that captures natural gas that would otherwise be burned and converts … Read more

Swiss Regulator Urges Financial Watchdogs to Protect Crypto Investors – Regulation Bitcoin News

Crypto trading is increasingly similar to the U.S. stock market of the late 1920s, the head of the Swiss financial watchdog has remarked. The high-ranking official believes that regulatory agencies around the world should do more to ensure investor protection. Swiss Financial Watchdog Executive Calls for More Regulations for ‘Abusive’ Crypto Market Governments are still … Read more

Bitcoin at the WEF: What did the world’s elite think of crypto?

Cointelegraph introduces “Crypto Street,” a series of spontaneous conversations with strangers on the street to educate, entertain and take a temperature check on the world’s relationship with crypto. The first episode comes from the gates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Cointelegraph reporter Joseph Hall attempted to speak with the world’s elite … Read more

Tether is ‘instrument of freedom’ and ‘Bitcoin onramp,’ says Bitfinex CTO

On a sun-splashed day in the Swiss Alps, the chief technology officer of Bitfinex and Tether, Paolo Ardoino, shed light on the Plan B Lugano strategy, Tether as an onramp into Bitcoin (BTC) and —crucially — his favorite pizza toppings.  Fresh off the plane from Norway, where Ardoino attended an increasingly Bitcoiner-friendly event, the Oslo … Read more

‘CBDCs are the natural evolution,’ says HyperLedger director Barbosa

For Daniela Barbosa — general manager of blockchain, healthcare and identity at the Linux Foundation and executive director of Hyperledger — digital currencies and cryptocurrencies have made it among the big banks at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  In an interview with Cointelegraph shot against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Barbosa explained that … Read more

Crypto knocking on the WEF’s door: The view from Davos

The spectacle that is the World Economic Forum (WEF) came to a close in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, May 27. Nearly 3,000 people from over 110 countries took planes, trains and helicopters to the highest town in Europe to lobby leaders and push and query the WEF agenda. And, while the war in Ukraine took … Read more

Swiss Watchmaker TAG Heuer Now Accepts Cryptocurrency in US – Bitcoin News

Luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer announced it’s introducing online cryptocurrency payments for customers in the United States. The Swiss company provides the new payment option through a partnership with crypto payment processor Bitpay. Tag Heuer Partners With Bitpay to Offer US Clients Bitcoin Payments Designer and maker of luxury timepieces TAG Heuer is now accepting … Read more

WEF 2022: Blockchain and digitization to take center stage at Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is scheduled to take place from May 22–26,  marking the first in-person WEF global leadership event since the pandemic began. The annual meeting was first scheduled for January but was later turned into a virtual event in light of growing COVID-19 infections during the winter. The … Read more

Swiss think tank urges greater global cooperation on crypto regulation

In a bid to combat illegal activity and “regulatory arbitrage,” a Swiss-based think tank has urged greater international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation. On Monday, the Basel Institute of Governance and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators released a paper calling for further coordinated action against unlawful crypto-markets. Among the proposed solutions are greater cooperation … Read more