ECB thinks that private stablecoins pose a greater risk than Bitcoin

Christine Lagarde has identified privately-issued stablecoins as representing a greater risk to financial stability and the monetary sovereignty of the EU than cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. She has commented on the topic a few times before and proposes a digital Euro in the form of a CBDC. The European Central Bank (ECB) President says that volatile […]

Switzerland, the Crypto-Nation

The crypto-phenomenon is a global one. Public blockchain networks such as bitcoin or ethereum are not controlled by a state or a company. Rather, they connect people from different walks-of-life across national borders. Yet, despite all this decentralization, this new world, where the  primacy of the digital rules, needs points of contact with the physical world. In other words, even blockchain needs a home.  Outgoing Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann offered his hand to […]