March 2019 edition
Changes in consumer behavior led by digitization
Editorial by Andreas Schöni, SIX
New digital offers and solutions are in demand.
Crypto Assets – Or How to link the Old World With the New
Interview with Bernadette Leuzinger, Chief Operating Officer, Crypto Fund AG
A talk about the opportunities offered by alternative assets, the future of blockchain and digital money.
Liechtenstein's Blockchain Act
Fintech companies are establishing themselves along the banks’ value creation chain. The largescale use of blockchain technology may now be the next step. It has the potential to fundamentally change intermediation, the banks' actual core task. This has also an impact on financial market regulations.
Distributed Databases and Blockchain in Payments
Payment traffic presents an extremely promising use case for the so-called Distributed Ledger Technology. Processes and payment streams shall become faster, cheaper and more secure.
When All Value Transfers Become Digital
When it comes to blockchain technology, most people would probably think of crypto currencies. But the disruptive potential of blockchain goes far beyond it. Just as the internet has affected the transfer of information, blockchain could be a gamechanger in terms of managing the transfer of value.
What Comes After the Blockchain Hype?
2018 marked the 10th birthday of the blockchain technology. Not everyone was enthusiastic, though. One project providing a different view is we.trade. The joint venture of European banks is leveraging blockchain in order to address current problems in international trade.
Worldwide Switch to ISO 20022
The SWIFT MT standard has grown long in the tooth. In an age of digitalization and efficiency, it is no longer appropriate. This is particularly the case for crossborder payments. The solution is obvious: worldwide switch to ISO 20022.
The Swiss Financial Center's Cash Ecosystem
The trend in Switzerland, too, is towards cashless payments. The ATM cash supply to the population still remains expensive for the banks. The joint "ATMfutura" project is a welcome relief.
Twenty Years of SECB Swiss Euro Clearing Bank and euroSIC
After initial skepticism, the SECB and euroSIC, the joint venture launched by the Swiss financial center in 1999, has since developed into a success story.