On the Block

How will blockchain impact the way we work and function in the future? We delve into the world of the new technology and speak to the movers and shakers of the fast-growing industry.
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Olivia Chang
Balancing Swiss blockchain innovation with investor protection in 2019
From regulation to crypto banks to security tokens, here’s a look at where the Swiss blockchain industry is headed, according to Geneva Business School blockchain professor Fiorenzo Manganiello, and LIAN Group managing partner Nessim Gaon.
Olivia Chang
Why Swisscom Blockchain is expanding to Shanghai in 2019
Swisscom Blockchain is looking to build its global presence in 2019. CEO Daniel Haudenschild explains why they’ve hired their first representative in Shanghai to connect with large Chinese blockchain companies.
Olivia Chang
Why the hospitality industry is ripe for blockchain
Blockchain could bring down the cost of your future vacations—and make them more convenient. Riccardo Campione, professor at Swiss hospitality school Les Roches, breaks it down, from hotel prices to loyalty programs.
Olivia Chang
Why public companies may turn to ICOs in 2019
Companies go public to raise money, but could an ICO—an initial coin offering—bring in an extra layer of financing? Firms in Singapore have already taken the first steps, and, according to the CEO of Blockchain Global Limited, Switzerland could be next.
Olivia Chang
Malta PM: We want a European Union blockchain framework
Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat explains why he welcomes Switzerland as a competing crypto hub and what he sees as the biggest roadblocks to mass adoption of blockchain. Muscat also defends Malta’s reputation after the recent Pilatus Bank case.
Olivia Chang
Lionel Messi helps Sirin Labs launch new blockchain smartphone
Lionel Messi is the brand ambassador, but will the blockchain smartphone he’s promoting be a market winner? Switzerland’s Sirin Labs has high hopes for “Finney” and expects to sell over 100,000 in the first year. Founder, Moshe Hogeg spoke to us ahead of the launch.
Olivia Chang
How to move your business forward with blockchain technology
Blockchain requires “a leap of faith,” says Kamales Lardi, co-founder of Women in Blockchain Switzerland. She urges Swiss businesses to launch more blockchain pilots and proofs-of-concept that go to market while keeping diversity at the heart of the process.
Eléonore Payró
A false sense of security? Blockchain can be hacked
Blockchain is often described as one of the most secure technologies. But are the networks really that safe? Ryan Spanier, head of research at Kudelski Security, warns that blockchain can be hacked and foresees an increasing number of attacks.

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