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.
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.
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.
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.