A false sense of security? Blockchain can be hackedA false sense of security? Blockchain can be hackedA 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.
Olivia Chang
Meet the Swiss town using blockchain to trade solar energy
Want to get cheaper energy and help the environment? Thirty-seven households in the district of Schwemmiweg in St. Gallen are using blockchain to trade excess solar energy. While the year-long pilot has drawn support from local residents, regulations are needed before implementing it on a wider scale across Switzerland.
Olivia Chang
Blockchain unicorn DFINITY to double its Zurich team in 2019
Swiss blockchain unicorn DFINITY has its sights set on building an “internet computer” or the first blockchain computer. But does that justify its USD 2 billion valuation? President and chief scientist Dominic Williams talks about the company’s plans to ramp-up its European headquarters in Zurich.
Olivia Chang
Does crypto spring mark a tipping point for blockchain industry?
The CV Summit is one of the biggest Swiss blockchain events taking place in Zug. Mathias Ruch, CEO of Crypto Valley Venture Capital, discusses this year’s theme #BUIDL and what the blockchain community can expect from crypto spring following the market correction in crypto winter.
Olivia Chang
Inside the first Swiss blockchain real estate deal
This month, the first Swiss home was tokenized and sold in canton Zug to four investors using blockchain. But how do homeowners then trade their tokens? And will blockchain eventually squeeze out the middlemen in real estate? Bastiaan Don, the founder of blockimmo, breaks it down.
Olivia Chang
SIX welcomes new competition from Swisscom, Sygnum, and Deutsche Börse
While Swisscom and Sygnum don’t see SIX as competition when it comes to their new marketplace for digital assets, SIX has another view. Following the new partnership announced this week between Swisscom, Sygnum, and Deutsche Börse, a spokesperson for SIX told CNNMoney Switzerland the following: “It shows that the Swiss market is seen as the right place to build digital-asset ecosystems and thus confirms our SDX initiative started last year. Competition stimulates the market and we welcome that. We cannot comment on how successful this venture will be, given that its business model, scope, and participants are largely different from our integrated business-to-business offering.”
Olivia Chang
Why Swisscom and Sygnum aren’t working with SIX
Swisscom, Deutsche Börse, and Sygnum plan to launch a new marketplace for listing and trading digital assets. But where’s SIX, the Swiss exchange, in this equation? Mathias Imbach, founding partner of Sygnum, and Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler, chief digital officer of Swisscom, have the answer.
Olivia Chang
How blockchain can rewrite the rules of academic publishing
Blockchain could boost funding for academic researchers and disrupt the way their work is published, argues Aleksandra Sokolowska of Validity Labs, an ETH spin-off. She is organizing SEED2019 a new event in Davos, Switzerland, that aims to connect the dots between blockchain and science.
Olivia Chang
Can a diamond cryptocurrency brighten up your portfolio?
SwissDiamondCoin is the new cryptocurrency in town, and it’s backed by diamonds. But can digital tokens really make investing in diamonds easier? We speak to Mathias Bucher, the founder of ABC Platform, the infrastructure platform behind this new token, about the launch, diamonds as a safe haven, and stablecoins.
Olivia Chang
Why investors should be cautious about security tokens
Want to own a share of an expensive artwork or luxury car? Security tokens are gaining prominence in 2019, but Cyril Demaria, partner at Wellershoff & Partners, argues that investors should still be cautious.
Olivia Chang
Real or fake? How JD.com is using blockchain to tackle counterfeits
From Australian beef to luxury goods, retail giant JD.com is using blockchain to help ensure that online goods aren’t fake. Jian Pei, head of blockchain and big data at the company, says tracking and tracing products will boost consumer confidence in e-commerce.
Olivia Chang
Blockchain art gallery lets you invest in the artist, not the work
Could securitizing an artist’s career offer emerging talent a new way to get off the ground? Olivia Chang finds out how blockchain is being used by ATO Gallery in a model that is attracting Swiss investors.
Olivia Chang
How blockchain can fight plastic pollution
How has the conversation about blockchain changed at the World Economic Forum in Davos? And can blockchain be used to clean up the plastic in our oceans? CNNMoney Switzerland caught up with Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum, to get his outlook for 2019.
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.

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