Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs Away (news.bitcoin.com)

Ever since ICO mania exploded in early 2017, Switzerland has served as Europe’s de facto crowdsale launchpad. Financial authorities have welcomed crypto startups, and the likes of Tezos, Mysterium, and Arcblock have all heeded that call. Guidelines laid out by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in February were meant to add clarity for ICOs. Instead, they’ve had the opposite effect.
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“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says (news.bitcoin.com)

Private digital currencies are better than any state-issued version, admitted a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank. Cryptocurrencies are also less risky, according to Andrea Maechler, member of the central bank’s governing board. Her comments indicate that Switzerland has no intentions to emit a state-sponsored crypto.  
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Bitcoin's market value should fall by more than a third before year-end, Swiss researchers say

By "Metcalfe's law," bitcoin's market value by the end of the year should be no more than $ 77 billion, Spencer Wheatley and Didier Sornette, both professors of entrepreneurial risks at ETH Zurich, said in a paper dated March 16. That's $ 41 billion, or nearly 35 percent, less than bitcoin's market …
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Swiss Officials Fear ICOs Will Tarnish Reputation of ‘Crypto Valley’ Zug (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrency foundations, community organizations, and entrepreneurs have helped put the lightly populated Swiss canton of Zug on the business world’s map. While the local administration has created one of the most welcoming environments for the industry, some voices fear possible negative repercussions such as bad press and an American regulatory backlash.
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Swiss Regulator Gives Clear Guidelines for Launching ICOs (bitcoinmagazine.com)

On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put the world on notice by being the first major economy to set out clear guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In an announcement, the Swiss regulator addressed plans to apply financial market legislation to different tokens as well as lay out how ICO organizers can get proper input from FINMA when planning or launching their…

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