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Switzerland to get DLT ecosystem

Fintechs to create Swiss DLT ”ecosystem”

Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and fintech firm Sygnum join hands to enable issuance, custody, liquidity access and banking services via DLT-enabled networks in Switzerland.

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A broad range of DLT-based services around digital assets will be enabled in Switzerland if the newly announced partnership becomes successful. The news was picked up by many outlets, including Global Custodian and Cointelegraph.

Licensed by Finma

While most known as exchange operator, Deutsche Börse here participates as market infrastructure provider. National telecoms veteran Swisscom comes in with its own DLT infrastructure, said to meet the industry’s security requirements.

Swiss/Singaporean fintech firm Sygnum has been licensed by Switzerlands regulator Finma, thus becoming able to deliver ”comprehensive banking services such as custody, deposits, credit & lending, capital issuance via tokenization, brokerage and asset management”.

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Many projects in parallell

Cointelegraph notes that Deutsche Börse just recently completed a proof-of-concept for a legally binding repo transaction over DLT, with Commerzbank, and is also proceeding quickly with a blockchain-driven securities lending platform together with Luxembourg’s HQLAx. Swisscom is reported to have announced, in January, an e-signature which can legally authenticate smart contracts on blockchains. This was developed with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

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