2021

20 October 2021
Blockchain technology reinvents correspondent banking – just not yet
As one of its major use cases, blockchain technology is said to transform traditional correspondent banking. So far major challenges have pushed back this transformation. It is more likely than ever that with central bank digital currencies on the horizon; blockchain disruption will finally come to fruition in the realm of cross-border banking. “Business models...
18 October 2021
Is the US finally coming to terms with crypto?
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • Is the US finally coming to terms with crypto?• Decentralised Identity: Another important building block• Protecting the Climate: A top priority among more and more blockchain enthusiasts• Bitcoin ETF in the US: Things seem to be heating up• Market Update: October has been Bitcoin month...
4 October 2021
Are we experiencing lightning fast adoption?
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • Are we experiencing lightning fast adoption?• China tightens the screw even more• mCBDC: A concept for future cross-border payments• Stablecoins are an opportunity that needs to be regulated• Market Update: It’s impossible to kill Bitcoin Our bi-weekly Crypto Industry Report provides you with valuable information...
28 September 2021
Turning crypto investment into an earning asset
With Ethereum upgrading to Proof of Stake, the crypto world is going through one of its most transformative shifts to date. This means that customers will soon be able to earn interest on their digital asset holdings through a process called staking. What staking is, how it will define the future of Ethereum and digital...
16 September 2021
How decentralised is Decentralised Finance really?
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • How decentralised is Decentralised Finance really?• A tale of two crypto hacks and their enlightening stories• Buying Bitcoin without KYC is getting harder and harder• A huge step forward regarding tokenised assets• Market Update: Alternative crypto projects are picking up speed Our bi-weekly Crypto Industry...
2 September 2021
Paying with crypto: Things are picking up
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • Paying with crypto: Things are picking up• How to accurately define a CBDC• Cardano: Empty hype or true smart contract platform contender?• Miners have been leaving China for real. Where are they going?• Market Update: ETH reaches resistance level, BTC comes close Our bi-weekly Crypto...
1 September 2021
A comprehensive overview of Liechtenstein’s banking regulation
For strategic reasons, the Frick family retains a majority stake in Bank Frick. Statements by clients and employees have demonstrated to us that it is advantageous if the Bank remains in the ownership of the Frick family, as it creates a sense of security as well as clear responsibilities, and bolsters trust among employees, clients and various partners in the Bank.
19 August 2021
Sneaky passage targeting crypto in US’ latest infrastructure bill
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • Sneaky passage targeting crypto in US’ latest infrastructure bill• How to properly create trust around Stablecoins• Will the implementation of EIP 1559 benefit Ether but hurt Ethereum’s ecosystem?• A historical incident that paved the way for Bitcoin• Market Update: Bitcoin taking on 50k, while hacker...
30 July 2021
«Bridging the worlds of blockchain banking and classic banking – We are the future of finance»
The borders between the worlds of blockchain banking and classic banking are becoming more and more fluid. Beneficiaries of the crypto boom are increasingly seeing the advantages that traditional, less volatile asset classes offer in terms of diversification and investment options. At the same time, classic financial intermediaries are increasingly interested in the dynamic new...
30 July 2021
«Wir schlagen die Brücke zwischen Blockchain- und klassischer Bankenwelt – das ist die Zukunft von Finance»
Die Grenzen zwischen der Blockchain- und der klassischen Bankenwelt sind zunehmend fliessend. Profiteure des Kryptobooms finden vermehrt Gefallen an der Diversifikation und den Werten klassischer und wenig volatiler Anlageklassen. Gleichzeitig wächst das Interesse seitens der klassischen Finanzintermediäre an der dynamischen neuen Welt des Blockchain-Bankings. Jeden Tag entspringen der internationalen Blockchain-Szene neue Ideen und Geschäftsmodelle. Unternehmen,...
22 July 2021
Stablecoins: Why all the hate?
This week, our blockchain experts assessed the following topics: • Stablecoins: Why all the hate?• Bitcoin’s beautiful way of regulating itself• Switzerland’s crypto ecosystem is as strong as ever• Regulators seizing their chance to clamp down on crypto• Market Update: Are we in a bear market? Our bi-weekly Crypto Industry Report provides you with valuable...
8 April 2021
«Der Umgang mit Krypto-Assets birgt sehr weitreichende und spezifische Risiken»
Bitcoin & Co. setzen seit einigen Monaten zu immer neuen Höhenflügen an, doch sind Direktinvestitionen in Coins nicht mehr der einzige Weg, um an Kryptowährungen zu partizipieren. Im Interview erläutert Raphael Haldner, Head of Fund and Capital Markets der Blockchain-Pionierin Bank Frick, die aktuellen Kryptoprodukte für Privatanleger und erklärt, worauf sie beim Kauf achten sollten....
30 March 2021
Krypto-Assets bergen grosses Potenzial und grosse Risiken – auch für Asset Manager
Krypto-Produkte haben auch bei institutionellen Anlegern grosses Potenzial und können über professionell verwaltete und ausreichend diversifizierte Anlageinstrumente das Portfolio bereichern. Doch wo das Potenzial gross ist, sind die Risiken nicht weit. Um erfolgreich durch die Krypto-Welt zu navigieren, müssen Dienstleister und Produkte sorgfältig ausgewählt werden. Die Preise vieler Krypto-Assets bewegen sich seit dem Ende des...
7 January 2021
Making bitcoin tradable on the stock exchange: even for an industry giant like US asset manager VanEck, it was an unexpectedly protracted project – that ultimately ended with great results, with the VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN now successfully listed on Deutsche Börse. Since the launch of VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN at the end of November 2020,...
7 January 2021
Bitcoin an der Börse handelbar machen: Auch für eine Branchengrösse wie den US-amerikanischen Asset-Manager VanEck wurde es ein unerwartet langwieriges Projekt – mit einem tollen Ergebnis. Denn mittlerweile ist der VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN erfolgreich an der Deutschen Börse gelistet. Seit dem Launch des VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN Ende November 2020 wird Dominik Poiger ständig...