Regulation

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...
2 November 2020
Assessing the European Commission’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-assets
The newly published draft of the European Commission’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) could be a necessary step towards harmonizing the treatment of crypto-assets throughout the European Union and thus could be a key driver in terms of industry professionalization and adaption of crypto-based financial products. Yet, the draft still contains some ambiguities that...
16 October 2020
«Finanzprofis in Liechtenstein werden wir immer treu bleiben»
Bank Frick bleibt trotz ihres Erfolges mit Blockchain Banking eine familiengeführte lizenzierte Vollbank für Intermediäre. Im Interview erläutert Stefan Rauti, Head of Private Clients and External Asset Managers, den Mehrwert für Finanzprofis und die Zukunft von Bank Frick. Mit Blockchain Banking ist Bank Frick weit über die Landesgrenzen hinaus bekannt geworden. Hat sich die Bank...
24 April 2019
Cybercrime and crypto
Nowadays, cybercrime is often mentioned in the same breath as crypto assets such as bitcoin and Ether. While this may be understandable given the much-quoted anonymity of such assets, the question remains whether they really are a suitable target for fraudsters. After all, authorities and financial intermediaries are still able to trace and analyse payment...
19 November 2018
Sustainability is a must
The third record summer in this still relatively new century ensured that it is not only environmental activists, scientists and isolated media or politicians who are highlighting climate issues. The topic has finally become part of the mainstream. For many people, their enjoyment of the nice weather is tempered by worries about the future. Melting...
4 July 2018
Any good blockchain law is a night watchman law
Liechtenstein is drafting the first legislation to regulate business models founded on blockchains. A well-considered, pragmatic law is useful for the blockchain sector and good for Liechtenstein as a business location. It provides a firm basis. But things keep moving quickly in the blockchain world. The first reaction could be to reject out of hand...