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FINMA rejects Bitcoin Suisse's banking license proposal

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has informed Bitcoin Suisse AG that based on current information, it rejects its application for a banking license. The most serious reason for the decision was 'weaknesses in money laundering defense mechanisms'. Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association President, : 'This case confirms a very strict approach of FINMA concerning AML. There is obviously room for a broader discussion on how AML related requirements by the crypto transactions should be observed at all. The AML rules based on “old economy” are not always possible to apply by crypto transactions. In any case, we need to find a solution quickly as cryptocurrencies definitely became a part of our reality and are here to stay. Read more

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‘Using patients’ health data must be transparent, traceable, secure, and respecting their privacy’–an interview with Schallum Pierre

Kasia Pieniądz interviews Schallum Pierre, the president of REED (Engl. DEEN - Data ethics expertise network), a nonprofit corporation that fights for the empowerment of citizens regarding their data usage. Before co-founding DEEN, Schallum Pierre co-created the company Blockchain Citiz, which developed a blockchain use case for chronic disease self-management. Read more 

Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association is a proud partner of the European Blockchain Convention

PARTNER EVENT
European Blockchain Convention launches its 5th Edition, which will take place online on April 12-16, 2021!
The European Blockchain Convention has secured its place on the European tech calendar as the leading blockchain enterprise conference, gathering over 2000 attendees from all over Europe and more than 100 world-class speakers to discuss the proposed EU Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation, Central Bank Digital Currencies, DeFi, Web3, healthcare data privacy & ownership, automotive industry, supply chain, and social impact.
Tickets available at https://eblockchainconvention.com/tickets/
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WHO WE ARE

There’s no better place to be for blockchain enthusiasts than Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association.
We are located in the heart of Switzerland - in canton Zug, famous for being a fintech startups’ mecca. It is where entrepreneurs from around the globe go, looking for growth opportunities and investors.
Proud to be part of this unique and exceptional ecosystem, we want to build a bridge between the Swiss and Polish blockchain community.
Our team consists of experienced professionals, both from Poland and Switzerland, with multidisciplinary backgrounds, but with shared common belief that blockchain is the gamechanger for many fields.
It includes looking at the technology and its’ usage from various angles, for instance - legal aspects, impact on societies or usage in widely defined healthcare.

 

JOIN THE ASSOCIATION!

 

The strength of who we are and what we do - is you! We are glad to welcome everyone to our Swiss-Polish Blockchain community. Add your talents and expertise and gain the full benefit of our network.
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WHY IS WORTH JOINING US?

We aim to achieve our mission by:
  • building and establishing a networking platform and meeting place for members
  • organizing common projects
  • starting and enabling research
  • organizing conferences, meet-ups and other useful events
  • offering an initial business and legal advice relevant to startups setting up in the blockchain/crypto space by issuing policy recommendations
Part of the power of blockchain technology is the ability to create powerful network effects. That is our aim as well.
Bring your talents, your vision, your problems - and let’s build a strong link in the Swiss-Polish blockchain community (Articles of Association / Statut Stowarzyszenia).

OUR EVENTS

SPBA PARTNER EVENT: EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN CONVENTION APRIL 12-16 2021 (ONLINE)

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The European Blockchain Convention has secured its place on the European tech calendar as the leading blockchain enterprise conference, gathering over 2000 attendees from all over Europe and more than 100 world-class speakers to discuss the proposed EU Markets in … Read More

March 2020

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Any home can be a smart home, whether it is a studio apartment or a mansion. An official definition of smart home doesn’t exist. What started as more of a buzzword has entered into a common usage. A smart home … Read More