Bitcoin Suisse

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Bitcoin Suisse AG
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Type Crypto Financial Service Provider
Location Zug, Switzerland
Key people Niklas Nikolajsen (CEO and co-founder)
Currency Bitcoin, Ether, Gold, Colored Coins, ERC-20,
Website www.bitcoinsuisse.ch

Bitcoin Suisse AG is a regulated crypto financial broker, asset manager and service provider based in Grafenauweg 12 Zug,[1] Switzerland.

The company, established in 2013, is headed by CEO and co-founder Niklas Nikolajsen. The main service areas of the company include brokerage, asset management, trading, financial services, mining and payment gateway services.

Payment solution for government body[edit]

Bitcoin Suisse is the payment gateway service provider for the town of Zug, the first public entity globally to accept bitcoin payments for public services.[2][3][4][5][6][7] [8][9][10][11] The company is part of the concentration of digital finance and FinTech companies in the Swiss canton of Zug,[12][13][14][15] known as Crypto Valley; so named as the Zug economic policy favors innovation of future technologies.[16][17][18]

Other business implementations[edit]

The company operates a network of bitcoin ATMs in most major Swiss towns,[19][20][21][22] performs exchange- and treasury services, and trades with and on behalf of a number of the major companies and actors in the virtual currency and asset markets.

Bitcoin Suisse AG acts as an asset manager on behalf of both institutions and private individuals, with a specific focus on digital/crypto assets & currencies, as well as physical precious metals. The trading division of the company reported to be active in the global arbitrage market of digital assets, as well as in bulk OTC-trading.[23]

Bitcoin Suisse AG is involved with mining the crypto currency ether through the Alpereum mine.[24][25] Alpereum is connected to a mining pool.

The company has been reported to be performing financial services on behalf of the Ethereum Foundation.[26] It has also announced its engagement in a number of other blockchain ICOs.[23]

Bitcoin Suisse AG has since 2014 issued a line of physical bitcoin certificates (paper wallets designed to be directly exchangeable between third parties).[27][28]

Regulation[edit]

Bitcoin Suisse AG is regulated by the self-regulatory organization the VQF (The Financial Services Standards Association), on behalf of the FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Authority).[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bitcoin Suisse Needs More Space". finews.com. 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. ^ kpa and dpa, (May 10, 2016) "Schweizer Stadt akzeptiert Bitcoins als Zahlungsmittel" Der Spiegel
  3. ^ bus and sda, (Jul 01, 2016) "Zuger können jetzt mit Bitcoins zahlen"20 Minuten
  4. ^ pd, sda and chg, (Jul 01, 2016) "Stadt Zug testet Bezahlung mit Bitcoin"Luzerner Zeitung
  5. ^ Christian Uhlig, (Jul 1, 2016) "Alpine 'Crypto Valley' pays with Bitcoins"Deutsche Welle (DW)
  6. ^ Jamey Keaten, (May 11, 2016) "Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments" Phys.org
  7. ^ Ernst Meier, (retrieved Oct 13, 2016) "Neues Geld kämpft um Akzeptanz"Luzerner Zeitung
  8. ^ Christian Uhlig, (Jun 30, 2016) "Crypto Valley in den Alpen" Deutsche Welle (DW)
  9. ^ sda, (Jul 01, 2016) "Erste Bitcoin-Zahlung im Stadthaus Zug" Luzerner Zeitung
  10. ^ fal, (May 10, 2016) "Zug setzt als weltweit erste Stadt auf Bitcoin"20 Minuten
  11. ^ Stan Higgins, (May 09, 2016) "Swiss City to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Government Services"CoinDesk
  12. ^ Harry Büsser, (Jan 01, 2016) "Wie Blockchains die Finanzwelt umkrempeln" BILANZ
  13. ^ K. Wolfensberger, (Sep 20, 2016) "Wird Blockchain die Banken wegfegen?”20 Minuten
  14. ^ Barnaby Skinner, (Sep 27, 2015) "Geldrevolution am Zugersee”Tages Anzeiger
  15. ^ Agnès Villette, (Jan 11, 2017) "Zoug, en Suisse, centre mondial de la cryptofinance”Le Vif/L'Express Le Vif, Numéro 1, (Jan 6, 2017), pp 42-45
  16. ^ Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, (Sep 8, 2016) "Low tax Zug aims to become Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'"Reuters
  17. ^ Erich Aschwanden, (Jun 19, 2016) "Internet-Unternehmer: Unterwegs im «Crypto Valley»”Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)
  18. ^ David Meyer, (May 09, 2016) "Why a Swiss Tax Haven is Embracing Bitcoin”Fortune
  19. ^ Marc Badertscher, (Dec 10, 2014) "Neue Bitcoin-Automaten in der Schweiz"Handelszeitung
  20. ^ Matthias Sander, (Jul 30, 2014) "Zürcher Bitcoin-Automat wieder in Betrieb"Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)'
  21. ^ Lukas Rohner, (Jul 29, 2014) "Finma erlaubt nun doch Zürcher Bitcoin-Automaten" Handelszeitung
  22. ^ sda, lur and vst, (Aug 06, 2014) "Bitcoin: Berg- und Talfahrt einer Revolution"Handelszeitung
  23. ^ a b Bitcoin Suisse, (retrieved Oct 13, 2016) "About Bitcoin Suisse" BTCS
  24. ^ Redaktion, (Dec 26, 2015) "Alpereum Project: Schweizer Mining Pool in den Glarner Alpen" Bitcoin News Schweiz
  25. ^ Marc Badertscher, (Apr 15, 2016) "Schweizer schürfen in Alpen nach Bitcoin-Konkurrenz" Handelszeitung
  26. ^ Vitalik Buterin, (Jan 7, 2016) "Ethereum Foundation Internal Update" Ethereum Blog
  27. ^ Marc Badertscher, (Oct 3, 2014) "Bitcoin: Digitale Währung jetzt als Geldschein" Handelszeitung
  28. ^ Matthias Sander, (Oct 10, 2014) "Zuger Firma verkauft Bitcoin-Scheine"Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)'
  29. ^ SRO Member search, "Bitcoin Suisse AG" FINMA

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