“We realize there’s a number of hurdles left to be overcome and crossed,” says Dante Disparte, head of policy and communications at Libra Association. Disparte outlines the three main priorities for the digital currency project to take off in 2020. Regulation is just the first one.


March 13: What happened in blockchain?
A free pass to Swiss blockchain education marketplace Odem during the coronavirus pandemic: The platform is already working with the School of Management in Fribourg and is now in discussion with other schools in the U.S. and Canada. Also: Google searches for coronavirus and cryptocurrencies spike in Switzerland, and we talk to Crypto Finance about why the pandemic is the first big test for bitcoin.

Coronavirus is first big test for Bitcoin
Forget gold and equity markets, Bitcoin stands in its own category, says Crypto Finance CEO Jan Brzezek. He argues that Bitcoin hasn’t reached the status of a safe haven—yet. Brought to you by Swissquote.

March 6: What happened in blockchain this week?
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit has been postponed to December over coronavirus concerns; Facebook plans a redesign of its digital currency project, according to reports from Bloomberg and The Information; and India’s Supreme Court overturns a ban on cryptocurrency trading. Brought to you by Swissquote.

February 28: What happened in blockchain this week?
Migros Bank releases a new cryptocurrency survey in Switzerland; Nornickel looks to Swiss platform for tokenizing metals; and SIX invests in Omniex to pave the way for cryptocurrency trading.

February 21: What happened in blockchain this week?
UEFA kicks off blockchain-based ticketing for EURO 2020; Swiss diamond start-up loses its sparkle; blockchain powers local electricity markets in Switzerland; and Xing adds 6,000 blockchain jobs in DACH in Q4 2019.

February 13: What happened in blockchain this week?
Hundreds of crypto shoppers head to Digitec Galaxus; Zermatt jumps on the crypto train after Zug and Chiasso; Crypto Valley Conference returns for the third time; and BitGo enters the Swiss and German market to provide custody for digital assets.