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Bank Frick launches new cryptocurrencies and expands its staking offering
The introduction of staking services and the additional expansion of our portfolio to include Solana (SOL) and Polygon (MATIC) at the end of the year have seen us expand our range of services. In addition, we now also offer our customers custody (including staking) of the following cryptocurrencies: Avalanche (AVAX), Chainlink (LINK), NEAR Protocol (NEAR) and Cosmos (ATOM).
Bank Frick – eine Bank, die andere Wege gegangen ist
Bank Frick setzt seit 25 Jahren eigene Akzente in Liechtensteins Bankenwelt.
Neuer Bank-Frick-Stipendiat an der Universität Liechtenstein
Vaduz – Sven Lagger aus Göfis hat sich unter vielen Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern für das von Bank Frick im Rahmen der engen Kooperation mit der Universität Liechtenstein ausgeschriebene Stipendium für den Zertifikatsstudiengang Blockchain und FinTech durchgesetzt. Lagger, der ebenfalls als Masterstudent eingeschrieben ist, kann damit kostenfrei an dem hochkarätig besetzten Programm teilnehmen.
Opening and trading hours over the holidays and 2024
Bank Frick will be closed over the holidays from Saturday, 23 December 2023 to Tuesday, 26 December 2023 inclusive. The following week, Bank Frick will be closed from Saturday, 30 December 2023 to Tuesday, 2 January 2024 inclusive.
Press release 2023 semi-annual report
Bank Frick generated a net profit of CHF 7.2 million in the first half of 2023 and thus built on the success of the prior financial year. The marked increase in profit, coupled with solid utilisation and good capitalisation, provides us with encouragement for the second half of the year. We therefore anticipate an annual profit in the region of CHF 13 million for 2023.
To be continued: SEC pushes back at Coinbase
SEC pushes back against Coinbase's claim of no regulatory jurisdiction, stating the crypto exchange knowingly violated securities laws. Meanwhile, Gemini, owned by the Winklevoss twins, files a lawsuit against Digital Currency Group and CEO Barry Silbert alleging fraud and deception following the collapse of a lending venture. The Bank for International Settlements survey reveals that 93% of central banks are working on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) which are seen as potential geopolitical policy tools and a challenge to the dollar's dominance. The race for a Bitcoin ETF intensifies, with BlackRock refiling its application featuring Coinbase as the market surveillance partner, as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust's discount to net asset value narrows, potentially indicating the transformation into a proper ETF.
PULSE: Bank Frick launches new 23/7 payment service
Bank Frick’s new payment service enables prompt payment transactions in the Bank Frick network – even outside of cut-off and business hours. Payments within the Bank Frick network and within the same currency can be made in all major fiat currencies seven days a week.
BlackRock fever: The ETF filing spree and institutional appetite
BlackRock filed for a Bitcoin ETF with the SEC, inspiring similar applications from firms like WisdomTree, Invesco, and Fidelity, and boosting Bitcoin's value. Traditional finance institutions such as Fidelity and Nasdaq are showing increased interest in crypto, with moves towards exchange and custody services. The defunct crypto exchange FTX, under new CEO John Ray III, is planning a potential revival after recovering significant assets. Meanwhile, the IMF is developing a global CBDC platform for cross-border transactions and DAI, a major stablecoin, is diversifying its backing from USDC to include real-world assets.
SWIFT explores blockchain interoperability
SWIFT has partnered with Chainlink to experiment with leveraging its infrastructure for transferring tokenized value across blockchain networks. The trials will address interoperability, regulatory challenges, and operational drawbacks for financial institutions in a blockchain environment. Chainlink will provide connectivity between private and public blockchains. SWIFT's findings will be published later this year.
Bank Frick expands Staking offering to include Ethereum and Cardano
The cryptocurrencies Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA) are now available for Staking in a fully regulated environment. Customers can generate additional income with their digital assets through this service.
Warning: Fraudulent letters with Bank Frick logo in circulation
We would like to point out that there is no connection between Bank Frick and TCM Investments, Floor 29, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AA, United Kingdom. The operators of the domain ‘tcminvestments[dot]com‘ are making unlawful use of the name and logo of Bank Frick.
China wants an Internet 3.0, while Hong Kong gears up for crypto trading launch
China is striving for advancement in Internet 3.0 technologies, with Beijing's white paper outlining plans to invest in the development of the metaverse and Web3 tech such as non-fungible tokens, but not cryptocurrencies due to the country's previous ban. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is launching its new crypto trading regulations, allowing retail investors to participate from June 1, 2023, with exchanges like Huobi Hong Kong beginning to offer spot trading to retail and institutional clients. Furthermore, the Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force is launching a metaverse platform, 'CyberDefender', to educate the public about potential threats and crime prevention in the metaverse.