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The Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced the continuation of the Helvetia Pilot focusing on tokenized securities settlement on SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) in Swiss franc digital central bank money for financial market participants (known as wholesale central bank digital currency – wCBDC).
SDX is pleased to announce additions to its Board of Directors; independent non-executive directors (INEDs) Andrew Peel, CFA and Bertrand Perez, in addition to Bjørn Sibbern, Global Head Exchanges at SIX.
SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) announces that digital asset issuances facilitated on its platform will surpass 1 billion Swiss Francs (CHF) with the settlement of the CHF 200mn bond by the World Bank priced on 15 May
Marco Kessler joined SDX in October 2018 and has been a key member of the team since its beginning. Marco brings 14 years of experience in capital markets and digital transformation to SDX.
Björn Flückiger joined SDX as Head Legal in February 2024. Björn brings over a decade of legal expertise in financial market law and fintech regulation, both in the public as well as the private sector. Amongst others, Björn was an integral part in the setup and operationalization of FINMA’s Fintech unit.
Raiffeisen Schweiz, a leading Swiss banking group, joins SDX, the world’s first fully regulated financial market infrastructure for digital assets.
SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) has successfully tokenized private shares of Aktionariat AG on its regulated blockchain-based Central Securities Depository (CSD), with Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB) serving as the issuer agent and custodian.
On 1 December 2023, digital bond issuances by the Cantons of Basel-City and Zurich were successfully settled using real CHF wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) issued by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) on SDX.
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