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Interview with Alex Smith on the new non-custodial ETH staking service

In September 2022, Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, successfully upgraded to a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, improving the security, and radically changing the sustainability of the Ethereum blockchain. Holders of ETH, the native token of Ethereum, can stake their assets to secure the network and, in return, will receive a reward.Alex…

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Interview with Stephan Kunz on SDX Web3 Services

In this interview, Stephan tells us more about SDX Web3 Services, its newly launched institutional digital asset custody offering, and how it can support the needs of institutional investors. We also look to the future and what is next for SDX in terms of its Web3 product and service offerings.

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The Ethereum Merge is coming

The Ethereum Merge is coming – Ethereum Mainnet will upgrade from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, the Beacon Chain, in mid-September 2022.

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Interview with Massimo Butti on the tokenization of equity shares in a fully regulated DLT-based CSD, in partnership with F10 and Aequitec

In this interview, Massimo tells us more about SDX’s recent announcement of its ground-breaking tokenization of equity shares in a fully regulated DLT-based CSD, in partnership with, F10 (a global Fintech and InsurTech innovation ecosystem) and Aequitec (a digital share register and cap table company).

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Interview with Marek Socha about the crypto ecosystem and SDX’s development plans

In this interview, we talk with Marek Socha about his work on AsiaNext, an exciting new joint venture between SBI Group and SDX that is building a regulated digital asset exchange in Singapore. We also discuss M&A prospects in the crypto ecosystem and look at what might be next for SDX at home in Switzerland.

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Interview with Stefan Bosshard on the digital bond issuance process and its significance for the digital asset markets

In this interview, Stefan Bosshard, Product Head for Fixed Income at SDX, gives a deeper insight into the issuance structure and process, its significance for digital asset markets, and his views on the future of digital assets.

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Interview with David Newns on SDX’s achievements and vision

In this interview, we’re speaking with David Newns, Head of SDX, about SDX’s goals and vision, what it has achieved in its journey so far, and what the future may hold in store. We also explore in more depth one of the key challenges faced by financial institutions in the shift to digital capital markets: how to process the payment leg of a securities transaction, when settling digital bonds (and other assets) that are recorded on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform.

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Fintech Conversation Series with SDX Executive Team

In the last few months, there have been many interesting developments in crypto with major corporations making significant entries. We sat down with Eric Schmalzbauer, Head of US Clients and Product Management at SDX, and spoke about his take on some recent announcements and what could lie ahead in the near future.

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Interview with Mathias Studach on SDX’s achievements and future plans

In this interview, we’re speaking with Mathias Studach, Head of Finance, Risk and Org. Dev. at SDX and one of the company’s founders, to find out more about what SDX has achieved since 2018 and how he sees the future unfolding.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – Olaf Ransome on DLT-based CSD

Interview about SDX’s digital bond issuance and the significance of having a DLT-based central securities depository (CSD) at SDX. Some insights on liquidity in digital assets in the coming years are also shared.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – Stefan Bosshard on Digital Bonds

Interview on SDX’s recent digital bond issuance, why this was the world’s first and what the future might bring for the digital asset space.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – interview with Mathias Studach

Project Helvetia looks toward a future in which more financial assets are tokenised and financial infrastructures run on DLT. It explored the settlement of interbank, monetary policy and cross-border transactions on the test systems of SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the Swiss real-time gross settlement system – SIX Interbank Clearing (SIC) – and core banking systems.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – interview with Michele Curtoni

Michele Curtoni has spent much of his career at the forefront of emerging technology and its applications for financial markets, as Emerging Technologies Strategy Lead for the London Stock Exchange Group and subsequently as Digital Assets Lead for State Street. He joined SDX as Head of Strategy in June 2021.

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CRYPTO EVOLUTION – A PEAK AROUND THE CORNER

2022 CRYPTOCURRENCIES CONSIDERATIONS 4 INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

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MONEY IS MERCENARY – THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF DEFI

Decentralized Finance [DEFI] has well and truly arrived on the global finance stage and – we surmise – is here to stay. DEFI growth over the last 18 months has been impressive: the total number of users increased 14-fold and global Total Value Locked in DEFI-embedded smart contracts exceeded USD170bn in September 2021, up from USD6bn in the previous year.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – interview with Nathan Kaiser

Prior to becoming General Counsel for SDX, Nathan Kaiser has had a long and varied career as a lawyer, across a variety of jurisdictions. He took an early interest in distributed ledger technology and digital assets, and his journey has given him an eyewitness position in many of the key developments in this area.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – interview with Dr Peter T. Golder

On 18th November 2021, SDX announced the world’s first issuance of a digital-native bond in a fully regulated environment. We thought this an excellent time to ask Peter a few questions about digital market infrastructures and the potential benefits that they can deliver.

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SDX Fintech Conversation Series – interview with Mathias Studach

In September 2021, SDX formally received the go-ahead from FINMA, the Swiss regulator, to operate a stock exchange and a central securities depositary for digital assets. We sat down with Mathias Studach, Head of Finance & Risk and Org Development for SDX and one of the company’s founders, to find out more about what this means for the firm and what he’s most excited about looking forward!

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Interoperability Considerations for Digital Financial Assets

We would like to introduce a broader set of interoperability considerations that provide a framework for Financial Institutions [FIs] as they contemplate their foray into digital assets. Key to any interoperability discussion in Digital Assets, we believe, is the notion of Asset Transparency and Asset Interoperability rather than a focus on DLT interoperability at a mainly technical level.

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How to Build a Platform for Institutional Digital Assets

Today, cryptocurrencies dominate the digital assets (DA) space. This is likely to change as more digital securities emerge.

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Fintech Conversation Series with SDX Executive Team

The Financial industry is yet to reap the vast benefits promised by DLT technology. We sat down with Dr. Peter T. Golder, Global Head of Commercial at SDX, and spoke about his view on DLT technology, how financial institutions can use it to their advantage and what is needed to build a financial Digital Asset ecosystem.

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Our DLT predictions for 2021

The confluence of evolving digital asset market fundamentals, a highly competitive landscape and accelerated innovation continues to establish DLT-based applications not as a promise of revolutionized business, but a reality here in 2021. Within SDX’s rapidly evolving global ecosystem, our corporate development team is uniquely positioned to see the breadth of these developments first hand, working with our word-class clients and partners in solidifying DLT-business as a commercial reality in 2021. My predictions below are a first-hand example of some of the major breakthroughs we expect to materialize in 2021.

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