Interview with Paolo Guarnerio about Crypto Custody Developments
Paolo Guarnerio joined the SDX Web3 team in December 2022 as Senior Business Development Manager. In this interview, Paolo provides valuable insights into the current and future trends of the market. He discusses the growth of custodians targeting institutional clients, the impact of regulatory regimes on the crypto custody market, and the challenges facing service providers…
Interview with Stephan Kunz about recent crypto market developments
In this interview, Stephan Kunz, Business Head at SDX Web3, shares his views on recent crypto market developments and what this means for SDX Web3 and its clients going forward. He anticipates what impact greater institutional adoption will have on crypto markets and the most promising areas for development. Stephan will also discuss why SDX…
Our DLT predictions for 2023
The world of DLT is rapidly evolving, and it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve. In this spirit, here are our predictions for what will happen in 2023. TradFi best practices and standards are adopted by/forced onto CeFi With the 2022 debacle of Centralised Finance companies e.g. FTX, Traditional Finance (TradeFi)…
Cryptocurrencies, digital assets and regulation
The last five years we have seen dramatic increase in the adoption of digital assets, the most prominent example being cryptocurrencies. Currently more than 300 million people around the world use / own cryptocurrencies and take up from institutional investors is rising. According to a recent study by Fidelity Digital Assets, over half (52%) of…
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…
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.