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13 January 2022

BIS, SNB and SIX successfully test wholesale CBDC settlement with banks

- Project Helvetia looks toward a future with more tokenised financial assets and DLT-based infrastructures.
- Five commercial banks joined tests for settling interbank, monetary policy and cross-border transactions in Swiss francs.
- The experiment tests the integration of wholesale CBDC in core banking systems of commercial banks and the Swiss National Bank.

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10 September 2021

SIX Digital Exchange gets regulatory approval from FINMA

Today, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) formally received the FINMA go-ahead to operate a stock exchange and a central securities depository for digital assets in Switzerland.

This authorization enables SDX to go live with a fully regulated, integrated trading, settlement, and custody infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology for digital securities. With these licenses, SDX can now offer the highest Swiss standards of oversight and regulation.

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12 August 2021

SIX Digital Exchange prepares for next phase of development

With technical development on the core platform now complete, testing and scaling for full operations underway, the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) awaits regulatory approval and readies itself for growth. As part of this preparation, Tim Grant will stand down and hand over the reins to David Newns, an international capital market expert with a strong background in the regulated financial services industry. Newns's mandate will be to take SDX seamlessly into its next phase of full operations and growth.

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03 December 2020

Project Helvetia - Settling tokenised assets in central bank money

The Swiss National Bank, The Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub (BISIH) Swiss Centre, and SIX Digital Exchange have published the Helvetia report, a two proofs-of-concepts experiment using “near-live” systems to settle digital assets on a distributed ledger with central bank money.  

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