Banque de France (BdF), Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) Innovation Hub have successfully completed Project Jura, an experiment in cross-border wholesale CBDC, in collaboration with Accenture, Credit Suisse, Natixis, R3, SIX Digital Exchange and UBS.
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.
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.
We are proud to announce that SIX Digital Exchange will support Banque de France, Swiss National Bank, and BIS Innovation Hub, in their experiment using wholesale central bank digital currencies for cross-border settlement on a DLT platform.
Tim Grant Joins the EEA Board to Advance EEA’s Mission to Engage Members and Foster the Continued Adoption of Ethereum
Joint venture set to build the pre-eminent regional liquidity hub for institutional digital assets in Singapore as part of global liquidity network.
The Swiss Stock Exchange today agreed to take a major stake in Custodigit and to partner with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms & IT company, and Sygnum, the first digital asset bank to be formally recognized by Switzerland’s regulator, FINMA.
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.