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SIX Digital Exchange opens its doors to EURO denominated bonds

SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) has received regulatory clearance by FINMA to support the issuance, trading and settlement of bonds denominated in EUR. The service will be live on 1st of February 2023 for all members of SDX. Issuers will be able to make use of this service to issue EUR denominated bonds under Swiss law,…

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Benvenuta Lugano! The city of Lugano issues its first native digital bond on SDX with ZKB as Sole Lead Manager

The city of Lugano, Switzerland, launched a 6-year CHF senior unsecured bond (ISIN: CH1232107172) with a total issue volume of CHF 100 million and a maturity in 2029. By issuing the first native digital bond, the city of Lugano is pioneering this space for all other major hubs in Europe. The bond is being issued…

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SIX Digital Exchange joins Verein zur Qualitätssicherung von Finanzdienstleistungen (VQF)

We are excited to announce that SDX Web3 Services has become a member of the self-regulatory organisation VQF (Verein zur Qualitätssicherung von Finanzdienstleistungen), which ensures the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance of its members. SDX Web3 offers digital assets custody and infrastructure services, such as non-custodial staking, to institutional clients that want to scale their digital…

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SIX Digital Exchange appoints Alexandre Kech as Head Digital Securities to the Executive team

Alexandre Kech joined SDX in November 2022 as Head Digital Securities. Over the past 25 years, Alex has constructed a unique career combining finance at BNY Mellon, payments/securities infrastructure and standards at SWIFT, and blockchain and digital assets at Onchain Custodian (ONC). As co-founder and CEO of ONC, Alex led the Singapore and Shanghai-based team that…

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UBS launches world’s first native digital bond with intended dual listing and trading on SIX Digital Exchange and SIX Swiss Exchange

UBS today launched a 3-year CHF senior unsecured bond with a total issue volume of CHF 375 million and a maturity in 2025. This bond was issued on the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) based Central Securities Depository of SIX Digital Exchange and is the first of its kind that can also be held conventionally at…

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Berner Kantonalbank to join SIX Digital Exchange and issue private participation certificates for daura

Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB) is onboarding to Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated FMI digital asset exchange, and as a first transaction will issue daura participation certificates. SDX, BEKB and daura share a common goal – to establish a Swiss private market ecosystem for the issuance, trading, and custody of tokenized shares…

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SDX Web3 launches Institutional Custody Service for Crypto Assets

SDX Web3, the newly launched business unit from SIX Digital Exchange, is now live with its Institutional Custody Service for Crypto Assets. The service is designed for institutional clients that want to scale their Crypto Asset business leveraging best-in-class back-end services and capabilities. It allows institutions to safely and cost-effectively store and transfer Crypto Assets without having to deal with the related operational and technical complexities. By using a trusted infrastructure provider like SIX, our clients can focus on what they do best – servicing and anticipating the needs of their clients.

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SDX Web3 launches Institutional Custody Service for Digital Assets

SDX Web3, the newly launched business unit from SIX Digital Exchange, is now live with its Institutional Custody Service for Digital Assets.

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SIX Digital Exchange established operational link to SIX SIS

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated Financial Market Infrastructure offering issuance, listing, trading, settlement, servicing, and custody of digital assets today welcomes SIX SIS as a new member on its Central Securities Depository (CSD).

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SIX Digital Exchange appoints Loïc Guezennec and Martin Vetsch to the Executive team

Loïc Guezennec joined SDX in September 2022 as Head Technology Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and has been developing technology for trading, wealth management, risk and compliance, in both small and large organizations. Prior to SDX, Loïc was CTO and head of development at Lombard Odier. His other appointments…

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SIX Digital Exchange launches new segment exclusively for SMEs

SIX Digital Exchange has received regulatory approval to launch a new equity segment dedicated to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SDX SME Equity is aimed at Small & Medium enterprises (SMEs) which want to accelerate their growth.

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SDX Web3 Services launches Ethereum staking for institutional clients

SDX Web3 Services, the newly launched business unit from SIX Digital Exchange, is now live with its non-custodial Ethereum staking service. This service enables reliable and secure management of Ethereum validator nodes through a fully managed, API based infrastructure.

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SIX Digital Exchange partners with Aktionariat to provide greater access to capital through digital securities in Switzerland

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated digital securities Financial Markets Infrastructure (FMI), and Aktionariat, one of the leading technology providers for digitized private shares in Switzerland, have announced a partnership aimed at further developing the digital ecosystem for issuers and institutional investors.

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SIX Digital Exchange successfully tokenizes private shares on its regulated blockchain-based Central Securities Depository in partnership with F10 and Aequitec.

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated digital asset exchange and Central Securities Depository (CSD), working in partnership with F10, a global FinTech and InsurTech Innovation Ecosystem and Aequitec, a digital share register and cap table company, announces the first-ever tokenization of equity shares in a fully regulated CSD based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

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SIX Digital Exchange announces a collaboration with Fireblocks to provide institutional grade infrastructure services for regulated intermediaries and institutional investors.

SIX Digital Exchange announces a collaboration with Fireblocks to provide institutional-grade infrastructure services for regulated intermediaries and institutional investors.

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SIX Digital Exchange launches SDX Web3 Services, offering financial institutions a suite of future-proof solutions including institutional-grade cryptocurrency services

SDX Web3 Services – the new service portfolio from SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) – is a range of offerings specifically conceived for institutional clients. SDX Web3 Services will support the safe and secure adoption by financial institutions of the next iteration of the World Wide Web, one that is based on blockchain technology and decentralized applications. Initially, SDX Web3 Services will include cornerstone products for digital assets including custody and non-custodial staking.

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CM-Equity joins SIX Digital Exchange CSD platform

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated FMI digital asset exchange, welcomes CM-Equity as a new member on its CSD platform.

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SIX Digital Exchange and Daura to partner on enhancing SDX’s digital equity securities offering

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated FMI digital asset exchange, and daura, the leading Swiss equity tokenization platform, have announced a partnership aimed at enriching the exchange’s digital issuers ecosystem. As a result, companies on daura will be able to issue digital equity securities seamlessly in SDX’s regulated Central Securities Depository (CSD).

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SIX Digital Exchange and Aequitec to partner on Cap Table and Share Registry services for SDX’s digital equity securities offering

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully regulated FMI digital asset exchange, and Aequitec, a digital share register and cap table company, will partner to enhance the funding process for private companies. This will enable the seamless issuance and custody of digital equity securities in SDX’s regulated CSD.

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FQX and SIX Digital Exchange to collaborate on Blockchain-based short-term debt instruments

Switzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the world’s first fully FMI licensed digital asset exchange, and FQX, a SIX Fintech Ventures portfolio company, have agreed to collaborate to enable the use of FQX’s blockchain-based short-term debt instruments, eNotes™, on SDX.

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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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BdF, SNB, BIS and SIX Digital Exchange successfully complete cross-border wCBDC experiment

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.

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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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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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Banque de France, Swiss National Bank and Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub collaborate for experiment in cross-border wholesale CBDC

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.

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