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.

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SDX Web3 offers digital assets custody and infrastructure services, such as non-custodial staking, to institutional clients that want to scale their digital asset business.

SDX Web3: fully secure and fully compliant with AML under Swiss law.

About SDX Web3 Services

SDX Web3 is a newly founded business line focusing on supporting our clients’ Web3 activities. As part of SIX, SDX Web3 is subject to the Group’s high quality and security standards in providing institutional grade infrastructure services for which SIX and SDX are well known.

About SDX

SDX is licensed by Switzerland’s financial market regulator, FINMA, to operate an Exchange and a Central Securities Depository (CSD). SDX offers issuance, listing, trading, settlement, servicing, and custody of digital securities. SDX is committed to working with partners, members, and clients to promote and build out a new market structure for digital assets globally.

About Verein zur Qualitätssicherung von Finanzdienstleistungen (VQF)

The Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) offers a full range of compliance services to financial intermediaries in the parabanking sector in Switzerland. As a centre of competence, the Association provides numerous supervisory, inspection, audit, training and advisory services to its members. 

In addition to its capacity as a SRO, VQF provides further services concerning legal consulting for financial intermediaries to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

As a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) officially recognised by the Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the VQF is obliged to supervise its members with regard to the combating of money laundering and the prevention of the financing of terrorism.

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