SIX Group, which is the company responsible for the main Swiss stock exchange, has officially admitted that it is very interested in introducing cryptocurrencies to its offer. For now, the platform created for this purpose is at the development stage.
The above-mentioned information was provided to the media by the company’s spokesperson during an interview with Swissinfo. The cryptocurrency trading platform would start in the first half of 2019.
Switzerland continues to be involved into cryptocurrency
Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (in short – SIX) Group currently manages the most important stock exchange in Switzerland. The company plans to create a “fully regulated” platform for trading digital assets. It’s not just about cryptocurrencies, but also tokens and ICO services. The latter is conditioned by whether the products of a given ICO will be recognized by the authorities as securities.
SIX Group spokesman Stephan Meier admitted in the interview that he sees the need for such a stock exchange, which would improve the situation of cryptocurrency investors.
SIX Group has not yet made a decision about the details of the project. It is not known, for example, what specific digital currencies or tokens will appear on the platform. What may be surprising is also the variant in which the offer will only include tokens from ICO.
Switzerland often appears on our pages. Not so long ago one of the banks from this country announced that it has prepared a special offer for blockchain companies . Also one of the leading Swiss politicians, economy minister Johann Schneider-Ammann, stated at the beginning of this year that he wants the Swiss to become a “crypto-nation”.
The center of projects using the benefits of Blockchain technology is currently located in the city of Zug, called “Crypto-Valley”. It has its headquarters there, among others Ethereum Foundation.