Regulation of the dynamic crypto market

Regulation of the dynamic crypto market

Digital assets have already been around for many years, and institutional investors are now also investing in this innovative asset class. Unfortunately, however, the myth persists that digital assets can be easily misused for criminal activities and that this is primarily the case. Is this really so? Or are there already regulations in place to make this area safer? If so, are these regulations uniform and valid worldwide?

On Monday, 31 October 2022, Marc Jäggi, Head Moderation at Radio 1, sounded out two experts from our Legal & Compliance department, Andreas Fröhlicher and Monika Lüscher Mose, in this regard. Take a look, listen in and also find out why Switzerland is a pioneer in the area of crypto regulation and why it makes sense to hold your digital assets with a regulated bank. (only available in German)

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Like all forms of payment, Bitcoin, for example, can also be abused for illegal activities. Compared to cash, however, illegal use is vanishingly small in scale. It is thought that illicit activities account for less than 1 percent of cryptocurrency transactions, while it is suspected that this figure is 10 times higher in the case of cash.

Andreas Fröhlicher, Head Legal & Compliance

Do you want to participate in the dynamic world of crypto? If so, take the necessary organisational precautions to ensure access to your digital assets as part of your succession arrangements! Custody of your digital assets with a regulated institution can be part of this planning.

Monika Lüscher Mose, Deputy Head Legal & Compliance


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Editorial deadline: 31 October 2022

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