Presentation Swiss Blockchain Federation

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New DLT Legislation in Switzerland

As of August 1, 2021, the new DLT law fully entered into force in Switzerland. The Swiss Blockchain Federation closely accompanied the legislation process and welcomes these progressive framework conditions. The entire ordinance can be downloaded here (German only).


Commentary on the FATF Draft Guidance on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers.

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has commented on the FATF draft guidance on a risk-based approach for virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.
You can download the submission here.


Consultation response to the DLT Ordinance

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has submitted its consultation response to the Ordinance on the Adaptation of Federal Law to Developments in Distributed Electronic Register (DLT) Technology. You can download it here (in German).
Press release to the DLT Ordinance (in German).


Statement on the consultation on DLT regulation

On May 16, 2019, the Swiss Blockchain Federation drafted its consultation draft on adapting federal law to developments in distributed electronic register technology in detail. You can download it here (in German).


Whitepaper Blockchain Taskforce

Achieving legal certainty within a reasonable period of time is the basic prerequisite for securing the major objective of the Taskforce, i.e.  maintaining and enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of the blockchain site in Switzerland. To achieve this goal, four focus areas were identified, on the basis of which the working groups would later be formed: ICO/Tokens, Banking, Cybersecurity and Other application areas. Following the first meeting of the Taskforce on 12 January 2018, the members were assigned to the working groups. The experts of all working groups quickly agreed that the focus of activities should lie on the first two subject areas, ICO/Tokens and Banking, so that the urgent issue of legal certainty may be addressed with high priority.
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Position paper on the legal assessment of ICOs

The present position paper attends to the open central legal issues. It deals with the civil law transfer of tokens, the handling of tokens under the Money Laundering Act and the classification of tokens in securities and banking law. First, the position paper contains an analysis of the status quo. The assessment of the qualification of tokens under applicable law is shared by the authors of the position paper. The authorship represents stakeholders from law and science. Second, the position paper makes recommendations for a possible further course of action. These recommendations address various levels, notably desirable industry initiatives and regulatory action.
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