MME in Financial Times

Regulation, Cryptocurrency

On 25 January 2018, FT reported about Switzerland’s cryptocurrency culture and how Switzerland emerges as a hub for initial coin offerings.

Martin Eckert and Andreas Glarner, Legal Partners at MME were interviewed as experts and commented on the approach of the Swiss regulators: “They want Switzerland to be the place to make it happen – but they don’t want to be seen as the ‘wild west’. It is Swiss pragmatism.”

According to Martin Eckert’s experience in the crypto and blockchain world, Switzerland has profited from its open attitude towards innovative business developments. He remarked that “Swiss regulators are among the few that really have a deep understanding of the technology and how it works.”

To successfully set up and operate blockchain or fintech services in Switzerland, regulatory burdens must be overcome and compliance obligations be met. The MME team combines knowledge from a legal, tax and compliance perspective and assists clients in the management of complex projects.

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