Swiss Government Launches Blockchain Task Force

Swiss Government Launches Blockchain Task Force

The Swiss government has launched a new group to cement its regulatory framework surrounding blockchain startups and ICOs. Taskforce Blockchain – spearheaded by Finance Minister Ueli Mausrer and Economics and Education Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann – includes both federal and local officials, as well as members of various blockchain startups and legal representatives, according to a fact sheet. The group will look at the legal guidelines surrounding ICOs and other blockchain companies, while working with the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters – the federal body responsible for implementing financial market policy and representing the government’s financial interests across borders. […]