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Blockchain and Virtual Currencies

At a glance

  • Project leader : Prof. Dr. Jörg Osterrieder
  • Project team : Matas Pocevicius
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : SNSF (SNF-Projektförderung / Projekt Nr. 162442)
  • Contact person : Jörg Osterrieder


Cryptocurrency is a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation. Therefore, it is possible to use and transfer funds independently of a central bank. Hence, cryptocurrency is not officially recognized by any government. Consequently, many questions arise from the legal perspective, and in this project, the legal framework in Switzerland shall be examined. Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in cooperation with SML, Prof. Dr. H. Bärtschi