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Federal Council wants to further improve framework conditions for blockchain/DLT

During its meeting on 7 December 2018, the Federal Council adopted a report on the legal framework for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the financial sector. The Federal Council also noted the analysis of an interdepartmental working group on the money laundering and terrorist financing risks posed by crypto assets.

President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019


Ueli Maurer President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019

On 5 December 2018, the United Federal Assembly elected Ueli Maurer, Head of the FDF, as the President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019. He received 201 out of 209 valid votes.

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Federal Council brings measure to protect Swiss stock exchange infrastructure into force

On 30 November 2018, the Federal Council adopted a measure to protect the Swiss stock exchange infrastructure. The new recognition obligation for foreign trading venues introduced by ordinance will apply from 1 January 2019.

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Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer, Vice President of the Federal Council 2018

Ueli Maurer was elected to the Federal Council in 2008. He has been Head of the FDF since January 2016.


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