Geneva, 11th July 2019 - Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce the first listing of its own cryptocurrency Dukascoin on the first external trading venue - Swiss Crypto Exchange (SCX)
On February, 28 Dukascopy Bank has launched Dukascoin - the first public blockchain-based crypto token issued by a bank. This event has marked an important milestone in the crypto-friendly long-term strategy of the bank. Since then, Dukascoin has been actively traded inside the internal ecosystem of the bank, attracting significant interest from investors. During the last several months Dukascopy has been actively preparing the next great landmark for its cryptocurrency - external admission to trading.
After careful research and diligent selection process, the bank is now glad to announce the first partnership with one of the most recognized and well-established Swiss crypto companies - Swiss Crypto Exchange (SCX). The bank has highly appreciated the professional team standing behind SCX managed by its CEO Dr. Francesco Adiliberti and its Executive Chairman Dr. Christian Katz and - two well-known and respected members of the Swiss financial industry. Dukascopy Bank is looking forward to fruitful and long-lasting cooperation with SCX in the crypto domain.
Starting from this week, global institutional and private investors will have the opportunity to transact in Dukascoins outside of Dukascopy Bank's environment, freely sending and receiving the bank's cryptocurrency in the blockchain. The bank would like to remind that anyone interested can follow all the latest updates related to Dukascoin on the dedicated web site www.dukascoin.com. This resource publishes all relevant information about the prospective business uses of the token inside or outside the bank.
The bank is equally happy to present an essential additional benefit that clients of Dukascopy will obtain from the partnership with Swiss Crypto Exchange. All clients will get access to trading in popular cryptocurrencies, for example, Bitcoin (BTC) or Etherium (ETH) against Dukascoin or fiat currencies. In this convenient arrangement, clients will be able to keep their money in the safe custody of their Dukascopy bank accounts while buying or selling crypto via SCX (you can read SCX's press release here).
"Switzerland is our home market and is of strategical importance for us. Therefore, we have been particularly careful when selecting a partner exchange. I am certain that we have entrusted our first integration of Dukascoin to the partners who understand the financial and crypto markets very well. They are true professionals. Moreover, I am personally delighted to work closely to Dr. Christian Katz, who has been managing SIX exchange for years and who knows very well how a proper Swiss exchange should be organised." said Dr. Andre Duka, co-CEO of Dukascopy Bank.
As it was announced, on the 3rd of July, 2019 Dukascopy Bank has started the Public Test phase of its Dukascash project (announcement). The positive reaction of the market to that announcement almost doubled the price of the Dukascoin.
During the Public Test, Dukascopy Bank declares its intention to check the industry's general interest towards stable coins backed by the Bank and invites the leading crypto industry actors to a dialogue regarding the project.
At the same time, the Bank will verify the effectiveness of the developed procedures related to Dukascash, its regular monitoring system and the potential ability to expand the project within the short time frame upon the request of potential partners. To do so, in the framework of the Public Test, the Bank is going to add to the list of tokens another five stable coins.
These new stable coins are CNY+, GBP+, JPY+, MXN+ and RUB+ pegged to Chinese Renminbi, Pound of Sterling, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso and Russian Ruble, respectively. Such expansion of Dukascash tokens should prove the scalability of the project.
Creating the family of stable coin tokens supported by the Bank, freely convertible with the same cross rates as their base currencies is considered by the Bank as a general target of the project. In fact, the Bank may rapidly extend the list of Dukascash tokens family members up to 23 currencies, all of which are currently available as a base currency for clients' accounts. Further extension of the list will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Bank reminds that during the period of the Public Test, which will continue until the official termination, the Bank does not take any obligation and does not guaranty the continuation of the project. In any case and independently on the results of Public Testing, possible future amendments to the White Paper and continuation or discontinuation of the project, the Bank takes an obligation to buy back all Dukascash tokens purchased by clients during the Public Test phase. See details in the Public Test disclaimer.
Dukascopy Bank is publishing the White Paper of its new crypto project named Dukascash. With Dukascash the Bank presents to the crypto industry its vision of a stable crypto currency backed by a bank. The Bank offers a range of payment tokens (currency tokens) circulating in public blockchain. The circulation of the bank's token in public blockchain is the most important advantage in comparison to competitors' solutions. It is the first and only product of that type in the banking industry. The official website of the project is www.dukascash.com
Dukascash is the family of universal digital payment means denominated in different fiat base currencies. Dukascash is designed by the Bank as a basket of low volatility tokens. The exchange rates of these tokens against its base fiat currencies in the long-term perspective is supposed to seek parity with those currencies.
Dukascash will exist in the form of ERC-20 smart-contracts over Ethereum blockchain and represents tokens softly linked to EUR, USD and CHF. Tickers for the above mentioned tokens will be EUR+, USD+ and CHF+ respectively. The list of base currencies will be extended at later stages upon client's requests.
Before the official launch of the product, the Bank announces a public testing phase of the project. The bank invites all crypto industry professionals to participate in the public testing of Dukascash. During that phase the minimum size of a transaction is established at 1000 or more tokens. This measure is intended to protect retail clients from the risks associated with participation in the testing processes.
In any case and independently on the results of public testing, possible future amendments to the White Paper and continuation or discontinuation of the project, the Bank takes an obligation to buy back all Dukascash tokens purchased by clients during the public test phase.
During the public testing stage, the Dukascash White Paper does not create any obligation for the Bank to launch and maintain the products and/or services described in the White Paper. The public testing phase starts July 3rd, 2019. The termination of public testing will be announced separately. The Bank will apply its strict AML/KYC procedures to all operations with clients involving Dukascash.
Dukascash White Paper is available here.
Starting from the market open on the 16th of June 2019, Dukascopy Bank increases the maximum net exposure for MT4 accounts from 3 to 5 million units of primary currency (or 50 MT4 lots) per currency pair and per MT4 account. For precious metals (XAU/USD only), the net exposure is increased from 2'300 ounces to 3'800 ounces (or 38 MT4 lots).
The higher net exposure up to 15 million units of primary currency is available for the same trading instruments in our proprietary JForex3 trading platform.
We are gladly announcing that Dukascopy Europe IBS AS, a subsidiary of Dukascopy Bank, will participate in The IT Forum 2019 - Rimini.
The event will take place on 12th and 13th of June, doors will be opened from 9am till 6pm. We look forward to meeting you at Booth 41B!
Dukascopy Europe is participating at the General Assembly of ACI Forex Slovenia as one of the sponsors of the event. You can meet our representatives in Bohinjska Bistrica from 14th to 16th of June.
Location of the event: Bohinj ECO Hotel 4*, Bohinjska Bistrica, Triglavska cesta 17
Dukascopy Bank announces a launch of beta-version of newly developed Web Binary platform for mobile devices. The platform addressed to all traders who are willing to trade via mobile application but are limited by restrictions of AppStore and GooglePlay.
Browser-based smartphone friendly Binary platform allows trading of Up/Down binary options. Additional features as well as possibility to trade Touch options will be added soon in the later versions. Stay tuned for new updates!
Dukascopy Bank probably is the only regulated bank who provides binary options. Two types of binary options which are traded on 18 currency pairs together with high reward payout (up to 90%) makes its offer unbeatable for binary traders.
Bank welcomes its clients to try the new platform on their smartphone!
15 months ago, at the beginning of 2018, Dukascopy Bank had set an ambitious goal to become the most dynamic and fast-growing retail banking institution in Switzerland. Today we are proud to report that the business model developed by Dukascopy Bank to achieve that goal is completely sustainable: 100 000 clients have entrusted to our institution their payment needs and assets! And the pace is gathering in speed: more than 50% of the amounts of retail accounts have been opened during last three months. In fact every three months the bank doubles its on-boarding productivity.
Our retail clients can reach the financial world by double-tapping on the screen of their smart-phones. A state-of-the-art bank-bot will guide the client through the wide range of unique services offered by Dukascopy Bank:
For those who prefer more traditional ways of managing their money Dukascopy Bank offers personal prepaid Dukascopy Visa card in EUR, USD, CHF and GBP allowing either to pay bills and services online and in stores (millions of locations supported) or to get cash in ATM’s. Transfers between the retail account and carda (deposits and withdrawals) are also free of charge.
Key components of the success reached are the following:
Based on above mentioned factors Dukascopy Bank reduced the cost of onboarding of per client from 100 down to less than 3 EUR!
The convergence between Swiss banking traditions and modern technologies in Dukascopy Bank's retail products brought the bank to its current impressive result and has created a well-grounded basis for the development of even more fascinating products which will be announced very soon. While celebrating this new milestone we can endorse our bank's ambitious goal as stated in the Dukascoin project Whitepaper:
With the trend continuing to be so dynamic, the Bank is eager to become the biggest digital bank regulated in Switzerland.
The UK celebrates spring bank holiday and the US observes Memorial Day holiday on Monday 27 May. Please beware of market closures and reduced liquidity on that day.
The trading schedules can be found here.
Since we continue to be contacted by presumed victims of GCG Asia, we hereby remind that contrary to the fraudulent allegations of GCG Asia, GCG Asia is not in collaboration with Dukascopy Bank or with any other entity of Dukascopy Group.
For attracting clients/investors/partners, GCG Asia and its CEO Yaw Foo Hoe are fraudulently using Dukascopy's name and logo without Dukascopy Bank's permission, issue fake authenticity certificates and state that Dukascopy Bank is the liquidity provider or bank of GCG Asia, which has never been true.
Despite Dukascopy Bank has already taken actions against this dishonest organisation and despite the public warning it has issued on 27th of February 2019, GCG Asia continues active spreading of its presumably fraudulent scheme in different countries.
As confirmed by FINMA on its website, GCG Asia has no presence in Switzerland and is not regulated by FINMA. Beware of the multiple lies of this rogue organisation and that Dukascopy Bank is not able to help any presumed victims of GCG Asia in recovering their funds.
由于我们继续被GCG Asia的受害者联系，我们特此提醒，与GCG Asia的欺诈性指控相反，GCG Asia与杜高斯贝银行或杜高斯贝集团的任何其他实体没有合作。
为了吸引客户/投资者/合作伙伴，GCG Asia及其首席执行官Yaw Foo Hoe在未经杜高斯贝银行的许可情况下，欺诈性地使用杜高斯贝的名称和商标，颁发假的证书，并声明杜高斯贝银行是GCG Asia的流动性提供者或银行，却这些都从末是真的。
正如FINMA（瑞士金融市场管理局）在其网站 上所证实的那样，GCG Asia在瑞士不存在，而且不受FINMA监管。谨防这个流氓组织的多重谎言并注意，杜高斯贝银行无法帮助GCG Asia的任何假定受害者收回他们的资金。
Dukascopy Bank starts offering its traders the possibility to use Dukascoins to trade on the entire range of speculative instruments on its margin trading platform. From now on clients can use the accumulated Dukascoins (DUK+) to fund their trading accounts and to invest in currencies, precious metals, indices, stocks, bonds, Bitcoin, Ethereum, oil, gas and other commodities. This is possible through the new Dukascoin funding mechanism offered for margin trading accounts.
Dukascoin funding allows almost doubling the actual trading leverage. Within the next step Dukascopy Bank plans to allow combined simultaneous usage of Dukascoins - clients will be able to place their DUK+ coins on income generating deposit and use them as margin trading collateral at the same time. Dukascoin income generating programs can bring up to 100% per year.
CEO of Dukascopy Bank Andre Duka says: "It is a traders's dream that trading collateral may bring you up to 100% of passive income per year. I'm happy that by extending the use of Dukascoin further it becomes a truly unique crypto currency. We are devoted to create paradise for investors."
Feel free to find more information on the new service in the website page.
Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce that first reward distribution among members of prestigious Dukascoin Fat Catz club was successfully accomplished. Total amount of 2055.80 EUR of commissions charged from Dukascoin sellers during March and April has been distributed among Dukascoin account holders who joined Fat Catz club in April.
We remind that distribution of the reward is based on monthly average Dukascoin balance of largest accounts. The major condition to join Fat Catz club is to maintain the monthly average balance equal or larger than 10 000 DUK+.
The current projected annual return of investments of the first group of Fat Catz is 76.24%.
Several stock markets will be closed on Labor Day the 1st of May 2019. The trading schedules can be found here.
Dukascopy Bank is proud to inform that the next key milestone of MCA and Dukascoin projects has been passed: more than 1 000 new MCA accounts have been opened on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Only one week ago we celebrated substantial progress of clients' onboarding figures, and we did it again! This fact is the vivid evidence of the accuracy of the bank's plans developed more than a year ago. We can only refer to the Dukascoin Whitepaper, “the Bank started to offer MCA accounts for its clients one year before the launch of the Dukascoin project (February 28, 2019). In the beginning, the number of new MCA accounts per day was about 10. In 5 months it had reached about 50. Ten months after the launch of MCA accounts, the Bank was opening 100 new accounts per day. With the help of the Dukascoin Crypto, the Bank is planning to open from 1000 to 10000+ MCA accounts on a daily basis. With the trend continuing to be so dynamic, the Bank is eager to become the biggest digital bank regulated in Switzerland. The Dukascoin will be the instrument of this expansion.” Today we would like to stress that those 1000 accounts per day which have been set as far away milestone is reached very soon.
Currently, despite some scepticism from the side of market participants regarding the concept of airdrop emission, Dukascoin has secured a stable exchange rate of around 0.75 EUR per 1 DUK+ during the month and a half. Such market evaluation ensures the progressive ongoing development of the project. A couple of dozens of clients have already allocated their Dukascoins with our Coin and EUR reward programs. And the elite club of Dukascoin holders called Fat Catz has already hailed its first members.
The future perspectives look bright, and we confidently declare that our retail banking and crypto projects fully match the initial road map while keeping up the positive dynamics!
Starting Monday 29 April, several Japanese holidays are observed, the Golden week.
Clients holding positions in JPY related instruments should be aware of how overnight Swaps are applied in this period:
For CADJPY, CHFJPY, EURJPY, GBPJPY, HKDJPY, SGDJPY, TRYJPY, USDJPY and ZARJPY an 11-day Swap to value 7 May will be applied at the end of day settlement on Wednesday 24 April. At settlement on 25 April a one day Swap will be applied. There will be a total of six days without swaps until settlement on 6 May when a normal 1-day swap will be applied again.
For AUDJPY and NZDJPY: An 11-day Swap was applied at settlement on 23 April. There will be no swaps on 24 April and a one day swap on Settlement of 25 April. Same as the other instruments, there will be no further swaps until settlement of 6 May.
Please beware that liquidity for JPY instruments may be poor and price spreads larger than normal due to the absence of many Japanese traders.
The detailed market closures can be found here.
In accordance with the principles published in the Dukascoin Whitepaper, Dukascopy Bank is pleased to inform all MCA clients who opened their accounts before the start of the Airdrop that they are eligible for the following offers from Dukascopy Bank:
Firstly, MCA account holders who didn`t benefit from the MCA promotional program (didn`t get 5 EUR after an MCA account opening before 28/02/2019) will receive five Dukascoins. The distribution will be performed during the nearest term. Dukascoins will be credited to MCA account balances automatically. Clients don`t need to undertake any action.
The second option is intended for MCA account holders and their Referrers who had received 5 EUR pursuant to the MCA promotional program before 28/02/2019. Despite the current market price of DUK+ fluctuating around 0.75 EUR per coin, Dukascopy Bank is following its obligations revealed in the Dukascoin Whitepaper and is offering the possibility to buy 5 Dukascoins at the price of 5 EUR during a period of 30 days starting from the day of this announcement. Clients willing to realize their right during the above mentioned term are invited to send an individual request to [email protected] with their MCA account details and phone numbers for further processing.
After completion of the DUK+ distribution for MCA accounts opened before 28/02/2019 the bank is happy to announce that all activities according to the Dukascoin Whitepaper regarding initial coin distribution have been fulfilled. Further regular Dukascoin distribution will be performed according the Rules published here. This concept was developed by the bank to guarantee deficit of Dukascoins in circulations. The amount of Dukascoins will always be linked to the number of MCA accounts opened and consequently the number of clients who underwent the strict identification procedures.
We congratulate all clients of Dukascopy Bank with the completion of the initial stage of the Duksacoin Airdrop launch!
We would like to remind that currently up to 800 clients open MCA accounts on daily basis and receive 5 Dukascoins for free. The exchange rate of Dukascoins to EUR has been stable during the past month and fluctuates around 0,75 EUR per coin. Dukascopy Bank clients are able to join different income generating programs described on the website www.dukascoin.com. In order to collect an amount of Dukascoins to meet the minimum requirements for various income generating programs, our clients can access Dukascoin marketplace any time either through their mobile applications or via the web-link
Dukascopy Bank is proud to inform that last record benchmark of daily MCA accounts openings has been overcame just in two days! The new benchmark has been set yesterday – 797 clients started to enjoy all benefits created by Swiss bank to regular retail customers: state-of-the-art mobile banking, reliable messenger, usage of cryptotokens and Swiss regulated client funds protection.
Our forecasts regrading high demand to quality banking service strengthened by the unique combination of simplified Video Identification during client onboarding and opportunity to step into contemporary crypto world with Dukascoin live up to expectations.
We consider that the first global milestone for our bank of 1000 daily MCA accounts openings is not long in coming and will be reached till the end of the spring. Stay tuned!