Please beware of special trading breaks for CFD's and Bullion on Monday 18th February due to President's Day.
The detailed market closures can be found here.
Please beware of special trading breaks for CFD's and Bullion on the coming Monday 21st January due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The detailed market closures can be found here.
Following its Dukasсoin project road map Dukascopy Bank SA is proud to announce that the project’s website (www.dukascoin.com) is currently on-line. Visitors can find general information about the project, up-to-date news and download the first official release of the Dukascoin White Paper.
After months of fine tuning the project concept with independent professionals, auditors and approval from the side of the Swiss financial regulator FINMA, Dukascopy Bank SA is ready to publish the document clearly describing the goals of the first cryptocurrency by a regulated Swiss bank and methods how the bank is planning to achieve those goals. Nevertheless Dukascopy Bank SA is open for propositions, ideas, comments and suggestions generated by the community regarding the White Paper topic. Those who want to share their ideas and comments may do so by e-mail address at [email protected]
Dukascopy Bank SA is planning to launch the service on-line starting from March, 1 2019. Information regarding Dukascoins in circulation, exchange rate, real-time chart and market depth will become live after the project launch.
Leverage will be reduced to 1:30 for GBR.IDX/GBP, BRENT.CMD/USD, LIGHT.CMD/USD and GBP related FX instruments. It applies to all trading accounts without exception as of Friday 11-Jan-2019 at 18:00 GMT.
We expect an increase in volatility and risk of gaps for these instruments in view of the British parliamentary vote. It is scheduled for Tuesday 15-Jan-2019 to approve or reject the Brexit proposal that prime minister May has negotiated with EU member states.
The reduced leverage shall remain in place until Dukascopy Bank has decided that market volatility has returned to acceptable levels. We estimate to return to normal conditions on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019.
Dukascopy Bank is proud to announce that FINMA has informed us today, that there are no further regulatory obstacles to Dukascopy’s own crypto project. The Dukascoin will be the first ever cryptocurrency of a Swiss Bank.
The preliminary version of a White Paper was originally published on 27.09.2018 to attract critics and call on experts' opinions. We would like to thank all professionals who contacted us and who have contributed to refine the project. Dukascopy will publish an updated version of the White Paper soon and inform about further steps and deadlines.
Public launch of the Dukascoin is expected at first of March 2019. Until then we have yet to finalize the environment and to pass audit and bounty test. It is with great joy that we proclaim today the start of the era of the Dukascoin - first ever crypto currency issued by a bank under strict regulations.
Dukascopy Bank extends the list of its LIVE trading contests by introducing Live Binary Trader contest.
200 USD will be distributed every contest day to the 10 best Binary traders. We welcome Dukascopy Bank clients to show their trading abilities in new contests and to be rewarded with money prizes free of any conditions.
To participate in the contest balance of a dedicated LIVE Binary account needs to be at least 25 USD (or 25 EUR or 25 CHF) at contest day. To win the Binary trader has to reach the highest profit percentage from invested funds during contest day.
For more information, please read here. The contest is open starting from December 17th.
Detailed information about MT4 accounts can be found on the website.
Leverage will be reduced to 1:30 for GBR.IDX/GBP, BRENT.CMD/USD and LIGHT.CMD/USD. It applies to all trading accounts without exception as of Friday 07-Dec-2018 at 18:00 GMT.
We expect an increase in volatility and risk of gaps for these instruments in view of the British parliamentary vote. It is scheduled for Tuesday 11-Dec-2018 to approve or reject the Brexit proposal that prime minister May has negotiated with EU member states.
The reduced leverage shall remain in place until Dukascopy Bank has decided that market volatility has returned to acceptable levels. We estimate to return to normal conditions on Wednesday 12-Dec-2018.
The US will celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday 22 November, for special market closures on Thursday and Friday please click here.
After four successful weeks of LIVE FX Trader contest and 4’110 USD of cash prizes paid to 43 winners, Dukascopy Bank announces the start of a new competition between CFD traders – LIVE CFD Trader contest.
Same as in LIVE FX Trader contest 1’050 USD of weekly prize fund will be distributed among 12 winners, with the best profitability during the contest week. The only difference is a list of tradable instruments that consist of Commodity and Index CFDs only. Winners will be announced Fridays after market close.
There is no limitation on the number of contest Community members that can take a part: traders participating in LIVE FX Trader contest are welcome to also join the LIVE CFD Trader contest.
For more information, please read here. The contest is open starting from November 13th.
The top-up of a client’s trading account is made through a one-time receiving address generated in the blockchain wallet of the Bank. The client has to preliminary declare the amount of the transaction and further confirm it providing a unique blockchain transaction identifier (TXID). Deposited crypto-currency will be automatically converted in the fiat currency chosen by the client and credited to the client’s account with the Bank.
When withdrawing funds from a crypto-fundable account, the funds will be automatically converted into crypto-currency and sent to the client’s blockchain wallet address. Withdrawals will be possible only to the client wallet, which would be initially declared by them as a blockchain wallet where the client is the sole owner. All addresses used for the top-up and withdrawal operations of the client will be examined on involvement in illicit or suspicious activities.
During the testing period of the service, the total (net) deposits on the crypto-fundable account is limited to 50'000 USD per client. Participation in the tests of the crypto-funding mechanism will be allowed only for trading accounts and only in Bitcoin. Clients who are interested in participating to the Live testing of this new functionality are invited to contact their Account Managers.
The Bank assures all its business partners that it will apply the highest industry standards of AML and a very careful approach in relation to the operations and accounts of clients associated with the usage of crypto-currencies. All AML requirements applicable to the transactions in fiat currencies are equally applied by the Bank to crypto operations. Specific monitoring methods unique for blockchain industry are used in addition.
Further, the Bank plans to extend the use of this functionality to its own crypto-currency – Dukascoin, which is awaiting a green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
Dukascopy Bank is launching a brand-new Contest that is going to be conducted on LIVE trading accounts: LIVE FX Trader Contest!
Simplicity is a cornerstone of the contest: ACHIEVE HIGHEST WEEKLY PROFITABILITY TO WIN.
The other key novation is that rewards are free from any limitations: 1,050 USD is paid every week to 12 participants and the winner takes 300 USD. Gained profit will remain on trader’s account as well.
For more information, please read here. Contest is open starting of October 15.
Continuing infrastructural preparation for its own ICO for cryptocurrencies on Ethereum blockchain, Dukascopy Bank starts trading operations on Ether to US dollar (ETH/USD) CFD. Starting from today trading on ETH/USD CFD is available for Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe self-trading accounts. ETH/USD trading conditions are similar to BTC/USD. The applicable leverage for this CFD type will be 1:3 in Dukascopy Bank and due to ESMA regulation 1:2 in Dukascopy Europe. More information is available on the corresponding webpages.
Except for marginal trading operations, Ether will be available for clients with Mobile Current Account (MCA). They will be able to hold Ether on their Dukascopy Bank accounts and transfer it to other MCA clients. Same as Bitcoin, transfers of Ether CFD between MCA clients will be instant and free of charge.
The next important element of the bank crypto infrastructure is to provide withdrawals and deposits for MCA and trading accounts by means of cryptocurrencies which is expected in the near future. Crypto funding means that clients of Dukascopy Bank will be able to transfer funds to/from the bank not only in FIAT currencies, but also in crypto currencies to/from their crypto wallets. At first the bank will test the crypto funding concept on bitcoin. The crypto funding element should become a significant part of Dukascopy's infrastructure which later will be used also for its own cryptocurrencies.The ICO of Dukascoins/Dukasnotes is subject to a green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
Feel free to send your notes, commentaries, proposals and requests to the e-mail address [email protected].