Author: Luzius Meisser

Luzius Meisser is a member of the Expert Council of the Swiss Blockchain Federation and a member of the external expert group that advised the Federal Council on the drafting of the bill. He is an investor and board member in several Swiss fintech startups, including Aktionariat AG, which provides software to exploit the new opportunities.

The Federal Council has enabled the issuance of Blockchain-based shares as of the 1st of February 2021. Below is the background of the new law, and an outlook on the possibilities which have been created. On the 10th of December 2020, the Federal Council decided to put parts of the Blockchain bill into effect as early as the 1st of February 2021 (as reported in a post by the Swiss Blockchain Federation). This bill was passed by parliament in the fall session without a dissenting vote. It was decided that from that date, Switzerland will have an explicit legal foundation…

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