We would like to congratulate our colleagues from Postfinance and Swissquote for launching a new Swiss neobank Yuh and wish them great success in their new endeavour. Dukascopy Bank is delighted to welcome a new cryptocurrency Swissqoin that will certainly enrich the Swiss crypto industry and assist in making blockchain-based financial technology be widely accepted in Switzerland. Dukascopy Bank has started its digital bank and cryptocurrency two years ago and therefore is happy to greet new serious players in the market.
Unfortunately, we have noticed that some public media channels are referring to Swissqoin as the first cryptocurrency issued by a Swiss bank. It is especially sad that such misleading information was published on the website of Postfinance. We would like to emphasize that cryptocurrency Dukascoin has been launched by Dukascopy Bank in February 2019 and was successfully developing ever since. There are hundreds of thousands of on-chain and off-chain Dukascoin holders and transactions. Dukascopy Bank is welcoming competition and innovation but invites the media and the industry to reflect and respect objectivity.
Besides, it is particularly heartwarming and encouraging for Dukascopy Bank that Swissqoin bears many features and principles that lie at the heart of Dukascoin cryptocurrency. We commend the acceptance of our model and anticipate that more and more banks will realize its benefits and implement similar crypto solutions in their ecosystems.