News and Media - 2017

Bitcoin: the rapid rise of a cryptocurrency

Right in the middle of the greatest crisis of confidence in the financial markets in recent decades, a revolutionary technological system was born: bitcoin. The digital currency presented – once again – the question as to which was more trustworthy – humans or mathematics? In bitcoin, its anonymous developers have created a possible alternative to conventional currency systems, which are susceptible to crises and inflation. Admittedly, bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency: the number of these digital currencies is currently mushrooming.

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Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), the independent technology and service provider for investment solutions, today announced a return to profitability in the first half of 2017. Financial performance was characterized by strong growth in fee income following the resolution of important operational issues with key platform partners, coupled with the rigorous execution of the announced cost reduction program and negative hedging synergies due to historically low volatility levels.

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