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24.05.2022

Dukascopy Bank enables blockchain operations in Tether (USDT) for the MCA clients

Tether (USDT) is joining Ethereum (ETH) as a cryptocurrency that can be deposited/withdrawn by the MCA clients directly from/to their crypto wallets. This is also the first stable coin that the Bank is offering to its clients. 

To start the operations with Tether, the procedure remains the same as for Ethereum. The client needs to link a personal blockchain wallet to the MCA account and confirm the ownership with the signing method described here. Once this step is completed, crypto-assets can be transferred between the MCA account and the linked wallet. The information about fees is available on the website of the Bank dedicated to crypto services: www.dukas.io 

The Bank reminds its clients that if they require a wider scope of cryptocurrencies they can explore the recently launched P2P crypto exchange service. Dukascopy Bank's marketplace for P2P exchange can process any blockchain. Therefore, it provides a secure environment to transact in virtually any token given that there is a counterparty willing to take the opposite side of the trade. 

For any questions regarding the use of Tether, P2P marketplace, or other services, please contact the Dukascopy Bank's Support team. 

23.05.2022

SCAM ALERT: FRAUDULENT WEBSITE CLONE

Dukascopy Bank SA informs about its website's fraudulent clone on the domain www.dukascoin.holds-coins.com. Please be aware that this website is not controlled and does not belong to Dukascopy Bank, Dukascopy Japan or any other entity of Dukascopy Group.

Do not trust any information to be found on the website www.dukascoin.holds-coins.com. This website is a clone of www.dukascoin.com website and its purpose is to induce individuals to reveal seed phrases to their crypto wallets. Do not provide any personal data on this website.

We are taking actions against this fraudulent webpage.

19.05.2022

Upcoming DUK+ stakes rates change

Since July 1st, 2022, Dukascopy Bank will apply the new DUK+ reward rates and the schedule will change to the following:

Minimum deposit size (DUK+) Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 7/9 1.4/1.8
100 8/10 1.6/2
250 9/11 1.8/2.2
500 10/12 2/2.4
1000 12/14 2.3/2.6
2500 14/16.5 2.6/2.9
5000 16.5/19 2.9/3.2
10000 19/21.5 3.2/3.5

The new EUR reward stakes rates are 0.25 and 0.05 EUR per coin for yearly and quarterly stakes, respectively.

All the mentioned changes will come in force on July 1st, 2022. Stakes allocated before July 1st, 2022 will not be affected by the changes thus clients looking to allocate their Dukascoin into more lucrative stakes with better rates are invited to act. Current rates can be consulted via the following links: (DUK+ reward, EUR reward).

15.04.2022

Dukascopy relaunches card program

The Bank is glad to inform its clients about the decision of the Issuer company to continue issuance and support of Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards for residents of the following countries:
Andorra; Austria; Bear Island; Belgium; Bulgaria; Channel Islands; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland (including Aland Islands); France (including its "DOMTOMs"); Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Hungary; Iceland; Republic of Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Monaco; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal (including Azores, Madeira); Romania; San Marino; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (including Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla); Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom. 

Residents of other countries can continue to use all other services of the Bank and will be timely informed on developments of the Bank's card program.

For all questions regarding cards and other services of the Bank, please contact the Dukascopy Support Team.

23.03.2022

Results of the special audit on compliance with sanctions related to Russian/Ukrainian conflict

The Bank, remaining committed to its openness and transparency policy in conducting business and responding to the challenges posed by the current situation, authorized the Swiss auditing company PKF Certifica SA, Lugano, to conduct a special audit to inspect if the Bank has "Existence of new business relationships opened with individuals and entities subject to personal sanctions related to Russian/Ukrainian conflict".

The report of PKF Certifica, SA states that there are no findings evidencing any breaches of sanctions related to the situation in Ukraine:
"On the basis of the procedures performed and described in Chapter 4 of this report, we can confirm that none of the new business relationships opened by Dukascopy Bank SA, Geneva, or its foreign entities, during the period 24.02.2022 - 21.03.2022, concerned individuals, companies or organizations included in the latest complete version of the list published by SECO on March 15, 2022."

To see the SECO list of sanctioned persons and entities please follow the link:

Mesures en lien avec la situation en Ukraine (admin.ch)

The Bank believes that this report will bring certainty and confidence to our customers and partners in these turbulent times.

The counterparts of the Bank may obtain the full text of the audit report upon request. The Bank has provided the result of the audit to FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority).

02.03.2022

DUKASCOIN 3RD ANNIVERSARY: NEW FEATURES AND MORE AFFORDABLE!

28th of February, 2022: Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to congratulate its current and prospective clients with the third anniversary of the Dukascoin project! Three years ago the Dukascopy team released the first payment crypto coin issued for public use by a licensed and regulated Swiss bank. Today we can surely state that the project has succeeded and matured. 

During the past year, Dukascoin holders were offered new features to expand the usability and adoption of our coin. In particular we created a new reward program for loyal Silver Dukascoin holders and a convenient GetCa$h swap program. Also we made our traditional Coin and EUR Reward Staking programs way more affordable than one year ago.

During 2021, small Dukascoin holders were able to allocate free Dukascoin stakes starting with just 50 DUK+! EUR reward stakes became friendlier as well with the entry threshold to staking being affordable at 500 DUK+. Dukascopy had also lowered the entry threshold from 15 000 DUK+ to 10 000 DUK+ allowing clients who previously would not have benefitted from the Fat Catz program to do so. Last year our valuable Fat Catz shared among themselves almost 13 500 EUR in commissions paid for trades performed on the internal Dukascoin marketplace.

We also continued our successful co-operatios with the cryptoexchange ZBX to provide an alternative marketplace for Dukascoin holders who prefer to keep their crypto assets away from the MCA infrastructure. The average price of the Dukascoin stabilized at around 2 EUR per 1 DUK+ during the last six months. This means that the market has found a reasonable balance reflecting the value of the Dukascoin corresponding to the current level of the staking rewards offered by Dukascopy Bank.

We congratulate all our clients and crypto enthusiasts
of the world as we celebrate the next anniversary of the Dukascoin project!

16.12.2021

Dukascopy Bank's fiat settlement for P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations

The Dukascopy Bank has developed a new framework for secure settlement of money for the P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations between clients.

Dukascopy Bank regularly receives requests from its clients to send or receive money related to P2P crypto-fiat exchange transactions in blockchain. The P2P crypto-fiat exchange is usually based on an individual agreement between two blockchain wallet holders. Crypto currency is transferred between the blockchain wallets and the transfer of money is executed by a regulated banking/payment institution. Each transaction must comply with strict regulatory standards to clearly determine its economic nature and comply with AML protocol.

The Bank’s significant experience in supporting P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations enables it to formalize a new framework facilitating such operations safely. This framework ensures that both sellers and buyers can securely transfer crypto funds between their blockchain wallets and exchange the agreed upon fiat amount between their bank accounts.

The Bank preliminary verifies that the buyer has the agreed upon amount and temporarily blocks these funds before depositing the money into the seller’s MCA account. Simultaneously, clients buying crypto can be sure that their money will be transferred to the seller only if that seller executes a transfer for the corresponding amount of cryptocurrency from their blockchain wallet and at the predetermined time.

This new framework is available for our clients in the Dukascopy Connect 911 application through the “911” public channel. All MCA clients may take part in beta testing in a LIVE environment that will last until December 24, 2021. The access to the framework will be temporarily suspended for the period of Christmas and New Year holidays and is expected to be restored from January 10, 2022 in fully operational regime.

The Bitcoin and Ether are two crypto currencies supported during the P2P framework launch. Other crypto instruments including NFT-tokens will expand the instruments list soon. A detailed description of the framework is available on its dedicated landing page https://www.911p2p.io/.

The Bank strongly believes that clients using this new framework will benefit from a new safe environment for P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations. Other services of the Bank related to crypto currencies can be found on the corresponding landing page: https://www.dukas.io.

10.12.2021

Upcoming DUK+ stakes rates and trading conditions changes

Since January 1st, 2022, Dukascopy Bank will apply the following DUK+ trading conditions improvements:

  • The Low liquidity fee changes from 0.20 EUR to 0.15 EUR per coin sold;
  • The Low liquidity fee application level decreases from 2.50 to 2.25 EUR per DUK+.

The new coin reward rates schedule will change to the following:

Minimum deposit size (DUK+) Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 7 / 9.5 1.4 / 1.9
100 8 / 10.5 1.6 / 2.1
250 9 / 11.5 1.8 / 2.3
500 10 / 12.5 2 / 2.5
1'000 12.5 / 15 2.5 / 3
2'500 15 / 17.5 2.7 / 3.2
5'000 17.5 / 20 2.9 / 3.4
10'000 22.5 / 25 3.8 / 4.2

The new EUR reward stakes rates are 0.30 and 0.06 EUR per coin for yearly and quarterly stakes, respectively. 

All the mentioned changes will come in force on January 1st, 2022. Stakes allocated before January 1st, 2022 will not be affected by the changes thus clients looking to allocate their Dukascoin into more lucrative stakes with better rates are invited to act. Current rates can be consulted via the following links: (DUK+ reward, EUR reward).

The Bank has noticed a growing popularity for the recently launched GETCA$H swap program. Clients who already started using the program have assessed its benefits and are continuously using it to cash out their stakes without the need to cancel the stake, lose the reward, and sell the coins. For more details, please visit the web page dedicated to this program.

05.10.2021

GETCA$H swap program launch

To improve the liquidity of DUK+ stakes collected by clients, the Bank launches GETCA$H swap program. This program allows holders of DUK+ stakes to get fast access to fiat money by means of the swap – a special exchange contract of Dukascoin for EUR with further buyback at a fixed price. The standard contract duration is one month. Clients may apply for prolongation of the initial swap by paying a fee. The cost of use of the received cash is based on a 7.5% annual rate. The swapped stake continues to be active but its duration is correspondingly prolonged for the term of the swap. For more details, please visit the web page dedicated to this program.

The service is available now in the web MCA application and will be also soon released in the mobile applications.

31.08.2021

Upcoming Dukascoin stakes rates update

Dukascopy Bank announces the next round of Dukascoin stakes rates reduction that becomes effective on October 1, 2021. The main tendencies are the following:

  • The rates are lowered across almost all Dukascoin reward stakes amounts except for the smallest ones placed in the Bank;
  • The EUR reward stakes are getting a unique rate for each term irrespective of the stake’s storage type. The new rates are 0.35 EUR and 0.07 EUR per coin for yearly and quarterly stakes respectively.

The new coin reward schedule is the following:

Size of the deposit (DUK+) Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 7 / 9.5 1.4 / 1.9
100 8 / 10.5 1.6 / 2.1
250 9 / 11.5 1.8 / 2.3
500 10 / 15 2 / 3
1000 12.5 / 17.5 2.5 / 3.5
2500 15 / 20 2.7 / 3.6
5000 20 / 25 3.3 / 4.2
10000 30 / 35 5 / 5.8

Stakes allocated before October 1, 2021 will not be affected by the changes.

16.08.2021

REFERRAL PROGRAM CONDITIONS IMPROVEMENT

Dukascopy Bank is glad to inform existing and future introducers that the bank waives the 2.5 DUK+ commission charged for every new referral over the first five. Starting from August 16, introducers will earn the 5 DUK+ bonus for every new referral. This means that active introducers' remuneration will double!
26.07.2021

Silver Dukascoin new payment option

Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to announce the additional payment method for Silver Dukascoin Set buyers. Starting today the clients whose MCA balance of DUK+ is equal or higher than the size of the desirable Gratification bonus will be able to cover the Gratification bonus implied to Silver Dukascoin by DUK+ already available on the MCA.

For example, if the “Covered by DUK+” option is selected in the “Cost of Dukascoins implied” part of the Silver Dukascoin order form during Silver Dukascoin Set purchase, the price of the Set will consist of two parts:

  • 50 DUK+ and 150 EUR for the SKY series;
  • 250 DUK+ and 400 EUR for the SPACE series.

If the “Covered by EUR” option is selected, the price of the Silver Dukascoin Set will be expressed in EUR only and at the moment of this news publication would be 257 EUR and 935 EUR for the SKY and the SPACE series Silver Dukascoin Set respectively.

23.07.2021

Silver Dukascoin Loyalty reward introduction

Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to announce the Silver Dukascoin Loyalty reward program! The aim of this introduction is to add new features to the stylish and exclusive souvenir and make it even more lucrative by bringing its owner additional bonuses year after year.

The size of the Loyalty reward is 5% of the Gratification bonus implied. For the SKY and SPACE series the reward will be 2.5 DUK+ and 12.5 DUK+ per year per one Silver Dukascoin held. After the reward is credited, the membership will be prolonged automatically for the next year until the coin’s owner is either changed or returns the coin to the Bank.

New buyers of the Silver Dukascoin Set will become members of the loyalty reward program by default. Existing clients willing to join the Loyalty Reward program are invited to send a request to crypto@dukascopy.bank and indicate the serial number of their Silver Dukascoin and their MCA account number.

20.07.2021

Further trading conditions improvement on the Dukascoin Marketplace

Dukascopy Bank continues improving DUK+ trading conditions and announces the following set of changes for its DUK+ related key features:

  • The first Dukascoin transaction fee lowers from 12.5 EUR to 11 EUR;
  • The low liquidity fee changes from 0.4 EUR to 0.2 EUR;
  • The minimum trade size shrinks from 15 EUR to 12.5 EUR;
  • The low liquidity fee application level reduces from 3.00 to 2.50 EUR per DUK+.

The changes come into force the moment the Fees & Limits website page is updated.

15.07.2021

Trading conditions improvement on the Dukascoin Marketplace

Dukascopy Bank SA is happy to announce that starting today we improve trading conditions on the Dukascoin Marketplace:

  • Low liquidity fee threshold lowers from 3.50 to 3.00 DUK+/EUR meaning that Dukascoin holders may sell coins in this price range without being charged the Low liquidity fee;
  • The size of the Low liquidity fee also shrinks by 0.5 EUR from 0.9 EUR to 0.4 EUR per coin sold. This will help Dukascopy Bank clients to accumulate Dukascoins at better price. For those who would like to sell Dukascoin, it also means better results with lower fees and commission;
  • Minimum deal amount on the Marketplace also lowers from 17.25 EUR to 15 EUR to meet trading conditions changes described above.

The changes come in force from the moment the Fees & Limits website page is updated.

23.06.2021

REMINDER: COIN REWARD RATES UPDATE FROM JULY 1, 2021

Following its policy of the gradual cooling off the coin reward rates, Dukascopy Bank would like to inform that starting from July 1, 2021 reduced but more flexible coin reward rate schedule will be introduced. Current more aggressive staking reward rates will be in force till the end of June, 2021 thus clients willing to allocate their Dukascoins stock with more lucrative rates are invited to act. Stakes allocated before the July 1, 2021 will not be affected by the change.

New coin reward schedule will become the following:

Size of the deposit (DUK+) Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 5 / 15 1 / 3
100 7.5 / 17.5 1.5 / 3.5
250 10 / 20 2 / 4
500 12.5 / 22.5 2.5 / 4.5
1 000 15 / 25 3 / 5
2 500 20 / 30 3.5 / 5.5
5 000 30 / 40 5 / 7
10 000 40 / 50 6.5 / 8.5

EUR Reward rate will remain the same and equal to the 0.45 (0.50 for the Dukascoins in the blockchain) EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 1 year and 0.09 (0.10) EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 3 month term. We would like to remind that the minimum staking deposit size required according this program is only 500 Dukascoins.

01.06.2021

Coin reward rates update from July 1, 2021

Following its policy of the gradual cooling off the coin reward rates, Dukascopy Bank would like to inform that starting from July 1, 2021 reduced but more flexible coin reward rate schedule will be introduced. Current more aggressive staking reward rates will be in force till the end of June, 2021 thus clients willing to allocate their Dukascoins stock with more lucrative rates are invited to act. Stakes allocated before the July 1, 2021 will not be affected by the change.

New coin reward schedule will become the following:

Size of the deposit (DUK+) Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 5 / 15 1 / 3
100 7.5 / 17.5 1.5 / 3.5
250 10 / 20 2 / 4
500 12.5 / 22.5 2.5 / 4.5
1 000 15 / 25 3 / 5
2 500 20 / 30 3.5 / 5.5
5 000 30 / 40 5 / 7
10 000 40 / 50 6.5 / 8.5

EUR Reward rate will remain the same and equal to the 0.45 (0.50 for the Dukascoins in the blockchain) EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 1 year and 0.09 (0.10) EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 3 month term. We would like to remind that the minimum staking deposit size required according this program is only 500 Dukascoins.

14.05.2021

Swissqoin - the follower of Dukascoin

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.

15.04.2021

EUR Reward Staking program threshold is lowered to 500 DUK+

Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to inform that Staking programs with a reward in EUR have become even more affordable with the new lowered threshold of only 500 DUK+. The current reward rates remain intact at 0.1 EUR and 0.5 EUR per Dukascoin for 3-months and 1-year stakes respectively if the stakes are allocated in Blockchain and 0.09 EUR and 0.45 EUR per Dukascoin respectively for stakes allocated within the Bank’s infrastructure (MCA accounts). The difference in reward rates between the options of coins allocation in the Bank or in Blockchain is aimed to cover storage-related expenses of the Bank.

30.03.2021

The Fat Catz qualification threshold adjustment

Dukascopy Bank announces that the qualification threshold for entering into prestigious Fat Catz reward program will be lowered from 15 000 DUK+ to 10 000 DUK+ on April 1 2021. The adjustment aims to counterbalance the DUK+ price surge that occurred at the beginning of the 2021 and thus to ease the program joining for new clients.

For more details, please check the program’s web-page.

25.03.2021

Staking programs related changes

Dukascopy Bank is applying changes for its staking reward programs to make their conditions more relevant to the coin’s price and the current stage of the project. Please see below.

Staking programs with a reward in EUR have become more affordable with a significantly lower threshold, as the Bank is decreasing the amount of coins required to participate in the EUR reward staking program from 20 000 DUK+ to only 5 000 DUK+. The current reward rates remain intact at 0.1 EUR and 0.5 EUR per Dukascoin reward rate level for 3-months and 1-year stakes respectively if the stakes are allocated in Blockchain. For the stakes placed in the Bank, the new quarterly reward rate is 0.09 EUR per Dukascoin and the yearly rate is 0.45 EUR per Dukascoin. The difference of reward rates between the options of coins allocation in the Bank or in Blockchain is to cover storage-related expenses of the Bank.

There is also a positive change for participants of the staking program with a reward in DUK+: previously, the total amount of coins allocated into the reward could not surpass 25 000 DUK+ on any given Multi-currency account. This limit has been raised to 50 000DUK+.

The changes will come in force as of the moment of the news publication.

17.03.2021

ATTENTION! COIN REWARD RATES ARE CHANGING!

Dukascopy Bank would like to remind its current and potential participants of the Dukascoin reward programs, that starting from 1st of April, 2021 rates for the new coin reward stakes will be lowered and the stakes size structure will be changed. The new income schedule remains stake size dependent and is represented as follows:

Size of the stake (DUK+) Reward for 1 year stake
Regular / Blockchain
Reward for 3 month stake
Regular / Blockchain
50 5/15 1/3
200 10/20 2/4
500 15/25 3/5
1000 20/30 3.5/5.5
2500 30/40 5/7
5000 40/50 6.5/8.5
10000 50/60 8/10

The Bank guarantees that this change will not affect stakes allocated before 1st of April, 2021.

Please be informed that current market conditions allow to acquire significant stakes at the best ASK price as there are more than 18500 Dukascoins available at 3.51 EUR per coin. It is high-time to take advantage of the available liquidity and join the coin reward program before the change is implemented!

05.03.2021

Referrer’s remuneration logic change

Currently, any referrer receives 5 Dukascoins as a bonus for every invited friend who opens an MCA account. Dukascopy Bank is implementing changes to the referrer’s coin distribution. In particular, the referrer will get their 5 coins for introducing a client once the referred client opens an MCA account and meets the 100 USD of incoming deposit turnover limit requirement within 90 days of opening an account. If the 90 days rule is not met, the referrer loses the right to get the 5 Dukascoins.

This measure has been put in place to prevent abuse on accounts which are referred and opened with no actual intent for use. The changes will be implemented during the coming weekend.

02.03.2021

Dukascoin 2nd anniversary: same benefits - more freedom!

28th of February, 2021: Dukascopy Bank SA is happy to celebrate the second anniversary of the Dukascoin project - the first payment crypto coin issued for public use by a licensed and regulated Swiss bank. We are very proud of the progress achieved during this second year of its journey. Today it’s time to look back and observe the way the project evolved during this period.

First of all, we gave Dukascoin holders more freedom to manage their crypto assets. They can now move their Dukascoins to their Ethereum blockchain wallets and still participate in the reward staking programs. Moreover, we offer substantial premiums for reward staking allocated in blockchain. In other good news: we made coin reward staking programs affordable for every client – clients only need 50 DUK+ to be saved to join the coin reward staking program! For those who are looking for more flexibility in managing their cryptoassets, we have introduced a 3-month term for both coin and EUR reward stakes. More details about the current conditions of the coin reward staking program.

The year has also been lucrative for those who confirmed their loyalty to the project by being a member of the exclusive Fat Catz club: more than 16 000 EUR worth of commission paid on the Dukascoin marketplace was distributed amongst club members. 

Last year demonstrated a sustainable growth of interest for the new crypto asset: the Dukascoin reached an all-time high a couple of months ago at 7 EUR per Dukascoin. The average yearly price of the Dukascoin on the internal marketplace reached 4.2 EUR per Dukascoin and currently shows stability and resilience compared to the overall crypto market volatility which has been quoting at 3.5 for a long time.

The local marketplace is not the only place where clients can exchange their Dukascoins. During the past year, Dukascopy Bank established a strategic partnership with the regulated European cryptoexchange ZBX. Now, clients of both entities can keep their fiat secure with a reliable Swiss bank and also make transactions on a regulated exchange with several of the most popular cryptocurrencies including the Dukascoin. Another Asian cryptoexchange – Bitsonic – is close to an agreement and Dukascopy Bank is going to achieve even more recognition not only in Europe but in the Asia-Pacific region.

Finally, an achievement related to niche Dukascoin products: the Silver Dukascoin and the Level 2 referral program called Big Fish. 16 clients already bought Silver Dukascoins of both the SPACE and the SKY series. The first Silver Dukascoin Set has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and has been delivered to a client in Brazil! Half a dozen  clients have caught the Big Fish and have received additional rewards for their referrals who have allocated Dukascoin stakes into reward programs. 

We congratulate all our clients and crypto enthusiasts
of the world as we celebrate the anniversary of the Dukascoin project!

25.02.2021

Low liquidity fee and Minimum trade size change

Dukascopy Bank changes the Low liquidity fee amount from 0.5 EUR to 0.9 EUR per Dukascoin sold at 3.50 EUR or less. It will be applied to every DUK+ sell trade with no exception for a first Dukascoin sell transaction. Due to that, the minimum trade size on the Dukascoin marketplace is increased from 12.75 EUR to 17.25 EUR.

The changes come in force from the moment the Fees & Limits website page is updated.

23.02.2021

Coming coin reward stake sizes and rates change

Dukascopy Bank would like to inform the current and potential participants of the Dukascoin reward programs that starting from 1st of April, 2021 reward rates for the new coin reward stakes will be lowered and the stakes size structure will be changed. The updated income schedule remains stake size dependent and is represented as follows:

Size of the stake (DUK+) Reward for 1 year stake
Regular / Blockchain 
Reward for 3 month stake
Regular / Blockchain
50 5/15 1/3
200 10/20 2/4
500 15/25 3/5
1000 20/30 3.5/5.5
2500 30/40 5/7
5000 40/50 6.5/8.5
10000 50/60 8/10

The Regular reward scheme implies staking and custody on the Multi-currency account of the Bank, while the Blockchain scheme means external staking opportunity at higher rates (link).

This update does not concern EUR Reward rates that remain unchanged (link).

The Bank guarantees that this change will not affect stakes allocated before 1st of April, 2021. For those who are considering joining the coin reward program with current more lucrative rates, there is more than one month left to decide!

18.01.2021

Incoming turnover limit for DUK+ operations

A welcome bonus of 5 DUK+ is issued for every client who opens an MCA account. In order to be able to sell or to transfer those 5 DUK+, clients need to reach an incoming turnover of 100 USD. Any deposit or incoming transfer to a client's account is considered incoming turnover.

This new measure has been put in place to prevent abuse on accounts which are opened with no intent for actual use.

13.01.2021

Low liquidity fee update

Dukascopy Bank changes the Low liquidity fee amount from 0.2 EUR to 0.5 EUR per Dukascoin sold at 3.50 EUR or less.

The change will be applied on January 13th, 2021 and it will come in force from the moment the Fees & Limits website page is updated.

11.01.2021

New lots in Coin Reward Staking program

Following the substantial DUK+ price increase at the beginning of 2021, Dukascopy Bank introduces two new staking lots in the lower end for the convenience of users. Starting from January 11, 2021, holders of Dukascoins will obtain an additional option of 50 and 200 DUK+ lots for 1 year and 3 months staking periods with the following rewards schemes:

Size of the stake (DUK+) Reward for 1 year stake Regular / Blockchain Reward for 3 month stake Regular / Blockchain
50 5 / 15 1/ 3
200 10 / 20 2 / 4

A staking lot of 100 DUK+ will be discontinued while other lots remain unchanged (link).

Regular reward scheme implies staking and custody inside the MCA account of the Bank, while Blockchain scheme means external staking opportunity (link).

EUR Reward rates stay unchanged. Details may be found here.

06.01.2021

FIRST TRANSACTION FEE CHANGE

Please be informed that starting from today the First Dukascoin transaction fee is raised from 4.75 to 12.50 EUR. The changes are already reflected in the Fees & Limits page. Kindly check.

05.01.2021

Low liquidity fee threshold update

In order to reduce the high volatility seen in recent days, Dukascopy Bank corrects the Low liquidity fee threshold from 2.50 EUR to 3.50 EUR per coin. The fee amount remains unchanged at 0.2 EUR per Dukascoin sold.

The new liquidity fee threshold will enter into force immediately after the news announcement.

03.01.2021

The Dukascoin heads to 4.50 EUR per coin

The Dukascoin sets two new records by passing 3.50 and 4.00 EUR per coin price levels and confidently heads to its new milestone of 4.50 EUR per coin. On Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 it trades at 4.39/4.49. The coin gained 159.8% since December 1, 2020 thus outperforming BTC/USD price that rose by 74.1%.

Taking into account the recent DUK+ exchange rate appreciation, the Bank announces that the Low liquidity fee will be changed on January 4th from 1.75 to 2.50.

01.01.2021

The Dukascoin tests at 3.00 EUR per coin

Two days have passed since the Dukascoin established a foothold at 2.50 EUR per coin. On the first day of 2021 it is being traded at 3.01/3.23.

Dukascopy Bank is happy for every client and referrer who each receive a 5 coin reward for opening an MCA account because the value of this welcome bonus has tripled since the Dukascoin project was launched and is now equal to about 15 EUR.

The Bank wishes a Happy New Year to all the adherents of the Dukascoin!

30.12.2020

The Dukascoin hits 2.50 EUR per coin

Just two weeks ago, the Dukascoin reached its all-time high price of 2.00 EUR per coin. Today, Dukascopy Bank congratulates its clients and partners with a new achievement just before New Year’s Eve. At the moment, the coin trades at 2.52/2.60. This dynamic brings confidence that the coin has much potential for further price growth.

The Bank is happy for those early adherents who believed in the Dukascoin’s future and invested into it in the very first months. For example, those who had acquired their coins at their lowest price of 0.6 EUR per coin in September 2019 have already quadrupled their investments in 16 months. Taking into account the participation in the DUK+ staking programs and thus being rewarded with up to 100% of the placed coins, their return on invested funds is about double the quadrupled amount.

Even though the actual rewards for taking part in staking programs were lowered since then, it is still possible to receive up to 70% of the return for a 1-year stake, which is extremely attractive and thus drives the price upwards.

16.12.2020

Dukascoin hits new all-time high

Dukascoin’s BID price reached 2.00 DUK+/EUR level for the first time in its history at 14:29 GMT on December 16, 2020 and the coin steadily trades at 2.00/2.19.

The Bank congratulates its clients and partners with constantly increasing confidence in the Dukascoin – the first crypto currency issued by a Swiss bank.

The Dukascoin project was launched on February 28, 2019 and will soon celebrate its second year anniversary. The lowest BID price of 0.6 DUK+/EUR was recorded on September 25, 2019, since then the price has reached this crucial psychological level amidst constantly growing demand that defines its uptrend.

16.12.2020

Crypto withdrawal fee update & Exceptional offer for DUK+ reward stakes holders

Starting from today the fee applicable to withdrawals in Bitcoin and Ether has been updated to 30 USD, while the fee for the investment delivery to the blockchain is now [30 CHF + 1% x investment value]. Dukascoin withdrawals to blockchain remain free-of-charge.

Following the recent launch of the offering to store DUK+ staking programs on clients’ external wallets, Dukascopy is further expanding this possibility by applying it to DUK+ stakes with EUR reward. Identically to stakes with coin rewards, for EUR reward stakes stored on the external blockchain wallet of the client Dukascopy will pay an extra reward as high as 10% of the stake amount for a 1-year staking program and 8% of the stake amount for a 3-month staking program. See the dedicated webpage for more details.

An exceptional offer to get 100 DUK+ as a one-time reward for every transferred Coin reward and EUR reward stake to an external blockchain wallet is offered to clients only in 2020. Due to the manual processing of such requests and the upcoming Christmas period, clients should be informed that such transfers can only be executed during working days in Geneva and at the latest on the 24 December 2020. Exceptions may be made if agreed in advance.

Starting from 2021, clients will be able to select between all the possible reward types, stake terms, and storage options directly in the MCA interface.

26.11.2020

Coin reward deposits conditions and low liquidity fee threshold update.

With regards to coin staking reward program conditions, the Bank implements a previously announced update.  Starting from 1st of January, 2021 Dukascopy Bank will reduce the minimum deposit size to only 100 DUK+ to facilitate its clients an access to the Dukascoin reward program. 

In addition, starting from January 2021 the Bank will offer the possibility to stake Dukascoins on external ERC20 compatible wallets and will pay an extra 10% annual reward for 1-year stakes (or 2% quarterly reward for 3-month stakes) for deposits held on external blockchain wallets of the client.

Thus, the new coin reward schedule starting form 1st of January 2021 will be as follows:

Size of the deposit (DUK+) Reward for 1-year term (%)
with the Bank / on personal blockchain wallet
Reward for 3-month term (%)
with the Bank / on personal blockchain wallet
100 10 / 20 2 / 4
1 000 20 / 30 3.5 / 5.5
2 000 30 / 40 5 / 7
3 000 40 / 50 6.5 / 8.5
6 000 50 / 60 8 / 10
10 000 60 / 70 9.5 / 11.5


EUR Reward rate will remain the same and equal to the 0.50 EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 1 year and 0.10 EUR for every Dukascoin allocated by the staking deposit for 3-month term. The minimum staking deposit size required according to this program remains unchanged: 20 000 Dukascoins.

At the same time, Dukascopy Bank changes the threshold of Low liquidity fee application from 1.50 EUR to 1.75 EUR. The fee amount remains unchanged at 0.2 EUR per Dukascoin sold. The new liquidity fee threshold will enter into force starting from January 1st, 2021.

Special offer for clients with already placed coin reward stakes equal or exceeding 5000 DUK+:
Dukascopy Bank offers an additional possibility to earn an extra 10% annual reward for 1-year stakes (or 2% quarterly reward for 3-month stakes) on already placed coin reward stakes. The extra reward will be applied to residual term of the deposit. In addition, a client will get 100 DUK+ as one-time reward for each transferred stake, if it is transferred from the Bank to the external blockchain wallet till 31.12.2020. To get these additional rewards the client will need to transfer his Dukascoins deposited with the Bank to an external ERC20 compatible blockchain wallet belonging to him.

12.11.2020

Dukascopy Bank meets 'Travel Rule' requirements for virtual assets

We are delighted to announce that Dukascopy Bank has signed a partnership with Taiwan-based blockchain security firm CoolBitX Ltd. to participate in the development and implementation of Sygna Bridge. A simple and secure portal for compliant data sharing, Sygna Bridge allows “Virtual Asset Service Providers” (VASPs) to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) “travel rule”.

This rule requires that "Virtual Asset Service Providers" ("VASPs") initiators involved in a VA transfer obtain and hold the required information about the originator and beneficiary (e.g., name, account number, etc.) and submit this information to the beneficiary VASPs "securely" and "immediately". The purpose of the rule is to trace the flow and identify the originator and the beneficiary in the event of possible cases of money laundering or terrorist financing ("ML/FT") in the context of a VA transfer. The rule also provides that the sharing of information on the originator and beneficiary must not be directly attached to the transfer itself.

The development of financial activities involving VA and VASP are now the subject of increased attention from regulators, and Dukascopy Bank makes decisive efforts to comply with this obligation in view of the expansion of our crypto projects. 

CoolBitX's Sygna Bridge is a member of the Joint Working Group (JWG), an international blockchain industry coalition that develops and promotes the unifying VA messaging standards – InterVASP Messaging Standards (IVMS101) for the purpose of Travel Rule compliance. IVMS 101 is the first successful crypto industry-wide effort to unify Travel Rule compliance services and make them cross-compatible. In addition, Sygna Bridge recognizes how critical messaging interoperability is to successfully combat money laundering. As a result, Sygna Bridge is diligently working toward compatibility among technical solutions and is dedicated to collaboration between industry players. As of today, the Sygna Alliance comprises more than 20 VASPs from around the globe. 

The Sygna Bridge’s solution provides a communication mechanism for the participants to share the required information between the originator and the beneficiary in a secure and immediate manner based on an Application Program Interface ("API"). Information about the originator and beneficiary is entered by the sender into the transaction user interface and the Sygna Bridge platform encrypts and transmits the information to the beneficiary VASP. This function allows the originator and beneficiary VASPs to exchange the information required during a VA transfer simultaneously with the VA transfer itself. In addition, the Sygna Bridge uses cryptographic protocols such as the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption System ("ECIES") and the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm ("ECDSA") to ensure the security and protection of shared information. 

We believe that the Bank's participation in this project will help meet current and future legal and regulatory requirements while providing the necessary impetus for the successful development of services involving virtual assets. In addition, the Bank has not ceased to maintain a constant assessment and vigilance over other projects and potential solutions implemented by other players in order to optimize and select the best solution to its interests.

27.10.2020

Dukascopy Bank partners with South Korean crypto exchange Bitsonic

Dukascopy Bank has signed a new partner for its Open Banking ecosystem. This is already the third crypto exchange partnership after SCX  and ZBX within the same framework of the relationship. The partnership principle is based on the simple concept – every private person may open a standard MCA account at Dukascopy Bank and separately an account at the Exchange. Further, the client links both accounts together so that the MCA account becomes the safe custody of fiat funds for the operations with crypto at the partner Exchange. The Bank processes the fiat part of transactions between the client and the Exchange, while the Exchange is in charge of crypto part of transactions. Thanks to API integration between the parties, crypto-fiat parts of transactions are instant and aligned. The Bank and the Exchange independently apply the strictest AML/KYC control for the shared client and client’s transactions.

The partnership with the Bank will permit Bitsonic Exchange (South Korea) to add a broad range of high-quality banking services for its clients in South Korea and elsewhere. Simultaneously, the clients of Dukascopy Bank will get the opportunity to buy and sell tens of cryptocurrencies using the advanced platform of Bitsonic while keeping their fiat funds under the secure custody of the Multi-Currency Account (MCA) at the Bank.    

Bitsonic is one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea operated by Skoopmedia Inc. Skoopmedia is anIT Company registered in the Republic of Korea.

Skoopmedia has provided Development and Service Integration services to Multi-National Companies (MNC) such as Samsung SDS, Hyundai Department, Naver,SM entertainment etc since 2011. Skoopmedia started running a cryptocurrency exchange, Bitsonic, from 2018 and they made a great start since the first year of the operation. Bitsonic was named top 3 cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea with 25 million USD daily trading volumes and highest number of trading pairs on their markets by providing trading bridges through Binance and Cointiger. Skoopmedia has partnered with crypto compliance solution providers such as Dow Jones, Elliptic, CoolBitX to ensure that their crypto trading services are in line with coming crypto regulation in South Korea.

The parties also agreed to list Dukascoin – the first cryptocurrency issued by a Swiss Bank – on the platform of Bitsonic. This step should bring additional interest and liquidity to the Bank’s own cryptocurrency from the rapidly developing Asian markets. 

Dr. Andre Duka, CEO-CTO of Dukascopy Bank states: "We are glad to see that our cutting-edge Open Banking ecosystem is growing as new recognized international players are joining forces with us to develop the novel model of cross-industry cooperation. We trust in the bright future of crypto but the one that is regulated and transparent. In contrast to the belligerent appeals from both camps, we are consistently holding to our belief that traditional financial industry and crypto industry can and should naturally complement one another. We are ready to cooperate with the established businesses that share our views. Of course, respecting all the regulatory requirements."

02.10.2020

New coin reward rates and future prospects

Dukascopy Bank is announcing that the staking coin reward rate reduction previously broadcasted is in force starting from October 1st, 2020. Current rates will be kept until the end of 2020, click on the link to review them. Depending on the size of the staking deposit, the current reward rate gradually grows from a minimum value of 20% to a maximum value of 70%.

The preliminary date for the next 10% coin reward rate reduction for large size one-year staking deposits is 01.01.2021. Three-month deposits reward rates will be adjusted proportionally.

The Bank does not plan to change the current reward rates for one year and three-month EUR reward staking deposits (0.50 EUR and 0.10 EUR respectively for every Dukascoin allocated).

The Staking reward program provides extremely attractive remuneration and the Bank invites clients to benefit from it.

Dukascoins son cripto fichas gestionadas por contratos inteligentes

El Dukascoin, destinado a ser un cripto medio de pago, está emitido en cantidad limitada para servir tanto de pago como de especulación. Se espera que el Dukascoin gane valor debido a una oferta limitada y a que es la primera criptomoneda del sector bancario suizo.

Cada cliente puede obtener 5 Dukascoins al abrir una cuenta de MCA. Después, se puede vender o comprar más en el mercado. Además, se puede retirar Dukascoins del Banco a las carteras externas de blockchain. La venta y la retirada a blockchain estarán disponibles una vez que el cliente cumpla el requisito de volumen de negocio de depósitos entrantes.


Características clave

DUK+ es la primera
criptomoneda de un
banco suizo 

Es la primera criptomoneda mundial emitida por un banco estrictamente regulado.

El banco acepta Dukascoins para la financiación y los pagos

El mercado interno para Dukascoins

Intercambie sus tokens con otros usuarios de tokens a través de un mercado local y seguro

Stakes con recompensa en EUR y Dukascoins

Coloque Dukascoins a Stake, reciba Staking Reward y el más alto nivel de protección para sus criptoactivos

Programa de referencia

Cualquier titular de una cuenta MCA puede obtener un código de referencia para invitar a sus amigos. El referente recibirá 5 Dukascoins como remuneración por cada amigo invitado que abra una cuenta de MCA y cumpla con el requisito de volumen del depósito entrante. Los nuevos clientes recibirán 5 Dukascoins gratis como bono de bienvenida.

 
 
1

Abra

Abra una cuenta bancaria MCA y obtenga 5 Dukascoins gratis

2

Invite

Hágase referidor, invite a sus amigos y obtenga 5 Dukascoins por cada referido que que cumpla con el requisito de volumen de negocio de depósitos entrantes.

3

Use

Pague las comisiones, opere en el mercado, acumule y obtenga la recompensa por Staking.

Tasa de cambio
de la última operación

1.00 EUR

%

1 duk+

El Banco organiza y apoya una infraestructura para los clientes que permite hacer ofertas públicas o privadas para comprar o vender Dukascoins al precio que deseen.

Profundidad de mercado de
Dukascoin

Operar DUK+

Emisión de Dukascoins

Los Dukascoins se entregan de la siguiente manera: cada nuevo titular de MCA recibirá 5 Dukascoins. Dukascopy Bank recibe 15 Dukascoins para garantizar la liquidez de los Dukascoins en el mercado y paga 5 Dukascoins a los remitentes elegibles por cada referido que cumpla con el requisito de volumen de negocio de depositos entrantes.

El Banco organizará de forma regular misiones de auditoría independientes para verificar la adecuación de las emisiones de Dukascoins. Dichas misiones de auditoría asegurarán el cumplimiento del número de cuentas MCA abiertas y el número de Dukascoins emitidos para el período según el concepto de Airdrop.

Stake Reward se paga por participación en stakes de Dukascoins

El monto de la tasa de bonificación que paga el Banco depende del tamaño del Stake.

LA RECOMPENSA EN EUROS POR STAKES EN DUKASCOINS

Minimum Stake size Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank
for a 1 year Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
Coin Stake Reward rate paid by the Bank
for a 3 month Stake held with the Bank / with the personal blockchain wallet
50 7% / 9.5% 1.4% / 1.9%
100 8% / 10.5% 1.6% / 2.1%
250 9% / 11.5% 1.8% / 2.3%
500 10% / 12.5% 2% / 2.5%
1`000 12.5% / 15% 2.5% / 3%
2`500 15% / 17.5% 2.7% / 3.2%
5`000 17.5% / 20% 2.9% / 3.4%
10`000 22.5% / 25% 3.8% / 4.2%

LA RECOMPENSA EN EUROS POR STAKES EN DUKASCOINS

Getca$h swap - ¿Qué es esto?

  • Obtenga dinero en efectivo al instante contra su stake en dukascoin con la obligación de devolverlo (buyback) en 1 mes

  • Solicite la prórroga y utilice el dinero recibido durante más de un mes

  • El coste del efectivo y de la prórroga es del 7,5% anual

MÁS DETALLES

Cuenta
multidivisa

  • Cuenta bancaria suiza con IBAN
  • Sin depósito mínimo requerido
  • Apertura gratuita de cuenta online
  • Pagos instantáneos gratis
  • Mantenimiento de cuenta gratuito
  • Buenas tasas de cambio
  • Tarjetas plásticas y virtuales
  • Apple pay
  • 24/7 Soporte en vivo

Libro blanco

Para obtener más información, por favor, descargue el libro blanco de Dukascoin
(se puede modificar durante el desarrollo del proyecto)

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Únase a la revolución financiera con
las tecnologías bancarias de Dukascopy

Para abrir una cuenta MCA, por favor, descargue nuestra aplicación móvil Dukascopy Connect 911
y encuentre el símbolo "BANCO". Púlselo y siga las instrucciones