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«The Gspröch» Episode #1: Implementing a Digital Asset Banking Offering From Scratch

Welcome to «The Gspröch» Episode #1: Implementing a digital asset banking offering from scratch with LUKB

Date of recording: 25th April, 2024 

Host: Stuart Petersen, Chief Revenue Officer at Wyden 

Guest: René Langer, Head Trading Services at Luzerner Kantonalbank 


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In this eye-opening episode, René Langer from Luzerner Kantonalbank joins Stuart to unpack the journey of launching a cutting-edge digital asset service from scratch. Tune in as they explore: 

  • The strategic thinking behind the bank’s move 
  • Navigating the ins and outs of market execution 
  • Lessons learned 
  • Parallels between digital asset ventures and traditional market initiatives 

“Gspröch,” a Swiss term for “conversation,” embodies our Swiss heritage here at Wyden. As a podcast, it serves as a vibrant space for engaging discussions, reflecting our roots and inviting guests to delve into the dynamic world of institutional digital asset trading.  


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Bio Guest: In his role at Luzerner Kantonalbank, René is responsible for stock exchange trading for customers, ensuring the operation and further development of trading applications. He is now also responsible for the technical implementation of cryptocurrencies at LUKB as part of the digital asset project. LUKB is one of the few banks in Switzerland that offers trading and custody of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. René is also LUKB’s representative in the “Digital Assets” expert group of the Swiss Blockchain Federation. 


Bio Host: Stuart has a wealth of leadership experience in scaling highly complex fintech business models. Starting out at Thomson Financial, he then embarked on a 15-year career with quantitative solutions provider Algorithmics to build up the firm’s buy-side business. After Algorithmics, he joined industry leaders such as S&P Global, IBM, and Arria NLG, a leading provider of Natural Language Generation solutions. 

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