Frequently Asked Questions

What are digital assets?2018-07-04T18:07:55+02:00

Digital assets encompass all types of currencies, tokens, assets, securities or smart contracts registered on a decentralised ledger such as blockchain. This definition includes all payment tokens (synonymous of plain-vanilla « cryptocurrencies »), utility tokens and securities tokens as defined by the Swiss regulator, FINMA, in its Guidelines for enquiries regarding the regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (see here).

What is Taurus, is it regulated?2018-06-27T11:49:05+02:00

Taurus is building the next generation platform to buy and sell digital assets. It is offering, at the time of writing, a brokerage platform to individuals and legal entities.

Taurus Group SA is a limited company and operates as a financial intermediary subject to swiss know your customer and anti-money laundering rules. It is affiliated to ARIF, the Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers (see here).

Which digital assets can I trade on Taurus platform?2018-06-27T11:47:32+02:00

You can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum automatically on Taurus platform, which represent at the time of writing, 60% of the total digital assets market capitalisation.

Can I trade digital assets which are not available on the platform? How?2018-06-27T11:47:02+02:00

Yes. You will need to go through the registration process.

Taurus has built liquidity with the largest market makers and exchanges in the world and can provide brokerage services on the major digital assets. To pass such orders, you will need to contact us by email.

What types of clients can register on Taurus platform?2018-10-02T09:21:42+02:00

Both private individuals as well as legal entities can register on Taurus platform. Private individuals can register here. Legal entities can register here.

For individuals, what does the registration process consist of?2018-06-27T11:45:45+02:00

The registration process is fully digital and takes between 5 and 8 minutes.

Taurus applies Swiss know your customer and anti-money laundering rules. You will need to go through the following steps:

  1. Set-up 2-factor authentication for your own security
  2. Enter your personal details
  3. Upload the relevant document
  4. Enter your banking details and digital address to receive payments
  5. Submit your application

Taurus will reply in a matter of minutes. More complex files can take up to a few days. You will be notified by e-mail at each step of the process.

For legal entities, what does the registration process consist of?2018-06-27T11:43:37+02:00

The registration process is hybrid. The entry point is digital and then some documents will need to be sent by e-mail or paper  (typically for some incorporation documents).

Taurus applies swiss know your customer and anti-money laundering rules. Once you open an account, an account executive will contact you shortly to support you through the full account opening process.

What is the Bank you are working with?2018-06-27T11:42:56+02:00

Taurus is privileged to work with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (www.hbl.ch), a Swiss bank regulated by FINMA.

What are my options to transfer cash ?2018-10-02T09:31:09+02:00

You can wire CHF, EUR, USD.

I’m planning to make high volume trades, do you make volume discount?2018-10-02T09:20:00+02:00

Yes. Please contact our sales team at [email protected].

My buy or sell transactions did not seem to take place, what should I do?2018-06-27T11:40:24+02:00

You should send an e-mail with TRANSACTION STATUS in the title to [email protected]. Our support team will do the investigations required with the highest possible priority and come back to you.

I found an instability with the platform, what should I do?2018-06-27T11:39:29+02:00

The platform has been thoroughly tested before entering in production. Still, if you noticed an instability please send an e-mail to  [email protected] with a description (incl. snapshots) of the issue you saved. Our development team will fix these immediately.

I have a question, what should I do?2018-06-27T11:38:34+02:00

You could visit the support platform or send an e-mail at [email protected]

What is the fee schedule for the e-brokerage platform?2018-10-02T09:31:34+02:00

Transaction size (CHF/EUR/USD) Fee (%)
0-10’000 3%
10’000-50’000 2.5%
50’000-100’000 2%
100’000-1’000’000 1.5%
>1’000’000 1%

Fees for high-volume, institutional clients are available by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

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