Paying Workers in Bitcoin May Be Illegal Under Swiss Law

Paying Workers in Bitcoin May Be Illegal Under Swiss Law

Despite the growing interest digital currency employers have shown in paying their workers in bitcoin and its alternatives, a new report suggests that the practice may not be legal in Switzerland, one of the global leaders in banking and finance. Entitled 'The Legality of Wage Payment in Bitcoin under Swiss Labour Law', the report was penned by Swiss Socialist Party member Jean Christophe Schwaab, who was notably called upon to draft a study on the dangers of bitcoin last December. Schwaab's report could have broad implications, as it suggests that the payment of any potentially volatile....


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