Techwatch: Mar. 2, 1998

A VIRTUAL SWISS BANK FOR THE REST OF US

Got the urge for offshore banking but not the cash to try it? Rather than saving up for a plane ticket to Grand Cayman, check out a new online bank opening its virtual doors this week. Sicherheit und Privat (Security and Privacy) is an Austrian bank that offers encrypted communications, digital cash transactions and a privacy-protected MasterCard for a minimum deposit of $1,000 (as opposed to $10K to $50K in a typical Swiss bank). Could be just the thing for low rollers trying to hide cash from a spouse's divorce lawyers--or the...

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