Welcome to Crypto Valley

One of the World’s leading Blockchain and Cryptographic Technology Ecosystems


Apply for the Crypto Valley Blockchain Awards

We're inviting innovative startups to compete for the CVA Blockchain Awards with a total prize money of CHF30,000. Deadline: 30th April 2018.


Crypto Valley Conference - June 2018

The Crypto Valley Conference brings together the world’s leading academics, start-ups and established companies to share and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the blockchain technology ecosystem.


Participate in Events

Learn about ideas and innovation as well as share your own opinions and projects.


Find investors

Pitch your business plan to a network of investors with blockchain domain knowledge


Crypto Valley Coders

Knowledge sharing events designed to push boundaries


Navigate Blockchain Jobs

Share and review paid and unpaid positions


Crypto Valley Code of Conduct and Statement on Token Launches

As the volume of token generating events increases, the Crypto Valley Association has issued a statement on token launches and a Code of Conduct


Recent News & Announcements

March 22, 2018 in Board Updates

Board Meeting Highlights – 22 March 2018

We started by talking about yesterday’s FINMA roundtable in Geneva. Around 120 people attended. There was a very high level of participation from the audience which was very good. We...To…
Read More
March 19, 2018 in Public Announcements

Cryptocurrency salary components? Caution!

Authors: Markus Vogel (Co-Chair Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring and Director Tax KPMG AG), Rinaldo Neff (Senior Manager Tax / Equity-based Compensation KPMG AG) Tech start-ups may (partly)…
Read More
March 18, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-03-11 – 2018-03-17)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/7bkb5Osnsc 2018-03-11 Interesting paper compares #ICO regs in 25 jurisdictions https://t.co/ES2nSpMn72 2018-03-11…
Read More
March 16, 2018 in Public Announcements

CVA named Fintech Influencer of the Year

Swiss FinTech Awards Night 2018 on Thursday (15.03.18) in Hotel Dolder in Zurich. Photo: Markus Forte  Zzzzzlz We are very proud to announce that the Crypto Valley Association has been…
Read More
March 13, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

40 franc discount to CryptoMountain Rocks for CVA members

CVA member Reto Gadient, whose inaugural CryptoMountain Rocks last year is now legendary, is offering a CHF 40.00 discount to CVA members. Use the following promo code when registering to...To…
Read More
March 13, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

20% Discount to Crypto Summit for CVA members

CVA member and organizer of Crypto Summit 2018 on March 27-28 has just announced that CVA members can get a 20% discount on tickets. Simply use code CVA_Crypto_Summit20 when registering. More...To…
Read More
March 11, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-03-04 – 2018-03-10)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/HhNtSMMkXC 2018-03-04 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
Read More
March 9, 2018 in CVA in the News

Extra seats added for FINMA ICO roundtable in Zug! Last chance to apply

FINMA will hold a series of general roundtable discussions (in English) to present its recently published ICO Guidelines in Zug, Geneva and Lugano. Amongst others FINMA will present its assessment of…
Read More
March 8, 2018 in Board Updates

Board Meeting Highlights – 8 March 2018

We started with a discussion of our growing member base. Several of the pending corporate members are still waiting on our VAT number which is pending due to the need...To…
Read More
More News...

What is Crypto Valley?

Crypto Valley is an ecosystem centered in and around the Swiss canton of Zug with active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley and New York.

Thanks to its business-friendly regulatory framework, deep talent pool and sophisticated infrastructure, Crypto Valley is quickly becoming a global center where emerging cryptographic, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and businesses can thrive in a safe, supportive, and vibrant environment. It has already attracted dozens of leading cryptographic companies and organizations, including Ethereum, Monetas, Bitcoin Suisse, Xapo, ShapeShift, ConsenSys, and Tezos.

The Crypto Valley Association has been set up to foster the growth of this ecosystem. We drive innovation through collaboration and partnerships with entrepreneurs, startups, investors, corporates, educational institutions, service providers, and government bodies.

Ushered in by the invention of Bitcoin in 2009, the cryptographic technologies ecosystem is growing rapidly. From cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and distributed ledgers to decentralized transaction platforms, commercial property registries, digital identities, secure electronic voting systems, and the internet of things — a myriad of technologies is emerging that enable new kinds of digital property, and the secure and efficient exchange of digital assets.

About the Association
Become a Member

Our Ecosystem

Basing your business in this global industry cluster brings enormous advantages:
Network effects, economies of scale, access to the world’s best talent, deep pools of capital, a rich ecosystem of resources and know-how for both startups and mature companies, a nurturing entrepreneurial culture, infectious energy, and strong trust relationships that make the impossible possible. Not to mention the fantastic quality of life.

Discover Our Working Groups

Visionary entrepreneurs and cryptographic technology pioneers

Low taxes and friendly regulations

Deep-seated culture of privacy protection and decentralized institutions

Deep pools of capital and world-class engineering talent

Sound policy and economic strength

High productivity and competitiveness

Proximity and access to global markets

High quality of life

Strategic Partners

See all Partners