Beyond the Hype

Crypto Valley at Consensus 2018

From finance to pharma, luxury handmade watches to high-tech manufacturing: Switzerland has long punched above above its weight in complex, high value-add industries. Can it do the same in blockchain? At the Crypto Valley Association, we believe it can.

We are already home to some of the most important institutions and companies in blockchain, as well as a large ecosystem of vibrant startups and innovative incumbents. Together they are off to a good start in building the sustainable blockchain industry that has always been our goal. Some of them have come with us to Consensus NY. Read more about them below and get a taste of Valley life. And don’t forget to visit us at Booth 17 during the conference.

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The Crypto Valley Association is an independent, government-supported association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technologies ecosystem. We support and connect startups and established enterprises through policy recommendations, projects across verticals, initiating and enabling research, and organizing conferences, hackathons, and other industry events. With active connections to similar hubs around the world, we also ensure Crypto Valley’s participation in the global efforts to foster blockchain and cryptographic technology innovation.

Greater Zurich is home to the highest concentration of technological excellence in the most stable environment in Europe. For years, both Switzerland and Greater Zurich have occupied top positions in renowned worldwide rankings in terms of attracting talent, innovative strength, competitiveness and quality of life.

The Canton of Zug is a perfect location for start-ups and innovative ideas. The unique “Spirit of Zug”’ is based on exemplary customer proximity, solution-oriented pragmatism, short distances, and professionalism. It is this very spirit helps the existing companies in the Kanton of Zug tremendously.

Meet Our Platinum Sponsors

Comprised of over 800 blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, computer scientists, designers, engineers, consultants, educators, and business leaders with delivery experience across six continents, ConsenSys is the world’s largest blockchain venture production studio. Its vision is to use blockchain technology to create a world in which distributed applications and the Ethereum world computer support a new class of frictionless, global commerce with inclusion for all.

The Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation offers a marketplace that allows individuals to digitize and monetize their health data and trace its usage. It seeks to address two key issues plaguing the healthcare industry: 1) Monopolization of health data leading to siloes and inefficiencies, 2) lack of incentives for individuals to digitize their health data.

Melonport AG is a private company based in Zug, building software for technology regulated investment funds. Melonport aims at reinventing asset management by leveraging the power of blockchain and smart contracts.

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is an innovative Swiss enterprise offering comprehensive professional consultancy and litigation services in all legal, tax and compliance matters. MME has offices in Zurich and Zug, both situated in the most important economic zone of Switzerland, the Greater Zurich Area. MME assists, supports and represents companies and individuals in all business and business-related private matters. Our strength is our focus on a direct partner/client-relationship. MME professionals assist clients personally, comprehensively, candidly and determinedly – in Switzerland and abroad. MME’s expert advisors have established and maintain a broad global network of sophisticated specialists, and we deal with our clients’ challenges worldwide.

PwC Switzerland is the leading audit and advisory company in Switzerland. At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory, tax & legal and Digital Services. Within PwC Switzerland, more than 3,000 employees and partners (in 14 locations in Switzerland and one in the Principality of Liechtenstein) are helping to create the value organisations and individuals are looking for.

Meet Our Gold Sponsors

From Our Blog

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Nyon, Switzerland, 22.11.2019 is proud to announce the Corporate Sponsorship Agreement with the Crypto Valley Association, one of the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystems. The agreement establishes…

Economic Framework of Digital Currencies

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Audit guidance on cryptocurrencies

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In September 2019, the Commission for Auditing of EXPERTsuisse ‒ the professional association of Swiss certified experts on auditing, taxes and fiduciary ‒ published a Q&A guidance on the audit…

Crypto Valley Association signs MoU to join IDAXA

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CVA and Zurich Tourism Establish Official Partnership

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New Chair Takes Over Western Chapter of CVA

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New Chair Takes Over Western Chapter of CVA The association announces the assignment of new leadership in its Romandy Chapter, which will be continuing the efforts of the past structure. …