Crypto Valley at Consensus NY 2019

All About the Network

Switzerland sits in the heart of Europe - and its blockchain and crypto scene has become a well-respected hub not only on the continent but all around the world. At the Crypto Valley Association, we believe it is worthwhile building bridges across borders and strengthening the world-wide ecosystem - creating value-driven networks, just like blockchain. Now we're headed to Consensus NY 2019 to bring a small part of the Crypto Valley network to the Big Apple - and help forge new connections!

Visit us at Booth 338/340 in Americas Hall at Consensus!

Making the Crypto Valley network strong!

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.

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) and its experienced team at the Swiss Consulate in New York assists U.S. companies interested in investing to grow in Switzerland, a highly attractive business location in the heart of Europe. We work free of charge and confidentially, helping companies explore, evaluate, and (hopefully) set up a physical presence. In addition, we provide localized support, market information, consulting, and networking services to Swiss companies venturing into the U.S. market.

Meet Our Platinum Sponsors

Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) is a private company based in Zug which invests in all stages of the crypto and blockchain growth cycle. It offers seed funding and a three-month incubator program in exchange for equity or tokens. CV VC was launched by Lakeside Partners, a leading startup investor and blockchain advisory company its own thriving ecosystem:

– The Advisory team covers all essential areas leading to powerful tokenized business models. Projects benefit from the skills, expertise, and experience of Lakeside Partners.

– CV Labs is a unique co-working space located in Zug, helping crypto companies to grow successfully by meeting all their needs. CV Labs is also an ideal home base for startup companies participating in the CV Labs incubation program. Regular meetups and networking events are organized in the Crypto Café and the meeting rooms.

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’s strength lies in our focus on a direct client-partner relationship. Experienced professionals assist clients personally and comprehensively, both in Switzerland and abroad. MME’s expert advisors have established and maintain a broad global network of sophisticated specialists, allowing us to support clients with the resolution of cross-border challenges. MME has set up a team of technology, banking, corporate law, distribution, tax and AML experts jointly providing solutions and expertise for blockchain and fintech projects. As a first mover in the area of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, MME has acquired a worldwide reputation for its leadership and deep experience. Whether you are developing, procuring, or investing in these areas, we understand the opportunities and challenges your business can face. Our legal expertise is combined with a thorough technical understanding of the technology underlying our client’s business models. Since 2013, our experienced crypto team has supported a significant number of blockchain projects, from small start-ups to large token generating events (TGE).

CoinDeal launched in March 2018 and is currently one of the biggest and fastest growing crypto exchanges and is among CoinMarketCap’s top-100 cryptocurrency exchanges based on trading volume (24h). CoinDeal offers over 45 cryptocurrency pairs – all major cryptos and fiat: EUR, USD, GBP, PLN, Rub or KRW. New cryptocurrencies appear most often through the community vote. Buying BTC via credit card allows for a fast start to trading. Users are offered transparent funds and the most advanced security standards. CoinDeal is registered in Malta (MDIA safety certificate). The team has its eyes set on expanding onto the US market and expects to be available in many states as early as mid 2019. CoinDeal has a robust affiliate program and Premium membership for more demanding traders. In August 2018, Coindeal became a global partner of the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC – a Premier League team.

Founded in 2017 through an ICO that raised more than $20 million, Eidoo is an app for mobile and desktop devices that allows storing, converting and spending Bitcoin, Ethereum and all ERC20 / ERC223 tokens.
Eidoo has been one of the few teams to launch an ICO with an existing product. Eidoo features a non-custodial Wallet, a Hybrid Exchange, and a platform to participate and launch token sales that are 100% compliant with local regulations.
In the near future Eidoo will launch a Eidoo-branded debit card to spend digital currencies.

Meet Our Gold Sponsors

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a fully government funded research university in Republic of Korea. It was established in 1993 and has ranked the 3rd in the world with respect to the number of citations per professor. Blockchain Economy Center (BEC) at GIST aims to advance the technology and economic system involving blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The areas of research interest include not only technical issues such as decentralization, scalability, advanced consensus mechanism and security but also future society issues such as financial crises, empowering individuals with enhanced freedom, novel balanced market systems, and decentralized autonomous organizations.

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CloseCross is the world’s first and only Collective predictions market. This is your alternative to the old-school prediction markets and financial derivatives.

CloseCross solves the pain-points seen in legacy environments; such as complexity of use and understanding, high costs for occasional traders, unquantified risks and systemic opacity. By providing an intuitive 3-step-derivative engagement within a real-time, transparent, crowd-wisdom driven platform that allows for potentially higher returns without the need for any leverage; CloseCross is opening up the $1200 trillion predictions market to the masses.

CloseCross deploys patented multi-party settlement mechanisms and proprietary algorithms to create a quasi derivatives environment where market participants enter collective smart contracts instead of traditional one-to-one contracts.

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Nxchange the first Securities Exchange as a Service for tokenized securities and digitized assets. Nxchange caters to the needs of banks, lending platforms, crypto exchanges and financial institutions with an interest to raise capital and list tokenized securities and digitized assets on behalf of their customers, offering these investment opportunities directly to their investor base. Nxchange is a comprehensive, regulated trading platform developed in close cooperation with the AFM (the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets) and holds both a Regulated Market and MTF license issued by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.

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Meet Our Silver Sponsors

The Swiss law-firm “LEXcellence GmbH” is a full range law firm, focused on newest technologies, located in the midst of famous Crypto Valley in the beautiful Canton of Zug. We provide you with comprehensive legal advice relating to:  Blockchain technology-based transactions; Token Generating Events (STO, ICO); Representation before authorities, in particular before Immigration Offices and Swiss Financial Regulator – FINMA; Incorporation of companies and provision of directorship mandates; Implementation of AML and KYC related policies; – Technology transfer agreements; Data based transactions; Advice related to data protection and data processing agreements; Compliance with other regulatory requirements. We strive to achieve excellence in all legal services you should need – these are our values: The highest quality of work – a hands-on and solutions-oriented approach; pragmatic, clear, concise and business-oriented advice; – fair and transparent fees. You are entrepreneurs, so are we – we understand your needs.

Sionik Communications provides professional communications, marketing and public relations services to innovative companies in the blockchain, fintech, legaltech and insurtech space. With a wealth of experience in the Crypto Valley ecosystem and the international startup scene, Sionik delivers strategic support and efficient execution to help growth-focused teams get “to the point, always.”

Counos Platform is one of the world’s most extensive and secure platforms of the financial Blockchain. Through offering a wide variety of stablecoins, cryptocurrencies, and online financial Commercial services, Counos will provide safer global financial trades and investment in Crypto Ecosystem. Counos offers some of commercials services in the field of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology besides digital currencies .Counos Crypto Decentralized & Centralized Exchange services. Therefore,Counos is providing all of following services: 1) Escrow 2) Exchange 3) Payment gateway system 4) paper wallet 5) mobile wallet (for android and iOS).

Counos lets the users gain access to their digital assets in the safest way possible and use all facilities of the platform without any limitation.

AlgoTrader is an institutional-grade algorithmic trading software solution for conducting quantitative research, trading strategy development, strategy back-testing and automated trading for both traditional securities and crypto assets. Architecturally, it is a robust, highly optimized, truly distributed, event-driven, multi-threaded software platform purpose built for state based, asynchronous development of complex trading models. AlgoTrader is an open, feature rich platform that handles all the tedious aspects of quant modelling and strategy development: strategy wizards, embedded valuation & technical analysis libraries, all common trading methods, configurable back-testing framework, reference data starters, inbound FIX adapters, public REST endpoints, historical data services and market data / broker / exchange adapters. AlgoTrader was formed and is staffed by systematic trading experts with a solid track record of delivering mission critical systems to discerning clients – worthy of your trust and confidence. Typical clients are hedge funds, prop/crypto trading groups, family offices, banks, brokers, advisers and savvy retail traders trading quantitative trading strategies for both traditional securities and crypto assets. AlgoTrader has offices in Zürich Switzerland, New York USA and Singapore.

From Our Blog

The 5th ICO/STO Report published by PwC Stratetgy& and CVA

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This week saw the publication of the 5th ICO/STO (IEO) report in collaboration with PwC and Strategy&. The key takeaways are as follows: Token Offerings and IEO Jan until May…

CVA Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring participates in the review process of the Swiss draft VAT guidance on cryptocurrencies

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The CVA Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring (CVA WG TAS) has successfully submitted on behalf of the CVA board last Friday, 15 March 2019, its statement regarding the…

CVA Tax and Accounting WG Input on VAT

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The CVA Tax and Accounting Working Group submitted the following statement to the SFTA. The statement was prepared by Markus Vogel (Chair CVA WG TAS & Tax Partner KPMG), Monika Molnar...To…

New Strategic Agenda for Crypto Valley Association

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The Crypto Valley Association announced its strategic objectives and action plan at its Extraordinary General Assembly yesterday. The CVA Board, whose five new members were elected in January, underlined the…

4th ICO and STO Report – growing less, but growing up

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Download the ICO/STO report here. ----- In the second half of 2018, the number and volume of ICOs and STOs decreased considerably, both due to the shift from ICO to…

BlockImmo becomes first regulated real estate crowdsale platform

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BlockImmo is a CVA member based in Zug. This article originally appeared on CryptoCoin News. Tokenized assets are here to stay. The current race is about who can get regulated products…

EXPERTsuisse issues first Swiss ICO accounting guidelines for utility tokens

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By Markus Vogel - Chair, Crypto Valley Association Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring & Tax Partner at KPMG Switzerland With the release of the Q&A on special accounting…

Zug citizens open to more blockchain-based e-voting

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Nearly eight in ten of respondents in Zug welcome e-voting secured by blockchain technology  Zug, SWITZERLAND -- November 30, 2018 -- Most residents of Zug, Switzerland, approve of e-voting secured…