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January 2017

BLOCKCHAIN: HOW INSURERS ARE BUILDING UP TRUST BY BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

January 23 - January 24

Approximately 200 blockchain experts and enthusiasts from 16 countries will come together at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue hosted by Andreas Schertzinger, who leads Swiss Re's Reinsurance Technology Initiative, to discuss blockchain's potential for the insurance industry.

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Hack the Valley hackathon

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - January 29 @ 5:00 pm
Thomson Reuters, Neuhofstrasse 1
Baar, 6340 Switzerland
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The advent of blockchain technology is fuelling innovation across the globe, within a multitude of business sectors including finance, legal and the life sciences. Crypto Valley (Zug, Switzerland) is rapidly becoming a global hub for blockchain activity. The Swiss Canton continues to attract companies from across the globe, promoting an ever expanding community of blockchain professionals. Ethereum's blockchain and smart contracts and IOTA’s unique Internet of Things toolset offer almost limitless scope to codify all manner of processes within the…

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February 2017

First Tuesday beers and networking – presenting Fermat, Internet of People

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dear Crypto Valleyers Our next First Tuesday event takes place in the heart of Zug at Schiff Bar downstairs on February 7th. Our Crypto Valley presentation this time is about one of the most interesting Blockchain initiatives on the planet today, the Fermat project, presented by its founder, Luis F. Molina. This project may be known to some as the IoP, or the Internet of People, however in reality one is a subset of the other. This is second time…

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March 2017

First Tuesday beers and networking – Presenting Olga Feldmeier

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Schiff Restaurant, Graben 2
Zug, 6300 Switzerland
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Dear all The next First Tuesday event will take place again in Schiff Bar like last time. Thanks to the kind hosts and good service at Schiff Bar we had a great time in their charming old house. This time we invite you to participate in discussion with Olga Feldmeier who led market entry of Xapo in Switzerland. Xapo is a global leader in crypto currency custody business. As the topic of crypto currency security is highly relevant for most…

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Crypto Valleyers in the snow – “Crypto Mountain” in Davos

March 16 - March 19

As a number of crypto valleyers are also excellent skiers and snowboarders, we thought we would combine crypto with snow by inviting you to join some cool crypto people for a few days together in the mountains. As a result, the first “Crypto Mountain” event has been born. From 16 – 19 March 2017 you will find us on and off the slopes in Davos. For the late afternoons and evenings we have put together a program that combines interesting…

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Start Hack 2017

March 17 - March 19
St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland + Google Map

Be where Innovation happens. For two days we will turn St. Gallen into one of Europe’s technology hotspots.

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Swiss Digital Finance Conference 2017

March 23 @ 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Hochschule Luzern – Informatik, Suurstoffi 12
Rotkreuz, 6343 Switzerland
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Technologische Innovationen und Möglichkeiten verändern den Finanzsektor, wie Mobile Commerce, Social Media oder Big Data eindrücklich belegen. Nicht-Banken wie Paypal und Technologiefirmen wie Facebook, Apple oder Google und Telekommunikationsunternehmen setzen alles daran mit disruptiven Technologien die klassischen Akteure zu verdrängen und neue Geschäftsfelder zu erschliessen. Mit dieser digitalen Revolution gerät der Bankenplatz Schweiz immer mehr unter Zugzwang: Wo sind Änderungen nötig? Wo sind sie möglich? Wo erlaubt? Wie können Schweizer Finanzinstitute ihre Vorreiterrolle in einem immer globaleren Markt behaupten und…

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April 2017

InsurTech Blockchain Competition

April 1

Zug is world-famous for its blockchain scene. And Switzerland is one of the world’s most important insurance markets. We take these two factors and enrich them with innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Experts in startups, IT, finance and research are offering up a springboard for your blockchain idea. We want your InsurTech ideas: do you know how to revolutionize the insurance industry – we are all ears!

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First Tuesday drinks and networking – Presenting Melonport

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Schiff Restaurant, Graben 2
Zug, 6300 Switzerland
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First Tuesday April 2017 in Crypto Valley This event will again take place in Schiff Bar, in this charming old house right in the center of Old Town Zug, just like last time. This evening Mona El Isa, CEO of Melonport and one of our own Crypto Valley members, will introduce their Ethereum based start-up in the asset management space. Mona will talk about How Smart Contracts can Revolutionize Asset Management. • An introduction to Melonport and the team • The Melon Vision -…

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Blockshow Europe 2017

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Alte Kongresshalle, Theresienhöhe 15
Munich, 80339 Germany
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BlockShow Europe 2017 is a major informational and networking platform for showcasing established Blockchain solutions. If you strive for gaining greater insight into the current state of the Blockchain, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet the key Blockchain persons and value generators. You will get first-hand practical knowledge of how Blockchain has been successfully implemented in different parts of the world and what dramatic impact it has already had on the markets. The conference is organized by CoinTelegraph -…

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SAP Next-Gen Boot Camp on Blockchain in Financial Services and Public Sector

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - April 26 @ 2:00 pm
SAP Office Regensdorf, Althardstrasse 80
Regensdorf, 8105 Switzerland
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Blockchain is being hailed as “the new internet” and is driving transformation for businesses across multiple sectors. “A blockchain is a shared digital ledger that allows transactions to be recorded and verified electronically over a network of computers without a central ledger. Cryptography is used to protect the data from fraud or hackers.” So why is everyone, including us of course, so excited? SAP systems touch more than 70 percent of the world’s business transactions and exactly these business transactions…

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May 2017

Crypto Valley First *Monday* (May 1st) drinks and networking – presenting Aragon, Akasha and Status

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Schiff Restaurant, Graben 2
Zug, 6300 Switzerland
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Dear all The next First Tuesday event is this time a First Monday, since we would otherwise compete for audience for the SICTIC event we co-host on Tuesday. We got a last minute great opportunity to host three interesting start-ups - just came in this afternoon - and this will again take place in Schiff Bar, in this charming old house right in the center of Old Town Zug, just like last (every) time. Experience has shown people come a…

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35th SICTIC Investor Day Fintech in Baar

May 2 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomson Reuters, Neuhofstrasse 1
Baar, 6340 Switzerland
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The SICTIC Investor Day Fintech is a match making event where fintech startups pitch to find experienced investors and supporters. The event language is English. Questions from the audience are also taken in French and German (and translated if necessary). This event is organized by the SICTIC Fintech Angels vertical to connect the Fintech startup ecosystem with investors. Given the location of this event in Crypto Valley this SICTIC Investor Day Fintech will have a special focus on crypto finance…

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Hyperledger Zurich Meetup: Dive Into Fabric 1.0. Use Cases with Hyperledger

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zürcher Kantonalbank, Neue Hard 9
Zürich, Switzerland
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AGENDA: 5:30 - Doors open. Networking, refreshments and drinks. Members each other. 6:30 - Welcome. Members to vote on the topics of interest for future meetings. 6:40 - Talk #1. Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, by Marko Vukolic, Research Staff Member at IBM 7:20 - Q&A break. 7:30 - Talk #2. Loyalty Industry Use Cases, by Robert Moerland, EVP at Loyyal 8:00 – Q&A break. 8:10 – Talk #3. Implementing Ethereum Token on Hyperledger Fabric: a Complete Example, by Vadim…

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Panel Discussion: Crypto Valley – A better Silicon Valley?

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GG6, General Guisan Strasse 6
Zug, Zug 6300 Switzerland
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A feisty panel and friendly meetup in Zug, Switzerland   Little Switzerland has long punched above its weight in many fields, from banking to high-tech manufacturing to its legendary watches. It is now doing the same in blockchain and cryptographic technologies. But can the country really compete with larger hubs like London, Singapore or New York? We think it can.   With its visionary entrepreneurs and cryptographic technology pioneers, deep pools of capital and world-class engineering talent, low taxes, friendly…

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June 2017

Financial Times – Future of Fintech Awards 2017

June 4

Financial Times (FT) inviting to compete on Fintech innovations. Please note, this is not an event we host, it is an invitation from FT to participate. They have kindly notified our president (Oliver Bussmann) of this and are inviting Fintech startups in our Crypto Valley network to participate. Also note, you cannot sign up for an event here, there is none. Follow the links below for further information instead. Finally note that the date is the END DATE of submission to…

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First Tuesday drinks and networking – presenting æternity and FLUON

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Schiff Restaurant, Graben 2
Zug, 6300 Switzerland
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The next First Tuesday event will again take place in Schiff Bar, in this charming old house right in the center of Old Town Zug, just like every time. This evening we have two presenters: First is Marion Vogel from the blockchain project æternity, and from our local Crypto Valley community. Second is Sandra Becker from FLUON (this website is just about to launch), flying in from Madrid in Spain. Marion will give an overview about the key aspects of the…

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Association General Assembly

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to invite you to the first Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Crypto Valley Association, which will be held on June 9, 2017 at the offices of Thomson Reuters in Baar. The AGA is open to members as well as the general public. The agenda includes an update on the CVA's overall progress as well as introductions to and updates from its new working groups. It is an excellent opportunity for all those who are interested in our…

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Understanding the Revolution and What Comes Next

June 13
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Langhaldenstrasse 21
Rüschlikon, 8803 Switzerland
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Blockchain is revolutionising transactions, just as the Internet has revolutionised communication. The new concept will drastically change industry, society and everyday life. This change is happening fast, and it’s happening in the Blockchain Valley in and around Zurich. That’s why IBM Research, Swiss Re and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, who are at the forefront of blockchain research, development and prediction, have joined forces to approach the topic from different points of view at the Blockchain Valley Conference: Technology and Innovation:…

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Tokenizing – US & Swiss legal perspectives of Token Generating Events (TGE)

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GG6, General Guisan Strasse 6
Zug, Zug 6300 Switzerland
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Get a first-hand insight into the US and Swiss legal challenges in generating and distributing blockchain tokens. Luka Müller, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance, Zug Lee A. Schneider, Debevoise, New York 6pm Get Together 6.30pm – 8pm Presentation and discussion 8pm – 9pm Drinks and networking Maximum capacity: 120 persons – First come first serve Please sign up on the meetup platform, here Benefit from direct access to top TGE experts for Questions and Answers. We look forward to…

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