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July 22, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-07-15 – 2018-07-21)

Looking for staff for your #blockchain startup? Or want to advertise an open post? Association members can advertis… https://t.co/Pi8f5Qlv7C 2018-07-15 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency…
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July 15, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-07-08 – 2018-07-14)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/KsJVhb3ZoR 2018-07-08 As reported by @Cointelegraph - Main Swiss Stock Exchange to…
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July 8, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-07-01 – 2018-07-07)

Are you a #blockchain or #crypto investor interested in high quality #startups deal flow from the Crypto Valley? A… https://t.co/nwmMUox8R1 2018-07-01 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest…
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July 1, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-06-24 – 2018-06-30)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/J3otJAZkXF 2018-06-24 RT @blockcollider: 3 hours 30 minutes remaining until BCE3. ICO…
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June 28, 2018 in CVA in the News

CVA and PwC Strategy& Collaborate to Produce 2nd Global ICO Report

Zug, Switzerland, June 28, 2018 -- The Crypto Valley Association has teamed up again with Strategy&, the strategy and consulting division of CVA member PwC, to launch the June 2018 edition…
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June 27, 2018 in Public Announcements

BDO Switzerland Joins the CVA as its 4th Strategic Partner

The Crypto Valley Association is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with BDO Switzerland, one of the country’s leading providers of auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services. Oliver Bussmann,…
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June 25, 2018 in Member News

Perspectives on VAT Considerations for Blockchain-Based Tokens in Switzerland

The following informational article was prepared by the team of CVA member Fineac Treuhand.  Switzerland - with the cooperation of governmental authorities - especially in the canton of Zug, is…
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June 24, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-06-17 – 2018-06-23)

Want to discuss cutting edge technologies with other #blockchain developers. Join our Coder events… https://t.co/EsgW44dMLr 2018-06-17 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with…
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June 17, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-06-10 – 2018-06-16)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/qJ9lFZaz0H 2018-06-10 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
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June 10, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-06-03 – 2018-06-09)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/zWfx3UM2Q5 2018-06-03 Looking for funding for your #blockchain startup? Or looking to…
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June 3, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-05-27 – 2018-06-02)

RT @Gadienre: Another Blockchain conference? NO. This one is DIFFERENT: #Cryptovalleyconference on Blockchain in @thecryptovalley. Great li… 2018-05-27 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain…
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June 1, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

IBM panel seeking CVA members in San Francisco

We recently received word from the Trade Commissioner Swiss Business Hub USA of the Swiss Consulate that the Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation at IBM is hosting a panel in Silicon...To…
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June 1, 2018 in Public Announcements

CO accounting for cryptocurrencies

Authors: Markus Vogel (Co-Chair Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring and Director Tax KPMG AG), Heiko Petry (Board Member Working Group Tax / Accounting / Structuring and Assistant Audit…
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May 31, 2018 in Public Announcements

CVA to sponsor the ICO competition with the highest prize ever

Next June 7 in Lugano, 20 ICOs will compete at the ICO Race for 1 MILLION DOLLARS and to be listed on one of the top three exchanges in the…
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May 30, 2018 in Member News, Public Announcements

Policy & Regulation ICO Code of Conduct Enforcement: Envion Statement

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is aware of the legal matter involving Envion, a Swiss-incorporated, Berlinbased blockchain company. Envion is not a member of the Crypto Valley Association. However, in…
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May 27, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

2018 Annual General Assembly Board Election Candidates

Please note that the following candidates are standing for election / re-election: Standing for President Oliver Bussmann Standing for Board Member Positions Vasiliy Suvorov René Hüsler Soren Fog Nicolas Schobinger...To…
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May 27, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-05-20 – 2018-05-26)

Reinvent Finance with #blocichain at the @melonport Hackathon. May 17-19 in the heart of Crypto Valley https://t.co/0hCnkqWlEe 2018-05-20 Reinvent Finance with #blockchain at the @melonport Hackathon. https://t.co/0hCnkqWlEe https://t.co/AUbbEkBERe 2018-05-20 RT…
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May 24, 2018 in Member News

Support Ocean Cleanup by completing a short survey on crowdfunding

Our member Bloomio is performing a survey on crowdfunding and would like to ask other members of the Crypto Valley Association to participate.  Bloomio will make a 1 CHF donation…
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May 20, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-05-13 – 2018-05-19)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/VFAijedjTf 2018-05-13 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
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May 16, 2018 in Member News, Public Announcements

Addressing the identity management issue we’ve grown too accustomed to

By Vasiliy Suvorov, Vice President of Technology Strategy at Luxoft, Vice President, Crypto Valley Association Today’s identity management poses a problem. Highly centralized and siloed, it forces us to create…
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May 14, 2018 in CVA in the News, Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Announces Strategic Partnership with Lakestar, Unlocking Technology Scaling Expertise For Members

Lakestar to chair new “Venture Building” Working Group Zug, Switzerland – 14 May 2018 – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a leading global blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem, has announced…
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May 14, 2018 in Member News, Public Announcements

Blockchain and Indoor Farming can Help Feed Nine Billion People

By Erhan Cakmak, CEO and co-founder, Pavo By 2050, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion people, some 20 percent higher than today. Most of this population increase will occur…
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May 13, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-05-06 – 2018-05-12)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/GIfiAnijak 2018-05-06 Crypto Valley members who have tokens traded on exchanges can…
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May 10, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Design Competition

Crypto Valley Design Competition With the Crypto Valley Conference coming soon, we are looking to create a a couple of unique and exclusive designs that can be used for t-shirts,…
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May 8, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

Switzerland Global Enterprise Event in Santa Clara

Swiss Business Hub USA (of the Swiss consulate) has reached out to us to ask if any members happen to be in the Santa Clara, California area on May 9....To…
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May 6, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-04-29 – 2018-05-05)

Announcing the next #blockchain networking event in #Geneva, Wed 3rd May on #Health & #Freelancing. Look forward to… https://t.co/vumWqephOX 2018-04-29 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency…
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May 2, 2018 in Member News, Public Announcements

CVA joins BMW, GM, Ford and others in Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Today the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) announced "its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more…
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April 29, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-04-22 – 2018-04-28)

Are you a #blockchain or #crypto investor interested in high quality #startups deal flow from the Crypto Valley? A… https://t.co/yl2kSZjZ64 2018-04-22 @amazon announces AWS #blockchain templates for @ethereum and @Hyperledger.…
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April 25, 2018 in CVA in the News, Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Welcomes ConsenSys as Strategic Partner

ConsenSys to chair new Enterprise Blockchain Working Group, join Regulatory and Policy Working Group Zug, Switzerland – 25 April, 2018 – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is proud to announce…
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April 24, 2018 in CVA in the News, Public Announcements

CVA Q1 2018 Newsletter – Playing by the rules

Better late than never, as the saying goes: on the evening of 23 April we released our Q1 2018 newsletter with a wrap up of our major activities during the…
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April 22, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-04-15 – 2018-04-21)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/UMsaki9sU7 2018-04-15 Looking for funding for your #blockchain startup? Or looking to…
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April 16, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Conference – Secure your ticket, or host a satellite event!

Dear members of the Crypto Valley community,   With just two months to go, the Crypto Valley Association will host the Crypto Valley Conference from 20-22 June 2018 in Zug, the…
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April 15, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-04-08 – 2018-04-14)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/8PBsPlw3jN 2018-04-08 Want to discuss cutting edge technologies with other #blockchain developers.…
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April 13, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

Ad Interim General Meeting – Minutes

Oliver opened the session by explaining that the primary reason for the meeting is one of administration and the necessity of appointing an auditor for the Association. He followed by...To…
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April 12, 2018 in Public Announcements

20% Discount to Blockchain Summit Crypto Valley for CVA members and friends

The Blockchain Summit - Crypto Valley takes place under the motto: Corporates vs. startups. It features panels with representatives of old vs. new economy and are look forward to exciting and disruptive…
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April 8, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-04-01 – 2018-04-07)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/5NcSgbaTuH 2018-04-01 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
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April 3, 2018 in Member News

CVA member Karma announces first deal on P2P loans platform

The Karma Project, which is building a blockchain-based P2P loans ecosystem, has announced its first deal. More on their Medium blog.    
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April 1, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-03-25 – 2018-03-31)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/Ic2XAhgbN8 2018-03-25 Pay for your Crypto Valley membership by mining #monero or…
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March 26, 2018 in CVA in the News

FINMA Roundtable on ICOs – new PDF available for download

The new "FINMA Roundtable on ICOs" PDF is available for download from the regulatory materials section of the Crypto Valley Association document repository.
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March 25, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-03-18 – 2018-03-24)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/JNvSRP5cFu 2018-03-18 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
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March 24, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valleyers invited to meet Alex Tapscott at Zug reception on 26 March

We just received word that Crypto Explorers is hosting a reception with Alex Tapscott this Monday, March 26, in Zug. All CVA members and friends are invited to come out…
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March 24, 2018 in Public Announcements

20% discount for Crypto Summit

  The Crypto Summit will be held on 27-28th March at Samsung Hall in Zurich. Overall, this event is set to bring together leading figures in the global crypto community…
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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…
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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)…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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March 4, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-02-25 – 2018-03-03)

Looking for funding for your #blockchain startup? Access a growing collection of investors specializing in… https://t.co/tI1BRV4PFj 2018-02-25 Register now for the Crypto Valley Conference in June 2018. Pushing the boundaries…
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March 1, 2018 in CVA in the News

FINMA roundtable: presentation of the ICO guidelines

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…
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February 28, 2018 in Member News

Discounted tickets to Blockhain Summit – Crypto Valley for CVA members

The Blockchain Summit – Crypto Valley is a unique event held in the heart of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley – in Zug. This is the place where Ethereum was born. And…
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February 25, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-02-18 – 2018-02-24)

Want to discuss cutting edge technologies other #blockchain developers. Join our Coder events… https://t.co/WOVn76B1wV 2018-02-18 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our…
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February 23, 2018 in Public Announcements

Opinion: FINMA circular For ICOs and token transfer law  – what does it mean?

By Mona El Isa, CEO & Co-Founder of Melonport. DISCLAIMER: This post is part of our series of CVA member feedback to the recent FINMA ICO Guidelines. It reflects the…
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February 23, 2018 in Public Announcements

Opinion: Assessing FINMA’s ICO Guidelines – Good, but room for improvement

by Dr. Mattia L. Rattaggi, Co-Chair CVA Regulatory and Policy Task Force and Board Member of the SmartOne Foundation. DISCLAIMER: This post is part of our series of CVA member…
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February 23, 2018 in Public Announcements

Opinion: An Open Letter to FINMA, the Swiss Financial Regulators

By David Siegel of the Pillar Foundation. This post is part of our series of CVA member feedback to the recent FINMA ICO Guidelines. It reflects the private opinion of…
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February 22, 2018 in Public Announcements

CVA publishes statement on FINMA ICO Guidelines, plans to collect feedback from the community

The CVA welcomes the recent initiative of FINMA to clarify how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling enquiries from ICO organisers - in particular the information that…
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February 18, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-02-11 – 2018-02-17)

Are you a #blockchain or #crypto investor interested in high quality #startups deal flow from the Crypto Valley? A… https://t.co/NekbuepnwA 2018-02-11 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest…
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February 12, 2018 in Public Announcements

CVA President Bussmann discusses blockchain disruptions and opportunities at CFA Switzerland

CVA President Oliver Bussmann talked about cryptocurrency business models and investing at a Continuing Education event of CFA Switzerland on 31 January in Geneva. You can view the talk here:  https://youtu.be/OOszRXffZ-I…
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February 11, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-02-04 – 2018-02-10)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/zoiPC28oKB 2018-02-04 Want to present your #blockchain project/startup/research to a group of…
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February 4, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-01-28 – 2018-02-03)

@abhikugupta Hi. Send an email to support@cryptovalley.swiss and we’ll look into it. in reply to abhikugupta 2018-01-28 Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments…
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February 1, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association names Kevin Lally to new post of Executive Manager

Zug, 1 February 2018. Today the Crypto Valley Association announces that it has named Kevin Lally to the newly created post of Executive Manager of the CVA. In this full time…
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January 31, 2018 in CVA in the News

CVA Western Switzerland “open for business”

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is proud to announce that its Western Switzerland Chapter has now been constituted and begun its activities. The Chapter will be organising two different events…
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January 28, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-01-21 – 2018-01-27)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest #cryptocurrency and #blockchain developments with our free news aggrega… https://t.co/5EXIBHPROy 2018-01-21 Register now for the Crypto Valley Conference in June 2018.…
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January 25, 2018 in Board Updates

Board Meeting Highlights – 25 January 2018

We discussed the Blockchain Taskforce event that took place on January 12th that Vasiliy attended and the framework that was proposed to cover all of the aspects seen to be...To…
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January 24, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Announces New Southern Alps Chapter

It will grow and innovate blockchain and cryptographic technologies in Ticino, Switzerland, and Northern Italy  Zug and Lugano, Switzerland, January 25, 2018 — Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the not-for-profit association supporting…
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January 24, 2018 in Public Announcements

The Crypto Valley Association partners with the Sovrin Foundation to find new ways to help manage digital identities

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) today announced a partnership with the Sovrin Foundation, an international non-profit that governs the world’s first open public self-sovereign identity (SSI) network, to explore new…
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January 21, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-01-14 – 2018-01-20)

The team representing Crypto Valley at Unlock Blockchain in Dubai. The 3 of us are in 5 of the sessions over the ne… https://t.co/ig2Z1NiKkM 2018-01-14 @obussmann sharing his opinions about…
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January 18, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Collaborates With PwC strategy& on ICO Report

Report offers unique and strategic perspective on global ICO activity Zug, Switzerland, January 18, 2018 -- Strategy&, PwC’s strategy and consulting division, in collaboration with the Crypto Valley Association (CVA),…
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January 18, 2018 in Member News

Future Hack Davos/WEF sustainable development hackathon offering up to $500,000 in prize money

We have just received word that there are still places in the Future Hack sustainable development hackathon running from January 21 to 25 in Davos/Klosters. The first ever hackathon to…
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January 17, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association To Host Conference Focused on Blockchain Research, Development, And Innovation

Zug, Switzerland -- 16 January, 2018 – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), in cooperation with Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Melonport, has announced the official launch of the Crypto…
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January 14, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2018-01-07 – 2018-01-13)

@cburniske Switzerland. https://t.co/WV41GTpsrG in reply to cburniske 2018-01-07 RT @CremeDeLaCrypto: Worst way to spend time in crypto in 2018? Technical analysis! (Learn nothing about the technology, gain no insight… 2018-01-07…
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January 11, 2018 in Board Updates

Board Meeting Highlights – 11 January 2018

We have the Events Working Group attending the board meeting this evening.  As the Association membership accelerates, we want to continue to drive engagement across both working groups and members. ...To…
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January 11, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association and Lykke Corp. Present on Blockchain and Use Cases at IMD ACE Zug Event

By Tania Hardy An event in late November hosted by IMD ACE Zug attracted IMD Alumni and guests looking to learn more about blockchain and its potential applications. Crypto Valley…
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January 9, 2018 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Announces Switzerland’s First ICO Code of Conduct

Code covers legal, moral and security obligations of token launches Zug, Switzerland, January 9, 2018 -- Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the Swiss-based not-for-profit association supporting the development of blockchain and…
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January 7, 2018 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2017-12-31 – 2018-01-06)

https://t.co/zGP28wdKD4 2017-12-31 @daBerndl888 As a member you can see the more details ed member directory here. Note that not all members choose t… https://t.co/WNqzcQMnbE in reply to daBerndl888 2018-01-01 Looking…
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December 31, 2017 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2017-12-24 – 2017-12-30)

The latest #blockchain news from the top sources all on one page: https://t.co/bnqHBBpXQD 2017-12-26 Crypto Valley - a growing network of #blockchain investors. https://t.co/VlMuHQU0Hj 2017-12-26 @ZR1Trader @VladZamfir Numerous brokers in…
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December 26, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

Website Features Update

We’ve added a LOT of new features to the Crypto Valley website since its launch in November.  Here’s a list of the most interested ones you should know about. OVERVIEW...To…
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December 24, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA Q4 2017 Newsletter – A remarkable year

The CVA published its Q4 2017 newsletter on December 23. As Board Member Sam Chadwick wrote in the editorial, we've had quite the start: It has been a remarkable quarter…
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December 24, 2017 in Public Announcements

Weekly Twitter Summary (2017-12-17 – 2017-12-23)

Will ICOs Survive the SEC Bloodbath?https://t.co/FtGIgB4haI 2017-12-17 Check out the new "Crypto Valley Syndicated News" - a single page of news from select sources to keep you up-to-dat… https://t.co/egfdXpct5y 2017-12-18…
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December 20, 2017 in Public Announcements

Quarterly meetup with ShapeShift with over 140 attendees

Along with the highly successful Crypto Valley Forum and its first Tuesday Meetups, the CVA has introduced a CVA-sponsored Quarterly "Special Event" series intended to showcase important blockchain companies and…
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December 20, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA participates in Swiss government Fintech Roundtable

On 11 December, the CVA was invited to attend the Swiss government's second Fintech roundtable. This new roundtable, which is chaired by the Swiss Finance Minister, will meet twice a…
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December 19, 2017 in CVA in the News

Wrapping up CVA’s inaugural year of First Tuesdays and looking forward to 2018

Nearly 100 Cryptovalleyers braved the fog and cold on December 5th for some pre-holiday networking at the Hotel Oechsen in Zug, and to hear from start-ups Loyalty Coin and TEND.…
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December 6, 2017 in Board Updates

Board Meeting Highlights – 6 December 2017

We are interested to hear from our members who want to present their projects in 2018. The Events Working Group is currently building the pipeline for the year. The 2018...To…
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December 4, 2017 in Public Announcements

Swiss-Chalet Merlischachen To Accept Bitcoin & Ether

We recently received news that restaurant and hotel guests of the Swiss-Chalet Merlischachen can pay with Bitcoin and Ether. The directors tell us it is the first hotel and restaurant…
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November 16, 2017 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Welcomes KPMG as First Strategic Partner

Zug, Switzerland – 16 November, 2017 – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) is proud to announce that KPMG Switzerland is joining the CVA as its first Strategic Partner. A leading…
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November 4, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

2018 Membership Fees

At the interim general assembly on October 13th we decided on the budget 2018 as well as the new membership structure and fees. This is the basis for our future…
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October 30, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA Member Etherisc offers Ethereum-based flight delay insurance to DevCon3

As the blockchain world gears up for the third edition of the annual Ethereum developer conference in Cancun, Mexico - CVA member Etherisc is back in action as well -…
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October 24, 2017 in Member News

Leading Blockchain Law Firm MME Introduces New Legal Framework to Shape the Future of Tokenized Assets

Crypto Valley Association member introduces concept of Blockchain Crypto Property (BCP) to provide classification and risk-assessment of crypto assets Zug, Switzerland, October 2, 2017 — Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the Swiss-based not-for-profit association…
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October 23, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

Early Notice: Crypto Valley Conference

The Crypto Valley Association is proud to announce the inaugural Crypto Valley Conference to be held in Zug on June 20-22, 2018.  More information is available on the event website:...To…
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October 23, 2017 in CVA in the News

CVA at InnoTribe

Oliver Bussman talks about Crypto Valley at SIBOS 2017.
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October 17, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA members and projects profiled on Swiss TV magazine Eco

The Ambrosus project, a Swiss-based effort to develop blockchain-based ecosystems for life-critical supply chains like those for food and pharmaceuticals, was the subject of a profile on the Swiss TV…
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October 17, 2017 in Public Announcements

Made in Switzerland: The Ambrosus vision for life-essential supply chains

By Tom Lyons. While today’s global supply chains are remarkable in many ways, they are also often inefficient, relying on outdated technology or manual processes, and prone to errors and…
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October 9, 2017 in Public Announcements

Swiss Public University Begins Accepting Bitcoin

In another sign that Switzerland is at the forefront of the crypto world, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences has announced that it will start accepting bitcoin as payment for student…
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October 7, 2017 in CVA in the News

ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto Valley

Despite recent news regarding FINMA's scrutiny of ICO activities in Switzerland, many factors indicate that Switzerland is poised to remain a main hub for startups who wish fund their projects…
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October 3, 2017 in CVA in the News

Leading Blockchain Law Firm MME Introduces New Legal Framework to Shape the Future of Tokenized Assets

Crypto Valley Association member introduces concept of Blockchain Crypto Property (BCP) to provide classification and risk-assessment of crypto assets Zug, Switzerland, October 2, 2017 -- Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the…
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October 3, 2017 in Member News

The true nature of tokens: Luka Müller discusses blockchain crypto property

By Tom Lyons. There is no doubt that the current discussion around token launches (or ICOs) is the most important in the blockchain community right now. The explosion of ICOs…
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September 30, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA Q3 2017 Newsletter – Crypto Valley Association in Orbit

Dear Members and Friends of the CVA, If the second quarter of 2017 was when we launched, the third quarter was when the CVA reached orbit. Not only has our…
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September 30, 2017 in Public Announcements

Swarm City and the P2P commerce revolution – Special Tuesday at the Crypto Valley Forum

By Fenja Persello. On Tuesday, September 26, the team from Swarm City came to the Crypto Valley Forum Meetup to explain how and why they want to build a truly global peer-to-peer…
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September 29, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA welcomes new FINMA guidance on regulatory treatment of ICOs

Today FINMA, the Swiss regulator, released new guidance on the regulatory treatment of initial coin offerings (ICOs). It also said it is “investigating a number of ICO cases to determine whether regulatory provisions have…
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September 28, 2017 in Public Announcements

ICO Summit draws interest from far and near

by Ian Simpson. "And I see that hope coming." With this one phrase, William Mougayar, General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures and keynote speaker  at the recent ICO Summit in…
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September 12, 2017 in Member News

CVA member Wenger & Vieli publishes Swiss Law Perspective on token launches

With the recent rush to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or Token Generating Events (TGEs), questions have arisen about compliance with existing capital market regulations. Are they, in fact, new ways for start-ups…
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September 10, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA token launch statement in the press

Last Thursday the Crypto Valley Association released a statement on token launches and also announced that it was developing a token launch Code of Conduct in conjunction with leading experts.…
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September 7, 2017 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Comes Out in Support for Careful ICO Regulation; Announces ICO Code of Conduct

Zug, Switzerland, September 7, 2017 — Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the Swiss-based not-for-profit association supporting the development of blockchain and cryptographic related technologies and businesses, today announced support for careful regulation and…
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September 7, 2017 in Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Association Statement on Token Launches

With the explosion of innovation surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, it is unsurprising that organizations are leveraging similarly innovative financial instruments to raise capital. Token launches, commonly known as ICOs…
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September 5, 2017 in Public Announcements

Blockchain Competition Attracts Applicants from over 25 Countries Worldwide

This fall, there is going to be worldwide attention focused on Crypto Valley. The Blockchain Competition, initiated by two of the Crypto Valley Association’s founding members – Lakeside Partners and inacta…
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September 5, 2017 in Public Announcements

World Economic Forum Short Video on Crypto Valley

The World Economic Forum introduces Crypto Valley.
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September 4, 2017 in Member News, Public Announcements

Crypto Valley Labs Genesis Hub Launched in Zug

CVA members Lakeside Partners and MME Legal, together with Blockhaus have announced the launch of Crypto Valley Labs - a fully-digitalized, fully-tokenized co-working space - with its first location (Genesis Hub) in Zug.…
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September 4, 2017 in CVA in the News

CVA Board Member Soren Fog Speaks at Russian Blockchain Conference

On September 1st, Soren Fog - a member of the CVA board and founder of blockchain startup iProtus - travelled to Tatarstan to speak at the "Blockchain: the New Oil…
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August 30, 2017 in Member News

UTRUST joins Crypto Valley Association

Billing itself as the "world’s first cryptocurrency payment platform to implement consumer protections on a mass scale," UTRUST has announced that it has joined the Crypto Valley Association. The project's…
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August 29, 2017 in Member News

Bitboost joins the Crypto Valley Association

Bitboost, which describes itself as a "decentralized trading platform, eliminating the high fees of traditional e-commerce, while adding privacy and encryption," has joined the Crypto Valley Association. The Ethereum-based platform…
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August 26, 2017 in Public Announcements

CVA President says ICOs "will disrupt" IPO business

In an interview with CNBC on August 24, Crypto Valley Association President Oliver Bussmann said that over the long term the ICO model "will disrupt the whole IPO business" by providing a transparent, global…
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August 21, 2017 in CVA in the News

CVA President Oliver Bussmann Interviewed on Swiss National Radio

August 17 was a big day for the Crypto Valley Association in the Swiss media. The visit by the Swiss Economy minister Johann Schneider-Ammann to the CVA not only rated…
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August 18, 2017 in CVA in the News

Swiss Economy Minister Visits Zug to Learn About Blockchain and Crypto Valley

by Ian Simpson. The growing ecosystem in Crypto Valley isn’t only attracting interest on the international level. Some of the top politicians in the land are taking notice as well. On Thursday,…
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July 27, 2017 in Public Announcements

SEC provides guidance that token launches may be subject to US securities law

One of the big questions in the nascent cryptocurrency industry has been the applicability - or not - of securities laws to token sales. This week saw a major announcement…
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July 20, 2017 in Member News

CVA member Twenty Thirty raises 25 million for Pillar project

The Pillar Project, which is being run by Crypto Valley Association member company Twenty Thirty, just concluded its token generating event (TGE). The launch garnered over USD 25 million based on the…
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July 18, 2017 in Public Announcements

Xapo CEO says Switzerland offers world’s best financial and regulatory environment

In a recently published testimonial on the Switzerland Global Enterprise site, Wences Casares, the CEO of Xapo, offers high words of praise for Switzerland and Crypto Valley as a location…
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July 15, 2017 in Member News

Wired magazine interviews CVA member company 20/30 during Pillar token launch

The Pillar project, which is being run by CVA member company 20/30, is currently running its token launch online. This was the occasion for Wired magazine to interview 20/30's founder David Siegel as…
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July 13, 2017 in CVA in the News

Crypto Valley featured in Newsweek

American magazine Newsweek has just published a long feature on the Crypto Valley, describing it as a "worldwide hub for entrepreneurs working with digital currencies" and a growing community of cryptographic…
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July 12, 2017 in Public Announcements

Zug-based wine merchant now accepts Bitcoin

Since the move by the city of Zug last year to accept Bitcoin as payment for fees, wine merchant House of Wines now follows suit. From now on you can…
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July 11, 2017 in CVA in the News

Swiss city of Zug to offer blockchain-based digital identity to residents

The city of Zug in Switzerland announces that it is the first community to offer all citizens of the city the opportunity to get a blockchain-based digital identity. The digital…
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June 23, 2017 in Public Announcements

Tell it to the judge: Examining the legalities of tokenization in Switzerland and the US

by Tom Lyons. Note: After this post was published, MME posted videos of highlights from the talk. They can be viewed here. It was a remarkably hot evening for Switzerland, but…
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June 2, 2017 in CVA in the News

Boom im Crypto Valley Zug

Immer mehr Blockchain-Startups sammeln bei Investoren Geld ein. In Zug lassen sie sich nieder, um die Gelder zu verwalten. Die Kurse von Bitcoin und Ether haben massiv zugelegt. Alle neuen…
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May 11, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Annual General Assembly 2017

The first Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Crypto Valley Association will be held on June 9, 2017 at the offices of Thomson Reuters in Baar. The proceedings begin at...To…
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May 5, 2017 in Public Announcements

Entries still open for the FT Future of Fintech Awards 2017

The Financial Times has contacted us with a request to let our members know about the second annual FT Future of Fintech Awards. Following the success of its inaugural awards…
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March 8, 2017 in Public Announcements

Welcome to Crypto Valley – blockchain's new home in Switzerland  

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Crypto Valley Association (CVA). We are an independent, government-sponsored organization located in the Swiss canton of Zug with…
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March 3, 2017 in Public Announcements

Hack the Valley: Inside Switzerland’s largest blockchain hackathon

Bringing together corporates and startups to explore the potential for blockchain to disrupt and transform the industry. Over the last two years, we have seen significant investments being made by…
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March 1, 2017 in Public Announcements

Switzerland’s CRYPTO VALLEY ASSOCIATION Founded To Build World’s Leading Blockchain and Cryptographic Ecosystem

UBS, PwC, ConsenSys, Monetas, Thomson Reuters, Luxoft among first members; Former UBS Group CIO Oliver Bussmann named President Zug, Switzerland – March 1, 2017 – Crypto Valley Association, the Swiss-based…
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February 27, 2017 in CVA in the News

The Blockchain (R)evolution: The Swiss Perspective

Blockchain technology is very much a trending topic, and Deloitte Switzerland is pleased to be able to give you an insight into it with this publication. We herein focus on…
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February 26, 2017 in CVA in the News

Die Welt verändern Visionen und Wahrheiten aus der Blockchain-Entwicklung

Die Schweiz mit ihren vielen Bergen und Tälern ist um ein Tal reicher geworden. Es heißt: Crypto Valley. Es reicht von Zürich bis an den Zugersee. Hier haben sich Firmen…
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January 4, 2017 in CVA in the News

Niemand will Bitcoins, aber Zug profitiert dennoch

Es war ein echter Coup, den die Stadt Zug im Sommer landen konnte: Die Ankündigung, dass ab 1. Juli an den Schaltern der Einwohnerkontrolle mit der digitalen Währung Bitcoins bezahlt…
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January 4, 2017 in Member News

Swiss Telecom Giant Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

A major state-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland has joined the open-source Hyperledger blockchain project. Swisscom AG announced yesterday that it was joining the Linux Foundation-led effort. At the same time,…
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December 19, 2016 in CVA in the News

Econotimes – CryptoValley Zug to continue accepting bitcoin payments, to explore blockchain technology

The City Council of Zug, Switzerland, also known as Crypto Valley, has announced that the bitcoin pilot project that kicked off in July will be made permanent. Announced in May…
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December 13, 2016 in CVA in the News

Reuters — Low tax Zug aims to become Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'

The small Swiss canton of Zug, famed for the low taxes that have drawn multinational companies and hedge funds to its lakeside shores, is trying to turn itself into a…
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November 14, 2016 in CVA in the News

The radical change coming to Financial Services & Fintech in Switzerland

Crypto Valley startups at the nascent stage of the Blockchain and Decentralization movement Crypto Valley is a branding phenomenon, but it is also real.  Paul Graham (Y Combinator) famously said…
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August 1, 2016 in CVA in the News

Daily Fintech – Happy Birthday Switzerland searching for crypto in valleys and alps

The confluence of expertise around Zurich and Zug has turned into a real ecosystem with bankers and crypto guys mixing easily and cooking up game-changing plans. Plus the regulatory environment…
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May 10, 2016 in Public Announcements

Swissinfo.ch — Zug first to accept bitcoin for government services

In a world first, the Swiss town of Zug in central Switzerland will begin accepting the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as payment for government services on a trial basis. The Zug municipality…
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January 2, 2016 in CVA in the News

Brave New Coin — CryptoValley Zug well positioned to become the Silicon Valley of Europe

Just 25 km south of Zurich, Switzerland, is a small and picturesque town named Zug. At least 15 businesses in the industry, including Xapo, Monetas, Ethereum, and ShapeShift have made…
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