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December 2, 2019 in CVA in the News

Crypto Valley Association Unveils Asset Tokenization Paper at Launch Event for Western Chapter

The association’s Asset Tokenization Paper defines best practice for the tokenization of assets in the Swiss blockchain ecosystem - The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a leading global blockchain and cryptographic…
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November 28, 2019 in CVA in the News

CVA welcomes the Swiss Federal Council adoption yesterday of the dispatch on the framework conditions for DLT/blockchain

The Swiss Federal Council adopted yesterday the dispatch on the framework conditions for DLT/blockchain that aims at increasing legal certainty, removing barriers for applications based on DLT and reducing the…
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November 22, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

domino.vote announces a Corporate Sponsorship Agreement with Crypto Valley Association (CVA)

Nyon, Switzerland, 22.11.2019 domino.vote 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…
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November 13, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

Economic Framework of Digital Currencies

Regulatory Working Group (RWG) Task Force: “Central Banks, Digital Currencies and Monetary Policy – CBDC & MP” Athanasios Ladopoulos, Task Force Leader. - "This paper is part of a series…
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October 28, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

Audit guidance on cryptocurrencies

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…
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October 10, 2019 in CVA in the News

Crypto Valley Association signs MoU to join IDAXA

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) of Switzerland is the seventh national trade association to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAXA) with the…
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October 2, 2019 in CVA in the News

CVA and Zurich Tourism Establish Official Partnership

Both parties affirm their mutual interest in acknowledging, developing and promoting the fields of distributed ledger and related technologies to create business activity in Zurich and Switzerland, thus promoting the…
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September 18, 2019 in CVA in the News

New Chair Takes Over Western Chapter of CVA

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. …
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August 29, 2019 in CVA in the News

Crypto Valley Association Enters Official Partnership with Geneva Macro Labs

Public Announcements / Articles Zug, 29 August 2019 Upon agreeing under a Memorandum of Understanding, the two entities have set for objective to cooperate on the development of sustainable initiatives…
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June 28, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

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

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…
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June 22, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

Survey Results – Have your say in shaping the CVA!

The Crypto Valley Association’s Board of Directors has been delighted to receive very valuable input and suggestions from our CVA members and extends its most sincere thank you to everybody...To…
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May 16, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

Venture Capital Academy Switzerland

  Date: June 27 – 29, 2019 Switzerland Global Enterprise in collaboration with University of California, BerkeleyLaw are excited to invite you to attend a three-day Venture Capital Academy that...To…
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March 20, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Member Survey – Strategic Plan 2019

In alignment with the recent Crypto Valley Association (CVA) Extraordinary General Assembly presentation on the 13. March last the CVA Board of Directors are delighted to invite all members to give their...To…
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March 19, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

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

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…
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March 19, 2019 in CVA in the News, Member Only Announcements

CVA Tax and Accounting WG Input on VAT

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…
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March 14, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

New Strategic Agenda for Crypto Valley Association

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…
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March 8, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

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

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…
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March 4, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Member Discount to START Summit – St Gallen

CVA Members can get a 30% discount on FOUNDER tickets to the START Summit  in St Gallen on 21-22 March. Use the code: CryptoValley@Summit during checkout.    To access this…
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March 2, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Extraordinary General Assembly – 13 March

We are delighted to welcome all CVA members to attend the an Extraordinary General Assembly at the City Garden Hotel, Zug on the 13. March. Following the outcome from the past General...To…
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February 25, 2019 in Member Only Announcements

CVA at Consensus NY 2019

  The CVA is again making preparations to have a presence at the Consensus NY conference from 13-15 May 2019. If you are interested in joining the CVA presence, please...To…
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January 7, 2019 in Articles, CVA in the News

BlockImmo becomes first regulated real estate crowdsale platform

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…
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December 21, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

MEMBER COMMUNICATION – Revised Governance Documents

CVA Governance – Revised Governance Documents – FINAL Member Consultation Based on the conclusions and recommendations from the final Governance Report (link) as well as various other feedback received during...To…
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December 10, 2018 in Articles, CVA in the News

EXPERTsuisse issues first Swiss ICO accounting guidelines for utility tokens

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…
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December 9, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

MEMBER COMMUNICATION – FINAL CVA GOVERNANCE REPORT 

MEMBER COMMUNICATION – FINAL CVA GOVERNANCE REPORT   As we approach the end of 2018, you’ll be happy to learn the CVA Governance process is progressing well and the member consultation...To…
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December 4, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Member Tickets to Worlds of ExChange Event

To access this post, you must purchase Annual Individual Membership, Annual NGO Membership, Annual Corporate Membership, Annual Corporate Membership – Less than 20, Annual Corporate Membership – Less than 150…
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December 1, 2018 in Articles, CVA in the News

Zug citizens open to more blockchain-based e-voting

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…
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November 16, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

Member Communication: CVA Governance Update

MEMBER COMMUNICATION: CVA GOVERNANCE UPDATE At the general assemblies of 2017 and 2018 of the Crypto Valley Association we identified an increasing need to adopt new governance structures that reflects...To…
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September 21, 2018 in Articles, CVA in the News

CVA Statement on Swiss Banking Association Guidelines

Swiss Bankers Association - with support from the Crypto Valley Association - has developed guidance for Swiss banks opening bank accounts for crypto & blockchain companies. The Crypto Valley Association…
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September 4, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

Female Candidates for CVA Board Elections – 20 September 2018

The CVA is pleased to announce a strong and diverse field of female candidates to fill the two open Board seats at its Special General Assembly on 20th September (to...To…
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August 3, 2018 in Member Only Announcements

CVA Discount to JCC Blockchain Conference

The Joint Chamber of Commerce whose mission it is to foster cooperation between Switzerland and countries of the CIS and Georgia is holding its JCC Blockchain Conference on 15 October 2018...To…
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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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