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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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
November 4, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

2018 Membership Fees

To access this post, you must purchase Annual Individual Membership, Annual Corporate Membership or Annual NGO Membership. Read More
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 -… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
October 23, 2017 in CVA in the News

CVA at InnoTribe

Oliver Bussman talks about Crypto Valley at SIBOS 2017. Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
October 17, 2017 in Member News

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 business magazine… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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.… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
September 5, 2017 in Public Announcements

World Economic Forum Short Video on Crypto Valley

The World Economic Forum introduces Crypto Valley. Read More
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.… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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,… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
April 12, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

Crypto Valley Association – Q2 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter #1: Q2 2017 News from the Association Message from the Board: Welcome to the world’s new center of crypto innovation Getting to work: Meet the CVA’s new working groups...To… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
March 1, 2017 in Member Only Announcements

Getting Started with your Crypto Valley Membership

Here are a few steps to getting your membership started… Add yourself to the Member Directory. This lets us know a little more about you. You can set your profile...To… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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,… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More