Switzerland’s Crypto Valley Association Founded

March 1, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

Crypto Valley Association wants to take the blockchain and cryptographic ecosystem into the stratosphere. The Swiss based not-for-profit association recently launched with a plethora of leading companies and startups as members.

Some of these prestigious companies include ConsenSys, UBS, PwC, Thomson Reuters, Luxoft, Canton of Zug, and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Switzerland has really earned a reputation of being one of the world’s leading countries for digital innovation. It currently is home to hundreds of multinational enterprises, technology companies, and financial institutions. Switzerland has the privilege of retaining world-renowned infrastructure, a sophisticated workforce and one of the globe’s most decentralized, stable and bipartisan political systems.

Helmed in the Swiss canton of Zug, Crypto Valley Association is the independent, government sanctioned association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s number one blockchain and cryptographic ecosystem, working with government to foster the development of pioneering digital technologies in Switzerland as well as on the global scale.

“Blockchain and cryptographic related technologies and businesses are the wave of the future. With the founding of Crypto Valley Association, we are promoting more than a region: we have founded a global association as a base for the sector’s most innovative and forward thinking companies, further strengthening Switzerland’s position as a leading centre of innovation in this sector,” said Oliver Bussmann, President of Crypto Valley.

“Emerging technology such as Blockchain and Crypto-technologies are at the heart of the digital transformation of Financial Services. PwC have explicitly made digital one of our key priorities and support a number of initiatives around the world to foster innovation. By supporting and being part of the Crypto Valley in Switzerland, we engage with a rapidly growing ecosystem and contribute our expertise and perspectives on how to leverage technology for positive change in society,” said Manoj Kashyap, Global FinTech Leader for PwC.

“As the largest blockchain startup, ConsenSys is proud to support and be part of the Crypto Valley Association in Switzerland. Through this initiative, we look forward to opportunities to collaborate with likeminded organizations that understand the power of blockchain to reshape our world for the better, and are committed to accelerating the adoption of decentralized technologies in use cases that range from government, to enterprise, to humanitarian impact,” said Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys.