ABOUT HOME OF BLOCKCHAIN

The Swiss Blockchain Federation, the official umbrella organization of the blockchain industry in Switzerland, launched a global promotion initiative called Home of Blockchain.swiss during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in May 2022.

Home of Blockchain.swiss is a new public-private-partnership under the patronage of Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Finance FDF. Besides working closely with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion, the project is also supported by Cantons from the three major language regions of Switzerland.

Together with leading blockchain players, Home of Blockchain.swiss aspires to make foreign companies aware of the many strengths and advantages Switzerland has to offer. The initiative will be releasing blockchain-related publications, participate at global conferences, and start a media campaign. The recently enacted DLT legislation, which created transparent and business-friendly framework conditions, is one of many reasons why foreign companies find Switzerland attractive.

The high-caliber private partners of Home of Blockchain.swiss highlight the quality and diversity of Switzerland’s blockchain ecosystem. Since the early days of the technology’s development, leading blockchain protocols such as the Cardano Foundation have settled in Crypto Valley. Sygnum, first digital asset bank, offers a portfolio of regulated crypto banking and investment services out of its Zurich hub. The co-founders of 21Shares, a rapidly expanding issuer of crypto ETPs, selected Switzerland out of 25 different jurisdictions when establishing their companies. Atomyze demonstrates the broad applications of blockchain technology by tokenizing the commodities industry.

Further ecosystem actors contribute to the success of Home of Blockchain.swiss. In addition to Switzerland Global Enterprise, they include the Swiss Blockchain Federation, the Asset Management Association Switzerland, and CV VC.

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FAQs

What is the goal of Home of Blockchain.swiss?

Home of Blockchain.swiss aspires to make foreign companies aware of the many strengths and advantages Switzerland's blockchain ecosystem has to offer. By uniting the Swiss blockchain ecosystem, it creates synergies and communicates with one voice. The ultimate goal is that every blockchain company in the world has heard of Switzerland as an attractive business location.

Which public partners support Home of Blockchain.swiss?

The initiative has been developed together with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion. It stands under the patronage of Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Finance FDF, and has been endorsed by Government Councillor Heinz Tännler, Minister of Finance of the Canton of Zug. Several Cantons from the three major language regions in Switzerland already support the project.

What activities are planned at Home of Blockchain.swiss?

The initiative will be releasing blockchain-related publications, participating at global conferences and bulding awareness via media campaigns. The participating partners serve as ideal testimonials for any foreign company interested in Switzerland. All activities are planned on an ad-hoc basis depending on where the most impact can be generated.

What makes Switzerland so attractive for blockchain companies?

Switzerland offers some of the clearest and most business-friendly framework conditions in the world to blockchain companies. Crypto Valley, which started in Zug and now stretches across Switzerland, has been a pioneering location when it comes to blockchain technology. A landmark moment in this development has been the enactment of the Swiss DLT law in 2021, which passed unilaterally in the parliament. By making selective adjustments to 10 existing laws, Switzerland sent a strong signal of intent. Moreover, Switzerland is traditionally associated with characteristics such as high quality, stability and a passion for design.

Are the private partners formally endorsed by the Swiss Federal Government?

No. Home of Blockchain.swiss is a public-private-partnership and does not constitute a formal collaboration or endorsement. All partners are united by their strong desire to promote Switzerland as a whole.

Activities

Together with leading blockchain players, Home of Blockchain.swiss aspires to make foreign companies aware of the many strengths and advantages Switzerland has to offer. The initiative will be releasing blockchain-related publications, participate at global conferences, and start a media campaign. The recently enacted DLT legislation, which created transparent and business-friendly framework conditions, is one of many reasons why foreign companies find Switzerland attractive.

OUR TEAM

Promoting the Swiss blockchain hub around the world.

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ALEXANDER E. BRUNNER

President

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PASCAL IHLE

Vice President

PAOLA VALENCIA

Director of Operations

& Strategic Partnerships