The Swiss Crypto/Blockchain Startup Mapby Fintechnews Switzerland March 16, 2017
Swisscom put together the first Swiss Crypto and Blockchain Startup Map. The map counts 20 Swiss Crypto/Blockchain Fintech Startups.
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20 Swiss Crypto/Blockchain Startups
Bitcoin Suisse AG is a regulated crypto financial broker, asset manager and service provider based in Zug, Switzerland.
The company, established in 2013, is headed by CEO and co-founder Niklas Nikolajsen. The main service areas of the company include brokerage, asset management, trading, financial services, mining and payment gateway services.
Bity, the Swiss gateway into the collaborative economy. Founded in January 2014, Bity – a Swiss-based FinTech startup – is positioned at the intersection of finance, technology and innovation. Bity connect people with the collaborative economy by simplifying the conversion from traditional money into cryptocurrencies and Blockchain assets.
Crypto AG is a Swiss company specialising in communications and information security. With headquarters in Steinhausen, the company is a long-established manufacturer of encryption machines and a wide variety of cipher devices.
CryptoCash is a Bitcoin-related company, involved in mining, developing new tools for cold storage and KYC-solutions
Digital Bitbox is a minimalist bitcoin hardware wallet packed with security and privacy. Safely hold and spend your coins with peace of mind.
ECUREX is a Swiss FinTech company that operates a digital finance marketplace for professional traders and financial institutions. It offers advanced financial instruments and information services and uses a multi-level platform to provide its customers with security and control over their own deposits throughout the trading cycle.
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. The project was crowdfunded during August 2014 by fans all around the world. It is developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit, with contributions from great minds across the globe.
Gatechain has developed solutions for trade finance on a decentralised network which allows to seamlessly connect all participants in the trade ecosystem. Their blockchain based solutions allow to significantly reduce processing time and costs while improving cash-flow in trade.
IBT offers an online solution where contracts are registered and authenticated in any blockchain. Thereby safeguarding and connecting the data at a fraction of manual service costs.
iProtus enables our clients in implementing new business models with blockchain technology. In today’s transforming digital world the creation of trust is required to be the preferred partner in the customer journey of our clients. iProtus is also acting as blockchain competence center in domains like cryptocurrencies (bitcoin); health care; smart contracts; automotive; M2M, IoT and IoE; Marketing and customer care; etc.
KOINA enables producers to issue credit which allows them to finance their future production independently. Our goal is to establish a global credit network with its own market-specific currency to generate a homogeneus market. The fundament of the KOINA compliant techno-legal framework is a social contract. The system is powered by a proprietary smartchain. This combination permits the operation of the credit network and allows businesses to use KOINA.
Create a global internet exchange – where all financial instruments can be traded and exchanged against each other, whatever their asset class or the size of transaction. Every financial instrument can be listed security in the form of a digital token (a so-called colored coins) and all transactions will be logged in a universally accessible distributed ledger, a decentralized notary service that ensures immediate global consensus about completed transactions and asset ownership.
Like the Internet itself, the ledger is not controlled by a single entity, but an emergent phenomenon consisting of its participants. Trades will be settled and validated immediately; processing will be digital and transaction costs will be minuscule.
Metaco SA is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. They develop and market cutting edge smart contract trading solutions relying on the Blockchain. As a consulting company, they building the next generation of financial technologies supported by distributed ledgers. The products are open, secure and trusted by thousand of companies and developers. Metaco leverage distributed ledgers with domain-specific solutions fulfilling the requirements of industry leaders. Join our initiative to bring industry participants to a common architecture.
Monetas develops technologies that empower people to live and do business with greater freedom than ever before, and that make financial inclusion a reality. The Monetas vision is a world of unprecedented freedom and prosperity.
Initiatives as interledger lying out now the path to create a common protocol for different kind of payment systems. MoneyGrid build a ramp to use permissoned blockchain technology and protocols as interledger to use for Community or Corporate Currencies. But not to neglect the knowledge from software tools that are in use for Community Currencies.
ShapeShift is a crucial piece of infrastructure in the world of Bitcoin. From start to finish, users can exchange blockchain tokens in seconds, with no account required. No emails or passwords. No lengthy signup process. No accounts. No bid and ask orders. No friction. ShapeShift’s goal is the fastest, safest, and most convenient way to swap digital assets.
SwissMine is a full-service ATM machine producer specializing in digital currency payment platforms for users, merchants, and mining operations. Based on open-source protocol, it payment platforms operate on a decentralized network that is independent of national banks and monetary policies. Founded in 2013, SwissMine is headquartered in Switzerland.
Verso Solutions is an official distributor of various high-quality innovative products and technologies for print shops, positioned to help our clients to achieve their goals. Verso Solutions operates in Canada and US and represents leading European manufactures that have valuable products, excellent business reputation and many years of successful history.
WB21 provides real time account opening for Private and Business clients from 180 countries. WB21 offer global cross border payments in 18 currencies. With proprietary software IRTP Ⓒ recipients have funds credited instantly on their bank accounts worldwide. Senders pay ten times less than traditional banking. Users can transact money through their account balances, bank accounts or debit cards. The account is set up in minutes, with a 24/7 real time verification and activation system.
At Xapo, they believe that bitcoin’s ultimate success will be based on trust – whether individuals trust the digital currency’s stability and whether they trust the industry’s security. That’s why they’ve assembled a team of financial services and security experts to build an entirely new bitcoin storage experience. By offering two distinct products – an easy access wallet and a locked-down vault – they’re marrying the convenience bitcoin users want for everyday needs with the security they require for confident bitcoin saving. It’s the most secure, the reliable, and the most convenient.