Digital asset legend Don Tapscott says Switzerland is the next Silicon Valley.
SMART VALOR is thrilled to announce the success of the sixth edition of Crypto Summit, which took place across two days in Zurich and Davos. The summit attracted over 100 speakers from around the world and nearly 500 attendees, all of whom were leaders in their respective fields and spoke on panels about cutting edge topics in the digital assets industry.
Crypto Summit brought a diverse line up of speakers and panels, including co-founder of Ethereum and founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson, digital asset legend Don Tapscott and representatives from pioneering companies such as IBM, Mastercard, Coinbase, Binance, Bittrex Global, EY and many more. The summit offered attendees the opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts in the field. The discussions and presentations covered a wide range of topics, including the latest developments in technology, regulation, and investment.
Crypto Summit also emphasized the importance of open dialogue and fostering a sense of community among attendees. The conference provided an important opportunity for attendees to connect with one another, network, and share their own experiences and perspectives.
Digital assets in 2023 and beyond
Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro offered his predictions for the future of digital assets. Assia stated that he believes speculators will move from centralized finance (CeFi) to decentralized finance (DeFi) and that he is bullish on Bitcoin and Ether as assets. He also stated that digital assets as a class are inevitable and that the metaverse will become more deeply embedded in branding, especially for younger investors.
Another key speaker at the conference was Don Tapscott, an expert on the digital economy. Tapscott emphasized the importance of DeFi in the future of finance and stated that "Fintech is a new coat of paint on the wall of the old bank. It’s just digital wallpaper. DeFi is in theory, the replacement of everything that banks do with software."
Switzerland at the heart of digital assets
Switzerland's elite status for financial institutions was a constant theme at the conference, highlighting the country's reputation as a leader in the digital asset industry. Dr Thomas Naegele, Managing Partner at Naegele Attorneys at Law, said that Switzerland is a leading brand in the financial industry backed up by its ecosystem.
Digital assets legend Don Tapscott also gave Switzerland his support, going as far as to predict that the country would be home to the next evolution of Silicon Valley and could take America’s top spot for innovation in the near future.
Przemyslaw Kral, CEO of Zonda, Poland’s largest cryptocurrency exchange was much more direct about Switzerland’s attractiveness for digital asset companies: “Switzerland is very sexy for us.”
From being established players in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley, to helping drive forward regulation in Switzerland, SMART VALOR is proud to be headquartered in Zug and will continue to contribute to the country’s brand in digital asset excellence.
Olga Feldmeier, co-founder and board chair of SMART VALOR, said, "The conference drove forward discussions about digital assets, helped to rebuild trust in crypto, and also showed the resilience and determination of the digital asset industry in the depths of a bear market. I’m proud to have been a part of such a successful event and look forward to the return of Crypto Summit later in 2023.”