In 2018, the number of companies working with cryptocurrencies and distributed registry technology in Switzerland and Liechtenstein reached 750. According to a report by the Swiss investment consortium Crypto Valley Venture Capital, this is 121 firms or 20% more than in 2017.
The 50 largest companies of Cryptodolins make up about one fifth of the cryptocurrency market. In this case, four companies – Bitmain, Cardano, Dfinity Foundation and Ethereum – are “unicorns”.
Nevertheless, the bear market had an impact on them, having reduced the total market value of large players in the fourth quarter of 2018 from $ 55 billion to $ 20 billion.
About 3,300 people work in the blockchain industry in the region, mainly in Zug and Zurich.
Recall that in early January, the manufacturer of bitcoin-cryptomatics Lamassu announced about moving to Swiss Lucerne .
At the end of December 2018, it became known that the Swiss government does not plan to create a separate legal framework for regulating blockchain and cryptoindustry , but intends to modify the current legislation.
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