Fintech & blockchain

Where world-class technology meets Swiss reliability

The Greater Zurich Area has evolved into a global fintech and blockchain hub, thanks to factors like access to talent, leading research institutes, innovation-friendly regulators, investors and industry partners. Switzerland, and particularly Crypto Valley in the Greater Zurich Area, has been at the forefront of digitization and disruptive technologies, and start-ups in the area have access to a variety of incubators and accelerators that support them in establishing a company and developing ideas and products.



Building on a long tradition as a leader financial hub with top technical universities, the Greater Zurich Area offers ideal conditions for driving growth and innovation in fintech. Today, Greater Zurich is one of the leading fintech hubs in the world, on par with Singapore and London.

Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology

The Greater Zurich Area, specifically its world-famous Crypto Valley, has developed into a world center for the blockchain industry. Greater Zurich provides a business-friendly, pragmatic regulatory environment and a deep-rooted sense of privacy protection, along with a high concentration of peer companies, service providers and world-renowned research institutions, all working together in order to push the boundaries of the blockchain application scope. 

The Greater Zurich Area is a unique place where highly qualified experts and a vibrant security culture come together.
Raffael Marty - Vice President Research and Intelligence at Forcepoint

Meet with an expert

Meet with an expert

Let us connect you with the right person to learn more about how the Greater Zurich Area Ltd can support your business needs. 

Our services are free of charge and include: 

  • Introductions to key contacts in industry, academia and government
  • Advice on regulatory framework, taxes, labor market and setting up a company
  • Custom-made fact-finding visits including office and co-working space
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Rankings, facts and figures

More than 750 blockchain-related companies in Crypto Valley employ over 3,300 skilled workers

356 fintech companies

80% rise in venture capital investments in Swiss startups in 2019

Source: Swiss Venture Capital Report 2020

The Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich ranks #4 worldwide

Source: Times Higher Education

#2 Fintech hub in the world

Source: IFZ Fintech study, 2019

#1 Overall Best Country - US News 2020

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