Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Zug Ranked ‘Fastest-Growing’ Tech Hub in Europe
The Swiss town of Zug, house to crypto and blockchain construction hub “Crypto Valley,” has been ranked the fastest-growing tech group in Europe. Swiss startup information channel StartupTicker reported this on Dec. 6.
According to the newest annual “State of European Tech” document from London-headquartered international era funding company Atomico, Zug got here out best in a comparability of year-on-year enlargement of attendees to tech-related “meetup” occasions according to European town, with a 177 % build up as when put next with final yr:
Comparison of YoY enlargement of attendees to tech-related meetup occasions according to town. Source: startupticker.ch
As Startupticker additional experiences, Switzerland general had a weaker efficiency as when put next with different European tech locations. The United Kingdom sealed the highest spot as most well-liked vacation spot for non-European “international movers” into the rustic’s tech ecosystem, adopted by means of Germany and France — with Switzerland in 10th position — in the back of nations such because the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden and Belgium.
Neither did Switzerland make it onto the checklist of U.S. tool engineers searching for employment in Europe.
As reported previous this week, the rustic’s nationwide postal provider Swiss Post and state-owned telecoms supplier Swisscom have simply introduced a partnership on a “100 percent Swiss” blockchain infrastructure. Its key premise is to offer a provider that keeps all knowledge inside of Switzerland, and that may meet the protection necessities of banks, in a bid to power the Swiss economic system to “quickly obtain a leading position” in growing use instances for the era.
Switzerland has a certain recognition amongst innovators, sealing the highest spot of maximum “blockchain-friendly” European Union nation this spring. Most just lately, the Swiss Minister of Finance, Ueli Maurer, has however indicated that in lieu of organising a blockchain– or crypto-specific criminal framework, the rustic as a substitute plans to tweak current regulations to accomodate the brand new era and its monetary packages.
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