Finance 2.0 presents Crypto Awards 2024

Zurich – Finance 2.0 has presented Switzerland’s Crypto Awards 2024. This year, the digital finance pioneers are honoring Postfinance, venture capitalist CV VC, the start-up Relai, the CEO of the crypto bank Sygnum, Mathias Imbach, and the Swiss Blockchain Federation.

This year's Switzerland's Crypto Awards were presented on June 25 at the end of the Finance 2.0 conference in Zurich's Gesellschaftshaus Kaufleuten. These six awards, presented for the second time, honor innovative investment products and outstanding crypto solutions. However, they also honor people and institutions that have achieved extraordinary things in this field in Switzerland.

Postfinance won the Best Crypto/Digital Assets Offering category. Switzerland's largest retail bank has successfully implemented access to crypto assets, the jury said in its statement. "Their solution is fully integrated into e-banking and doesn't look like a foreign body."

The winner of the Best Crypto Investment Product is the Zug-based venture capital firm CV VC. Their investment product AMC invests in blockchain-based applications and, according to the jury, combines innovation and investment opportunities in the blockchain world. Its "clear structure and international approach are exemplary."

Best Crypto Startup is Relai. With its app, the Zurich start-up has simplified access to Bitcoin for many investors, according to the jury. It cooperates with the Swiss banking partner Swissquote and is growing throughout Europe.

Crypto Shaper 2024 is Mathias Imbach, co-founder and CEO of Sygnum. "His work is a significant contribution to strengthening Switzerland as a blockchain nation," says the jury.

The special Jury Excellence award goes to the Swiss Blockchain Federation. In 2023, it provided a valuable basis for the Basel Crypto Standard and the FINMA supervisory communication on staking. Under the chairmanship of Zug cantonal councillor Heinz Tännler, it has "laid the foundations for a strong and sustainable blockchain industry in Switzerland through its continuous work". ce/mm

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