Parliamentary Group

“Innovations in the Financial Center: Cryptocurrencies / Digital Assets”

The Parliamentary Group “Innovation in the Financial Center: Cryptocurrencies / Digital Assets” was founded in March 2021 by National Council Franz Grüter (SVP) and National Council Doris Fiala (FDP) and is now chaired by National Council Franz Grüter and National Council Petra Gössi (FDP). SFTI is delighted to team up with such great personalities and act as secretary to this parliamentary group.

The core message of the parliamentary Group is: “Reduce prejudices, build knowledge!”. We all, and our politicians in particular, are increasingly confronted with innovation influence our daily life and our financial center. Our parliamentary group aims build up knowledge, start discussions, and deepen the dialogue in the area of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

SFTI plans and organizes several events per year on specific topics around innovation in the financial sector to encourage the dialogue between politics, business, research, various financial institutions, and corporates. Together with Petra and Franz, SFTI actively contributes to our digital asset future.
We look forward seeing you at our next event. Please reach out in case of questions, ideas and further comments on the topic. Thank you.

Previous events:

December 12, 2023
Transparenz in der Wertschöpfungskette via DLT
Speakers: Klemens Link (Provenance Proof AG aus dem Hause Gübelin) / Pascal Inauen (Urstamm AG) / Toni Caradonna (Blockchain Trust Solutions AG)

May 30, 2023
Project portfolio of SDC with focus on DLT deployment / How DLT technology can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Speakers: Christian Frutiger (SDC) / Michael Scheibenreif (UNICEF)

December 13, 2022
Crypto – FINMA’s tasks and work / A FINMA licensed Crypto Bank
Speakers: Urban Angehrn (FINMA) / Franz Bergmüller (SEBA Bank AG)

September 15, 2022
Digital Finance Report 2022+ – a joint journey with great innovation potential / Cyber in Switzerland / Strong partnership structure – Swiss FS-CSC consisting of Public & Private
Speakers: Daniela Stoffel (SIF) / Florian Schütz (NCSC) / Marc Etienne Cortesi (Swiss FS-CSC)

November 30, 2021
How Switzerland as a financial center can prepare for change / Motion Nordmann: Position of the Swiss Blockchain Federation / Presentation Crypto Finance Conference
Speaker: Philipp Hildebrand (BlackRock) / Dr. Hans Kuhn (Digital Assets Legal Advisors GmbH) / Nicolo Stöhr (Crypto Finance Conference)

September 14, 2021
Basics Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets / Digitization, power consumption and cryptocurrencies
Speakers: Werner W. Wyss (SFTI/ZKB) / Benoît Revaz (Federal Office of Energy)