Legal framework for distributed ledger technology and blockchain in Switzerland

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain technologies are among the remarkableand potentially promising developments in digitalisation. It is predicted that these developments have considerable potential for innovation and enhanced efficiency, both in the financial sector and in other sectors of the economy, although this potential cannot yet be conclusively estimated.

Switzerland is currently one of the leading locations in the area of DLT and blockchain. Especially in the financial sector, a growing fintech and blockchain ecosystem has developed in Switzerland in recent years. The Federal Council intends to further improve the prerequisites so that Switzerland can exploitthe opportunities offered by digitalisation. It thus wants to create the best possible framework conditions so that Switzerland can establish itself and evolve as a leading, innovative and sustainable location for fintech and blockchain companies – and innovative companies in general.

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