Seize the potential of blockchain

We help you find your place in the blockchain cosmos and make your crypto business a success.

We help you seize the potential of blockchain

Blockchain technology is changing the global financial landscape, creating both risks and opportunities for new and existing players. As the technology of blockchain is still evolving, trust in its functioning and mechanisms is crucial. PwC Switzerland is a one-stop shop for crypto, providing assurance, tax and legal expertise under one-roof.

We will help you seize the potential of blockchain and support you at every stage of your initiatives – from proof of concept to designing relevant use cases, integrating systems and workflows to providing management support.

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What does blockchain mean for your organisation? And how can you make the most of it without losing sight of the risks? In our knowledge centre you find relevant articles about the latest business and technology developments around blockchain and crypto assets. Consult our crypto library to leverage the global expertise, insights, and experience of our network.

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Frequently asked questions

What is blockchain technology?

A blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. Using this technology, participants can confirm transactions without a need for a central clearing authority. Potential applications can include fund transfers, settling trades, voting, and many other issues.

From a business perspective, it’s helpful to think of blockchain technology as a type of next-generation business process improvement software. Collaborative technology, such as blockchain, promises the ability to improve the business processes that occur between companies, radically lowering the “cost of trust.” For this reason, it may offer significantly higher returns for each investment dollar spent than most traditional internal investments.

Why is blockchain relevant for you?

Blockchain is much more than a technology. It has given birth to a highly innovative market. Today, around 1200 companies with more than 6000 employees and assets in the triple-digit billions are active in blockchain topics in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and the trend is rising. The players have long since ceased to be from the FinTech world alone, but represent almost every industry imaginable.

This potential should interest you. Especially because Switzerland and Liechtenstein have clearly regulated the administrative and tax handling of digital assets. They are considered the blockchain epicenter of Europe and are helping to boost confidence in this wealthy market.

Our Blockchain and Crypto Services

Blockchain Assurance

We help you manage your exposure to crypto assets

One of the biggest challenges associated with crypto assets is to verify and secure ownership and transactions. We help you manage your exposure to crypto assets by implementing the processes and controls needed to obtain assurance reports from your blockchain auditor, or by auditing these processes and controls and issuing assurance reports.

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With our blockchain assurance services we strengthen confidence in the growing blockchain ecosystem and empower companies to innovate and connect safely.

Adrian KellerPartner & Leader Audit for Blockchain, PwC Switzerland

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Crypto Advisory Services & Solutions

We help you to seize the opportunities of crypto while managing the risks

While cryptocurrencies are the most visible application of crypto, the momentum behind crypto-applications is rapidly growing. But what are crypto’s implications for your organisation? How can you seize the opportunities it offers while being aware of the risks? We help you leverage this technology's advantages so you can focus on your business.

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By rethinking your business model and adopting new technologies, you can develop new services and products to create lasting competitive advantage and enormous value for your business.

Patrick AkikiPartner & Leader Financial Services Consulting, PwC Switzerland

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Legal services for blockchain

Delivering the legal edge to innovative FinTech and crypto projects

The rise of blockchain and crypto has brought regulatory challenges with it. We help you transform these regulatory challenges into competitive advantages. Our team has successfully advised groundbreaking projects and reputable financial institutions in the field of blockchain technologies.

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We help established financial institutions and start-ups alike to successfully navigate through the legal and regulatory challenges that blockchain related business models are facing.

Jean-Claude SpillmannPartner, Head Asset & Wealth Management and Banking Regulatory

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Tax services for blockchain and crypto companies

We are your partner for everything that can't (yet) be solved with a smart contract

Blockchain and crypto companies face many tax implications as they come under increasing scrutiny from tax authorities. Whether you are planning an ICO, setting up a crypto fund, or building a transactional infrastructure for digital assets, we understand the potential tax implications for your business and employees. With our expertise in tax and a deep understanding of blockchain as a business model, we can provide professional advice and help you overcome any tax challenges.

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We provide comprehensive tax services for blockchain and crypto companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Martin BurriPartner, Tax & Legal Services, PwC Switzerland

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Our partners

We have an extensive external network within the Swiss and global crypto market.

PwC is an Ecosystem Network Partner to CV Labs. Through our partnership we cooperate with CV Labs in providing thought leadership for events and contribute in the CV Labs Incubator Program.

We joined Crypto Valley Association's cybersecurity working group and took part in creating the new guidelines on trusted key ceremony best practices. These guidelines aim to improve awareness of the importance of protecting digital assets in a safe and secure way.

Contact our blockchain & crypto experts

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Adrian Keller

Partner and Leader Audit for Blockchain, Zurich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 23 09

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Dr. Jean-Claude Spillmann

Partner, Head Asset & Wealth Management and Banking Regulatory, Legal, Zurich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 43 94

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Patrick Akiki

Partner, Financial Services Markets Leader, Zürich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 25 19

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Martin Burri

Partner, Tax & Legal Services, Zurich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 45 00

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