Founded in August 2013, Bitcoin Suisse is a pioneer and global market leader in crypto-financial services. Bitcoin Suisse provides its global institutional and private client base with the following services: Brokerage, ICO facilitation/advisory and other related offerings such as storage solutions.

More than 50 employees in Switzerland and Denmark service private and institutional clients and develop inhouse technology. Bitcoin Suisse is a licensed financial intermediary incorporated in Switzerland, operating under Swiss law and according to AML (Anti-Money-Laundering) regulations.

Bitcoin Suisse has played an important role in some of the most successful and influential projects in the crypto space, such as Ethereum.

Board of Directors

Bitcoin Suisse has long-term and ambitious vision. To realize these goals, Bitcoin Suisse is building a team of highly talented people who share the vision and who are passionate about creating world-changing financial products and services.

Timeline

Company History

Highlights of each year
  • 2013

    August
    Bitcoin Suisse is founded by Niklas Nikolajsen and Dr. Johannes Schweifer

    September
    First Bitcoin brokerage activities

    October
    First employees

     

  • 2014

    January
    First Bitcoin ATM in Switzerland deployed

    June
    Bitcoin Suisse starts deploying Bitcoin ATMs in Switzerland

    July
    Bitcoin Suisse becomes first-ever VQF (SRO) member from the crypto-financial scene

    August
    The Ethereum launch and associated FINMA approval of crowdsale, establish the precedence and legality of selling crypto tokens against fiat currency

    October
    Introduction of physical Bitcoin certificates

    November
    First brokerage customers

     

     

  • 2015

    March
    Successful first audit by our regulator: VQF

  • 2016

    March
    Zug tax authority issue detailed answers on how to handle Bitcoin in regard to taxes

    July
    The City of Zug accepts Bitcoin through Bitcoin Suisse AG – they are the first public body in the world

    September
    First large 6-digit (CHF) lump sum tax payments in Bitcoin in Switzerland, through Bitcoin Suisse

    October
    Launch of quoting gateway; a solution for clearing and settlement of crypto asset trades for financial institutions, funds and banks

     

     

     

  • 2017

    June
    Start of ICO Boom (Melonport, OmiseGO, Status, …)

    July
    Falcon Private Bank becomes first bank to allow its customer to buy and hold Bitcoin

    September
    Increasing focus on institutional clients

    October
    Bitcoin Suisse starts joint venture with Swiss Gold Safe to establish Swiss Crypto Vault

    November
    Dr. Arthur Vayloyan joins Bitcoin Suisse as new CEO

    December
    Outsourcing of ATM Network to Värdex AG

  • 2018

    January
    Bitcoin Suisse’s Brokerage Desk reaches a trading volume of 1 Billion USD in 30 days for the first time

    February
    Swiss Crypto Vault joint venture opens up for first HNWI customers

    Bitcoin Suisse AG reaches 50 employees

    June
    Bitcoin Suisse moves to new office at Grafenauweg 12 with capacity for 80 employees

     

career

Careers

Looking for a career in the crypto space? Bitcoin Suisse currently has more than 50 employees, many of whom have joined the firm from leading banks and financial service providers.

Blockchain technology combines many different fields of expertise, such as banking & finance, IT and legal/compliance. This provides for a diverse and exciting work environment.

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