Zug November 20th 2017

Bitcoin Suisse AG, a Swiss-based financial services provider specializing in crypto-assets, announces the appointment of Arthur Vayloyan as CEO, as of today. Niklas Nikolajsen, founder and current CEO of Bitcoin Suisse will continue to shape the future of Bitcoin Suisse as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as co-CEO.

Niklas Nikolajsen said: “Arthur combines an exceptional track record in banking with a background in science and an entrepreneurial mind-set. We worked closely with Arthur on the development of the first blockchain asset management solution woldwide, which was implemented for a Swiss private bank. In this project we discovered our shared enthusiasm for the potential of blockchain technology. I am very excited to work with Arthur on the future of our firm and to unleash the potential of crypto-asset-management.”

I am very excited to work with Arthur on the future of our firm and to unleash the potential of crypto-asset-management.

Niklas Nikolajsen

Arthur Vayloyan brings more than 25 years of experience to Bitcoin Suisse. He established Credit Suisse as a pioneer for investment opportunities in microfinance and spearheaded the creation of the bank’s award winning advisory process. He held various senior management positions at Credit Suisse, including Global Head of Investment Services and Products, Head Private Banking Switzerland and Global Head External Asset Management. Arthur Vayloyan earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Berne and an MBA from INSEAD. Most recently he was Global Head Products & Services and Member of the Executive Board of Falcon Private Bank, and in this role he and his team launched the first private banking offering based on blockchain solutions globally.

At Bitcoin Suisse Arthur Vayloyan will drive the development of the product and service portfolio and the continued growth of the company in a fast evolving environment and in a rapidly expanding market. His priority will be to advance the delivery of crypto-financial services, which create value for clients and meet the highest requirements in terms of compliance and security.

I am convinced the new asset classes and blockchain technology in general will enable our clients to build better businesses…

Arthur Vayloyan

Arthur Vayloyan said: ”Crypto-finance, crypto-assets and tokenization will most certainly have a great role to play in the future of finance, wealth management and private equity. I am convinced the new asset classes and blockchain technology in general will enable our clients to build better businesses, to make better investments and to save costs. And beyond this, blockchain technology will create more value for individuals and society as a whole. I am very confident about the potential of this market. Niklas and his team have built a strong business based on unique technology. On this foundation we now intend to deliver the next level of robust commercial solutions and products. I am thrilled and honoured to be part of this venture.”