With this strategic partnership, the two organizations bridge the alps to connect the Ticino blockchain and the Trust Square community. The goal is to enable new collaborations and accelerate the blockchain ecosystem in Ticino and Crypto Valley.
TBTA and Trust Square will offer joint initiatives such as events to connect blockchain startups, investors, corporates, and academia.
In a first step, TBTA will join Trust Square’s upcoming DLT Event Series with Think Tanks, Panel Discussions, a hackathon and a conference – including some of Trust Square’s favorite DLT firms like Bittrex Global and Cardano – accelerating the Swiss DLT community and beyond.
About Trust Square
Located in the heart of Switzerland's commercial center at Paradeplatz and Rennweg, Trust Square provides a space for innovative ideas to flourish. With disruptive technologies as the common denominator, Trust Square connects entrepreneurs, early-stage ventures, businesses, investors and academics and allows them to pursue their visions in an open, versatile and diverse environment.
Since 2018, Trust Square hosted more than 300 events, from panels and talks with industry experts to think tanks, hackathons and tech conferences.
Our Swiss Blockchain Hackathon 2019 in collaboration with AWS attracted more than 200 hackers.
Trust Square has provided office space to more than 80 blockchain companies, among them Cardano, B3i, Neo, Sygnum, flovtec, Procivis, Verum Capital, Blockchain Valley Ventures and Consensys.
Trust is not only about technology per se, but also about open dialogue and the integration of appropriate applications into society. It's beyond technology. No matter what technology you’re engaged in, join us and our network of experts, find inspiration and the resources to pursue your vision.
The association aims to promote research and support innovative companies active in the Blockchain sector, as well as to promote academic studies of this new technology.
Blockchain is today a much-discussed technology. It is often said, as with the advent of the Internet, that this technology could change many things with a direct impact on a variety of sectors through improvements in supply chains, financial and payment systems, notary businesses, business processes and governments. These are time-consuming processes that require research, new skills, training, investment, experimentation, and a change of mindset.
As in the rest of the world, also in Ticino, Blockchain is gradually gaining considerable interest, as evidenced by the establishment of several international companies. This trend has led academia and private enterprises to establish a dialogue aimed at creating a competence center whose goal is to promote research and training and thus encourage the creation of new companies and new skilled jobs.
TBTA's founding partners are Bitcoin.com, Copernicus Holding SA, Eligma Ltd. (GoCrypto), Euronovate SA, Eventboost SA, Pangea Blockchain Fund, Poseidon Group, Quadrans Foundation, StrongBlock.io, Superflat SA, Swiss Blockchain Consortium and Interchain Foundation.
In addition, there are two academic partners: the University of Southern Switzerland (offering the expertise of its Computer Systems Institute and the Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing) and the Institute of Information Systems and Networking of SUPSI (Department of Innovative Technologies), which is active in applied research and continuing education in the Blockchain and Fintech sector.