Bitcoin Association Switzerland 2018: General Assembly

The Bitcoin scene in Switzerland has been strong since Mike Hearn, former Bitcoin developer and author of Bitcoinj, organized the first local Bitcoin meetup in February 2011. Over the years we have grown from a handful of people to over 5’500 Bitcoiners,  making Switzerland home to one of the biggest Bitcoin communities in the world.

To foster this development the not-for-profit Bitcoin Association Switzerland (BAS) was founded. Since 2013 we serve as a vehicle to talk to regulators and organize educational and networking events, making us one of the oldest Bitcoin Associations of the world.

On May 16th 2018, the Bitcoin Association Switzerland held it’s 6th Annual General Assembly. At the general assembly the most engaged members of our community come together to discuss the past years and future activities.

The last year has been one of the most successful years for Bitcoin and the BAS. The number of Bitcoin Meetup Switzerland members grew more than 100% (2’000 to 5’500), the number of corporate members increased from 9 to 65 and the number of events we organize from 30 to 45. While we had constructive talks with Swiss regulators the Bitcoin price rose to 8’263 CHF ;)

The entire association and our endeavours is run on a volunteer-basis, by unpaid individuals driven by the idea behind Bitcoin.

The Swiss have a thing for voting, you say?

Giacomo Zucco Joins the Board

Myself and the entire BAS board would like to thank our former board member Mathieu Buffenoir Gonzalez for his work over the last years. Serving on the board since 2014, Mathieu represented the non-German speaking part of Switzerland and helped building up the Geneva Bitcoin community.

I’m very happy to welcome Giacomo Zucco on the BAS board. Giacomo is a perfect fit for the board of the Bitcoin Association because of his long-time involvement in the Bitcoin community and achievements in educating corporates as much as individuals. In 2015 Giacomo co-founded, the main Bitcoin Association in Italy as well as the Milan Bitcoin Meetup. In 2016 he founded the non-profit initiative BHB Network, aimed to help the development of Bitcoin open standards and R&D, as well as the consultancy company Blockchainlab Switzerland. He hosted the third Scaling Bitcoin Conference and participated as speaker in many major conference since 2017. With Giacomo's help we plan to grow the number of Bitcoiners in Ticino as well as strengthen our collaboration with Milan and other international Bitcoin communities.

Giacomo Talking to our Members

The General Assembly approved all board members. The new board for 2018 consist of Isabella Brom, Roger Darin, Luzius Meisser, Bernhard Müller Hug, Giacomo Zucco and myself. We are thankful for the trust our members have in the board and I’d like thank my colleagues for their work and their commitment to promote Bitcoin in Switzerland for another year.

If you’d like to support our activities please consider becoming a member

I’m looking forward to a successful 2018/2019 for Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Association Switzerland.

To the moon.



Technical Analysis Update for Bitcoin

The Hurst cycle approach was developed by J.M. Hurst and is a powerful analytical and trading tool. The premise is that markets moves in cycles of varying nominal lengths and that all these cycles are interrelated. We are thus able to analyse price action on all frequencies, from short-term to long-term, and formulate an opinion on where price action is in relation to the overall trend/cycle structure.

Bravis Offers a Brave Vision of the Future and Joins as Corporate Member

Today we are introducing Bravis. As one of their first official actions, the freshly founded company joined our association as a corporate member earlier this month.


Bravis stands for Brave Visions: Their vision is to enable every person to successfully invest in digital assets. Bravis aims to achieve this through three pillars: Asset Management, consulting, and events.

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session Ipchain (12.03.2018)

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session Ipchain (12.03.2018)

Ipchain is doing a Token Sale at the moment. IPCHAIN database covers the protection of intellectual property (IP) through the use of Blockchain technology and has been developed for the needs of scientists, inventors, artists and companies.

At Monday the 12th of March the CEO of the project Dr. Dominik Thor and Lukas Fiedler (Corporate Strategy) have been in our Telegram channel to answer all questions from the community regarding their project.

Technical Analysis Update for Bitcoin

From a cycle perspective BTC is seen currently trading in the final stage of the first of two 80-day cycles (55 trading days). At this latter stage of the 80-day cycle, the cycle phase is down and highlights the fact that short-term pressure on prices is likely to be bearish. This leaves the 19-Mar low of 7321 exposed and attention will be on whether the 7-Feb low of 6012.62 can remain intact. This is a key chart point and key support.

Introducing nChain

Today we are introducing the nChain Group which joined our association as a corporate member last October when Dr. Craig S. Wright, the Chief Scientist at nChain was invited for a Meetup in Zürich.

The nChain group aims to be global leader in research, development, technology applications and investments to enable infinite innovation in blockchain technologies – especially focused on worldwide adoption and growth of Bitcoin Cash. The Group now includes four business units: nChain Limited – a blockchain research and development business; nChain Holdings Limited – an intellectual property holding and commercialization company; nChain Reaction – a new investment entity; nCrypt – a Bitcoin wallet and exchange in Canada.


The group of companies has grown to a team of in excess of 60 scientific research, engineering and other professionals primarily based in London, United Kingdom and Vancouver, Canada.

We would like to thank nChain for supporting the values of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland through corporate membership and wish them all the best for their endeavors.

Introducing Technical Analysis

Introducing Technical Analysis

While active traders have struggled to beat the performance of someone just hodling her Bitcoins, the sharp rise in the last quarter 2017 had even old veterans question whether a more active portfolio management style wasn't perhaps appropriate. 

When managing a portfolio of coins (or any other portfolio for that matter) more actively, the old saying "timing is everything" most certainly applies. We therefore thought it would be of interest for the entire  community to get a professional to do the technical analysis for all of us. 

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with TEND (30.01.2018)

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with TEND (30.01.2018)

The Swiss based project TEND is doing a Token Sale at the moment. The idea of this project is allow the co-ownership of precious, special objects & unique assets, possible through tokenization.

At Tuesday the 30th of January Founder & CEO Marco Abele and COO Rasoul Jalali have been in our Telegram channel to answer all questions from the community regarding their project (Names of community members are anonymous):

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with NEM (08.01.2018)

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with NEM (08.01.2018)

NEM is one of the oldest second generation Blockchain projects out in space,
doing a Token sale even before Ethereum in spring 2014. NEM is doing very
successful and was able to generate a much bigger Mr. Bet capitalization as Nxt
what was once the inspiration to create NEM. At Monday the 8th of January Paul
Rieger and Kristof Van de Reck have been in our Telegram channel to answer all
questions from the community regarding this project.

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with SwissBorg (08.12.2017)

AMA: Ask Me Anything Session with SwissBorg (08.12.2017)

The project SwissBorg from Lausanne is doing a Token Sale at the moment. SwissBorg is a Crypto Wealth Management company including a wealthtech DAO. In an “Ask Me Anything Session” in our Altcoin Telegram Channel, the CEO and founder of the project Cyrus Fazel was one hour available to answer all questions from the community regarding this new project.

The Cryptos Fund joins the Bitcoin Association Switzerland

'The Cryptos Fund' is a new, regulated fund offering a passive index tracking investment strategy on cryptocurrencies. The company was founded by a team of investors, academics and security experts. It is designed to passively replicate the Crypto Currencies Index (CCI30), an indicator of crypto currencies valuations (just as the S&P 500 is an indicator of stock price valuations), and a benchmark for the sector