What are the top Swiss NFT projects? The NFT space has evolved since the hype of 2021 and Switzerland, one of the leading countries in the blockchain space, has launched several initiatives to enhance innovation in the NFTs space. Organizations such as NFT Think Tank and the Swiss Metaverse association made it their primary focus to push forward on NFT and Metaverse innovation and create the environment necessary for Swiss companies to be at the forefront of this new technology.
In this article we will take a closer look at some of the top NFT projects in Switzerland.
The Swiss NFT Market
Switzerland has managed to be at the forefront of blockchain technology and this is no different in the NFT space.
Despite the drop in NFT prices, there are several Swiss startups, corporation, universities and non-profit organizations adapting and experimenting with NFT technology.
Swiss companies are interested in finding a way to use Web3 to their advantage and with GenZ being more technologically savvy the question arrises for many traditional Swiss corporations how to attract this new generation as a customer. Is Web3 with the Metaverse and NFTs the answer? Perhaps.
It is nice to see that several Swiss companies have embraced the challenge of finding use cases for NFTs. It is a new sphere they are entering into and the possibilities of NFTs are yet to be seen.
Can they bring value to Swiss companies, and if yes, how?
Let us take a closer look.
What can NFTs be used for?
The world of NFTs is still very new, which is why we still do not know the extent of the potential of NFTs. It is up to our creativity and eagerness to experiment to see the true potential of Non Fungible Tokens.
Together with NFT Think Tank, the biggest NFT community in Switzerland, we took a look at the different possible use cases for NFTs.
Possible use cases for NFTs:
- Proof of visit/Proof of attendance: Memories, Travel and Adventure based NFTs
- Loyalty programs: Rewarding loyal customers with or through NFT programs
- Proof of ownership/Tracking: NFC chips
- Collectibles: Art and Memorabilia
- Fundraising: Non profit and for profit
- Gaming: In game items
- Community Building: NFTs help build strong communities
Are NFTs more than just art?
Yes. The NFT space is a broad field that goes far beyond art. Although we are still at the beginning of what NFTs can be used for, there are various fields that can and will profit from NFTs. Here are some areas where we can see Non Fungible Tokens playing an important role:
- Community Building
What are Physical NFTs?
Physical NFTs act as a cryptographic token of ownership over a physical item for the buyer. This happens when the buyer wants a physical version of the NFT. A physical NFT is a non-fungible token connected to a physical asset.
Some examples of physical NFTs are: NFT Cards and NFC Chips.
For more information on physical NFTs you can read following article: What are Physical NFTs? How to Sell Physical Items as NFTs
Top Swiss NFT Projects
With the help of NFT Think Tank were able to find the top Swiss NFT projects with real world application.
1. The Magic of Itseltwald by BLS Schifffahrt
- Use case: Proof of visit
- Project Lead: BLS Schifffahrt & Eric Anderegg (Blockstar)
Every year there are thousands of tourists traveling from Asia to Switzerland to see the boat landing place at Itseltwald. The jetty in Iseltwald gained notoriety throughout Southeast Asia due to the Korean Netflix series “Crash Landing on You.”
BLS Schiffahrt saw the potential and launched a proof of visit NFT project that sells phyigital NFT cards with the theme of Itseltwald as proof of visit.
2. Crypto Vreneli
- Use case: Proof of ownership
- Project Lead: Sarah Schlagenhauf
The Crypto Gold Vreneli also made it into the top 3 of our list of Swiss NFT Projects.
This project focused on making the famous Swiss Gold Coin “Gold Vreneli” digital. It is a project spearheaded by Vivents and the gold company Philoro.
The hybrid Goldvreneli is a gold coin with an NFC chip that can be read with an app. The associated NFT will not only serve as proof of ownership, but also as access to the digital asset of the collectible.
3. The Swiss Crypto Stamp by Schweizer Post
- Use case: Collectible
- Project Lead: Inacta
After the success of the first two blockchain stamp collections, the third edition of the Swiss Crypto Stamp is being released. The latest edition from Swiss Post NFT collection uses artificial intelligence (AI) to design the motifs.
4. EVZ Bulls NFT by EV Zug
- Use Case: Fundraising
- Project Lead: Tokengate
The “EVZ BULLS” was the first NFT series of the EV Zug hockey team and were a big hit. All 67 NFTs have now been sold. The proceeds will go to the EVZ junior team and the training concept “The Hockey Academy”. A second NFT series will follow this fall.
- Use case: Physical NFT cards
- Project Lead: Blockstar
In short: NFTKarten.ch allows Swiss companies to launch their own NFT collection in a physical card (e.g postcard) format.
NFTKarten.ch makes it easy for Swiss companies to enter the NFT space. They offer beginner-friendly, ready made solutions for physical NFTs that can be easily adapted to your company’s needs. NFTKarten.ch is a service provider by Blockstar, a Zurich based blockchain consulting & headhunting firm.
6. Travel NFTs by Camino Network
- Use case: Personalized Travel Experience
- Project Lead: Camino Network
The Zug, Switzerland based startup, Camino Network uses NFTs and digital wallets for personalized travel experience. More than 120 international travel companies such as Lufthansa and TUI already participate as supporters and support the developments in Web3.
This project sound very promising and we are excite to see how it will develop.
7. Hublot Watch NFT
- Use case: Collection
- Project Lead: Takashi Murakami
The Swiss watch maker Hublot and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami presented two digital NFT artworks in 2021. These were inspired by the first two watches launched jointly by Hublot and the Japanese artist 2021. Limited to 200 and 100 pieces respectively, the two editions sold out within a few days.
Although these NFTs had no real world use case, they are one of the first examples of a Swiss company entering the NFT space.
8. Swiss E-Böögg
- Use case: Collection/Culture/Exclusive Events
- Project Lead: Toleo
This Swiss NFT Project connects culture and tradition with NFTS. Every year in Zurich, Switzerland a giant snowman is burned infant of tens of thousands of people. The longer it takes for the head of the snowman to explode, the worse the summer will be, according to Swiss tradition.
Toleo.ch worked together with Porsche NFT Designer Konrad Probst to create a digital collectible with utility function of the E-Böögg. The E-Böögg NFT is valid as an entrance ticket for a cozy evening at the Zunfthaus zur Waag with a 3 course dinner incl. drinks as well as an introduction into the topic of NFTs and Metaverse (try it out).
The Swiss NFT market has shown to be innovative and versatile. The NFT bear market has not scared away the collectors and startups and there is a growing curiosity to be seen on how we can develop this technology into something useful.
We look forward to seeing more Switzerland based NFT projects to come to light.
If you know of any great Switzerland based NFT projects that we may have missed, feel free to let us know in the comments below.
Pascal is a passionate entrepreneur and one of the founders at Blockzeit. As a crypto and blockchain enthusiast his goal is to bring more transparency into the blockchain industry.