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What is the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center?

The FSBC is a think tank and research center focused primarily on investigating the implications of blockchain technology. In addition to general research and prototype development, the FSBC serves as a networking hub for managers, start-ups, and experts to exchange knowledge and best practices. The FSBC also organizes educational opportunities for both students and executives, including on-campus courses, workshops, and conferences. 

What is the focus?

Currently, the FSBC is focusing on crypto assets, digital securities, the digital euro, CBDCs, tokenization of assets, decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). 

What projects?

Specifically, we operate the Crypto Assets Conference (CAC), the DLT Talents program to empower women in the blockchain space, and the DeFi Talents program for education in the DeFi sector, as well as the NFT Talents for leadership in the NFT space. With our latest progam the Bitcoin Talents we educate ambitious and young career starters to break into the Bitcoin ecosystem. Further, we have co-founded the Digital Euro Association (DEA), the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA), INTAS.tech as a consulting company for the digital assets space, and the DEC Institute as an organization certifying executives' blockchain knowledge. As of autumn 2022, we also launch the new study program Master of Blockchain & Digital Assets (MBDA).

Events

Upcoming event: Why Professionals Should Join Web3 Today

February 22, 2023 | 14:00-14:45 (CET)

"Web3" has recently become a catch-all term for the next Internet generation. It goes beyond the capabilities of Web2, allowing users not only to create and share content but also to represent and transfer value digitally without the need for traditional financial middlemen. Web3 is a rapidly evolving area that embraces various technologies and ecosystems. Innovations such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, stablecoins, decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Metaverse, and regenerative finance (ReFi) are some key examples of the Web3 ecosystem. The second half of 2022 has been a particularly challenging time for crypto enthusiasts. Nevertheless, we are optimistic about the opportunities in 2023. 

The development of these new ecosystems will be driven by innovation and creativity and despite the ongoing recession and geopolitical tensions, these areas of the crypto ecosystem have the potential to further accelerate adoption and growth in 2023. The growth opens up a multitude of different job opportunities, and businesses need professionals that bring creativity and innovation and therefore are willing to pay higher salaries for those. Since Web3 is still in its infancy, there's a lot you can add to it now if you find a job as early as possible.   

In our online panel, we talk to talents from this new Web3 ecosystem and their motivations for joining it.

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Past event: Digital Securities, Crypto Assets, Web3: What to Expect from the New Year 2023?

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Past event: Defi: Where Do We Stand? Where Will we Grow in 2023?

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Past event: Digital Securities - Tokenization of Assets

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Academy and education

Become a blockchain expert

Blockchain will change the world and Germany is on its way to lead the digital change in this area. Education is always the first step towards the successful implementation of innovation. This is why the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is offering a wide range of education to enable everyone from intern to CEO to understand and successfully apply blockchain.

Post-Experience Master in Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • 4 semesters that entail 7 block weeks and writing your master thesis
  • Technical and economical deep dive into blockchain, Bitcoin, smart contract platforms, digital assets, DeFi, tokenization, NFTs, CBDCs, legal frameworks and many other relevant topics
  • The course is designed for industry professionals that have at least one year of relevant work experience and who do not want to fall behind on revolutionizing their industry's products, business models and processes 
  • A fully hybrid model so you can choose on-campus or online lectures 

Receive more important details here.

Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy

Our academy is a knowledge hub of free video education. Here we collect all the content from the Crypto Assets Conferences and all our Online Panels. You find interesting insights from renowned experts on all relevant topics of the crypto cosmos.

  • More than 100 videos
  • Technological, legal and business aspects of blockchain and crypto assets
  • Learn from our partners and FSBC experts

Have a closer look on the Blockchain Academy
or directly on Youtube (video list).

Blockchain Masterclass
  • Comprehensive 12-hour blockchain course
  • Deep blockchain knowledge paired with case studies for practical applications

Learn more about the Blockchain Masterclass and sign up.

Digital Assets Course

Digitisation is disrupting the financial services industry in particular their business models. This course provides detailed knowledge on Distributed Ledger Technology, ranging from technical and regulatory aspects to their application.

  • Total of 12 full days split across 4 blocks
  • Classes are delivered face-to-face
  • The course is designed for executives in leadership positions at financial institutions and will help you revise or revamp your business model 

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Portfolio

Research
  • Joint research projects with corporates
  • Studies on blockchain applications
  • Compiling technical whitepapers

Community
  • Well established network in the DLT/blockchain ecosystem in Germany, Europe and Asia
  • Organization of conferences, meetups, seminars and online seminars
  • Workshops for top managers and decision makers
Education
  • Lectures about DLT and blockchain for bachelor, master and MBA courses
  • Supervision of theses on various blockchain-related topics
  • Certificate program to become a blockchain expert
  • Digital Innovation and Fintech: dedicated bachelor program
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets: dedicated master program
Prototypes
  • Development of prototypes in Ethereum
  • Decision support with regard to (i) organizational and (ii) architectural IT decisions
  • Support with implementation of blockchain solutions
Startups
  • Advising startups on DLT/blockchain related topics
  • Establishment of B2B or investor contacts for startups
  • Support for marketing and public relations

Associations

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EU Digital Innovation Hub: The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is officially listed as a Digital Innovation Hub by the European Commission. EU Digital Innovation Hubs have been introduced to advise companies, especially SMEs, startups and mid-caps, about digitization and innovative technologies, and to provide opportunities to engage in technology-testing, financing advice, market intelligence, and networking activities.
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International Token Standardization Association (ITSA): The ITSA is a non-profit organization aiming at the development and implementation of market standards for the identification, classification, and analysis of DLT- and blockchain-based cryptographic tokens, including the International Token Identification Number (ITIN), the International Token Classification (ITC) framework and the International Token Database (TOKENBASE).
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Digital Euro Association (DEA): The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money. In particular, they focus on the private and the public digital euro.
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European Carbon Offset Tokenization Association (ECOTA): The European Carbon Offset Tokenization Association (ECOTA) is a think tank that aims to overcome challenges in the field of technological enabled decarbonization to find token-based solutions for a faster route to a net-zero Europe.
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Multichain Asset Managers Association (MAMA): MAMA is is a trade body which represents asset management companies, investors, technology providers, service providers and ecosystem players interested in working towards a new vision for asset management using blockchain and other supporting decentralized technologies.
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Blockchain Bundesverband (Bundesblock): The Blockchain Bundesverband (Blockchain Association Germany) promotes the use of blockchain technology at the business location Germany. The association represents the interests of startups and companies that want to develop business models based on blockchain technology.
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DLT Education Consortium (DEC): The DEC is a non-profit consortium for academic and professional organizations for international knowledge exchange, education programs, professional certificates and industry research on distributed ledger technologies.
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Blockchain for Europe: This association represents international blockchain industry players at the EU-level. Blockchain for Europe pro-actively contributes to the regulatory debate by supporting European decision makers in their goal to make the implementation of Blockchain technology a success. Blockchain for Europe closely collaborates with national, regional and global players – both at policy as well as industry level – to support the promotion of and education about blockchain technology.
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European Union Blockchain Observatory: The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum is a two-year initiative created by the European Commission in February 2018, aiming to support blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU.
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Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC): The ABC mission is to establish itself as the one-stop-shop Austrian Research Center for Blockchain and related technologies focusing on the industrial application in areas such as industry 4.0 and IoT as well as financial, energy, logistics, government, and administrative applications.
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International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA): The INATBA provides users and developers of DLT a worldwide forum to exchange views and opinions with regulators and policymakers.
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Trust Square: The co-working space Trust Square in Zurich, Switzerland is offering a network of experts in the field of blockchain technology, bringing together entrepreneurs, businesses, investors as well as academics and researchers in an open and diverse environment.
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Bloxberg: The Bloxberg consortium is a decentralized research infrastructure governed by various research institutes and scientists that provide services for science.
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Projects

Selected past projects
  • Proof of concept (PoC) on trading loans using Ethereum
  • Blockchain workshop with the Advisory Board of the Deutsche Bank
  • Blockchain workshop with the Board of LBBW
  • Joint workshop with Deutsche Bundesbank (6th Central Banking Workshop on “Blockchain Technology: Opportunities and Challenges”)
Conferences and seminars

Press Coverage

Header Neue Zuercher Zeitung

NZZ | 23.12.2022
Der Kollaps der Krypto-Börse FTX wirft fundamentale Fragen über die Zukunft von Digitalwährungen auf. 
Zum Interview

Screenshot beta stories

BR Fernsehen | 05.11.2022
beta stories
Bitcoin · Die große Verheißung
Zum Video

Screenshot Leschs-Kosmos

www.zdf.de | 25.10.2022
Leschs Kosmos
Krypto, Bitcoin & Co: Revolution oder Spekulation?
Zum Video

Zeichnung-Philipp-Sandner

Cointelegraph | 02.09.2022
6 Fragen an Philipp Sandner
Zum Artikel

Philipp Sandner bei Tagesschau 24

Tagesschau 24 | 03.06.2022
Bitcoin verkaufen? 
Zum Video

Handelsblatt

handelsblatt | 01.11.2018
Mit diesem 5-Punkte-Plan wird Deutschland zum Blockchain-Vorreiter
Zum Artikel

tv

ntv | 14.08.2018
Blockchain ist vergleichbar mit dem iPhone 1
Zum Video

zdf

zdf | 26.02.2018
WISO
Wem nützt der Bitcoin überhaupt?
Zum Video

Team

Management

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

  • Blockchain and Bitcoin experience for several years
  • Strong entrepreneurship record after having founded multiple companies
  • Project manager in IT development projects
  • Studied business administration with focus on business informatics and IT at Universität Mannheim
  • PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with focus on corporate IP portfolio analytics
Frankfurt School Experts

Daniel Holk

Areas of Expertise:

  • Industrial application of blockchain
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Crypto currencies

Constantin Lichti

Areas of Expertise:

  • Public blockchains
  • Individual adoption of blockchain technology
  • Social media research on blockchain technology 
  • Applications of blockchain and DLT systems

Constantin Lichti
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Jong-Chan Chung

Areas of Expertise:

  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Digital Euro
  • Data analytics and visualization

Masud Sultan

  • Decentralized finance
  • Crypto assets 
    Consulting | Quality Assurance Expert | Blockchain & DLT

Marc Anders

  • DeFi, DApps and Web3 
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organisations (DAOs)
  • Industrial application of DLT & blockchains

Ilka Kranefuß

Online Editor / Website Manager

DLT Talents Ambassador

Mentor Bitcoin Talents

Cedric Heidt

Areas of Expertise:

  • Token economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • DeFi, DApps, Web 3.0
  • Due diligence and research

Sarah Palurovic

Areas of Expertise:

  • Trustless technologies 
  • Crypto currencies 
  • Brand building through blockchain technology and crypto currencies
  • DEA - Digital Euro Association

Julian Proft

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Due Dilligence 
  • Crypto Asset Adoption and Privacy
  • Social Philosophy 

Dominik Peer

  • DeFi Talents program
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Crypto currencies
  • Digital business

Alexander Laub

Operations Manager FSBC

External Experts

Christoph Kreiterling

Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin

Area of Expertise:

  • Blockchain technology research

Martin Janda

Bitcoin Consulting UG

Areas of Expertise:

  • Blockchain and smart contract security
  • Fullstack development (Java, C#, ... ) 
  • IT security

  • Mining of crypto assets 

Dr. Jonas Groß

Areas of Expertise:

  • Impact of blockchain technology on monetary policy
  • Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
  • Stablecoins
  • Crypto currencies

Klaus Himmer

21 Consulting GmbH

Areas of Expertise:

  • Taxation & Accounting of digital Assets

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  • Multishore Tax Reporting

  • Crypto Assets

  • Crypto Fund Reporting

Dr. Michael Kuperberg

DB Systel GmbH
 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Blockchains and DLT
  • Software Integration
  • Performance and Scalability Engineering
  • IT Security and Safety

Robert Richter

Area of Expertise:

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Crypto currencies in the context of portfolio management
  • Value drivers of crypto currencies