Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The expertise of Prof. Sandner in particular includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, initial coin offerings (ICOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship. The center advises companies concerning their blockchain activities, e.g. the first European crypto fund or startups in Consensys’ Token Foundry program. Prof. Sandner is a member of the FinTechRat of the Federal Ministry of Finance and also engaged in the Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union and, additionally, founding member of the German Blockchain Association e.V. and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.
The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center was launched in February 2017 and analyzes implications of blockchain technology on companies and business models. It provides a platform for decision makers, startups, technology experts and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and share their visions. More: www.fs-blockchain.de
Before joining Frankfurt School, he co-founded a consulting company specialized in the area of innovation strategy IP and technology transfer. He has been research fellow at the Technical University Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Previous to that, he studied business administration focusing on computer science at the University Mannheim.
He was awarded with several scholarships and research prizes. Prof. Sandner has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Research Policy, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Business Venturing.
Bitcoins are based on the blockchain technology. A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is synchronised between multiple computers. These computers, or nodes, together maintain the Bitcoin network. The nodes contribute the hardware and electricity which the blockchain needs to operate and are themselves paid for it with Bitcoins. This process, called mining, provides incentive to its participants and ensures that the blockchain continues, even if a single node leaves the network.
Bitcoin is a so-called crypto currency. A better word is crypto asset since actually it is so far not clear if it is a currency.
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