Blocksize Capital Market Day

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main


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Capital Market Day, February 26, 2020 at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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On February 26, 2020, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Blocksize Capital jointly organize a half-day event to explore the intersection of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and capital markets. Together with thought leaders from the areas of finance, regulation and blockchain, the focus will be laid on (1) the impact of DLT on global capital markets, (2) the integration of digital assets into the existing banking landscape as well as (3) regulatory challenges and the status quo of existing digital asset legislation.

DLT has already begun to restructure capital markets value chains and will continue to unfold its potential within the next few years. That will pose fundamental questions for the roles of existing incumbents. Leading institutions already working on the integration of digital assets will share their experience and help understanding the future of capital markets and banking based on DLT. Hence, a special focus will be laid on the digital asset blueprint for the SET that has been designed by Blocksize Capital and the Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance. The Blueprint focuses on a (a) digital asset registry, a (b) cash-on-ledger registry and a (c) contract registry – all interconnected and running on DLT.


  • Hagen Thomas Weiss, BaFin (requested)
  • Simon Seiter, Deutsche Börse
  • Peter Großkopf, Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX)
  • Michael Spitz, Main Incubator / Commerzbank
  • André Steiner, Crealogix
  • Sven Roth, SIX Digital Exchange
  • Christian Labetzsch, Blocksize Capital
  • Martin Valenta, micobo
  • Christoph Impekoven, Blocksize Capital
  • Dr. Florian Reul and Richard Hay, Linklaters
  • Thomas Nägele, Nägele Law
  • Alexander Christen, Avaloq Ventures
  • Brian Mehta and Christian Worsch, Trading Technologies
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center


Participants of this event can look forward to learning about:

  • The major advantages and challenges of DLT in capital markets
  • How existing capital market players have been and will be impacted
  • How DLT mass adoption and financial inclusion can be achieved

Moreover, there will be discussion about:

  • What can we expect to happen when?
  • Which players will drive the change in front of us?
  • What will be the role of intermediaries in the future?


  • Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Room: Audimax
  • Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 13h30 – 19h00
  • Language: English
  • Registration required via Eventbrite; maximum number of participants: 300


  • 13:00 Doors open
  • 13:30 Introduction & welcome (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Christian Labetzsch)
  • 13:40 The future of capital markets: an overview about the global ecosystem (Christian Labetzsch, Blocksize Capital)
  • 14:00 Tokenizing assets and issuing securities (Martin Valenta, micobo)
  • 14:20 Speech title to be announced (Sven Roth, SIX Digital Exchange)
  • 14:40 DLT within the capital market: digital finance in post-trading (Simon Seiter, Deutsche Börse AG)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:20 Current challenges for financial institutions: providing compliant infrastructure to access digital assets (Christoph Impekoven, Blocksize Capital)
  • 15:40 Speech title to be announced providers (Brian Mehta and Christian Worsch, Trading Technologies)
  • 16:00 – a marketplace for fintech innovation and seamless integration to core banking systems (Alexander Christen, Avaloq Ventures)
  • 16:20 Speech title to be announced (Michael Spitz, Commerzbank)
  • 16:40 Coffee break
  • 17:00 Does the regulatory framework develop appropriately? (Hagen Thomas Weiss, BaFin)
  • 17:20 Legal assessment of tokenized securities – a cross border perspective (Dr. Florian Reul and Richard Hay, Linklaters)
  • 17:40 How to drive digital mass adoption – integrating digital assets into retail- and private banking (André Steiner, Crealogix)
  • 18:05 Panel discussion: DLT-based capital markets - 2021, 2022 or 2023 (Moderator: Philipp Sandner, Participants: Christian Labetzsch, Simon Seiter, Thomas Nägele, Peter Großkopf)
  • 18:45 Networking


Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally alter the way business processes are conducted across a multitude of industries around the globe. Waiting for “perfect” DLT solutions could mean missing an opportunity to help shape it. To understand how DLT can address challenges in the financial sector requires both research and real-life applications and pilots. So far, banks and FinTechs have been the biggest sectors affected by blockchain technology and crypto currencies in specific. However, this event will also cover an often unconsidered area of disruption, the capital market.

Therefore, we think the event is best suited for:

  • Employees and decision makers from the financial sector interested in blockchain technology
  • Employees and decision makers from capital market infrastructure providers
  • Employees and decision makers from clearing houses and central security depositories
  • Employees and decision makers interested in digital asset custody
  • Corporates interested in blockchain and innovation
  • Consultants and lawyers interested in the implications of blockchain technology


Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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Blocksize Capital GmbH

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About Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center that investigates the implications of blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Apart from the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, startups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices. The Blockchain Center also provides new research impulses and develops training for students and executives. It focuses on banking, mobility, “Industry 4.0” and the energy sector. Further information can be found on the Website, on Facebook, or via Twitter.

About Blocksize Capital

Blocksize Capital is a software provider with clear focus on DLT- and Blockchain-based assets. Blocksize Capital genuinely believes that DLT and Blockchain will significantly transform the financial industry and massively challenge existing business models. Thus Blocksize Capital offers the required infrastructure to manage, trade and store these new types of digital assets.

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