How Blockchain and FinTech Will Change the Financial Ecosystem


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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main


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S&P Global is organizing a conference in cooperation with the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. Together with thought leaders from the areas of FinTech, Blockchain, crypto assets and ICO, we will shed light on the current development and growth of these markets. The focus will be laid on the one hand on the perspective of how a global rating agency assesses the development of these technologies. On the other hand, the implications of these new technologies on the financial ecosystem will be analyzed.


  • Adam Broun, President of Kensho

  • Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler, DWF & Finance Working Group; Blockchain Bundesverband

  • Christian Friedrich, S&P, Global Ratings

  • Benjamin Yablon, Director of Global Strategy of Salt Lending

  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

  • Christian Labetzsch, CEO of Blocksize Capital

  • Jochen Siegert, Entrepreneur, Influencer and Blogger


Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Room: Audimax
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 13h00 – 19h00
Language: English


  • 13:00 Opening remarks and presenting the agenda (Christian Friedrich, S&P Global Ratings & Andreas Petrow, S&P Global MI)

  • 13:05 S&P Video

  • 13:10 Welcome speech (Tobias Mock, Managing Director - S&P Global Ratings)

  • 13:25 The future of artificial intelligence & Big Data
    (Adam Broun, President of Kensho; via Skype)

  • 13:40 Blockchain, bitcoin, crypto assets and ICOs: the emergence of a new asset class?
    Dr. Philipp Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)

  • 14:05 Regulatory challenge of financial services in the upcoming token economy
    (Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler, DWF & Finance Working Group; Blockchain Bundesverband)

  • 14:30 Coffee break

  • 14:50 Technical due diligence of crypto assets
    (Christian Flasshoff, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)

  • 15:05 Tokenization and crypto asset management
    (Laurenz Apiarius, CEO Blockwall Management)

  • 15:20 Panel I: Discussion on how new technology will change the financial ecosystem
    Moderator: Ruben Falk (S&P Global MI, Group Manager, Product Management & Development)

    Laurenz Apiarius (CEO Blockwall Management)
    Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)
    Benjamin Yablon (Director of Global Strategy of Salt Lending)
    Christian Labetzsch (CEO of Blocksize Capital)
    Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler (DWF & Finance Working Group; Blockchain Bundesverband)
    Ulrike Roy (Dt. Bundesbank – Head of market related operating systems & project management)

  • 16:00 Q&A

  • 16:10 New technology from a ratings perspective (Markus Schmaus, Senior Director/Analytical Manager at S&P Global)

  • 16:25 Commercial blockchain platform (James Rilett, Global Innovation Director)

  • 16:40 Panel II: How blockchain and fintech affect the financial services landscape
    Moderator: Markus Schmaus (S&P Global Ratings)

    Peter Grosskopf (CTO solarisBank)
    Albert Graf (Director Corporate Finance & Tax bei Telefónica Deutschland)
    Jochen Siegert (Influencer & COO Traxpay)
    James Rilett (S&P Global Platts)
    Julien Arnold (Founder and CEO at Clinc)

  • 17.30 Closing remarks (Christian Friedrich, S&P Global Ratings)

  • 17.40 Get together


Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally alter the way business processes are conducted across a multitude of industries around the globe. So far, banks and FinTechs are the biggest sectors affected by blockchain technology and crypto currencies in specific. It is believed that current profit pools will be disrupted and redistributed toward the owners of new, highly efficient blockchain platforms. Therefore, understanding the fundamental concepts and the implications of this technology is essential not just for decision-makers in banks, but for everyone.

We think the event is best suited for:

  • Employees and decision makers from the banking sector

  • Employees and decision makers from rating agencies

  • Developers and architects from central banks and regulators

  • Analysts confronted with the application of these technologies


This conference is free of charge. Registration required using Eventbrite.


Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

E-Mail: team@fs-blockchain.de

Tel.: +49 69 154 008-790

Internet: www.fs-blockchain.de


S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: ratings, market and commodities intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The Ratings segment provides credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, issuers, and other market participants. The Market and Commodities Intelligence segment offers multi-asset-class data, research, and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, as well as delivers access to information, data, analytic services, and pricing and quality benchmarks to customers in the commodity and energy markets.

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates implications of the blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Besides the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, start-ups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices.

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