Money on Blockchain: Euro, Libra, Custody

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main


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What will be the basis for digital transformation in the financial sector but also in other industries? The answer is money on blockchain.

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Money on blockchain: This can include already existing currencies, or newly developed ones such as Libra. This topic became even more present after Facebook’s announcement to develop and implement an own digital currency called Libra.

For us, the future is now. At this event we have several companies presenting this hot topic and themselves in Frankfurt:

Stasis, a leading Euro tokenization approach; Tangany, a company providing wallet solutions to custody digital assets; d-fine, d-fine enabling pioneering companies to design, build and ship blockchain based solutions; Fieldfisher LLP, a leading law firm for blockchain issues; finbc, a provider of invoicing and payment services, Cash on Ledger, a company offering Euro on blockchain and Euro-denoted smart contracts and MakerDAO, a decentralized organization dedicated to bringing financial stability and transparency to the world economy.

In the light of these developments, this conference aims to the future of money once it is running on blockchain based systems. The conference covers the challenges arising from a digitized financial system and the opportunities arising from smart contracts denoted in Euro. This also includes entirely new business models in the area of Industrie 4.0, mobility, logistics that will all require the Euro to be used in automated business models - employing smart contracts in Euro notation.


  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
  • Gustav Arentoft, MakerDAO
  • Martin Kreitmair, Tangany
  • Gregory Klumov, Stasis
  • Dr. Thorsten Voss, Fieldfisher LLP
  • Stefan Grimm, finbc
  • Serkan Katilmis, Cash on Ledger
  • Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz, d-fine
  • Hagen Weiß, BaFin


In the last three years, the blockchain and especially the crypto assets ecosystem acted like a roller-coaster. At first, there was a massive rise with a lot of new projects coming up picking up terms like “blockchain” and “ICOs” to get attention. Along with the subsequent downfall, a lot of dubious projects went away.

Now in the year 2019 there are several new projects, with Libra being the most famous one. These might be another approach to revolutionizing the financial system as we know it today. The next big step will be running the Euro and other traditional currencies on blockchain-based systems such that smart contracts can be denoted in Euro. This will be required for new business models on the horizon - in logistics, Industrie 4.0, and mobility.

The subject of this conference are opportunities and risks arising from the newly emerging companies around the topic "Money on Blockchain". We present and discuss the challenges arising from a digitized financial system and the opportunities arising from new business models.

Following questions will be answered:

  • How important will cryptocurrencies, tokens and money on ledger be in the future?
  • Will money-on-ledger or Euro-on-blockchain disrupt financial business models?
  • Will entirely new business models be enabled through money on blockchain?
  • Which blockchain startups should be watched?
  • How can custody of such digital assets be organized? And what are legal perspectives on this?


Location: Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Room: Audimax

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13h30 – 21h00 with a networking and drinks afterwards

Language: English/German

Registration required via Eventbrite; maximum number of participants: 300


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


13:30 Introductory words and daily program

13:40 Facebook Coin: How will Libra affect the financial ecosystem? Where will it be used? (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)

14:05 Custody for Blockchain applications (Martin Kreitmair, Tangany)

14:30 Changing the world with decentralized finance (Gustav Arentoft, MakerDAO)

14:55 Coffee break

15:15 Geld- und kapitalmarktrechtliche Einordnung von Kryptowährungen – nationale und internationale Perspektiven (Dr. Thorsten Voss, Fieldfisher LLP)

15:40 Stefan Grimm, finbc

16:05 Der programmierbare Euro (Serkan Katilmis, Cash on Ledger)

16:30 Handling crime-related crypto asset transactions (Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz, d-fine)

16:55 Gregory Klumov, Stasis

17:20 What will the future of money be? (Panel Discussion)

18:00 Regulatory Approach to Crypto Assets (Hagen Weiß, BaFin)

18:25 Networking and Drinks


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. However, it is also necessary to understand how the blockchain technology will change other relevant sectors such as the IoT, mobility, and energy sector, and thus improving our daily lives. 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 and industries, but for everyone.

We think the event is best suited for:

  • Investors interested in the cryptocurrency-market
  • Employees and decision makers from the financial sector interested in blockchain technology
  • Employees and decision makers from the industry interested in blockchain technology
  • Developers and architects from central banks and regulators as well as IoT companies
  • Analysts confronted with the application of these technologies
  • Startup founders and startup enthusiasts interested in blockchain technology
  • Consultants and lawyers interested in the implications of blockchain technology
  • People who are interested in alternative ways of digital fundraising


Frankfurt School Blockchain Center


Phone: +49 69 154 008-790


About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which 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 im-pulses 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.

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