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Open Blockchains: Hands-on Workshop


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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main


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The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center organizes a hands-on workshop. The goal is to provide an interactive view of the fundamental concepts of public blockchains. The focus is therefore mainly centered on the Bitcoin and the Ethereum blockchain.

After introducing the main concepts of blockchain structures (hashes, consensus mechanisms, mining, etc.) we will address the anonymity in the Bitcoin and Ethereum systems. For that purpose, a real-time analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain will be conducted in R.

Besides the theoretical overview, the workshop will provide the participants with deep hands-on experience. All participants will create their own Ethereum addresses in a test environment and then start transacting with each other, in order to see how the learned concepts can be applied in practice. The transactions will also include the interaction with a smart contract.


  • Introduction to Bitcoin and Ethereum: understand the overall architecture, key concepts, and components of open blockchains

  • Overview of intermediaries such as crypto exchanges in the cryptocurrency ecosystem

  • Live hack: analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain using R

  • Getting started: learn how to set up wallets, buy and sell cryptocurrencies and use smart contracts


Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Room: S3.01
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 14:30 – 18:30
Language: English
Registration required via Eventbrite; maximum number of participants: 30


  • 14:30 Entrance and networking

  • 15:00 Welcome and start of the event

  • 15:10 Bitcoin blockchain: main concepts and live hack in R

  • 16:30 Break

  • 16.45 Ethereum blockchain: main concepts and overview of crypto exchanges

  • 17.00 Hands-on session with the creation of addresses and transactions on the Ethereum testnet

  • 17.35 Interaction with smart contracts

  • 18.00 Wrap-up and networking drinks


The application of blockchain technology and leveraging smart contracts is still in a very early stage. Currently, the foundations are being created. Yet, each organization and each individual will need to understand DLT to identify both opportunities and risks. Therefore, it is a good time to understand the basics and get comfortable with using the technology. No prerequisites required.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  • Tech-savvy individuals looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of open blockchains and willing to get hands-on experience

  • Students curious to take a closer look at the technological aspects of blockchains

  • Employees with a financial services background (finance development, treasury, asset management) in all industries

  • Developers and architects from central banks and regulators

  • Employees in the area of business development and digitization in all industries

  • Analysts confronted with the application of technologies


Luca Frignani is passionated for the financial market and is an enthusiast of quantitative analysis and tech. With his Bachelor’s degree from EBS Business School in his pocket and a couple of years on the UBS trading floor under his belt, he decided to pursue his Master’s degree at EDHEC Business School on the French Riviera, where he majored in quantitative methods. He is convinced that well-designed applications of data analysis and technology can help transform many business processes to enhance simplicity, increase speed and augment transparency.

After developing stochastic simulations for diverse asset classes and calibrating risk-controlled investment strategies at a startup, he joined Arbitrage Analytics in Zurich. As the Head of Systems and Technology, he now applies Machine Learning algorithms and AI to develop new quantitative trading models. Due to his enthusiasm for possible applications of distributed ledger technologies, he also holds a position as Research Fellow at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. In this role, his research focuses on topics that address possible combinations of Blockchain technology and AI. He also investigates blockchain-based business models and helps with projects focused on building a community and fostering understanding.

Away from the office, Luca can be mainly found on the golf course, where he spends his time analyzing the slopes of the greens, thus hoping to get an edge and improve his game.

Veronika Kütt holds a bachelor’s as well as a master’s degree in mathematics from Goethe University and has previously worked in IT consulting on asset management systems in the banking sector.

She deep-dived into blockchain technology from 2016 on. Her fascination for decentralized open blockchains made her join Frankfurt School Blockchain Center in 2018 as a Research Fellow for Blockchain technology.

Today, she concentrates on unpermissioned and open blockchain structures like Bitcoin and Ethereum along with the underlying governance mechanisms of decentralized systems. Furthermore, her focus lies on the very basis of all systems with (Self-sovereign) Identity Management on the blockchain.

To spread the blockchain & cryptocurrency knowledge, Veronika is an active speaker at conferences.


Required using Eventbrite; Interested participants who don’t want to use Eventbrite for payment and who need an invoice directly, are welcome to contact us at team@fs-blockchain.de.


Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
E-Mail: team@fs-blockchain.de
Tel.: +49 69 154 008-790
Internet: www.fs-blockchain.de


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.

Further information can be found on the Website, on Facebook, or via Twitter.

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