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Philipp Sandner

Philipp Sandner

Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Frankfurt School of Finance and Management


Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner was ranked as one of the "Top 30" economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany, in 2018. Further, he belongs to the "Top 40 under 40" – a ranking by the German business magazine Capital.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The expertise of Prof. Sandner, in particular, includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Euro-on-Ledger, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security tokens (STOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship. The FSBC advises companies concerning their blockchain activities, e.g. the first European crypto fund, various startups, and corporations.

Prof. Sandner is a member of the Fintech Council (FinTechRat) of the Federal Ministry of Finance and also engaged in the EU Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union and, additionally, founding member of the German Blockchain Association e.V., the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V., and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center was launched in February 2017 and analyzes the 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.

Before joining Frankfurt School, he co-founded a consulting company specialized in the area of innovation strategy IP and technology transfer. He has been a 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.

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