October 9, 2020

Actively Managed Crypto Investments: How to combine cryptocurrencies with traditional assets

Integrating a new asset class into traditional investment portfolios by Felix Fernandez, CEO OpenMetrics Solutions Combining cryptocurrencies with traditional assets Crypto assets are becoming more and more a recognized asset class and many investors consider cryptos as another alternative investment opportunity with significant performance and diversification potential. However, crypto assets are not necessarily easy to […]
August 8, 2020

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Research Paper on Libra vs. CBDC: European banks might be heavily affected

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a research paper on Libra vs. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Libra vs. CBDC: Implications for European Banks Authors: Philipp Sandner, Jonas Gross, Philipp Schulden, Lena Grale Here are their key findings: Existing payment systems get more and more disrupted. The announcement of the Facebook-initiated Libra […]
May 30, 2020

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Publication on Central Bank Digital Currencies

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a working paper on the Digital Euro and Central Bank Digital Currencies in general. The Digital Euro and the Role of DLT for Central Bank Digital Currencies Authors: Manuel Klein, Jonas Gross, Philipp Sandner Here are their key findings: Digitization has reached the monetary system. Using […]
June 29, 2019

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Publication on Libra

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published an interesting article on Libra, the new stablecoin proposed by Facebook: Facebook Coin: A Crypto Currency Relevant for Hundreds of Millions of People in Developing and Emerging Countries Authors: Philipp Sandner, Jonas Gross, Felix Bekemeier Here are their key findings: Libra will not be pegged to […]
April 3, 2019

Security Token Regulation in Asia

Introduction In 2016 and 2017, we witnessed the stellar success of ICOs and their steep drop in 2018. The ease of raising capital via unregulated token sales was initially their blessing but later became their curse. FOMO (fear of missing out) attracted many inexperienced investors, which bought tokens of projects, which neither had a compelling […]
March 6, 2019

Blockchain-As-A-Service: Leading Providers in China 区块链即服务:中国的顶级服务商

Not only many young start-ups focus on blockchain technology for several years. 多年来,不仅许多年轻的初创企业都专注于区块链技术。 The People’s Bank of China has shown a great interest as well, being a major international holder of blockchain-related patents. 中国人民银行也对之表现出极大的兴趣,它已成为区块链相关专利的主要国际持有者。 Furthermore, blockchain technology has also caught the interest of large corporations. 除此之外,区块链技术也引起了大公司的兴趣。They are working to integrate blockchain solutions into their powerful […]
December 23, 2018

Blockchain Associations in Asia – An Overview

Since 2014, blockchain associations have been established in various countries for the purpose of promoting blockchain/distributed ledger technology and exchanging best practice among their members. This article lists the Asian associations we are aware of. If any organization is missing, please be so kind and let us know. Hong Kong Hong Kong Blockchain Society (HKBCS) 香港區塊鏈學會 […]
August 23, 2018

Blockchain Technology between Asia and Europe

The success story of Blockchain/Distributed ledger technology continues to speed up. We remember very well the first year of our company Blockchain Asia. Everybody was asking the same two questions: What is blockchain? And what are the use cases? Reaching maturity In the meantime, Blockchain technology has left the proof-of-concept world and arrived in the […]
July 8, 2018

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Papers

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published two new working papers: “Ethereum: Why the code needs to be improved” [Medium] Code is the basis for all blockchain technologies. With poor code, it might be even dangerous to use DLT systems. That is why we, the Institute for Crypto Code Review, analyzed the Ethereum codebase […]
April 25, 2018

Addressing the Pain Points of Initial Token Sales: About Trust and Efficiency

Whoever took part in an ITS or ICO project knows that this is a challenging undertaking. You have to achieve a lot in a very short period of time. On one hand, you need to finish your product. Unlike the years before, in 2018 the norm has become to have your product up and running […]
March 27, 2018

Visit of Alibaba and Ant Financial in Hangzhou, 26./27.03.2018

Our team visited Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial in Hangzhou for discussions and presentations. Ant Financial’s Alipay has processed the incredible number of 256,000 transactions per second on the last Chinese Singles’ Day (11 November 2017). And its other products, like the money market fund Yu’e Bao (Hidden Treasure) or its consumer loan service […]
February 27, 2018

HELIX ORANGE – Generation ICO – Made in Germany

HELIX ORANGE, the latest project of our cooperation partner in digital identity Blockchain Helix, establishes a compliant and sustainable ecosystem for international investors and global Initial Coin Offerings (“ICO projects” or “ICOs”). The HELIX ORANGE platform identifies the legal and regulatory requirements of investor’s country of residence and determine the volume to which the investor […]
February 16, 2018

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Paper

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) has published a new working paper: “How We Built the Future of Shared Mobility Within Four Weeks” [Medium, PDF] Together with the automotive supplier INVERS, FSBC set out to build a prototype of a future shared mobility service which is purely based on blockchain technology: Ethereum-based scooter […]
November 22, 2017

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Paper

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a new working paper: “Application of Blockchain Technology in the Manufacturing Industry” [Medium, PDF] The paper shows both the high potential of blockchain for the manufacturing and machine tool industry in the future, as well as the challenges that occur with that technology. Several use cases […]
January 12, 2017

Korean-German MoU on Blockchain signed in Seoul

The MoU on Blockchain was signed in the National Assembly (Korean Parliament) in Seoul at the Korea-Germany Global Blockchain & FinTech Symposium today between the Korea Blockchain Society, the Global FinTech Research Institute and the financial center of Frankfurt, as a first step towards an European-Asian Blockchain Alliance. More than 20 Korean and German Blockchain […]
December 8, 2016

Thinking Outside the Blocks: A Strategic Perspective on Blockchain and Digital Tokens, BCG

A new report by BCG provides a strategy perspective on Bitcoin and Blockchain. The author, Philip Evans, outlines in his excellent essay “how the economics of transaction costs and trust could be reshaped by tokens and blockchains and by the stacked architecture on which they are built.” He analyzes architectures, trade-offs in trust as well […]
August 19, 2016

“The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services”

In collaboration with Deloitte, the World Economic Forum has compiled a comprehensive report on the future of financial infrastructure and the role of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) therein. The key findings are: DLT has great potential to drive simplicity and efficiency through the establishment of new financial services infrastructure and processes DLT is not a […]
August 6, 2016

Deloitte “Future of Blockchain”

Deloitte Germany has created a video with four different scenarios of the adoption of Blockchain and its implications on our future. 1. “Survival of the Biggest” 2. “Niche evolution” 3. “One-eyed in the kingdom of the blind” 4. “Blockcracy”   Which one do you think is most realistic? We are looking forward to your comments.