Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Trends for 2023 in Digital Assets, DeFi, Web3: Where Will We Go?"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Trends for 2023 in Digital Assets, DeFi, Web3: Where Will We Go?"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Trends for 2023 in Digital Assets, DeFi, Web3: Where Will We Go?"

After the rollercoaster ride of 2022 in the digital assets and web3 space, Philipp Sandner, Sarah Gottwald, Raphael Hess, Benjamin Schaub and Alex Schlicher want to revisit where we currently stand and what the blockchain trends for 2023 might be.


Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 53 min.).

About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or via:

LinkedIn profile of Philipp Sandner

Sarah Gottwald, Investment Manager at Vanagon Ventures, a Web3 focused Venture Capital firm. In the past she has worked in the Corporate Strategy and M&A sector specifically in the automotive industry.

LinkedIn profile of Sarah Gottwald

Raphael Hess is the CTO at Amazing Blocks. He studied Business Informatics (B.Sc.) at the Julius-Maximilian-University in Würzburg and Management (M.Sc.) at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

LinkedIn profile of Raphael Hess

Benjamin Schaub did his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. Later on, he worked as a project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and is now the Chief Digital Officer at Apart from that, he is the Head of Digital Hub at Plutoneo. He is keen on Blockchain regulatory and governance, such as the development of Blockchain-Use-Cases.

LinkedIn profile of Benjamin Schaub

Alex Schlicher, Founder of Fansea, a web3 company in 2020 to create Blockchain based products for Sports & Entertainment clients and their fans. Worked 20+ years in the Capital Markets & Consulting industry in senior executive roles. Major companies and clients include Accenture, Capco, JP Morgan & UBS. Big innovation fan and believer of narrative around Blockchain, empowering decentralized finance and digital assets. 

LinkedIn profile of Alex Schlicher


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