Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Digital Assets 2.0: How Digital Assets Impact Financial Markets?"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Digital Assets 2.0: How Digital Assets Impact Financial Markets?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion:
“Digital Assets 2.0: How Digital Assets Impact Financial Markets?”

Digital assets have been on the rise. Tokenization and the blockchain technology have the potential to change the world of finance in an unprecedented way. This panel discussion will revolve around the impact digital assets have on financial markets. We will have a look at the key distinctions between “classic” assets and digital assets and further enlighten the role of custody in this context. Moreover, we will discuss regulated financial service providers and the chances and challenges they face in regard to these novelties.
As digital assets are a relatively young phenomenon, there are a variety of inquiries regarding their impact on markets in general and specifically the finance sector. Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center), Swen Werner (State Street ), Andreas Kriegel (Commerzbank) and  Peter Hoffmann (CustodigIT) will discuss how crypto is interesting for financial institutions, how opportunities and challenges for the existing markets manifest themselves and much more. 

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 62 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 a 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 Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Peter Hofmann is the CEO of CUSTODIGIT. CUSTODIGIT provides secure access to and storage of digital assets through an institutional investor-grade custody solution targeting regulated financial institutions. Furthermore, Peter holds an MBA in International Management Consulting.

LinkedIn profile of Peter Hofmann

Swen Werner is an experienced Managing Director at State Street. He is a graduate in business administration and has worked for various renowned enterprises before focusing on the digital growth at State Street. 

LinkedIn profile of Swen Werner

Andreas Kriegel is Senior Project Manager at Commerzbank Business Consulting. He has a Master in Business Engineering and Change Management from the University of St. Gallen. As an expert on all things digital, he provides us with valuable insights and draws a bridge between old and new economy. 

LinkedIn profile of Andreas Kriegel


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