Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Job Market Developments in the Blockchain and Digital Asset Industry“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Job Market Developments in the Blockchain and Digital Asset Industry“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Job Market Developments in the Blockchain and Digital Asset Industry”

Properly educating talented people on blockchain technology is important for bringing skilled people into the blockchain ecosystem. In this panel discussion, Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center), Arno Pernthaler (DEC Institute), Marcel Harmann (Crypto Valley Association), Dr. Paolo Tasca (University College London), Prof. Dr. Tim Weingärtner (Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology) and Simon Waelchli (Sygnum) discuss the job market development in the digital asset industry.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 26 min.).

About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and 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 LinkedIn and Twitter

LinkedIn profile of Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Arno Pernthaler is a Corporate and Business Development Manager for NewCos in the space of Distributed Ledger Technologies. Since mid-2019 Arno is heading the corporate development of Atomyze, a platform for secure tokenization and trading of industrial commodities on blockchain technology. Arno has co-founded the DEC Institute aiming at launching an international certificate for professional distinction. As a BIG4 consultant Arno has gained strategic as well as technical experience on key technology innovations.

LinkedIn profile of Arno Pernthaler

Marcel Harmann is a Board Member of the Crypto Valley Association, the largest blockchain, and distributed ledger ecosystem worldwide. Marcel has a background in banking, IT, and startups and holds a Master of Arts in Banking & Finance.

LinkedIn profile of Marcel Harmann

Dr. Paolo Tasca is a digital economist, specializing in distributed systems. He served as a special advisor on blockchain technologies for the EU Parliament, the United Nations, and numerous Central Banks worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur in the blockchain space and is also the founder and Executive Director of the world’s largest research center on blockchain technologies at University College London (UCL CBT). Before that, he was the Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt).

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Paolo Tasca

Prof. Dr. Tim Weingärtner is a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and focuses his research on blockchain and smart contracts. At Lucerne, Tim also supports early-stage start-ups. He has a strong finance background and was the project leader of several IT projects related to credit risk management.

LinkedIn profile of Prof. Dr. Tim Weingärtner

Simon Waelchli is Executive Director and Chief of Staff at Sygnum, the world’s first digital asset bank. Prior, Simon worked for Bain & Company as a Consultant across different industries.

LinkedIn profile of Simon Waelchli


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