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Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "DeFi 2.0: The New Generation of Institutionalized Decentralized Finance"

The concept of blockchain based finance, also known as decentralized finance or DeFi is a relatively young phenomenon. However, the DeFi market has grown significantly, if not exponentially over the last couple of years. In this panel, Philipp Sandner, Nicky Chalabi, Graham Nelson and Marc Zeller will elaborate on the risks and opportunities of the new generation of finance.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 61 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

Marc Zeller is Integrations Lead at Aave and presents his own view of the new financial structures emerging. He has also been co-founder of various blockchain companies like the Block Café and Asseth.

LinkedIn profile of Marc Zeller

Nicky Chalabi is part of the Sales and Marketing team at CustodigIT. She has been a part of the blockchain ecosystem for years and has a background in financial engineering and economics.

LinkedIn profile of Nicky Chalabi

Graham Nelson is a Product Manager at CustodigIT. Additionally, he has experience in Development and Blockchain Engineering.

LinkedIn profile of Graham Nelson


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