Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "The Uprise of Crypto Custody"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "The Uprise of Crypto Custody"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "The Uprise of Crypto Custody"

The Uprise of Crypto Custody. Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center) is joined by Alireza Siadat (Annerton), Seamus Donoghue (METACO), Dr. Timo Bernau (GSK Stockmann), and Neil Fillary (DACS) to talk about the status quo of crypto custody, recent market developments, and what the future holds.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 25 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

Alireza Siadat, M.J.I., is a partner at Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. The lawyer advises banks, financial services providers, capital management companies, FinTechs and start-ups on regulatory issues and specializes in market entry advice, passporting within the EEA, compliance and the regulatory oversight framework of cryptocurrencies.

LinkedIn profile of Alireza Siadat

Dr. Timo Bernau is a lawyer and partner at GSK Stockman. Timo specilizes on advising banks, financial and payment service providers and FinTechs on all regulatory issues, and advice to institutional investors on capital investment

LinkedIn profile of Timo Bernau

Neil Fillary is the founder and CFO/CRO of DACS. DACS is a digital asset management solution provider combining the highest levels of certified security for safeguarding multiple asset classes via digital solutions with best of breed
lifecycle management services.Prior, Neil was working for JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank as a senior executive.

LinkedIn profile of Neil Fillary

Seamus Donoghue is the Vice President Sales & Business Development at METACO. Seamus has deep domain expertise in financial markets, commodities, wealth management, and crypto & blockchain market structure, regulation and technology.

LinkedIn profile of Seamus Donoghue

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