State of Crypto Markets: Institutional Adoption? (Panel)

State of Crypto Markets: Institutional Adoption? (Panel)

Panel Discussion: "State of Crypto Markets: Institutional Adoption?"

Join Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (moderator), Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz, d-fine, Johannes Kaske, Metaco, Arno Pernthaler, DEC Institute, and Frank Wagner, Invao Group for an exciting panel discussion focused on the State of Crypto Markets and the current status of Institutional Adoption. 

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:

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Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz, Partner and Managing Director of d-fine GmbH, is a theoretical physicist by education and Partner with d-fine. He is the head of blockchain activities of d-fine and drives blockchain-related projects for large and small clients. Matthias has a vast experience in different kinds of blockchain projects from enterprise blockchain, digital asset market infrastructures to tokenization.

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Johannes Kaske, Global Head of Presales at METACO, globally leads technical sales and solution development for institutional clients such as banks atm Metaco. He has years of academic and professional experience in the blockchain space. He was the Head of Bavarian Center for Blockchain and worked as the CFO for Kickbase.

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Arno Pernthaler, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member at DEC Institute, is a Corporate Venturing and Business Development expert in the space of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Assets and Web3. Arno has co-founded the DEC Institute together with leading academic institutions, which has launched the international charter-holder programs CBX® and CDAA® for talent and professionals in the blockchain space.

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Frank Wagner, Founding Partner of Invao Group, is a Bitcoin & digital asset enthusiast, serial entrepreneur and executive with a focus on company building and growth through excellence in execution. Frank is a founding Partner of Invao Group where he pursues his passion of creating game-changing innovation and disruption of established industries based on data, technology, and digital transformation

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