Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “The Rise of Bitcoin and Crypto Assets – What to Expect in 2021?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “The Rise of Bitcoin and Crypto Assets – What to Expect in 2021?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “The Rise of Bitcoin and Crypto Assets – What to Expect in 2021?”

Over the past years, a positive trend for crypto assets moved the young asset class into the center of attention. Watch a panel discussion by Olaf Hannemann (CV VC), Christoph Kreiterling (BaFin), Dr. Johannes Schmitt (Bloxxon), Alexander von Frankenberg (High-Tech Gründerfonds), Katharina Gehra (Immutable Insight) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center) about a current market outlook and the potential impact of regulation.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 28 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

Olaf Hannemann is the Co-Founder at CV VC AG, Founder of INTABA Finance AG, Co-founder of nourish me GmbH, and Venture Partner at Alpinext Partners. Prior, he gained experience of almost 20 years in the field of corporate and investment banking at JPMorgan/Chase in Switzerland, the UK, and Germany. Furthermore, he holds an MBA and a BA in International Business.

LinkedIn profile of Olaf Hannemann

Christoph Kreiterling works for BaFin in the department of banking risks since 2012. He deals with blockchain technology analysis, regulation, economic impact, and the perspective of a possible standardization of blockchain technology. Apart from that, he is an external lecturer and blockchain expert at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

LinkedIn profile of Christoph Kreiterling

Dr. Johannes Schmitt is a technology enthusiast with a strong background in research, content creation and customer operations, particularly in the field of technology. He is the CEO of Bloxxon, a start-up offering institutional investors and financial service providers product solutions and API-services for digital assets in the core business areas of custody, tokenization, and asset servicing. Furthermore, Johannes holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Johannes Schmitt

Dr. Alexander von Frankenberg is Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds. Before taking that position in October 2005, he was responsible for spin-offs as Venture Manager at the Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA). Before joining the STA in April 2002, Alex was head of sales and marketing of an IT start-up. Before that, he headed the Innovation Practice at Siemens Management Consulting. He started his career designing and implementing large IT systems with Andersen Consulting. Alex holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (1992) and a Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim (1997).

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Alexander von Frankenberg

Katharina Gehra is a former BCG consultant and founder of Immutable Insight, a Blockchain analysis company for professional investors. She advises customers on crypto investments and other blockchain applications and was on the finance committee of the German Bundestag as a blockchain expert. She's also a member of the supervisory board of the Fürstlich Castell'sche Bank.

LinkedIn profile of Katharina Gehra


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