Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Is Tokenization of Everything Now Possible?"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Is Tokenization of Everything Now Possible?"

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: "Is Tokenization of Everything Now Possible?"

The year 2020 was supposed to see the breakthrough of security tokens and tokenization, one of the major value propositions of blockchain for capital markets. In this panel, Thomas Nägele (NÄGELE Attorneys), Sofia Balogianni (Amazing Blocks), Martin Kassing (Upvest), Maximilian Portenlänger (Bankhaus von der Heydt), and Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center) discuss the question: "Is tokenization of everything now possible?"

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 30 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

Thomas Nägele advises international financial, technology and industrial companies in the blockchain/DLT, telecommunications and internet sectors as well as public institutions. As a Liechtenstein lawyer with experience as a software developer, he deals with Internet/IT law as well as civil and corporate law. He also provides related legal advice and engages in teaching and lecturing activities. In addition, he specializes in the field of corporate governance.

LinkedIn profile of Thomas Nägele

Sofia Balogianni is Member of the Supervisory Board at Amazing Blocks. She previously worked for established finance companies like BlackRock and Deloitte and is a true leader in the finance sector

LinkedIn profile of Sofia Balogianni

Martin Kassing is the Founder and Managing Director of Upvest. He is a tech entrepreneur with a strong background and experience in finance. Before founding Upvest in 2017, he worked in private equity for 5 years. Martin stepped out of this path to found his first Fintech, acquired later by Klarna. Having over 15 years of experience in Fintech and capital markets, he is now leading and developing Upvest strategy and vision.

LinkedIn profile of Martin Kassing

Maximilian Portenlänger is head of securitisation at von der Heydt and frequently participates on discussions about disruptive solutions in finance. He is an active Member of LuxCMA and represents von der Heydt at TSI. Before joining von der Heydt, Maximilian worked for valantic in M&A, focusing on digital transformation services.

LinkedIn profile of Maximilian Portenlänger

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