Germany Harshly Regulates Crypto Assets as of January 1, 2020: What are the Best Strategies for Blockchain Startups, FinTechs, Banks, Exchanges and Industrial Companies?

Some Few Words in the Law with Major Implications

Economic Effects and Outlook

Type 1: Startups Requiring a License

Type 2: FinTechs Requiring a License

Type 3: Traditional Banks and Financial Intermediaries Interested in Offering Crypto Asset Custody

Type 4: Joint Ventures Between Financial Institutions and Startups



  • Blockchain knowledge: We wrote a Medium article on how to acquire the necessary blockchain knowledge within a workload of 10 working days.
  • Our two blockchain books: We have edited two books on how blockchain will change our society (Amazon link) in general and the everything related to finance (Amazon link) in particular. Both books are available in print and for Kindle — currently in German and soon in English. The authors have been more than 20 well-known blockchain experts in startups, corporations and the government from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein — all contributing their expertise to these two books.
Our two books: the first one on blockchain and the society and the second one on blockchain and finance





Professor | Lecturer | Author | Investor | Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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Professor | Lecturer | Author | Investor | Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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