Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. From 2018 to 2021, he was one of the "Top 30" economists in Germany in the ranking of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Furthermore, he was among the "Top 40 under 40" according to the business magazine Capital. He was a member of the FinTech Council and the Digital Finance Forum of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. Furthermore, he is on the board of FiveT Fintech Fund, 21e6 Capital and Blockchain Founders Group - companies active in venture capital financing for blockchain startups and investments in crypto assets.
His areas of expertise include blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), the digital euro, tokenization of assets, and the digital identity space.