Director of the Center for Innovative Finance, University of Basel
Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär is Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics. In addition, he is the Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel and board member of the "Swiss Blockchain Federation" (Bundesrats Taskforce). His research focus is on interdisciplinary analyses of Smart Contracts, asset tokenization and Blockchain applications.
He has a PhD in Cryptoassets and Blockchain Technology and co-authored several publications including the bestselling book "Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets" and several scientific articles, some of them published in the prestigious Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review. He is the organizer of the "Blockchain Symposium", the "Blockchain Challenge", member of the organizing committee of a conference with the Swiss National Bank and co-initiator of a project to secure academic credentials on a Blockchain.
In addition, he is a board member of Crypto Fund AG, the first FINMA regulated crypto asset manager, an advisor of Vision& and Smart Containers, teaches at various universities and at Deutsche Börse and is an invited speaker at numerous conferences, including the G20 Global Financial Stability Conference. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant in various positions at banks and bank-related companies.