(selected research areas)
Identity & Certification
Evaluate and develop new identity solutions.
Decouple data storage and data verification.
Researching decentralized reputation systems that could expand current centralized certification models
Supply Chain & Trade Finance
Provenance of goods and services for certificates Provenance of goods and services for rights management Blockchain based document handling solutions Blockchain implications on trade finance
Business Model Research
Disruptive potential of smart contracts New data sharing models in distributed ledgers Customer relationship management, loyalty programs, new billing and reporting models for tourism or facility management. Assessment of different types of distributed ledger technologies Classification and evaluation models for smart contracts and tokens New forms of marketing with curation markets and attention tokens Success-Factors fore new financing and crowdfunding models like ICOs Limitations & threats of blockchain based solutions
Microeconomic foundations of a token economy
Crypto assets as a method of payment
Valuation models of crypto assets
Liquidity analysis and other monetary policy aspects
Incentive Design & investment descision of Miners.
Game theoretical analysis
Agent based modelling
Technical Aspects, Business Processes & Smart Contract Security
Atomizing business processes through smart contracts and machine consensus.
Agent based systems
Smart contract security und formal verification
Legal & Governance
Legal aspects of the use of DLT
Private, public and tax law International and national legislation Governance and Smart Contracts Changes to the current contract paradigm as a result of DLT contracts Execution of contracts, incomplete contracts and judicial awards Self-regulatory codes of conduct
Legal aspects of DAOs
DLT and investment
ICO/ITO and capital markets Regulatory law Company law Codes of conduct and enforcement
Information Privacy and Information Security
Right of data protection, protection of privacy and the Blockchain GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation Enforceability of data protection rights (e.g. the “Right to be forgotten”) within Blockchain systems Compromised Blockchains Smart regulation
“Digital tax transformation”
Political implications of future legal frameworks of Cryptosystems for political and governmental processes