Shermin Voshmgir is the director of the interdisciplinary Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics, founded in January 2018. The aim of this research institute is to coordinate all blockchain and Web3 related research activities in a multi facettet and interdisciplinary way, build a competence center that connects researchers with practitioners. Prior to that she created the BlockchainHub in Berlin. In her research she focuses on purpose-driven tokens and public good theory. Her focus lies on sustainability and social impact of future technologies - the intersection of Blockchain with AI and IoT. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics at the Department for Information Systemes. The topic of her thesis was to evaluate the impact of XML with real option analysis.
Furthermore, she studied Film and Drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. She is Austrian, with Iranian roots, and lives between Vienna and Berlin. In the past she was an advisor of Jolocom, a blockchain based identity protocol and Wunder, a decentralized Art Museum. Furthermore she was a curator of TheDAO. Shermin also speaks at conferences and consults on implications and applications of Blockchain and other DLTs, with special focus on the "Token Economy".
Blockchain, Eine Technologie mit Disruptivem Character, Journal Chapter, Identitätsmanagement, published by Gesellschaft für Informatik, 2018
Hidden Values, Book Contribution, Die Währungen der Zukunft, Kapitel: Token Ökonomie, published by CREATIVE.NRW, April 2018
Disrupting organizations with Blockchain, Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Shermin Voshmgir, 2017
Krypto Economy, Book Contribution, Conversations on the Digital Era, Andrea Bauer, Shermin Voshmgir, et al., 2017
Blockchain Handbook, BlockchainHub, Shermin Voshmgir, Valentin Kalinov, 2017
Blockchain, Smart Contracts und das Dezentrale Web, Technologiestiftung Berlin, Shermin Voshmgir, 2016
Assessing the impact of XML/EDI with real option valuation, Doctoral thesis, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Shermin Voshmgir 2001