Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains?

20.09.2018 12:00-21.09.2018 17:30

Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains?

20.-21. September 2018

TU Darmstadt, Wilhelm-Köhler-Saal (Raum 283), Altes Hauptgebäude (S1|03), Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt

Participation is by invitation only. If you are interested to attend, please contact us via email to to be put on the waiting list.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Decentralized Blockchain technology and its manifold applications such as smart contracts and cryptocurrencies are intensively discussed in industry and academia. Although decentralization has many advantages such as being more resilient to cyberattacks and offering fair distribution of revenues, the further adoption of blockchain technology faces fundamental challenges including poor scalability and security vulnerabilities with potentially fatal consequences, but also economic and legal questions related to emerging applications and technology transfer, for example, in the domain of Internet of Things (IoT).

The goal of this symposium is to address these interdisciplinary challenges with some of the leading experts on blockchain technology from both academia and industry.


  • Prof. Sebastian Faust and Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
  • Prof. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Claudia Prediger, CAST e.V.

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