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Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir
Tokens, Web3 & Blockchain
My bio:

Shermin is the Director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics, and the Founder of BlockchainHub in Berlin. She is the author of the book Token Economy. In the past, she was a curator of TheDAO, an advisor to Jolocom, Wunder and the Estonian E-residency program. She regularly speaks at conferences especially in the context of tokens, sustainability and social impact of future technologies. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics. 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.

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Speaking Engagements


Shermin gives talks in German & English. Current topics:

  • Token Economy

  • Blockchain & Web3

  • Privacy in the Digital Age & Digital Human Rights

Speaking Engagements

International Monetary Fund: Token Economy, Dec 2019, Wahington
IFF2019: Token Economy, November 24 2019, Guangzhou, China
Soho House Berlin: Token Economy, Nov 11 2019, Berlin
Soho House Amsterdam: Token Economy, Nov 6 2019, Amsterdam
The Next Web - Hard Fork Summit: Token Economy, Oct 17 2019, Amsterdam
MIT Media Lab: Cryptoeconomics Research Roadmap. Oct 6, Cambridge
Kunsthalle: Token Economy, Sept 20, Vienna
Siliconalps: Token Economy, Sept, 17 Graz
Techfest: Token Economy.,Sept 5 2019, Copenhagen
TEGG - Berlin Blockchain Week: Token Economy, Aug 23 2019, Berlin
1E9 Conference: Token Economy. Jul 12 2019, Munich
Bahrain Art Exchange: Blockchain & Art, March 7 2019, Bahrain
Plattform Industrie 4.0, Blockchain & Web3, Dez 12 2018, Bregenz
GS1, Blockchain & Web3, Dez 6 2018, Cologne
Cryptomonday: Blockchain & Sustainability, Nov 27 2018, Vienna
Aussenwirtschaft Österreich & Institut für Kryptoökonomie, Panel: Convergence of Technologies: Blockchain, AI and IOT, Nov 26 2018, Vienna
TedX Cern: Blockchain & the Web3: The future is in your hands, November 20 2018, Cern
Robert Bosch Stiftung, Panel: Future of Society, Nov 13 2018, Berlin
Boston Consulting Group, Blockchain Primer, Nov 8, 2018, London
Deutsche Telekom: Digital 2018, Blockchain & Token Economy, Nov 7 2018, Cologne
House of Beautiful Business, Token Driven Societies, Nov 4 2018, Lisbon
Züdfunk, Blockchain & Machine Economy
Munich, Oct 27, 2018
Gewinn Messe, Blockchain und die Token Ökonomie, Oct 17 2018, Vienna
Hagel Insurance, Blockchain Intro, Oct 17 2018, Vienna
Adesso Insurance Forum, Blockchain & Token Economy, Oct 16 2018, Munich
Financial Market Authority Austria, Panel: Impact of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies, Oct 4 2018, Vienna
Athesia Media, Keynote: Blockchain, Web3 & Token Economy, September 20 2018, Bolzano, Italy
Interne Revision, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologie, Sept 14 2018, Salzburg
Audi AG, Blockchain & Token Economy, September 5 2018, Ingoldstadt
Forum Alpbach, Blockchain & Information Security, Aug 29 2018, Alpbach
Adesso Banking Forum, Blockchain & Token Economy, August 22 2018, Frankfurt
Bochum University, Plurale Ökonomie, July 11 2018, Bochum
TedX Uni Heidelberg, Privacy in the Machine Age, June 30 2018, Heidelberg
Diskurs.Medien.Bildung, Panel: Medienbildung, 19. Juni 2018, Berlin
Poetry of the Real, Blockchain & Cryptoeconomics, 13. Juni 2018, Zurich
IMPACT - SBA Research, State of Cryptoeconomics Research, 12. June 2018, Vienna
Nexxwork, Blockchain & Future of the Web, June 7 2018, Berlin
Prozess Management Forum, Blockchain & Future of the Web, June 7 2018, Vienna
WU Matters, Future of Money?, Juni 2018, Vienna
Schöne Neue Welt, Blockchain, ein Betriebssystem für eine neue Welt, Juni 1 2018, Klagenfurt
RECON, Token Economy – The Crypto Economics of Blockchain, May 17 2018, Loipersdorf
Katapult Future Fest, Programming a Sustainable World, May 15 2018, Oslo
Re:pubica 2018 , Kryptopia oder altes Geld mit neuen Mitteln: Bauen wir noch ein neues Finanzsystem – oder passen wir das alte nur an?, May 2 2018, Berlin
4Gamechangers Token Economy & Data Privacy, 18-19 April 2018, Vienna
BERLIN ENERGY TRANSITION DIALOGUE, Future Technology Panel, April 17 2018, Berlin
Forschungsgipfel , Future Technology Panel, 17. April 2018, Berlin
Crypto42 Summit, Token Valuation Framework, April 16 2018, Vienna
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft, Blockchain, Kryptoökonomie und Co. - Was ist das eigentlich und wie verändert es unser Leben?, April 13 2018, Vienna
Improve Digital Blockchain & the Future of Marketing, March 29 2018, Venice
Insurance Forum Austria, Blockchains and Smart Contracts for the Insurance Industry, March 22 2018, Neusiedlersee
Credit Risk, Token Economy – The Crypto Economics of Blockchain, March 15 2018, Vienna
Jordan Economic Forum, Token Economy, Blockchain and Beyond, March 13 2018, Dead Sea, Jordan
Money Talks #2 @ Supermarkt, Token Economy – The future of Currencies? Feb 22 2018, Berlin
LEAD Community Summit, Neue Führung, Neue Welt - Führung in Zeiten von digitalem Wandel, Feb 16 2018, Berlin
Humboldt University Berlin
Panel: Blockchain in Society, Jan 25 2018, Berlin
European Lotteries Association, Blockchain & Smart Contracts, Brussels, Dec 1 2017
Bank Austria, Blockchain & the Token Economy, Nov 29 2017, Linz
Emerging Technologies and the Future of Citizenship, Identity & Privacy on the Blockchain, Nov 27 2017, Florence
Future LEader Summit, Blockchain & the Future of the Web, Nov 11 2017, Essen
Banking & Technology Days, Blockchain Keynote &amp, Nov 9 2017, Vienna
EHI Technologie Tage, E-Commerce Implications of Blockchain Technology, Nov 7 2017, Essen
Blockchain & Science Hack’n’Share, Token Economy – The Crypto Economics of Blockchain, Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Oct 29 2017, Berlin
Hidden Values, Token Economy
Essen, Zollverein, 27. Oct 2017

Creative NRW; Blockchain & The Future of the Web, Oct 26 2017, Köln
Ada Lovelace Festival
Blockchain & the Future of the Internet, Oct 19 2017, Berlin
Wirtschaftsforum Baden-Württemberg, Blockchain für eine Digitale Zukunft, Oct 2017, Stuttgart
9984 Summit, Privacy in the Machine Economy, Oct 9 2017, Berlin
Innogy Unconference & Iprize, Blockchain & IoT: Why privacy matters, Sept 28 2017, Berlin
Circle: Changing Dynamics, Keynote: Blockchain, Sept 22 2017, Amsterdam
Next Conference, Blockchain & the Future of the Internet, Sept 21 2017, Hamburg
Magic of Innovation, Blockchain, Smart Contracts & The Future of Insurance, Sept 20 2017, Vienna
Dmexco, Blockchain Lightning Talk & Panel, Sept 14 2017, Hamburg

UDL Digital
Talkshow & Diskussion: Gesellschaft Ohne Geld?
Mit Jens Spahn & Shermin Voshmgir
Berlin, 11. Sept 2017

Keynote: Blockchain & the Decentralized Web – Own your own Data!
How the Internet is broken and why we could fix it with Blockchain
Copehagen, 6. Sept 2017

Good School
Keynote: Intro to Blockchain
Berlin, August 31, 2017

Propellor Film Tech Hub & BlockchainHub
Blockchain & The Film Industry, Keynote
Berlin, August 29, 2017

Young Leaders Program, BDI
Blockchain & the Future of Democracy
Berlin, August 25, 2017

Tech Open Air
Blockchain Tokens & ICOs
Berlin, 12-14 July 2017

Mind, Culture and Behaviour in the Digital Age @ Alpe Adria University
Keynote: Blockchain
Klagenfurt, 28 June 2017

BAKS: Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik
Keynote: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & the Decentral Web
Berlin, June 20 2017

Keynote: Blockchain und Smart Contracts: Wie eine IT-Technologie die Welt verändern kann
Frankfurt, June 20 2017

Pey – The Block Conference
Blockchain & ICOs
Hannover, June 14 2017

Austria Connect Conference
Keynote: Blockchain
Barcelona, June 8 2017

Storage Solution Day
Keynote: Blockchain, Smart Contracts und verteilte Filesysteme
Zurich, June 1 2017

The Next Web
Keynote: New Kids on the Blockchain
Amsterdam, May 19 2017

Fraunhofer Institut
Anwendungen & Potentiale der Blockchain
Keynote: Future of Identity
Berlin, May 18 2017

Katapult Festival
Panel: Our future Society
Keynote: Death of Government
Panel: Post Scarcity
Oslo, May 10-12 2017

FUEL Conference
Keynote: Re-think Internet: Blockchain
Berlin, May 9 2017

Disrupting Organizations: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations on the Blockchain
Berlin, May 8 2017

Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics: Blockchain Deep Dive
Keynote & Break out Session: Self Sovereign Identity on the Blockchain
Vienna, May 6-7 2017

Fonds Insights 2017
Blockchain, Smart Contracts & the Future of Law
Imperial Riding School Renaissance Austria Hotel
Vienna, Mai 5 2017

Gamechanger Festival
Keynote: Disrupting Organizations
Vienna, April 25 2017

STORAGE Technology Conference
Keynote: Blockchain & Dezentrale File Systeme
Bonn, April 24 2017

Digital City Vienna: Blockchain Kickoff
Keynote: Blockchain
Vienna, April 25 2017

CSC Bankenforum
Blockchain Panel
Frankfurt, March 29 2017

Ethereum Meetup
Blockchain’s Problems with Unknown Unknowns
Berlin, March 28 2917

DiNE – digital. inspiring. networking
Blockchain Workshop
Munich, March 22 2017

2033 – neue Perspektiven für gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt
Panel: “Welche Gesellschaft werden wir sein? Welche Gesellschaft wollen wir sein?” with Prof. Karin Heitzmann, stv. Leiterin Forschungsinstitut Economics of Inequality, WU Wien, Christopher Lindinger, Director Research & Innovation, Ars Electronica Future Lab Othmar Sailer, CEO LiSEC Group, Stephan Vopel, Direktor, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Dr. Shermin Voshmgir, Gründerin Blockchainhub Berlin
Impact Hub Vienna, Lindengasse 56
Vienna, March 20 2017

IPDB Meetup on Blockchain Governance
Voltastr. 5, Haus 12, Treppe 3, 1. OG, Berlin
Berlin, March 1 2017

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research & Economy
Introducing Blockchain: How to integrate Blockchain into Austria’s Digital Roadmap
Vienna, February 24 2017

GSW Forum 2017
Keynote & Breakout Session: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Dezentrale Autonome Organisationen
Oberursel bei Frankfurt, Feb 23 2016

Technology, Trends & Innovation: Blockchain Track @ Steinbeiss SMI
Full Day Workshop
Berlin, 22. Februar 2017

Berlin Legal Tech Conference & Hackathon
Breakout Session Blockchain
Berlin, Feb 10 2016

#openspace @ Kommerzbank
Talk: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & the Decentral Web
Berlin, Feb 7 2016

Blockchain Tag für die Energiewelt
Keynote: DAO Security Aspects
Berlin, January 27 2016

Kaffee & IT(ee) @ Deutscher Bundestag
Berlin, January 27 2016

Privacy Camp @ CPDP conference
Owning the Web Together: Peer Production & Sharing
Panel with Other confirmed participants in the panel are Ela Kagel (Supermarkt), Tim Jordan (University of Sussex) and Seda Gürses (KULeuven and Princeton University)
Brussels, 24 January 2017, 9.30 to 11.00 at Université Saint-Louis

Platform Coops – Start your own!
Keynote: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
Berlin, December 9 2016

Blockchain Startup Contest Energie Steiermark
Keynote & Jury
28. Nov 2016, Graz

Österreichische Lotterien
Keynote Innovationsbreakfast
25. Nov 2016, Wien

Bitkom Arbeitsgruppe
Blockchain Use Cases
24. Nov 2016, Frankfurt

Bundeskanzleramt, Stattsminister Dr. Helge Braun
Keynote & Blockchain Roundtable
23. Nov 2016, Berlin

HUB Conference hosted by Bitkom
Keynote & Blockchain Panel
22. Nov 2016, Berlin

Breaking Patterns
New Economic Models on The Blockchain (Talk & Panel)
25. Oct 2016, 13:00, Vienna

re:publica Dublin
Blockchain & The Future of Law (Talk)
20. Oct 2016, Dublin

SAE Convention
Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Decentral Web (Talk)
12. Oct, 2016, Cologne

Bitkom Blockchain Day
Blockchain Talks & Blockchain Panels Bitkom Internal Event (Talk & Panel)
6. Oct 2016, Frankfurt

Future of Identity
Blockchain and Future of Identity (Panel)
Tallinn, Sept 1, 2016

DAOs & the Future of Decentralized Governance (Talk & Panel)
Keynote, Shermin Voshmgir (BlockchainHub) & Panel with Griff Green (, Nina Siedler (DLA Piper) & Greg McMullen (IPDB)
July 22, 2016 10:00 AM, Agora Collective, Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin

TOA Satellite Event
The Future of Data Science (Panel)
July 13, 2016 6:00 PM, Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, Berlin
Panelists: Jose Quesada (Data Science Retreat, Machine Learning), Rino Montiel (eyeEM, Computer Vision), Shermin Voshmgir (Blockchainhub, Blockchain & Web 3.0)

Hertie School of Governance
HEEN – Hertie Energy & Environment Network
How can digitalization advance the low­carbon economy? (Talk & Panel)
July 2, 2016, Berlin

BlockchainHub Meetup
Introduction to Blockchain & Smart Contracts (Talk)
27 June 2016, Berlin, 19.00 Hubraum

Forum Alpbach presents re:think Austria
Introduction to Blockchain & Smart Contracts (Talk)
18 June 2016, Linz

The Future of Apps are dApps
16 June 2016, Zurich

Solarpraxis: Blockchain & Energy
Introduction to Blockchain & Smart Contracts (Keynote)
23 May 2016, Berlin

IFSE: Blockchain & the Arts
“Digitalisierung machen die anderen”
Workshop with Masha McConaghy & Shermin Voshmgir
23 May 2016, Berlin

OuiShare Fest
Talk & Workshop with Shermin Voshmgir
18-20 May 2016, Paris

Blockchain & the Future of Governance (Talk & Panel)
May 2016, Berlin

Blockchains & Smart Contracts (Keynote)
8 April 2016, RedBull Ring, Austria

Technical University of Berlin
Workshop by Shermin Voshmgir: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Decentralising Trust
Hosted by Department of Information Systems Engineering, Berlin, March 08 2016

Blockchain Vlaanderen Meetup
Presenting Blockchainhub (Talk)
Feb 29 2016, Leuven, Belgium

Vienna University of Economics
Blockchain, Crypto Economy & Crypto Law (Talk)
Hosted by the Department of Information Systems, D2.0.038, 16:30 – 18:30
Jan 26 2016, Vienna

Blockchain & Smart Contracts (Talk)
January 7, 2016, Betahaus, Berlin

Vienna University of Economics
Department of Information Systems (Workshop
Dec 21 2015, Vienna

BlockchainHub Roundtable
Hosted by European Forum Alpbach with Masha McConaghy (, Philippe Narvale (Forum Alpbach), Gavin Wood (Ethereum), Joerg Platzer (Room77, Bundesverband Bitcoin & Author of ‘Bitcoin kurz & gut’), Shermin Voshmgir (BlockchainHub)
Berlin, 12 October 2015

Blockchain & The Future of Democracy (Talk)
10 October 2015, Berlin