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Policy Paper for German Government

Bruce Pon (BigchainDB) and Shermin Voshmgir (BlockchainHub) were invited to introduce Blockchain and it's use cases to a group of CDU/CSU policy makers on 31.1.2017 at an event called Coffee & ITee, and were subsequently asked to compile a list of political...

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KOINA Workshop

KOINA Workshop Money is a Contract - Let’s make it smart! KOINA aims to build a democratic monetary system that provide liquidity for a sustainable economy and relieves the real economy from the pressure of the financial world. The KOINA system wants to allow...

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Blockchain & Berlinale

BlockchainHub Berlin was invited to participate at Propellor | Speednic, hosted by the European Film Market of the Berlinale as well as the Propellor Film Tech Hub, an international innovation platform that aims to explore the touch points between film, technology and...

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Meet the Team

Interdisciplinary think tank focusing on new solutions for business & society. Breeding ground for game changing economic & political concepts.

Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir


Shermin Voshmgir is the founder of BlockchainHub and runs BlockchainHub Berlin. She is on the advisory board of theEstonian e-residencyprogram, a curator of theDAO and regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains & Smart Contracts. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where she used to work as an assistant professor and currently lectures blockchain related topics. Furthermore she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking.

Soenke Bartling

Soenke Bartling

Advisor Healthcare & Science

Sönke Bartling (PD Dr. med.) is a board certified radiologist, researcher in basic medical imaging sciences and open science researcher. He is interested in how knowledge creation in sciences and humanities can benefit from the blockchain revolution. He also likes to evade into what blockchain could do in the healthcare sector: healthcare is about trust and pricacy, so is the blockchain.

Researchgate: Soenke_Bartling
Science B.0: @science_b0
Healthcare B.0: @healthcareb0

Valentin Kalinov

Valentin Kalinov

Content Manager

Valentin is a crypto enthusiast who started out as an intern and is now content manager at BlockchainHub Berlin while finishing his studies of Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics, where he is specialising on Information Systems Engineering and Supply Chains.

Katarina Adam

Katarina Adam

Advisor Finance

Katarina Adam (PD Dr.-Ing) works as a professor at the HTW Berlin, Department Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen. She lectures Corporate Finance, Accounting and Controlling. Her personal quest is to enable students in our complex and numerical orientated world to understand and effectively communicate the languages of numerical data. Furthermore she encourages students to look beyond. Currently she runs a Blockchain Project with a group of students. Her field of research is the use of Blockchain Technology in both financial aspects as well as in process optimization. She also did her first steps in a startup related to Blockchain and land registry in Germany. She possesses a deep understanding in real estate because she run her own business previously in that industry.

Ivo Betke

Ivo Betke

Advisor HR & Tech

Ivo is a technology lover, former engineer and an information hypernode. He has an extensive knowledge of global engineers movements and how to attract outstanding talent and build sustainable relationships with people. He also has a constant insight into new technologies, the most recent development stacks, emerging business models and meets inspiring founders every other day. Ivo was the founder of Webcrowd, now Countrymanager Germany at talent.io

Katja Nettestheim

Katja Nettestheim

Advisor: Media & Digital Transformation

Katja Nettesheim is the founder of _MEDIATE, a company focused on media  consulting & digital transformation. In addition, Katja teaches media management at a private university of applied sciences where she focusses on the interdependence of strategy and technology. Originally a corporate and tax lawyer, she holds seats at several supervisory and advisory boards.

Kirsten Hasberg

Kirsten Hasberg

Advisor Energy

Kirsten consults on energy transition and digitalization issues, is theCo-founder of StromDAO.de and organised the first German event on the application of blockchain in the energy sector. After finishing her Master’s in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, she’s gained 10 years of experience in the Danish and German energy industry with a particular focus on energy market designs enabling 100 % renewable energy systems. Kirsten is an external lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen where she teaches the course “Digital Technology & New Business Models”.

What is Blockchain?


If the internet we use today is the internet of information, blockchain is the internet of value that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is considered by many to be the next big thing. A game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a peer-to-peer economy, powered by auto enforceable smart contracts.

Smart Contracts

Transactions on the blockchain through these smart contracts are in many cases faster & cheaper and more secure than transactions that classically run through neural central authorities. These Smart Contracts are an integral part of well as dApps (Decentralized Applications) and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).

The Decentralized Web

Together with other decentralized protocols like IPFS & SWARM (decentralized file storage), Whisper (Decentralized Messaging), Social Linked Data and many more, Blockchain is contributing to the next generation of the internet, the decentralized web, or web 3.0.

More Info

Check our extensive set of resources our global page for more information on Blockchains & Smart Contracts.

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# Vision

Spread the idea of decentralised technologies like blockchain and other technologies that build on top and around blockchain. Empower a more efficient & transparent p2p-economy and p2p-society.

# Activities

# Workshops, Trainings & Talks
# Conferences & Meetups
# Consulting & Reports

# Mission

Make blockchain accessible to the general public. Enable an interdisciplinary discourse. Foster a breeding ground for game changing startups. Advocate and communicate the blockchain in a human readable language.

# Governance

Traditional command & control top down management styles do not work well in a decentralised world. We therefore research & apply decentralised governance structures & tools in our Network of Hubs.

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