Expert Group “Blockchain Technology in Interorganisational Collaboration” meeting 29.04.21

The 12th meeting of the expert group “Blockchain Technology in Interorganisational Collaboration” took place over lunch on the 29th of April.

First, the members were informed about the opportunities of the innovation process of the databooster. The innovation process gives the benefit of exploring and testing ideas together with experts in the field. Moreover, one can get support for project funding. The iterative process involves different steps such as scouting for ideas, setting up a call, shaping and re-shaping the challenge and ultimately setting up a deep-dive workshop (https://databooster.ch/expertise/).

After these introductory remarks, the expert group hosted Daniel Rutishauser from inacta AG to give an overview on the new DLT law and future trends in the blockchain sector. Daniel presented inacta’s hypotheses to four key areas of the blockchain space: crypto assets, token economies, DLT solutions, and DLT base layer. In particular in the area of crypto assets, Daniel explained that Switzerland has a competitive advantage due to the new favorable DLT law and he expects that many of the future crypto assets will be issued and traded in Switzerland. Besides many other topics, the current hype around NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and its effect on the digital art market gave rise to much discussion among the experts. The members could not agree on the fundamentals for the immense prices that this new market has realised. Considering the number of open questions, NFTs might be a topic that deserves a meeting for itself.

The online meeting was concluded without an apéro, but with many new insights on the blockchain sector gained.

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