Practical Experience

since 2022

Head of Digital Assets and Currencies, etonec GmbH.

  • Consulting and prototyping at the intersection of traditional finance and crypto

  • CBDCs, stablecoins, Bitcoin Lightning Network, zero-knowledge proofs

since 2020

Founder and Chairman, Digital Euro Association e.V.

  • Establishing a European think tank on digital currencies, focusing on providing education, community-building, and fostering collaborations around digital money

  • Managing a team of approx. 15-20 team members

  • Discussing CBDCs with various central banks, e.g., the European Central Bank, South Korean Central Bank, Norges Bank, and the Indonesian Central Bank

  • Contributing as an expert to public hearings on CBDCs, e.g. for the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Economic and Social Committee


Project Manager, Frankurt School Blockchain Center

  • Project management of a research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, building a blockchain infrastructure for the German machine manufacturers
  • Research projects around digital currencies
  • Keynote speaker (> 30 presentations/year)


Research Assistant, Chair of International Economics and Finance, University of Bayreuth

  • Research project funded by Deutsche Bundesbank (German central bank)

  • Research on central bank digital currencies

Focus and skills


Central bank digital currencies



Blockchain technology

Monetary policy

Programming skills


Matlab (Dynare)



Scholarships and awards

Award for the best economic thesis
Scholar of the "Deutschlandstipendium"

Hobbies and interests


Playing the piano

Football refereeing



University of Bayreuth, Germany

PhD Candidate, Grade: Summa cum laude

  • PhD thesis titled "Essays on digital currencies and monetary policy"

  • Research focus: Privacy and financial stability implications of central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, cryptocurrencies, and monetary policy

  • Lecturing seminars around digital currencies and monetary policy


University of Bayreuth, Germany

Master of Science, Final grade: 1.3

  • Specializations: Monetary policy, econometrics
  • Master thesis: Conservatism and momentum – a DSGE-based analysis (with distinction


University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Term Abroad

Specializations: Monetary macroeconomics, behavioral finance


University of Bayreuth, Germany

Bachelor of Science, Final grade: 1.4

  • Specializations: Money and international economics, public finance
  • Bachelor thesis: Do national factors affect ECB monetary policy? (1.3)


Markgraf-Georg-Friedrich-Gymnasium, Kulmbach, Germany

General Qualification for University Entrance (Abitur), Final grade: 1.4

Extracurricular Activities