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Martin Kassing

August 7, 2019

Berlin’s blockchain industry experts gathered in Upvest‘s Finance 3.0 meetup (from left to right): Co-founder & CEO Julian Leitloff (Fractal), Blockchain Lead Johannes Moormann (Exporo), CTO Jesper Noehr (Upvest), VC Partner Jan Miczaika (Holtzbrinck Ventures), CEO Martin Kassing (Upvest), Associate Partner Daniel Rasas (Schnittker Möllmann Partners), Chief Growth Officer Philipp Beer (Bitwala), CTO Peter Grosskopf (Digital Assets Börse Stuttgart), and CEO Radoslav Albrecht (Bitbond).Berlin’s blockchain industry experts gathered in Upvest‘s Finance 3.0 meetup (from left to right): Co-founder & CEO Julian Leitloff (Fractal), Blockchain Lead Johannes Moormann (Exporo), CTO Jesper Noehr (Upvest), VC Partner Jan Miczaika (Holtzbrinck Ventures), CEO Martin Kassing (Upvest), Associate Partner Daniel Rasas (Schnittker Möllmann Partners), Chief Growth Officer Philipp Beer (Bitwala), CTO Peter Grosskopf (Digital Assets Börse Stuttgart), and CEO Radoslav Albrecht (Bitbond).

Meetup: "Building Finance 3.0: Real Blockchain Use Cases"

How is blockchain really disrupting the financial industry?

This question was the focus of Upvest’s first meetup, "Building Finance 3.0: Real Blockchain Use Cases’" held last Wednesday, July 24, at BlueYard Capital in Berlin. Leading industry experts participated in two panel discussions moderated by Martin Kassing and Jesper Noehr, Upvest’s CEO and CTO.


VC Partner Jan Miczaika of Holtzbrinck Ventures, one of the leading European VCs, Blockchain Lead Johannes Moormann of Exporo, the biggest real estate crowdfunding platform in the world, and CTO Peter Grosskopf of  Digital Assets Börse Stuttgart, the first secondary market for digital assets in Europe, discussed asset tokenization and how traditional industries like real estate are changing by integrating blockchain in their day-to-day businesses to cut costs while providing better customer experience.



In the second panel, founder & CEO Radoslav Albrecht of Bitbond, the first global SME lending platform, co-founder & CEO Julian Leitloff of Fractal, the platform for all KYC/AML verification processes, Chief Growth Officer Philipp Beer of Bitwala, the world’s first crypto bank account, and Associate Partner Daniel Rasas of Schnittker Möllmann Partners, a law firm that works with blockchain-based business models, discussed cryptocurrencies. They debated the need for centralization in crypto and whether more backend (e.g. protocols), middleware (e.g. integration, connections to real-world), or frontend (e.g. wallets, leaps forward in usability, use-cases, etc.) products are needed in the industry to achieve mass adoption.



The financial world is undergoing a revolution, and new technologies such as blockchain have been changing the way we see, exchange and hold value. With the leading Berlin-based blockchain startups working on clear use cases, this Finance 3.0 event fired up the much-needed discourse on how blockchain can help rebuild the financial industry.


Martin Kassing

CEO & Founder

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