Blockchain Germany

This is the Blockchain track of the podcast. Here we bring you our blockchain-related content and news from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in English. We are a Global Top 250 Tech Podcast (Chartable) Learn more at

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 26m. Bisher sind 68 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 12 Tage.

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episode 68: Fintech Opportunities in Central Bank Digital Currency - Part 1

Executive Summary This episode is part of our Subject Matter Expert Interviews. It will be one in a series over time, keeping up with the development of the central banks and their digital currency. This episode is just the start! We talk to Kimmo, a regtech entrepreneur, who formerly worked at the central banks of Finland, Norway, the Bank of England, ECB, and the Fed in New York City...



episode 67: Startup News GSA - Summer Wrap-Up (July & August '22)

Startups in GSA did better than expected. We had a few insolvency filings, but also amazing fundraisings like Celonis 1 bn US$ combination of equity and debt funding. Insuftech Wefox raises 400 m. One can already see the signs of a downturn, M&A activity going up, as well as the news about insolvencies or job cuts/ hiring freezes. But — according to a Bikcom survey — 8 out of 10 startups are still hiring...



episode 66: This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups - June 2022

Welcome to This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups in June 2022 by My co-host is again Chris from New York. This recording is sponsored by Invest-in-Hessen and It is in radio syndication with our very own station, and our partner station IBGR.Network. We recorded this new episode on Monday, June 27th, 2022...


 2022-06-30  29m

episode 65: FQX brings Companies’ Debt Funding to the Blockchain

FQX is a Zürich, Switzerland-based fintech with great aspirations. They want to digitize company debt and this digital debt to be registered, issued, transferred, and eventually traded on their infrastructure.


 2022-06-02  29m

episode 64: This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups - May 2022

We can proudly announce unicorn No 29 Taxfix, No 30 Onefootball and on the downside, RaisinDS loses its unicorn valuation. Really bad news for car sharing: BMW and Mercedes pull the plug on their joint venture. Our 2018 guest ProGlove is sold in a 500 m € deal (525 m US$) and Orderbird is sold in a 100 m € deal (105 m US$). Other unicorns are currently on the hunt for new capital and feel the heat of the current funding environment. Let's talk startups:


 2022-05-26  29m

episode 63: EXALOAN Wants to Bridge the Funding GAP of SMEs Across the Globe

Exaloan started out as a rating agency for digital assets. They developed into a global platform to connect crowdlending platforms and institutional investors. They started out with the rating of digital assets. Soon they realized that it makes more sense for them to help investors with the access to lending platforms and building of their portfolio in crowdlending assets using tokenization.


 2022-05-12  30m

episode 62: This Month in GSA Startups - April 2022

Welcome to This Month in GSA Startups in April 2022 by - in a news recording with Chris from New York City today and me Joe, from Frankfurt am Main. Our highlights: Despite slightly declining global VC investments GSA still generates Unicorns. This time we welcomed Grover and Choco officially into the league. Swiss Beqom is not confirmed, but also a massive investment. Apple and Porsche are rumored to work together on joint projects...


 2022-04-29  28m

episode 61: This Month in GSA Startups - March 2022

We have the 100 most influential women in startup and venture capital in Europe. There are two new unicorns to announce in GSA. Unicorn Personio set up a charity fund and Germany's largest fintech exit (at approx 1 bn US$) is in the making. We have an exclusive interview with the CEO in charge for almost 40 minutes from July 2021...


 2022-03-31  34m

episode 60: Inside of the Mind of a Blockchain Investor

We talk to Wolfgang, a long-time investor with experience in venture capital and private equity. He tells us why he invests in blockchain and where he sees opportunities.


 2022-03-17  36m

episode 59: The Digital Euro and Why Stable Coins Matter

We talk to Philipp Sandner, a Professor, Author, and Government Advisor on the Euro as Centalbank Digital Currency, about why China is ahead, and why the US has already a head start with stable coins.


 2022-03-08  48m