The world of work is changing ever faster and more intensive. New technologies and improvements in productivity mean that people have to constantly adapt to changing circumstances and developments. Most people who work actively notice this. This applies in particular to the information technology sector, in which I have been working professionally for many years. Hardly a quarter goes by without having to understand or use at least a new software or technology.
In recent years, the industry Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has emerged from the rise of blockchains. To put it simply, DeFi means that bank-related services are programmed and published on blockchains. This ensures, for example, faster transactions and cost savings for the end user, since an intermediary is not required (such as a bank or clearing house). New technical solutions will therefore support disruption especially in finance, insurance, and real estate. However, established players from the financial sector can profitably use this technology for themselves.
In January 2022 I joined BLOCKSIZE as “Head of DeFi/Node Operations”. The company offers institutional investors high-end infrastructure to analyze, trade, and manage Digital Assets. Customers can understand market opportunities, analyze risk exposure, access aggregated liquidity, and execute trades with the highest precision. BLOCKSIZE has offices in Frankfurt, New York City, and Singapore.
The area of responsibility, which I took over in January 2022, is in the blockchain space. A wide variety of blockchain solutions will change software applications in the coming years and decades (often not visible to end users). I have been working with blockchains since 2015, but it wasn’t until the DeFi boom of the last two years began to seriously spark my interest in blockchains. Today I know my way around the crypto market, actively pursue innovations, and will actively develop solutions in this area.