Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär

Fabian Schär is Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel. His research focus is on the potential and applications of blockchain. In addition, he works as a lecturer in blockchain technology at the University of Basel, the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) and the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).

Fabian has a PhD in cryptoassets and blockchain technology and is co-author of several publications, including the bestselling book «Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptoassets». Moreover, he is a member of the advisory board of «Fondation CH2048», an invited speaker at numerous renowned organizations and has several years of professional experience in the financial industry.

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär
Managing Director & Research
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel
Switzerland

Tel. +41 (0)61 207 33 25

Publications

Articles and Books

Nyffenegger R. & Schär F. (2018), Token Sales: Eine Analyse des Blockchain-basierten Unternehmensfinanzierungsinstruments, Corporate Finance, 05-06 2018, pp. 121-125. https://cf-fachportal.owlit.de/document.aspx?docid=CF1267606 

Berentsen A. & Schär F. (2018), The Case for Central Bank Electronic Money and the Non-case for Central Bank Cryptocurrencies, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, forthcoming. https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2018/02/13/the-case-for-central-bank-electronic-money-and-the-non-case-for-central-bank-cryptocurrencies 

Berentsen A. & Schär F. (2018), A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, First Quarter 2018, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.20955/r.2018.1-16

Schär F. & Langer D. (2017), Smart Contracts: Eine missverstandene Technologie mit hohem Potenzial, Synpulse Magazine 3/17, pp. 38-41.

Berentsen A. & Schär F. (2017), Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptoassets: Eine umfassende Einführung, BoD Norderstedt.

Berentsen A. & Schär F. (2016), The Fallacy of a Cashless Society, in: Beer C., Gnan E. & U.W. Birchler (Hg.), Cash on Trial, SUERF Conference Proceedings 2016/1, Larcier, pp. 14-19.

Working Paper

Kugler P. & Schär F. (2018), Decentralized Ownership of Digital Assets: Virtual Property on the Blockchain.

Schär F. (2018), Cryptocurrencies: Miner Heterogeneity, Botnets, and Proof-of-Work Efficiency, Working Paper.

Selected Open Source Contributions

Schär, F. (2018), rCoinInterface. R package version 0.1.0. github.com/Chainomics/rCoinInterface

Schär F. (2017), Terraform Second Auction. DSP40 Decentraland. github.com/decentraland/proposals/blob/master/dsp/dsd-chainomics-unclaimedparcels.mediawiki