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.
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.
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