Workshop on self-sovereign identity on October 16, 2019 in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and esatus AG are offering a hands-on workshop all around the topic of self-sovereign identity (SSI) on October 16, 2019, in Frankfurt. If you are interested and would like to participate, the next paragraphs will give you further information. If you want to apply as a participant, please fill out the application form (5 minutes).

What is the content of the workshop?

Revolutionizing digital identity — opportunities through self-sovereign identity based on blockchain technology. On the Internet, there is no easy way to check who you are or pretend to be. Imagine banks, governments, hospitals, and others having a reliable way to verify your personal information in a way that you control. This is possible with self-sovereign identity — an open, decentralized network designed for controllable, trusted and easy-to-use digital identities. See a brief introduction to SSI for more information.

We are planning a hands-on-workshop for blockchain enthusiasts and people who are interested in making a contribution to the blockchain sector. Basic blockchain knowledge is required in order to participate in the discussions. If this topic is of interest to you, then please sign up below and join the discussion in our workshop. The results will be added to the report for the so-called Blockchers project, a EU-funded project. This report will be presented to the European Commission.

Blockcherss is an EU-funded project (Horizon 2020) which seeks to foster the adotion of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) across European SMEs. Blockchers is managing a fund of 750,000€ aimed at financing real-world use cases across the EU of blockchain technologies in traditional sectors. We are monitoring constraints, issues, and difficulties SMEs are facing through the implication process of blockchain solutions. Read more here:

Location, date, application

Here are the details:

  • Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019,
  • Time: 14:30–18:30 (18:00 Networking and drinks)
  • Language: English
  • Application required by filling out this application form (5 minutes)
  • Maximum number of participants: 30.

Who is leading the workshop?

Sebastian Weidenbach, Head of Technical Consulting & Solutions at esatus AG, has more than 7 years of professional experience in the field of information security. He is an expert for Identity & Access solutions and leads the internal development team for Self-Sovereign Identity.

Carsten Eichhöfer, Head of Business Consulting at esatus AG, has more than 5 years of professional experience in the field of corporate development. He is part of the internal development team for Self-Sovereign Identity and supports customers in questions concerning information security.


14:30 Entrance and networking
15:00 Welcome and start of the event
15:10 Introduction and presentation of the use case
15:45 Break
16:00 Group discussion (5 Person per group, 1 question each)
17:00 Break
17:10 Presentation of findings in front of all, bigger discussion 10 min. each
17: 50 Conclusion and wrap-up
18:00 Networking drinks

Who should participate?

  • Tech-savvy individuals looking to deepen their knowledge and get hands-on experience
  • Students curious to take a closer look at the technological aspects of blockchains
  • Employees with a background in e.g. finance development, identity management, digitization in all industries, etc.
  • Developers and architects willing to contribute their knowledge
  • Analysts confronted with the application of technologies

Besides the theoretical overview, the workshop will provide the participants with deeper knowledge of the topic as well as the opportunity to be part of a discussion group, tackling the constraints, issues, and difficulties SMEs are facing through the implication process of blockchain.

About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates implications of the blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Besides the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, start-ups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices.


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Manelin Moarref is a blockchain expert and project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. She is the co-author of a blockchain journey and you can contact her via mail (, LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter (@ManelinM).

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2018, he was ranked as one of the “Top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belongs to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. The expertise of Prof. Sandner, in particular, includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Euro-on-Ledger, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security tokens (STOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship. You can contact him via mail (, via LinkedIn ( or follow him on Twitter (@philippsandner).

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