Tokenized Finance (ToFi)

Duration: November 2022 until April 2024

The legally secure linking of assets with blockchain tokens (tokenization) is a central field of innovation and application of blockchain technology. Tokenization makes it possible to create a security in the functional sense that does not require the classic paper document. It is of particular significance in financial markets, as it may lead to a much larger group of assets becoming marketable and tradable. Tokenization also renders certain intermediates unnecessary and allows for further process automation, which could result in visible efficiency benefits. Tokenization has a key role to play especially with regard to Decentralized Finance (DeFi). The project group is conducting comprehensive research on the legal and technical aspects and policy implications of tokenization and its impact on financial markets.

Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor, LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. Eur., Philipps-Universität Marburg | spokesperson | more information
Prof. Dr. Julia Lübke, LL.M. (Harvard), EBS Universität | deputy | more information

Prof. Dr. Barbara Brandl, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information
Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein, Dipl.-Kfm., LL.M. (London), Philipps-Universität Marburg | more information
RiOLG Prof. Dr. Dominik Skauradszun, LL.M. Taxation, Hochschule Fulda | more information
Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences | more information
Dr. Carola Westermeier, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information

ZEVEDI Side Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, darmstadtium, Darmstadt
Panel “Tokenization of Carbon Credits” 9:25 am – 10:40 am
Young Researchers Thesis Speed Dating 2:25 pm – 3:25 pm

On May 22, the first Blockchain Horizons: INATBA’s Academic and R&D Forum will take place in Darmstadt. Experts from around the world will discuss the potential deployment of DLT for various sectors and present current research at the Congress Center Darmstadtium. As part of a side event organized by the Center Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI), we invite young researchers to present their research in a speed dating format. A time slot of 7 minutes is available for each “date”, after which participants will rotate. Exchange ideas, network, find project partners – all in a casual setting.

Participation in the ZEVEDI side event requires a valid ticket for the Blockchain Horizons: INATBA’s Academic and R&D Forum. The first 20 participants who sign up below will receive a free ticket from ZEVEDI. You do not need to purchase a ticket yourself and will not receive a refund for tickets already purchased. We will notify each participant whether they will receive a complimentary ticket or if they need to register themselves.

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Erweiterung des eWpG durch das Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz

Edited Volume | 21 March 2024

The book addresses the legislative concept, the European framework, the technological-sociological context and the corporate, capital market and securities law of electronic shares.

It presents the results of the conference Elektronische Aktien, which was organised on 15 May 2023 in Berlin by the project group Tokenized Finance (ToFi) of the Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI) and the Institut für das Recht der Digitalisierung (IRDi) at Philipps University Marburg.


Transatlantic Blockchain Law

Conference Proceedings | 15. Februar 2023

The “Transatlantic Blockchain Summit” took place in New York at the beginning of October 2022. It was part of the BMJ research project “Blockchain and Law”, which has been conducted at the Marburg Institute for the Law of Digitalisation since 2020. Around 30 academics, (legal) advisors and entrepreneurs from both sides of the Atlantic took part in the lectures, panel discussions and expert talks.

This publication is a collection of brief reports from the auditorium represented by staff members of the BMJ project. It aims at tracing the central lines of discourse and making them accessible to a broader professional public. At the same time, it is intended as a starting point and inspiration for ZEVEDI project group Tokenized Finance (ToFi).


On the Relevance of Blockchain Research

A Video Portrait of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor

Within the ZEVEDI project Democracy Issues of the Digitalized Financial Sector, video artist Rainer Lind» has portrayed people whose professional or personal life has brought them into direct contact with the developments of the digitalized financial world. In spring 2023, during his time as Mercator-Journalist in Residence at ZEVEDI, Rainer Lind has conducted an interview with Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor, discussing blockchain and digital money.

The entire interview can be found on Rainer Lind’s website.

Previous events

Tokenized Finance (ToFi) in der europäischen und globalen Rechtsvergleichung

Internal Workshop, 25 April 2024 | more about this event

MiCAR und digitales Geld

Internal Workshop, 26 January 2024 | more about this event

Kryptoregister und technische Grundlagen der Tokenisierung

Internal Workshop, 7 November 2023 | more about this event

Blockchain Summit

Seminar, 24 – 28 July 2023 | more about this event


Interdisciplinary Conference, 16 June 2023 | more about this event

Elektronische Aktien

Interdisciplinary Conference, 15 May 2023 | more about this event

Emission von Krypto-Anleihen – ein erster Praxisbericht

Internal Workshop, 19 April 2023 | more about this event

Emission von Krypto-Anleihen – ein erster Praxisbericht

Internal Workshop, 19 April 2023 | more about this event

Privat- und Vollstreckungsrecht der Tokenisierung

Interdisciplinary Workshop, 19 January 2023 | more about this event

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