Tokenized Finance (ToFi)

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»

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

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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