Token Economics Summit

Friday, Sep 6
10:00 — 16:30

Token Economics Summit

Democracy, Cities, Learn, Sustain,

This summit is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
Interested? Great! Please apply to join. Note that this summit has limited seats.

Digital assets beyond currencies

Cryptographic Tokens are a new form of digital assets. They might have different functionalities, the most memorable ones being to serve as digital values or digital rights. These tokens can be a means for building digital economies, steer interactions and incentivise behaviour of participants. Properly designed, these economies theoretically lead to more inclusive societies, more efficient use of resources and sustainable treatment of the environment. The focus of Token Economics is to understand how to design these new digital ecosystems. This is what we want to explore during the Summit.

Key questions to explore

  • How can blockchain based tokens help us achieve SDGs?
  • What defines Token Economics/Token Engineering?
  • How ready are the existing business models for adopting blockchain technology?

Desired Outcome

The interdisciplinary approach of the Summit will provide you with insights into the complexity of designing blockchain-based ecosystems. Having worked on possible blockchain solutions, implementation suggestions, development strategies and identifying the challenges of blockchain adoption, you will leave the Summit with a better understanding of Token Economy.

Who should join?

Startups, policy makers, sustainability experts, refugee councils and everyone else who can contribute to the topic. 

Apply here

Agenda for the day

  • 10:00-11:30 Masterclass on Token Economics & Token Engineering
    w/ Shermin Voshmgir, Director of Cryptoeconomics Lab at Vienna University of Economics & Jakob Hackel, Researcher at Cryptoeconomics Lab Vienna
  • 11:30-12:00 Q&A
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 Presentation + Q&A by Aryze
    w/ Rasmus Bruun (CCO) & Carl Jenster (Co-Founder & Community Manager)
    Debate with Aryze team and Jens Ibsen and Jimmie Steinbeck
  • 14:00-14:30 Blockchain for Denmark’s Public Sector
    w/ Nicklas Peyk Millgaard
  • 14:30-14:45 Break, Coffee & Mingle
  • 14:45-16:00 Presentation by:
    Christina  Gravert, Behavioural Economist, Assistant Professor at the Economics Department at the University of Copenhagen (TBC)
    Jakob  Hackel, Researcher at Cryptoeconomics Lab Vienna
    Tatjana  Novakovic, Project Manager at Cryptoeconomics Lab Vienna
  • 16:00-16:30 Fireside chat with Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration
    w/ Deanna  MacDonald, Co-founder & CEO & Tatjana  Novakovic, Project Manager at Cryptoeconomics Lab Vienna

Who are your hosts?

Tatjana Novakovic (SRB)

Having specialized in Information Technology and Business Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Tatjana turned to blockchain technology to research its potential in helping achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Together with a team at BlockchainHub Berlin, she researched projects running on blockchain technology and concluded token analyses. The need for interdisciplinarity shifted the research to the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at WU, where she currently works as a project manager on the [UN]BLOCKED project, bridging the gap between sustainability and blockchain technology.


Shermin Voshmgir (AUT)

Shermin is the director of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the founder of BlockchainHub in Berlin. She is the author of the book Token Economy and works with the Intersection of Technology, Art & Society event.


Jakob Hackel

Jakob Hackel is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Research Institute for Crypto-Economics. Before that, he completed his bachelor’s degree in international business administration at WU Vienna, as well as a master’s degree in digital currencies at the University of Nicosia. In his work, he brings a wealth of knowledge about the interface of new technologies and economics, in particular cryptocurrencies and applications of blockchain technology. His focus at the Institute is on token engineering and governance.


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