Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär

Fabian Schär is Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics. In addition, he is the Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel. His research focus is on the potential and applications of blockchain. He co-authored several publications, including the bestselling book  «Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptoassets», has been involved in numerous blockchain projects and is a regular speaker at conferences, such as the G20 Global Financial Stability Conference 2018. Moreover, he holds various board positions and has several years of professional experience in the financial industry. 

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär
Office 4.56 Faculty of Business and Economics
Credit Suisse Asset Management Schweiz-Professorship for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech
Peter Merian-Weg 6 4002 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 33 25


Articles and Books

Nyffenegger R. & Schär F. (2018), Token Sales: Eine Analyse des Blockchain-basierten Unternehmensfinanzierungsinstruments, Corporate Finance, 05-06 2018, pp. 121-125. 

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. 

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.

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.

Working Paper

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.

Schär F. (2017), Terraform Second Auction. DSP40 Decentraland.