Future of Shared Mobility – Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Future of Shared Mobility – Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

End of last week, the Blockchain Bundesverband e.V. published a proposal for token regulation. Over the weekend, people discussed this piece already on social media and apparently feedback appears to be positive for this work. You can access the paper on the website of the Bundesverband or directly via PDF. The purpose of this token regulation paper is to analyze the status quo of the current regulation of token sale related matters (a.k.a. initial coin offering, ICO) under EU law and under German law. Since insights in the field of crypto assets are strongly desired by policy makers, we think this token regulation paper will help initiate a fruitful discussion between practictioners and policy makers. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has also been involved with the working group compiling this paper.

In 2017, we did a fascinating project together with an automotive supplier. As we envisioned of what the future of shared mobility might be like, we were inclined to take it one step further and not only use a new underlying technology like blockchain, but also highlight two other emerging trends we are seeing in the industry — scooter sharing and chatbots. Together with the automotive supplier INVERS, we set out to build a prototype of a future shared mobility service which is purely based on blockchain technology to enable P2P sharing: Ethereum-based scooter sharing and Status-leveraged chatbots to interact with the distributed application (DApp). INVERS thinks that mobility should no longer be determined by ownership and we were, therefore, curious to find out how blockchain technology can be applied to shared mobility services in practice. You can also directly access the PDF.

Blockchain, as a key technology for the upcoming 10 or 20 years, needs to be educated today. Therefore we created the study program “Certified Blockchain Expert” from April 25 to June 30, 2018: This course is designed for everybody who wants to acquire IT and business skills in blockchain technology. The course has an IT track and a business track. From an IT perspective, this includes writing smart contracts and decentralised applications (DApps). Further, from a business perspective, we provide an understanding of the variety of possible blockchain use cases and business models.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management