HSLU Event
November 8, 2022

NFTs – Just hot air?
How virtual tokens can represent real objects

Non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) are on everyone's lips and are currently the subject of controversial discussions. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), together with KYC Spider, offered an event on November 8, 2022, at which the potential of NFTs was first scientifically classified, then demonstrated using real practical examples and finally evaluated by an expert from FINMA. During the subsequent panel discussion and the aperitif, the participants were able to put their questions to the experts.

We were very pleased to welcome you at this exciting event and are of course at your disposal for further information at any time.

Further information about the experts:

Nico Hess

Nico Hess is an experienced legal and policy specialist at the FinTech desk of FINMA. Mr. Hess studied law in Fribourg and Lucerne and got his lawyer's license from the canton of Argovia. Thereafter, he worked as research assistant and PhD student for the University Research Priority Program Financial Market Regulation of the University of Zurich. He has been working in different FINMA divisions for 5 years in the legal, compliance and policy area.


Dr. Tim Weingärtner is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland. His research focuses on blockchain technology (DLT), in particular DeFi, Self-Sovereign Identity, and the application of DLT to solve real-world problems. Tim is president of the DEC Institute and a board member of DIDAS (Self-Sovereign Identity). As a representative in the Smart-up program, he supports the promotion of young start-ups from the university.
Tim received his PhD in medical robotics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and subsequently worked in the Swiss financial industry for over 15 years.

Daniel Haudenschild

As a founder and entrepreneur, Daniel Haudenschild has focused on successfully implementing Blockchain technology in concrete use cases. Daniel has focused on Blockchain projects since 2015. Originally starting his career at Ernst & Young, he has more than 20 years of experience in global financial services.
In addition to various executive leadership roles, Daniel also served as President of the Crypto Valley Association between 2019 and 2022.

Bruno Kellenberger

Bruno Kellenberger has been CEO of KYC Spider since 2021. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he held various leadership positions in operations, sales, strategy, consulting and general management.

Our event was a great success!

See here a few impressions of our event. Here you can also find the presentations* of our speakers and the presentations with voice.

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* The slides of the FINMA presentation are available on request at KYC Spider (contact@kyc.ch).



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