Austrian Association for the sustainable promotion of Distributed-Ledger-Technologies


The DLT Austria team of the information and networking platform on distributed ledger technologies and blockchain technology. Together we strengthen the ecosystem, drive developments forward and teach in the field of highly innovative technologies. We are long-standing entrepreneurs, developers and consultants who enjoy networking and imparting knowledge.

Ed Prinz

President & Co-Founder | Strategy & Management | Ethereum-Specialist | Blockchain-Architect

Martin Bechter


DI Dr. Rudolf Leitgeb

Member of the Board | Chief Engineer

Gottfried Szing

Member of the Board & Co-Founder | Business Analyst & Software Architect.

Geronimo-Noah Hirschal

Member of the Board & Co-Founder | Entrepreneur in the field of digitization

Ninoslav Teodosijevic

Member of the Board & Co-Founder | Blockchain Experte für Energie & Klimaschutz

Jonas Gross

is a research associate and project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC), a think tank of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Zoltan Fazekas

is CTO of MyPrivacy GmbH and also works as a consultant for blockchain projects. Zoltan teaches as a lecturer, is the supervisor of theses at universities and colleges and teaches blockchain courses at the Technikum Wien Academy.

Maximilian Forster

is CBO & Co-Founder of CashOnLedger Technologies GmbH. In addition, he is a member of the AG Digital Finance of the Economic Council of the CDU, a member of the AG Payments & Blockchain at BITKOM e.V. and co-founder of Blockchain Bayern e.V.

Jürgen Eckel

is CIO at RIDDLE & CODE - The Blockchain Interface Company He is an expert in cybersecurity and distributed ledger technology. Above all, he loves to combine his technological know-how with his knowledge of the market in order to develop new products, innovations and technologies.

Astrid Woollard

is Co-Founder and General Partner at SMAPE Capital. She is an investor in Tokenized Ecosystems, a technology researcher and an IP management expert. As an internationally recognized expert and speaker, she can be seen regularly at the most important events and meetups.

Krzysztof [Kris] Paruch

is token engineer and cryptoeconomist at the Research Lab for Cryptoeconomics (WU Vienna). He is the founder of a scientific research and consulting company specializing in the design, modeling and building of token systems.

Daniel E. Gosterxeier

Founder & CEO VID International, co-founder of CHARONIUM, blockchain enthusiast, expert in cybersecurity, digital identity workflows and digital identity. Many years of experience in the field of UI / UX.

Marina Markezic

Founder of Unlawcked and Governance Consultant. She is also the founder of the EU Crypto Initiative. The European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) was launched to influence current EU draft regulations such as the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MICA) to ensure a positive approach to decentralized use cases, open blockchains and innovation without permission.

Andreas Riel

Is a professor at Grenoble INP University. A public higher education institution of the University of Grenoble Alpes, bringing together engineering and management schools and research laboratories. He is also a coach, consultant & trainer at the ISCN GmbH with a focus on the automotive and mobility sector, as well as a project manager at the ECQA GmbH.

Christian Baumann

is an IT consultant, experienced in different sectors (industry, automation, e-Government) for 30+ years ( Since 2015 he is focused on blockchain technology (e.g. Document- and Data-Notarization as well as Tokenization) and has developed and implemented numerous applications in this context. He further leads the blockchain working group of "AustriaPro", is co-founder of the "Blockchain Initiative Austria" and Co-Founder and CTO of "Infinite Trust Digital GmbH".

Daniel Müller

In the cryptocurrency space since 2016. Bought the first properties on Cryptovoxels, Decentraland and The Sandbox in April 2019. CEO & Founder of Full time in crypto and NFTs since 2022.

Aleksandar Vrglevski

is in the cryptocurrency / blockchain space since 2016 and is especially interested in DAOs and privacy-related projects, which he was researching on as a part of RIAT. Nowadays he is the focal person for Blockchain&Fintech at the Vienna Business Agency.

Martin Hanzl

is Head of New Technologies at EY Law and responsible for all legal issues relating to digitalisation and new technologies. He advises renowned FinTechs & InsureTechs on blockchain, IT/IP issues and the application of artificial intelligence. His philosophy: 'Great ideas and innovations deserve the best possible protection'. The digital law expert is also project manager of the Blockchain & Smart Contracts project of the European Law Institute (ELI), start-up mentor, expert author and speaker.

Bernhard Krick

is Managing Director of OeNPAY, the Innovation HUB of the Austrian National Bank. He is a banking and IT expert with over 20 years of management responsibility. He has in-depth knowledge in the areas of digital banking, payments, cash management and software development. He is passionated about blockchain technology and the token economy.

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Dr. Niklas J.R.M. Schmidt is a Partner at Wolf Theiss Attorneys at Law. He is licensed both as a lawyer and as a tax consultant, specializing in tax law advice for affluent individuals. Since 2013, Dr. Schmidt has been immersed in the world of cryptocurrencies. He has published three books on the subject, delivered numerous lectures, and founded the WT Crypto Academy, through which he has trained over a thousand lawyers.

Dr. Jan J. Kruppa

Dr. Jan J. Kruppa is a legal strategist and German business lawyer at KNORR Rechtsanwälte AG. He is permanent author for the juris PraxisReport (the most-comprehensive legal online portal in Germany) and was for 11 years lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Munich. In his professional capacity as a lawyer and a certified blockchain & law professional, he is presently advising a startup on blockchain-driven legal solutions for international supply chains with an emphasis on ESG considerations.

Eliot Mannoia

Eliot Mannoia is Digital Psychologist and Founder at BrandKarma. With a background in psychology, communications and technology he supports companies at the intersection of technology and people. Clients that they have had the privilege of supporting include UNIQA, IKEA, Doka, Ottakringer, A1, Securikett and TTTech. Previously he worked in London for ten years and as Chief Digital Officer at IPG Mediabrands.

Markus Angermann

He is the Managing Director of Angermann IT-Services GmbH and an expert in Web and #opensource technologies. Markus teaches Blockchain programming at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and holds a lectureship at the Vienna University of Technology. He supports open source as a speaker for the Vienna chapter of the Open Source Experts Group (OSEG).

Pascal Niggli

Pascal is a passionate entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Blockzeit. He has extensive experience in finance and has been actively involved in blockchain and crypto for over 5 years. As a co-founder of the NFT Think Tank, he is actively engaged in advancing the WEB3 industry in Switzerland.

Mathias Grünsteidl

Co - Founder Glink GmbH

Albert Quehenberger

Albert, the founder of AQ Forensics, has been engaged with cryptocurrencies since 2012. He led a two-year project for the Austrian military, analyzing the technology from a security perspective. Post-project, he moved to the private sector, focusing on AI and blockchain forensics. With over 660 cases investigated and co-authorship of "Steuertsunami Bitcoin 4.0," Albert offers extensive knowledge in cryptocurrency and forensic investigations. Since 2023, he's also involved in an African government project aiding developers in entering Web 3, demonstrating his expertise and discretion in sensitive matters.

Alex Kirchmaier

Alex is a crypto enthusiast and economist currently researching for his PhD in Token Economy. He holds a MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and has built and scaled innovative businesses himself. In recent years he has been advising several dozen startups and invested in a few of them. His core DLT-expertises are token economics, Web3 business strategy, DeFi and Web3 adoption.


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Bitcoin Whitepaper

In solidarity with other leading organisations from the blockchain and crypto community, we are linking to the Bitcoin whitepaper on our web presence.

We believe that Bitcoin being open source, maintaining access to the Bitcoin whitepaper is essential to inform others about the beginning of DLT and Blockchain technology.

We oppose the legal threats against two key contributors to the Bitcoin whitepaper and hope that this page will recall the spirit in which Satoshi Nakamoto first published his groundbreaking message about the peer-to-peer electronic cash system in 2009.