Dr. Shermin Voshmgir

Token Economy – How Blockchain Tokens Revolutionize the Internet


Dr. Shermin Voshmgir is the director of the Cryptoeconomics Research Lab at the Vienna University of Economics, and author of the Book Token Economy. She started the [UN]BLOCKED, and initiative around blockchain & sustainability.

Shermin also founded the BlockchainHub in Berlin – an international network of autonomous Hubs that promote the idea of blockchain, crypto economics and the decentralized web. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. She was advisor of Jolocom, a blockchain based identity protocol.

In the past, she was a curator of The DAO, on the advisory board of the Estonian E-residency, and an advisor to Wunder, a decentralized Art Museum. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics. Furthermore, she studied film and drama in Madrid. She regularly speaks at conferences especially in the context of tokens, sustainability and social impact of future technologies. She is Austrian, with Iranian roots, and lives between Vienna and Berlin.