Founder Blockchain Hub, and Director, RESEARCH Institute for Crypto economics,
Shermin is a leading voice on the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrencies to radically transform the internet and our society. She is the director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and the founder of BlockchainHub. She is also an advisor of Jolocom, a blockchain-based self-sovereign identity protocol and Wunder, a decentralized Art Museum. In the past, Shermin was a curator of The DAO (one of the world’s first Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and served on the advisory board of the Estonian E-residency.
Shermin did her PhD in IT Management at the Vienna University of Economics. Furthermore, she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet startups, IT consulting, and filmmaking. She is Austrian, with Iranian roots, and lives between Vienna and Berlin.