Fintech

New CEO for Swisscom Blockchain AG

Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler is happy about the appointment.

“In the past, Lukas Hohl has built up and managed companies, managed complex large-scale projects, is well connected in Switzerland and internationally, and fits excellently into the young team of Swisscom Blockchain AG.”

Lukas Hohl currently still lives in Boston (USA). He will take over the CEO position as of 1 May 2019, and will be moving to Switzerland within the first two months. Along with the existing team, he will continue to pursue the previous blockchain technology strategy and drive the further expansion of Swisscom Blockchain AG.

Lukas Hohl ceo swisscom blockchain

Lukas Hohl

Talking about his new role, Lukas Hohl says:

“Technology that fundamentally revolutionises existing systems, a young, talented team and an agile environment with our customers and within Swisscom – what more could you ask for?”

Ongoing projects and an ecosystem for digital assets

Swisscom Blockchain AG currently supports around a dozen companies in developing possible blockchain applications and implementing solutions. Examples include solutions for vial tracking for a large pharmaceutical company, digitising a cantonal commercial register or illustrating bills of lading and freight tracking on the blockchain. In addition, Swisscom Blockchain AG also supports other Swisscom initiatives in the context of blockchain technology.

In particular, the private blockchain, which Swisscom is developing in collaboration with Swiss Post based on Swisscom’s blockchain infrastructure “Hyperledger Fabric”, and the ecosystem for digital assets, which Swisscom is creating in partnership with Sygnum and Deutsche Börse. In addition to the blockchain infrastructure mentioned above, the digital shares of daura AG, as well as Custodigit’s solution for the secure storage of digital assets also form part of this ecosystem.

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