Stephan is co-founder of Etherisc decentralized insurance, a protocol and platform for insurance applications on Ethereum. He has been working full-time in the blockchain space since 2015. Before he was a researcher, teacher, entrepreneur, and a digital strategist for the telecom and banking industry. Stephan was part of the UBS crypto innovation team in 2015, and presented one of the first major banking use cases on Ethereum at Devcon1. Stephan has been working with digital currencies since 2008 and holds a PhD in information management from ETH Zurich.