After completing his Phd in theoretical solid state physics, Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz started in consulting and is currently a partner and managing director at d-fine. In the first years of his career, the focus was on financial services projects at the intersection between business and IT. Thereby, he got to know different topics from securities settlement, derivatives clearing to complex portfolio allocation (iCPPI) from a functional, technical and regulatory point of view. About five years ago, Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz started a new business unit at d-fine, which exclusively deals with topics around blockchain, DLT and digital assets. Dr. Hirtschulz therefore has many years of extensive experience in a wide variety of blockchain projects. Important to Mr. Hirtschulz is a holistic consulting approach that ranges from strategy and business model to actual programming and a productive solution. Project examples include the implementation of a Dept Capital Markets platform, the secure custody of digital assets or the tokenization of real estate.