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BlockState is building a technological and legal bridge between financial markets and blockchain technology. Our products maximise efficiency, transparency and accessibility of crypto- and traditional financial markets.

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Our Products

BlockState products are built to maximise efficiency gains for investors, issuers and regulators. Using Blockchain technology we create a more cost-effective, transparent and accessible financial ecosystem for all participants.

Asset Management
Bonds & Loans
Derivatives
Asset Management
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Asset management products and infrastructure

CTF15 – the safest and easiest crypto asset investment product – is the first of a holistic range of ETPs that create access to the Blockchain ecosystem. The CTF15 is a passive crypto-asset strategy that tracks the largest 15 crypto-assets, weighted by their market capitalisation. The CTF15, due to launch in Q3 2018, will be listed on a major European exchange. The CTF15 will be fully compliant with major Swiss and EU regulation.

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Bonds & Loans
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DETI - Smart contracts for the DCM market

DETI is a Blockchain-enabled framework that uses smart-contracts to streamline issuing, clearing and settling of bonds and loans. By disintermediating legacy technology and processes, DETI increases cost-efficiency, transparency and accessibility to debt capital. DETI will launch soon. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on product announcements and do not hesitate to get in touch for
any questions or specific product requests.

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Derivatives
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DECEND - Blockchain enabled derivative trading

DECEND enables significantly faster and efficient trading of illiquid derivatives. BlockState disintermediates costly market processes for margin and collateral mechanisms as well as reporting requirements. DECEND will launch in 2019. Sign up for our Newsletter list to stay up to date on product announcements and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or specific product requests.

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Enabling the next generation financial products

BlockState products must always meet the following three criteria

More efficient than available products, saving costs.
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More transparent than current products, reducing risk.
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Fully compliant with regulation and easily accessible.
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A team of serial entrepreneurs and industry experts

The BlockState team combines world class management and financial expertise, leading tech talent, broad regulatory experience and a proven track record in scaling big businesses.

Executive team

Paul Claudius
Managing Director
Serial entrepreneur and crypto investor with 10+ years of experience scaling disruptive businesses and category leaders across Europe.
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Michael Weber
Managing Director
Former investment banker, serial entrepreneur and crypto currency veteran with deep understanding of financial legal frameworks.
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Samuel Brack
CTO
Seasoned expert in crypto currencies and distributed algorithms. Member of the computer engineering group at Humboldt University of Berlin.
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Carl Bruns
CMO
Operations and marketing specialist. 10+ years of operational experience founding, supporting and developing ventures.
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Advisors

Dr. Martin Schröder
Derivative structuring, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
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André Voinea
Global Strategic Account Management FTSE Russell
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Ludwig Schrittenloher
Financial Institutions DCM & Structuring, Credit Suisse
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Martin Hobler
Serial entrepreneur, investor and executive advisor
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Phillipp Schoppmann
Published cryptography expert, Humboldt University
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Julian Trautwein
Head of Communications DACH & CEE, Airbnb
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Join our mission to
shape the future of
finance

We welcome talent from all origins, orientations and backgrounds. Passion, motivation and team spirit are key. Apply for matching vacancies below or reach out to jobs@blockstate.com.

Open job positions

Lead frontend developer
Work as part of our globally distributed engineering team with IT, Product, Marketing and Business Development teams to define, develop, and deliver best- Read more

in class frontend solutions. Become an essential member of this disciplined, cross-functional engineering group, coordinating and consulting on work across countries and functions. Focusing on Blockstate’s front end, you will shape the first impression of our venture. You will care about our audience by designing and implementing data presentation processes that show our innovative approach.

Required domain knowledge

  • The Web3 infrastructure – you have heard about and used the Web3, the frontend for the Ethereum blockchain written in Javascript.
  • Implementing visual and interactive elements that users engage with through their web browser when using a web application.
  • Management of external contractors – offloading work packages to external agencies and individual freelancers is not new to you.
  • Financial data visualisation – we source, process and present large amounts of financial data. Knowledge about graph plotting frameworks, browser-based data analysis tools and basic concepts of a good UI are expected.
  • Secure delivery – you are competent with front-end security for web-based applications that do not allow the bad guys to steal our customer’s precious data.
  • Mobile-first – you know best practices for mobile development by heart.

Our Stack

  • React.js, nodejs and plain Javascript for our web applications
  • Web3 for interactions with the Ethereum blockchain
  • Modern software engineering practices (TDD / CI / CD etc)
  • Distributed Cloud Services and containerization tools like Docker

In order to excel

  • Be a team player, but remember your job: You’ll need to be very comfortable working day-to-day as part of a development team, shipping code while remaining accountable specifically to the Frontend Delivery group.
  • Be a leader for freelancers and agencies that help us with our work.
  • Be accountable and own the outcomes; Blockstate’s software runs operations for major financial markets worldwide. It must scale. You are leading that effort.
  • Understand our products in depth: you are the expert on enterprise capability of our platforms and can talk about them at business level too. What problems do they solve?
  • Have a detailed awareness of our priorities, both as a business and at the individual product level. Develop your test plans with that firmly in mind.
  • Remember your mission: Your group is responsible for creating an environment in which software performance and scalability are integral to the development process so you have to think about how to get your software engineer colleagues on board.
  • Be ‘all in’: Fix broken things. Take the load off others and reject second best.
  • Understand the cost/benefit trade offs being made. Articulate the risk and reward to help engineering discover the right balance.

What we offer

  • A market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including salary and tokens
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
  • Remote work is possible, but for the majority of time we will need you in the office
Junior community manager
You will take the operative lead on community management and BlockState’s social media channels. Your engagement tactics will be instrumental in driving the Read more

public conversation about BlockState sparking interest among our target group, giving our community the support they need and making sure that we derive all the knowledge and learnings we can from these interactions. You will tend to multiple channels simultaneously, ranging from telegram groups across twitter to reddit channels and more.

Your tasks

  • Answer information queries and support requests on all our channels in real-time
  • Working closely with our content manager to ensure that all relevant content is shared with our communities at the right time
  • Coordinate with our community management agency to make sure that they execute our strategy well and transfer critical knowledge and know-how into our team
  • Develop social media and community communication best practices
  • Analyse the interactions with our community and derive action items for marketing, website creation, content management and fundraising
  • Inform the rest of the team about relevant communications and trends both in our communities as well as communities in the space at large
  • Make sure that we employ all tools and technologies to streamline community management as best we can

Must-have requirements

  • You have at least 2-3 years of experience managing communities or social media channels for various topics and across different channels.
  • You enjoy engaging with audiences and know how to spark a conversation.
  • You are willing and able to learn about complex topics in depth at a fast pace. As our community manager you must be an expert on our products and industry.
  • You are an efficient worker and can  distill large amounts of data and interactions into actionable intel.
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality.

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics.
  • You only settle for top-notch quality. With an eye for detail you find every last trypo and reject the second-best.
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth.
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant.
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks.

What we offer

  • Market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract
  • The opportunity to become our community team lead
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events.
Marketing intern
In our growing team, the load of tasks to accomplish our mission grows steadily every day. You will be the supportive agent for the marketing team, taking the Read more

load off the management team’s back and helping to prepare and drive our campaigns, ranging from SEO and SEM to PR and content marketing. Your duties will range from research, across data cleansing to actual execution of the measures we plan. You will get experience in a broad range of marketing fields and help the marketing team at all levels of depth.

Your tasks

  • Work closely with our senior and junior marketing team to support them in the marketing campaign execution from start to end
  • Set up, populate and maintain contact databases of relevant journalists and key opinion leaders (KOLs) in our field
  • Reach out to and engage journalists and KOLs in the context of our communications campaigns
  • Research media outlets to place paid media and build backlinks for SEO
  • Aid our content manager in researching topics and data for our owned channel content and content marketing campaigns
  • Support our marketing manager in setting up, executing, monitoring and evaluating marketing campaigns
  • Assist with internal and external company events like team outings, conference visits or participation in fairs

Must-have requirements

  • You are a bachelor or master student looking for an internship in the context of his studies.
  • You have good command of both written and spoken English.
  • You are naturally curious and quick to learn new skills. Learning about a new topic like Blockchain motivates you rather than slowing you down.
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality.
  • You’re a team-player and communicate with ease and confidence and are not afraid to ask or answer difficult questions.
  • You’re digital native and tech-savvy. Excel, Google apps are and quick to learn new software and tools.

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics.
  • You only settle for top-notch quality and reject the second-best.
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth.
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant.
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to learn from a team of experts operating at the forefront of technology
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events

The BlockState
Equity Token
Offering

As one of the first companies in history, we will publicly issue our equity in the form of tokens. Fully transparent. Fully regulated. Available to anyone, anywhere. More details to be announced.

You can invest into BlockState in 3 simple steps

Sign up on Neufund
Verify your identity
Invest with ETH or EUR

Key facts about the BlockState ETO

What is an Equity Token Offering?

An Equity Token Offering, or ETO, is a novel way for investors of any kind to invest into equity. In an ETO, investors of any kind can buy equity in the form of a token. Once bought, the ownership of the token grants all the shareholder rights that a “normal” investment into a company would offer, using a system of smart contracts that run on the Ethereum Blockchain.

What is the difference to an ICO?

The main difference between an ETO and an ICO is that in an ETO, investors can buy real shares in a company, while in an ICO, investors can usually only acquire so called “utility-tokens”. Utility tokens can be used as a type of voucher or unit of currency for a specific underlying product or service and do not grant shareholder rights

Why is BlockState doing an ETO?

BlockState’s mission is to increase the accessibility to financial markets for all types of investors. Tokenizing our own equity and making it available to investors of all types is only consistent with our mission. Moreover, ETOs bear the advantage of being able to reach a broad audience – private and institutional investors alike. Last but not least, the prospect of immediate liquidity of the shares is an attractive benefit for investors.

What will the funds be used for?

BlockState will employ the raised capital to grow its team, build company operations and deliver its product: The next generation financial infrastructure for the DCM and derivatives markets.

How does an ETO work?

ETOs are complex legal and technological constructs. “Neufund” is a fundraising platform specialized on ETOs, which provides the legal and technological framework to allow companies perform ETOs. The process for investors is very simple. After a quick and simple sign up, investors must verify their identity. They can then buy company equity in the form of tokens using Ether or Euros. The tokens are then stored on a dedicated digital wallet. The tokens are fully liquid and can be immediately traded.

Who or what is Neufund?

Neufund is a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform, backed by renowned investors and led by an experienced team of entrepreneurs. Neufund makes it possible for investors to buy into exciting projects they believe in and enable companies to raise equity capital in a safe and regulated manner.

Are ETOs legal?

Yes. The BlockState ETO is taking place on the specialized fundraising platform Neufund, which is taking all necessary technological and legal steps to enable investors to buy equity in the form of tokens in a fully regulated environment.

When will the ETO take place?

The BlockState ETO is planned to take place in the fourth quarter of 2018. Further updates will be published soon. Sign up for our newsletter below to stay up to date.

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