In his presentation Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner will provide a brief overview of crypto assets (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, IOTA). Currently, crypto assets develop into an own small asset class with funds, analysts, index providers etc. – all known from traditional capital markets. This also includes the emergence of new crypto funds and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to finance startups and small companies. Despite all the hype, there is a lot of substance in the field of crypto assets, which will be explained in the presentation.