Theses

The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab provides students of different faculties the opportunity to write their Bachelor or Master Thesis. Students in informatics, banking and finance, economics, law, electrical engineering, or other related fields from university or ETH are kindly invited to participate in our interdisciplinary research.

- Comparing the performance of robo- and client advisors 
- A taxonomy for InsurTech
- Blockchain for smart insurance contracts - The missing pieces
- Requirements of a Blockchain based Swiss financial market infrastructure
- Developing a trading tool for cryptocurrencies
 
The following list shows an extract of ongoing theses:
Topic Supervisor Level 
Portfolio Analysis of Crypto Currencies; Diversification Benefits and Return Factors Luzius Meissner Master
The disintermediation in the financial services industry through the blockchain technology: opportunities and challenges Habib Michel, Haverals Jacqueline Master
Blockchain in the Insurance Industry Wilding Benjamin, Leippold Markus Bachelor
Chancen und Risiken für Schweizer Banken aufgrund der Blockchain-Technologie Nyborg Inke, Ongena Steven Bachelor
Blockchain and its Prospects for the Banking Industry Gamper Philipp Christian, Wagner Alexander F Bachelor
Consistent and Self-Sustaining Incentives in a Blockchain-Based solution to the Lemons Problem Gerhard  Schwabe Master
Deep Reinforcement Learning Portfolio Strategies with Cryptocurrency Markus Leippold Master
Identifikation von Trader-Typen anhand vonMtGox_Transaktionsdaten Luzius Meissner Bachelor
Initial Coin Offering - Eine Analyse erfolgskritischer Faktoren und Strategien Tim Glaus Master
Predicting Bitcoin - Gauging the Market for Bitcoin Using Web Search Queries Thomas Puschmann Bachelor
Die Bedeutung von Bargeld angesichts alternativer Bezahlmöglichkeiten und einer möglichen Bargeldabschaffung Steven Ongena, Inke Nyborg Bachelor
Digitale Währungen am Beispiel von Bitcoin Steven Ongena, Inke Nyborg Bachelor
Interdependencies of Cryptocurrencies Marc Paolella Bachelor
Hard Forks: the needed innovation to cryptocurrency systems? Steven Ongena, Inke Nyborg Bachelor
ICOs - An in-depth analysis of real data Thomas Puschmann Bachelor
Revolution des Zahlungsverkehrs durch Kryptowährungen? - Voraussetzungen und Analyse der 
drei zurzeit bedeutendsten Kryptowährungen
Thomas Puschmann  Bachelor


Please feel free to contact us ( thomas.puschmann@uzh.ch) if you would like to write a thesis which has its roots in your own ideas.

Below is a list of completed theses:

- Predicting Bitcoin – Gauging the Market for Bitcoin Using Web Search Queries
- Blockchain - (New) Business Models? 
- Die nutzungsrelevanten Faktoren für Mobile Payment Anwendungen in der Schweiz
- Is Blockchain a disruptive Innovation for the Banking Industry?
- Assessing the impact of distributed ledgers in the financial services industry focusing on use cases in banking
- The Impact of Robo-Advisory on the Swiss Wealth Management Industry
- Systematisierung von FinTech-Unternehmen in strategische Gruppen
- Daten und Technologie getriebene Potentiale fü̈r eine Individualisierung der Krankenversicherung in der Schweiz
- Analyse des Social Media Auftrittes der deutschen Immobilien-Crowdinvesting-Plattformen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Optimierungsmöglichkeiten
- Cryptocurrencies issued by national banks
 
Please feel free to contact us (thomas.puschmann@uzh.ch)