Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

Frederic Tronnier, M.Sc.

Research Assistant

+49 (0) 69 / 798 34 707 (Phone)
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4
Office 2.231, RuW Building
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main 


Research Interests
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
    • Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
    • Digital Euro
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Privacy in Mobile Payment


Curriculum Vitae

Frédéric Tronnier joined the Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security as a research and teaching assistant in 2019. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration with specialization in Management and Marketing, as well as a M.A. in Business Informatics, both from Goethe-University Frankfurt. Between his degrees he worked at a Venture Capital company, identifying and evaluating promising hard-and software start-ups. His Masters thesis on the investment behavior of retail investors in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) led him to join the chair.


Call for Bachelor and Master theses:

I am always looking for good and committed students. So just drop me a message if you are interested in writing a Bachelor or Master thesis about Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts, Mobile Payment or Privacy-related topics. 

Under Theses you can find some specific topics for Bachelor and Master Theses that are currently open.

Don't hesistate to come up with your own ideas, suggestions or wishes regarding a particular topic or the direction of a topic in the above-mentioned fields.

Areas that I am particularly interested in are:

  • Stablecoins
  • Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the Digital Euro
  • DLT in Finance and Payment
  • Privacy, Adoption and Usage in Payment Solutions

These topics may be investigated with quantitative, qualitative as well as theoretical-based methodologies (e.g. systematic literature reviews).


Currently open thesis topics: Wir haben momentan mehrere Bachelor-und Masterarbeiten im Rahmen eines deutschen Forschungsprojektes zum Thema IoT und IT-Sicherheit zu vergeben. Die Arbeiten beinhalten die Durchfürung und Analyse von Interviews und Umfragen mit Nutzern von IoT Geräten. 

  • Bachelor: Durchfürung von Interviews zur Analyse des Nutzerverhaltens von Privatpersonen im Bereich Smart Home / IoT-Produkte


Frédéric Tronnier is a member and expert at the Digital Euro Association (DEA).





  • Tronnier, F. An Introduction To Prompt Engineering: How To Communicate With ChatGPT Effectively – In Theory and Practice. 2023. Available under: 

Book chapters:

  • Tronnier, F., Hamm, P., & Harborth, D. The Behavioral Biases of Cryptocurrency Retail Investors: Lessons from ICOs. In Activist Retail Investors and the Future of Financial Markets (pp. 115-135). Routledge.
  • Tronnier, F., Pape, S., Löbner, S., Rannenberg, K. (2022). A Discussion on Ethical Cybersecurity Issues in Digital Service Chains. In: Kołodziej, J., Repetto, M., Duzha, A. (eds) Cybersecurity of Digital Service Chains. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13300. Springer, Cham.


Journal articles and conference proceedings:

  • Tronnier, F., Biker, P., Baur, E. Löbner, S. 2023. An Evaluation of Information Flows in Digital Euro Transactions Using Contextual Integrity Theory. In European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference (EICC2023). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 7–12.
  • Löbner, S., Gartner, C., Tronnier, F. 2023. Privacy Preserving Data Analysis with the Encode, Shuffle, Analyse Architecture in Vehicular Data Sharing. In European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference (EICC2023). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 85–91.
  • Tronnier, F., Harborth, D., Biker, P. Applying the extended attitude formation theory to central bank digital currencies. Electronic Markets. Volume 33. (1) 2023. Available under:
  • Tronnier, F., Harborth, D., Hamm, P. 2022. "Investigating privacy concerns and trust in the digital Euro in Germany". Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. Volume 53, May–June 2022, 101158. Available under:

  • Tronnier, Frédéric and Biker, Patrick, "A Framework and Qualitative Evaluation of Privacy Concerns in the Digital Euro" (2022). PACIS 2022 Proceedings. 63.

  • Löbner, S.; Tronnier, F.; Pape, S. and Rannenberg, K.: Comparison of De-Identification Techniques for Privacy Preserving Data Analysis in Vehicular Data Sharing. In CSCS '21: ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium, Ingolstadt, Germany, November 30th, 2021, ACM, 2021

  • Tronnier, F. 2021. "Privacy in Payment in the Age of Central Bank Digital Currency. Privacy and Identity Management". 15th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6/SIG 9.2.2 International Summer School.
  • Tronnier, F., Hamm, P. and Harborth, D.. 2020. "The Role of Behavioural Biases and Personality Traits of Retail Investors in ICOs". European Conference on Information Systems.
  • Tronnier, F., Recker, M. and Hamm, P.. 2020. Towards Central Bank Digital Currency - A Systematic Literature Review". Pacific Conference on Information Systems. 


Work-in-progress / Preprints and Reports: