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.

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


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. 

  • Bachelor: An Analysis on technostress and cognitive overload for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) applications.
  • Bachelor: An Analysis on technostress and cognitive overload for Artificial Intelligence applications such as ChatGPT.







  • 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. (2023). 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. 


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