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
    • Generative AI and its applications


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).






  • 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., Stoev, A., Hamm, P., and Löbner, S.,, "Better Than Ever? Analyzing The Impact of Change in Consensus Mechanism On Market Liquidity For Ethereum" (2024). PACIS 2024 Proceedings. 1. Available under:
  • Tronnier, F., Löbner, S., Azanbayev, A.,; and Walter, M.L., "A Systematic Literature Review on Gender Bias in AI – Towards Inclusiveness in Machine Learning" (2024). PACIS 2024 Proceedings. 3. Available under:
  • Tronnier, F., Qiu, Weihua. 2024. How do privacy concerns impact actual adoption of central bank digital currency? An investigation using the e-CNY in China. Quantitative Finance and Economics. Volume 8Issue 1:  126-152. doi: 10.3934/QFE.2024006. Available under:
  • Hamm, P., Tronnier, F., Harborth, D. 2024 Can the Digital Euro Succeed where Bitcoin Failed? A Multigroup Comparison of Adoption Intention in Digital Currencies in Germany. PAJAIS. 21. Available under:
  • Tronnier, F. 2024. Using Contextual Integrity to Uncover Acceptability of Information Flows in Central Bank Digital Currency Transactions. In Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii, 2024. Available under:
  • Löbner, S., Tronnier, F., Miller, L., Lindemann, J. (2024). An In-Depth Analysis of Security and Privacy Concerns in Smart Home IoT Devices Through Expert User Interviews. In: Drevin, L., Leung, W.S., von Solms, S. (eds) Information Security Education - Challenges in the Digital Age. WISE 2024. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 707. Springer, Cham.
  • 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:
  • Bracamonte, V., Pape, S., Löbner, S., & Tronnier, F. 2023. Effectiveness and Information Quality Perception of an AI Model Card: A Study Among Non-Experts.20th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST2023)
  • 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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