Empowering the financial industry For the future of finance

NYALA is a technology company specializing in blockchain technology and a pioneer of regulated custody solutions for crypto assets. Our mission is to help financial service providers embrace the transition to the future of the financial industry. Join us as we set out on this journey!

Digital assets from the beginning

We issued one of the first security tokens in Germany on the Stellar Blockchain in 2019 and built our own custody solution for it. With this valuable experience, we built our Digital Asset Platform and added fully digital securities according to the eWpG, as well as a connection to trading and staking.

Our Vision

Business changes significantly

The cooperation between financial institutions will move on-chain - thus breaking up data silos, constant consolidation, and errors. Every single player will need to move this way to remain relevant

Established players will play a role

We believe that financial institutions will continue to play a role in the financial markets of tomorrow. They will not disappear, as they are well positioned in the regulatory framework.

Digital Assets will be everywhere

The German electronic securities act (eWpG) is just the start and within the next years, all financial asset classes will be possible on-chain.

Our Mission

Empower the willing

We provide the tools to financial players who are on their way toward a Digital Asset Future.

And all the willing

We acknowledge the fight between current players to stay relevant in the new system and stay neutral.

...and push them too

We challenge the status quo and expand the art of the possible by applying new developments in DLT.

Our Team We are NYALA

Daniel Wernicke CO-CEO

Daniel Wernicke

Previously with BCG, Truventuro, PALTRON.
MBA at London Business School and Law State Exam from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

Daniel adjusts our strategy, tailoring it to legal and regulatory requirements und leverages his management experience in order to further professionalize processes.

Daniel Wernicke

Dr. Johannes Schmitt CO-CEO

Johannes Schmitt

Previously at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange.
Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California.

Johannes is responsible for Product Strategy, Sales and IT and focuses on the expansion of services and the expansion of our network of partners.

Johannes Schmitt

Sanjeev Thapa VP of Engineering

Previously with SoundChat as CTO & Aximpro as Director of Technology.
MSc High Integrity Systems from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Sanjeev was a Co-Founder & CTO at Cloudyfox an international Software company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. His core expertise includes product development, SW engineering, Cloud computing, DevSecOps, and Leadership.
As VP Of Engineering, Sanjeev’s primary responsibility is to lead an entire engineering team and its growth.

Carlos Ficola Product Owner Tokenization

Carlos Ficola

Previously at UBS, Switzerland.
BA in International Business from HTW Berlin.

Carlos was part of the core team that acquired Germany’s second crypto custodian license from BaFin and is responsible for our tokenization projects including registrar services. Carlos has been invested in crypto assets for many years and is part of the BAM investment committee.

Carlos Ficola

Sebastian Winkelmann Product Owner

Previously with Deloitte Consulting and Lloyd Fonds AG.
MSc in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam and BSc in Economics from University of Mannheim.

Sebastian is responsible for our custody solution product and corporate development. He has been invested in crypto assets for many years and is leveraging his traditional finance background to further scale our crypto solutions for financial institutions.

Jingran Zhang Product Manager

Previously with Air France and Shippeo.
MSc in Strategy and Digital Business from ESCP Business School and MA in French-Chinese Interpretation from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Jingran has multiple years’ experience in business development before joining two startups based in Paris. As Product Manager Jingran is responsible for product research, development and customer-facing operations.

Anushka Chanchal Ramesh Quality Assurance Engineer

BE in Computer Science Engineering from Anna University, India

Anushka is an accomplished Software Quality Assurance Engineer with deep and broad proficiency in all phases of Software Testing Life cycle. She supports our project teams to produce high-quality work by completing thorough quality assurance evaluations as well as scaling up tests.

William Bailey Analyst Advisor

Previously at Kraken, Allianz Investment Management SE.
BSc in Mathematics from Ohio State University and MSc in Financial Economics from Maastricht University.

As a crypto markets analyst, William performs research and analysis for the purposes of NAM index constituent selection and new product development. He also writes content for the NYALA blog, covering current events and upcoming trends in crypto.

Tim David Brachwitz Product Manager Analytics & Quantitative Analyst

David Brachwitz

Previously at Invesdor AG and wevest Digital AG.

David is managing the portfolio & index analytics platform to create, manage and track portfolio risk measures and portfolio analytics.
David has a background in computer science, stochastics and financial mathematics.

David Brachwitz

Tobias Born Software Engineer

Tobias Born

Previously at KPMG.
MSc in Computer Science for Medicine at the technical College Brandenburg.

As application engineer & full stack developer, Tobias conducts the front and backend development for our platform. He also looks at our internal IT operations, data modeling and system integration.

Tobias Born

Hanna Dudenhausen Head of Public Relations

Hanna Dudenhausen

Previously at Bloomberg, public imaging, Invesdor.
MA in Communications from Freie Universität in Berlin.

She is responsible for our PR and media strategy. She has been active in Finance for more than 15 years and has many years of experience in the field of corporate communications within the financial industry.

Hanna Dudenhausen

Szymon Chrost IT Working Student

Previously at CERSS International.
BSc in Mechatronic Engineering and now studying Computational Modeling and Simulation at TU Dresden.

Among Szymon tasks are optimizing the internal applications and managing the hardware devices.

Adnan Inayat Software Engineer

Previously bei Lampenwelt.
MSc in Global Software Development from the Hochschule Fulda.

Adnan works as Full Stack Developer and focuses on the creation of new features and the implementation of new ideas into our existing systems.

Celina Homps Business Development Working Student

MSc in International Business from the School of Economics and Law Berlin and Law Degree from the Catholic University of Argentina.

Celina supports the Tokenization and Custody teams researching newest trends and projects in crypto and Web3, as well as assisting in the sales processes.

Attila Takacs Software Engineer

Attila Takacs

Previously at Nokia, evosoft.

As Software Engineer Attila is responsible for Blockchain Integration into our system as well as the implementation of new features with a special focus on backend intergration.

Attila Takacs

Kristina Pugo Administrative Assistant

Kristina Pugo

Previously at Audi.
MA in Political Science from the University of Vienna.

Kristina supports all work streams within the team and contributes to processes within the backend, including scheduling, recruiting and accounting.

Kristina Pugo

Mohsen Mojabi Software Engineer

BSc Computer Software Engineering & MSc Mechatronic.

As a full-stack software engineer in the development team, Mohsen implements the required features both on the Back end as well as the Front end, to improve performance and increase the capabilities of the product. He has also several years of experience in mobile applications programming & robotics.


Johannes Rolly Legal Analyst

Johannes Rolly

Currently obtaining a law degree from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Johannes focuses on all legal questions and ensures our compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Among his core duties are the drafting of contracts and the communication with regulatory authorities.

Johannes Rolly

Contact Press Inquiries on NYALA

Your contact

Contact us with questions related to Nyala and the Market for Digital Assets:

Hanna Dudenhausen

Hanna Dudenhausen
Head of Public Relations

The Company

Let us shape the Future of Finance together

Nyala Digital Asset AG
Joachimsthaler Str. 30
10719 Berlin

E-Mail info{at}nyala.de
Twitter @nyala_de


Joachimsthaler Str. 30

10719 Berlin

+49 (0)30 403 63 18 40