Dr. Joachim Schwerin serves as a Principal Economist within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission, guiding the unit dedicated to the Digital Transformation of Industry. He plays a central role in refining DG GROW's perspective on the Token Economy, Distributed-Ledger Technologies, and their integration into industry and SME frameworks. Specializing in blockchain, digital assets, and crypto, Dr. Schwerin focuses on implementing these technologies for the advancement of European industrial ecosystems. He oversees initiatives to enhance digital skills across these ecosystems and has been actively involved in key digital policy arenas, including the MiCA Regulation. Additionally, his contributions extend to the introduction of the digital Euro and the development of blockchain infrastructures for practical applications, particularly anti-counterfeiting technologies and the hydrogen value chain. Dr. Schwerin’s dedication and expertise position him as a pivotal contributor to digital finance and policy within the European framework.