The first European DLT exchange1

21X is a Frankfurt-based FinTech in the process of becoming a financial institution that will launch the first ESMA-licensed, blockchain-based exchange under the EU DLT regulation - DLTR. We are a global team of capital market, digital asset and public blockchain experts with a proven track record in building regulated digital asset exchanges.

1 licence approval pending

Our Mission

At 21X we strive to democratize financial services and make financial instruments accessible for anyone globally.

Our Role

We are building a DLT-based trading venue on a public permissionless blockchain, allowing for highly efficient disintermediated and secure trading of financial instruments. We aim to become a licenced DLT trading and settlement system under the EU DLT Pilot Regime.

Our Values

We are pioneers, builders and innovators!
We believe in Distributed Ledger Technology!
We foster co-opetition and open ecosystems!
We foster financial inclusion and open market access!
We shape the revolution of capital markets!


Get to know our team

We love technology and finance. Besides a deep passion for blockchain and decentralization our diverse team comes with great experience in digital asset exchanges, capital markets, scaling technology solutions and regulatory expertise.

Max Heinzle
Marc Hegen
Mathias Breier
Ulf Medek
Director of Legal
Alexander Höptner
Chairman of the Board
Peter Grosskopf
Board Member
Demelza Hays
Julia Heinzle
Head of Administration
Severin Kranz
Head of Business Development
Thomas Brandstetter
Head of Development
Jeffrey Hartjes
Founders Associate
Nicolas Klose
Business Analyst
Christoph v. Döhren
Risk Manager
Dennis Knauer
AML & Compliance Officer
Thomas Zraunig
Information Security Officer
Fabio Pezzato
HR & Community Manager
Software Architect
Full-Stack Developer
Full-Stack Developer
Test Manager
Blockchain Architect
Senior Blockchain Engineer
Solidity Developer

We are a community of passionate beings

building an open market infrastructure for digital finance together with industry experts from banking, fintech and legal