After Bitcoin: rules in the world of blockchains and tokens

feat. Sebastian Omlor of Philipps-Universität Marburg, 22 June 2021

For some time now, the big star in the crypto token world – Bitcoin – has had to share attention with other blockchain applications. It is not only receiving competition from alternative cryptocurrencies – the possible applications that blockchain technologies are expected to offer are diverse and the interest is great, although German private law does not yet know any categories for the “token” – the object that is created as a blockchain.

Sebastian Omlor teaches and researches at Philipps University in Marburg. The legal scholar and financial expert deals with the problem of establishing legal certainty for blockchain applications. In this episode of Digitalgespräch, he explains the concept of blockchain, what causes its appeal – and what might give the impression that it could replace jurisprudence in certain areas. With hosts Marlene Görger and Petra Gehring, he takes a look at the future of blockchain and discusses why despite its sophisticated technology it is worth creating well-made laws for it.

Episode 3 of Digitalgespräch, feat. Sebastian Omlor of Philipps-Universität Marburg, 22 June 2021

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The podcast is in German. At the moment there is no English version or transcript available.