The innovative podcast on disruptive technologies, politics and the law of the 21st century. Dennis Hillemann discusses with his guests how we must change our minds, our politics and our legislation to fully adapt the possibilities of new technologies to make this a better world for all of us. Explaining tech simply and to the point, Dennis dives deep into the tensions between technology and law. He aims for a broader acceptance of basic law rules when it comes to technology and wants to spread the news: We all must change minds and regulations now.
Ep 46: Blockchain and the economy of the future, NFTs & hashed privacy - with Ash Costello
Ash Costello joins us for our latest edition of the Podcast. She is a lawyer specialising in blockchain and privacy, with a background in financial services. During our Podcast, we chatted about her work on NFTs as her role as a Member of the Expert Panel of EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum (https://www.eublockchainforum.eu/). We also discuss her work on Hashed Privacy, a risk assessment tool to analyse the privacy risk within blockchain entities, as well as recent blockchain and privacy developments.
EP. 45: The climate lawsuits are coming. Is that good?
In May 2021, a Dutch court found that large companies have climate responsibility and ordered Shell and its subsidiaries to do more to protect the climate. The ruling, which also attracted much attention internationally (and especially in Germany), also sent German climate activists into raptures. Even then, it was clear that it would only be a matter of time before such lawsuits were filed in Germany as well. Now the time has come. Dennis explains the new form of lawsuits and his point of view on them.
EP. 44: Online-gambling in Germany - Law meets Technology
On July 1, 2021, the new German "Glücksspielstaatsvertrag" (State Treaty on Gambling) will come into force.
Online gambling such as virtual slot machines, online casinos, and online poker will then be legal in Germany. The German Market will be opened up.
Providers need a state permit to operate. Operation is subject to state supervision and complex legal restrictions.
The permit process and operation require technology to be aligned with legal requirements.
Read the article here: https://www.fieldfisher.com/en/insights/germany-allows-online-gambling
EP. 43: Germany supply chain law is a gamechanger for blockchain
The German government wants to introduce a supply chain law before the end of this legislative period. Under the proposed rule, large companies will have to monitor and promote human rights compliance in their supply chains from 2023. Blockchain technology can help companies meet the requirements of the law. However, the possibilities of blockchain go far beyond that. Implementing a blockchain in your supply chains now can simultaneously benefit from the efficiencies and technical capabilities that blockchain technology offers.
EP. 42: GameStop Market Manipulation, Musk and Bitcoin, Regulate Social Media!
The GameStop hype is no Robin-Hood like „poor vs. rich“ game. It is massive market manipulation. It shows: We fail to regulate Social Media. Communities manipulate markets, Gurus like Musks drive prices. Why this is wrong, and how we can change it.
EP. 41: Rebranding the Podcast - Trump vs. Social Media vs. Democracy
Dennis explains why he rebranded the podcast. He then discusses the Trump vs. Twitter scenario - and why he is fine with Twitter banning Trump. But how should we regulate Social Media in the future?
Dennis is pushing out top notch Blockchain content! His podcast adds a European twist to the topics and delivers well researched insights. From time to time he will put things into perspective and take a macro view on recent developments.
He believes in the potential of Blockchain to help establish our personal rights and freedom in the digital space