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The podcast from Europe about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, other disruptive technologies, and the law in the 21st centruy. 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 blockchain and other technologies and wants to spread the news: We all must change minds and regulations now.

The Blockchain Lawyer Dennis Hillemann

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The podcast from Europe about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, other disruptive technologies, and the law in the 21st centruy. 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 blockchain and other technologies and wants to spread the news: We all must change minds and regulations now.

    EP: 32: Sustainability & Social Impact of Blockchain for a better world with Anthony Day

    EP: 32: Sustainability & Social Impact of Blockchain for a better world with Anthony Day

    The world is facing huge global challenges: Climate change, overpopulation, massive amounts of waste, worldwide pollution. We all know: something needs to change. And yet: We are all still too wrapped up in our own problems and goals. Companies are not yet ready to commit themselves completely to sustainability, because they also have to make a profit. Anthony Day of IBM says: We can change the world. Through networks that can ensure sustainability on the one hand and profits for companies on the other. So that our children can have a great world, too. And Blockchain can play an important role in this - how it can all happen, why it's important to him (and us), Anthony explains in this episode.

    Anthony is a Partner in IBM's UK & Ireland Blockchain team. He leads digital transformation and business network initiatives for IBM and its clients, where Blockchain is one of the underlying technologies. His passion is the intersection of emerging technology and projects that can have a meaningful social or climate impact. With an education in Supply Chain Management and a professional background in Digital Strategy, Anthony focuses on helping his clients achieve growth, define scalable ecosystem strategies and launch new businesses powered by exponential technologies.

    Links to interesting Blockchain projects:
    UN SDGs: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
    Project Drawdown: https://www.drawdown.org/

    Food Trust: https://www.ibm.com/blockchain/solutions/food-trust
    Yara: https://newsroom.ibm.com/2019-04-26-Yara-and-IBM-join-forces-to-transform-the-future-of-farming
    Food Cloud: https://food.cloud/
    Trade Lens: https://www.tradelens.com/
    TenneT: https://www.tennet.eu/our-key-tasks/innovations/blockchain-technology/
    Plastic Banks: https://plasticbank.com/

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    EP. 31: Blockchain and GDPR - tackling the biggest issues with Olga Stepanova

    EP. 31: Blockchain and GDPR - tackling the biggest issues with Olga Stepanova

    Blockchain is a fantastic technology that can also protect privacy ("privacy by blockchain design"). And yet: There are big questions whether blockchain and EU-GDPR are compatible. Olga Stepanova explains the biggest challenges: Who is the controller on a blockchain in terms of EU-GDPR? How do we solve the claim to the "right to forget" in a blockchain that does not forget? Is it okay that in a blockchain the data is stored worldwide? The big questions - all addressed in this episode.

    Olga Stepanova is a German Attorney at Law and certified Data Protection Officer at WINHELLER Rechtsanwalts GmbH. She is particularly interested in new technologies, e.g. Blockchain, Big Data, artificial intelligence. She advises companies, associations and the public sector on digitization and, as author and speaker, draws attention to the challenges of the digital economy.

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    EP. 30: Blockchain in the maritime economy with David Saive

    EP. 30: Blockchain in the maritime economy with David Saive

    Can a software development team be led by a lawyer? Sure, says David Saive - and presents an innovative blockchain solution for the maritime industry. He not only presents it to us, but also explains why, in his view, the future of software development lies in "Compliant Programming": a collaboration between lawyers and developers from the very beginning of a software project.

    David Saive is a research associate and doctoral student of Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Jürgen Taeger at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. He is researching the possible applications of blockchain technology in maritime law as part of the governmental-funded research project HAPTIK (haptik.io). In this context, he is also investigating the effects of digitization on legal practice.

    * Herbstakademie der DSRI: https://www.dsri.de/herbstakademie/herbstakademie.html
    * Grundgutachten des BMVI zu Blockchain in der Logistik: https://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Artikel/DG/blockchain-grundgutachten.html
    * LinkedIn-Präsenz unseres Projekts: linkedin.com/company/haptik 


    Link to the Blockchain Lawyers Network: www.blockchainlawyersnetwork.com

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    EP. 29: Setting up a crypto business in Estonia with Ferhat Ziba

    EP. 29: Setting up a crypto business in Estonia with Ferhat Ziba

    Estonia - a small country, but incredibly digitalised. An El Dorado for Blockchain entrepreneurs and also Crypto enthusiasts. Because here it is possible to get a license for the crypto trade easily and safely. Ferhat Ziba is a German entrepreneur and explains to us exactly how he went about it. Fascinating and a role model for the whole world - Esland is right at the top of the Crypto League. He also introduces us to his new project - an Exchanger with an attached peer-to-peer platform.

    Ferhat Ziba is an entrepreneur in the IT, security and crypto-currency business. He started software development in 2005.
    Ferhat Ziba studied computer science at the University of Hamburg and has been working professionally as a software developer since 2005.

    In 2011 he got in touch with blockchain technology and started as an OTC trader in 2013. He currently owns an IT company in Hamburg, with which he manages IT projects in his development office in Istanbul and Izmir. He also advise customers in Blockchain Technologies.

    At the end of 2019 he founded MeduseTechnolgy in Estonia, with which he will start a Licensed Exchanger in 2020.

    IT-Company Website: https://www.hansehype.com
    Contact Information: ferhat@hansehype.de
    Personal Site (German): https://www.ferhatziba.com
    Instagram: fero46
    twitter: fero46

    Exchanger Website: https://www.meduse.io (available end of Februar)

    • 45 min
    EP. 28: Summary of the Round Table of the German Government on EU-GDPR and Blockchain

    EP. 28: Summary of the Round Table of the German Government on EU-GDPR and Blockchain

    On the 30th of January 2020, the German Government held a round-table on blockchain and EU-GDPR which I attended. Here‘s my summary.

    • 26 min
    EP. 27: The Tokenisation of Assets and Potential Implications for Financial Markets – OECD Report

    EP. 27: The Tokenisation of Assets and Potential Implications for Financial Markets – OECD Report

    The token economy will come. Blockchain fans and companies see a huge opportunity in it, but many governments (such as the German one) also believe in a radical change of the economy of the future. In a paper published at the beginning of 2020, the OECD devotes itself to the token economy and examines it in depth, particularly with regard to its potential, use cases and risks. In this episode Dennis summarizes the impressive paper and also describes his personal opinion on the most important points. The paper can be downloaded here: http://www.oecd.org/finance/the-tokenisation-of-assets-and-potential-implications-for-financial-markets.htm

    • 33 min

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