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Prof. Dr. Dr. Blocher

Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Blocher holds a doctorate in law and business informatics and is head of the Department of Civil Law, Corporate Law and Information Law at the University of Kassel, where he co-founded the Blockchain-Center.eu in 2016 as initiator and spokesperson of the DLT research group. He works in the areas of information law, copyright in the information society, legal issues of e-commerce, legal frameworks for consumer-friendly technology design and DLT. He declined professorships in intellectual property law at the University of Linz (2009) and legal informatics at the University of Graz (2010). He is CIO of the University of Kassel, Chairman of the Board of the DGRI (German Society for Law and Informatics), founding member of “bloxberg”, the scientific blockchain initiated by the Digital Library of the Max Planck Society, member of the Advisory Board for Digital Transformation of the AOK Nordost, Contributing Editor as well as Reviewer of “The Journal of the British Blockchain Association” and lecturer for e-commerce law at the University of Vienna. In November 2018, he was invited by the German Bundestag, Digital Agenda Committee, as an expert to the hearing on “Blockchain”. He can point to 7 publications (2 of which are in print) on the topic of DLT/Blockchain/Smart Contracts and approx. 50 lectures held on this topic.

Speeches

The next big thing – blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contract by Walter Blocher

Academy for Political Education: "The Digital Chameleon: Changing Society and Technology," Tutzingen, Germany, on June…

Software Licenses on the Blockchain by Walter Blocher

12th OSE (Organization per Software Escrow) Symposium, Munich, Germany, on January 27, 2017. Description: At…

Fundamentals and Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology by Walter Blocher

Event organized by the Lorenz von Stein Institute for Management Sciences at the Institute for…

Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology by Walter Blocher

House of Energy workshop "Blockchain in the Energy Industry" held on July 12, 2018. Description:…

Publications

Are cryptocurrencies revolutionizing payment systems?

Andreas Hanl, Jochen Michaelis (2017). In Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 4/2017, 541-552. DOI: [nicht verfügbar] Further Information…

Software Licenses on the Blockchain – A Legally Secure Method for Software License Management

Alexander Hoppen, Peter Hoppen (2017). In CR 5/2017, 337-348. DOI: 10.9785/9783504386085-008 Further Information Abstract: [nicht…

Faulty smart contracts

Walter Blocher (2019). In Tom Braeglemann und Markus Kaulartz (Hrsg.), Rechtshandbuch Smart Contracts. DOI: [nicht…

C2B instead of B2C? – Impact of Blockchain,Smart Contracts & Co. On the role of the consumer

Walter Blocher (2017). In Kenning, Peter und Lamla, Jörn (Hrsg.), Entgrenzung des Konsums, Wiesbaden 2017.…

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