2019-03-13 Blockchain Nights # 012

Welcome and introduction by To be announced. to the topic of Blockchain Technology - Fostering Self-Determination and Autonomy?

17:30 – 18:30

I. RegistrationNote that registration is necessary.

18:15 – 18:20

II. Moritz Becker & Ingolf G. A. PerniceResearch Associates (Weizenbaum-Institute)
Introduction & Welcome

18:20 – 18:35

III. Andrea BauerEntrepreneur (Beam Innovation Studio & Decrypt) & Author (The Krypto Economy - 2017, Trust in Mobile Payment - 2013)
„Speculations on Autonomy“

18:35 – 18:50

IV. Dr. Milosz MatushekLawyer, Entrepreneur (, Columnist (f.e. Neue Züricher Zeitung, FAZ, Die Welt) & Author (f.e. Kryptopedia - 2018)
CANCELED: „Blockchain: why decentralization will matter in the real world“

18:50 – 19:05

V. Viktor PeterBlockchain Governance Expert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
„Power to the people - Blockchains potential to boost autonomy for individuals in the development context?”

19:05 – 19:20

VI. Rainer RehakResearch Associate (Weizenbaum-Institute), University Lecturer (data privacy, data protection) & Author (Informatik Spektrum, FIfF-Kommunikation, FAZ, „Angezapft“ – 2013)
„Blockchain – autonomy for the IT-elite, new vulnerabilites for the rest?“

19:20 – 19:30

VIII. BreakNote that we will gather questions for panel discussion.

19:30 – 20:30

IX. Panel DiscussionModerator: Dr. iur. Zohar Efroni, LL.M. -- Research Group Lead (Weizenbaum-Institute)

20:30 – 20:35

X. Valeria Aragonés DíazVenture Development - & BCN Organization Team
Farewell & Goodbye

About the Blockchain Night Event Series

In a cross-disciplinary cooperation the
  • JP Private Equity (Hermann Elendner) and the
  • LvB Chair of Statistics (Wolfgang Härdle)
  • Institute for Economic Theory II (Macro; Michael Burda), the
  • Chair of Information Systems (Stefan Lessmann), and the
  • Chair of Computer Engineering (Björn Scheuermann)
are organising jointly with the
  • Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (Research Group 17 - Martin Florian)
a monthly discussion series to foster a factual debate about Crypto-Currencies, Blockchain Technology, and Smart Contracts.


The aim of BlockChain Nights is to bring together students, researchers, and start-ups from Berlin's venture scene. The inter-disciplinary series addresses all interested in business, economics, or technology perspectives – theorists as well as practitioners.


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