Lexology write, by way of introduction
The increasing digitization of the private as well as economic realm is undeniable. The European Commission is constantly pushing the Digital Single Market forward. In the same breath as the ubiquitous phenomenon of digitalization, blockchain technology is all too often mentioned. A bright future is predicted for it even if the actual applications have, admittedly, been rare in practice so far. A closer look at this technology and its economic potential – but also the legal implications of the technology – is worthwhile. In a series of blog posts, we will therefore examine the current state of play regarding blockchain technology and take a look at the legal setting with a European and German focus.
Title: Europe: Blockchain – Practical and legal challenges
Author: Hogan Lovells
Date:17 October 2017