Blockchain Debate: Greasy Oil versus Dry Code

While the cryptosphere is expanding at high speed, its basic principles need to be protected. Breaches of these should be taken as an opportunity to continue their development. The Venezuelan model of a state cryptocurrency is both spectacular and unlikely to be a success. However, it is a welcome opportunity to start a qualified discussion […]

White Smoke from the Grand Coalition’s Chimney

Many of us are worried about the flavour of discord surrounding the negotiation of the draft of a common programme between the parties which intend to govern Germany. The impetus and enthusiasm of the likely coalition members could have come across more convincingly in the media. Nevertheless, if we look at the wording of the […]

Cyberwährungen: EU-Kommission und EZB zücken die Skalpelle

Am Anfang von Cyberwährungen wie Bitcoin, Ether oder Ripple standen die Freude am anspruchsvollen Programmieren und eine gute Portion Libertinismus: Eine locker international organisierte Gruppe von Programmierern trat an, um privates Geld zu schaffen. Sie schafften es.  Sie argumentierten vor allem mit Blick auf die Krise von 2008 antikapitalistisch. Sie wollten ihr selbst geschöpftes Geld […]