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11/28/2018 | Campus-Meldung

Prof. Blocher as expert in the Bundestag committee

The topic of "Blockchain" is the focus of a public expert discussion of the Digital Agenda Committee of the German Bundestag. Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Blocher, Head of the Department of Civil Law, Corporate Law and Information Law at the University of Kassel, will be one of six experts on hand to answer questions. The session will be broadcast on parliamentary television and the Internet.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Blocher.

The expert discussion chaired by Jimmy Schulz (FDP) will take place in the Paul Löbe House in Berlin. The meeting will be broadcast on a time-delayed basis on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, starting at 7:30 p.m. on parliamentary television, on the Internet at

A "Blockchain" (German: Blockkette) is a concatenated sequence of data blocks that continues to be updated over time. The MPs are interested in the relationship between so-called distributed ledger technologies (DLT), the blockchain process and Bitcoin, and the difference between public and private blockchains. It is also of interest in which application areas the invited experts see the greatest potential of DLT/blockchain technology and which prerequisites must be met in order to use it in the areas of eHealth, eGovernment and the energy industry, for example. 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Blocher's statement can be read at