Month: November 2018

Can the blockchain provide copyright protection?

Copyright protection via the blockchain is one of the promising technologies of the future, from which better protection mechanisms can be opened up with a decentralised orientation. In this way, the blockchain would support the concept of smart contracts. The sale or rental of digital products only works if there is appropriate copyright protection as […]

Austria: The Optioment case and new regulatory efforts

The Austrian Financial Market Authority advocates stronger regulation of crypto currencies and ICOs. Helmut Ettl, Chairman of the Financial Market Authority, spoke of fraudulent intentions in the crypto ecosystem, which one wanted to forestall. A prime example of such fraudulent intentions was the Optioment case. Since the beginning of the year, the “Optioment” case has […]