You’re invit­ed: Blockchain and the trans­for­ma­tion of media — Anoth­er hype or the future?

Every­one talks about blockchain. Some peo­ple under­stand the tech­nol­o­gy, but most do not. Some believe it’s a trend, anoth­er hype that will soon be for­got­ten, while oth­ers believe it will make the world anoth­er, a bet­ter place, automat­ing process­es and reor­ga­niz­ing our lives in every imag­in­able way.

On one thing, how­ev­er, every­one agrees: blockchain is far more than just the tech­no­log­i­cal basis of a cryp­tocur­ren­cy used by tech­nol­o­gy geeks.

We would like to talk about blockchain, but in a way ground­ed in the facts, and such that every­one can under­stand the con­cepts at stake.

After a gen­er­al intro­duc­tion to the tech­nol­o­gy, we would then like to high­light a back­ground aspect that has not yet received enough atten­tion, but which we con­sid­er to be cru­cial: What does blockchain mean for the devel­op­ment of the media?

Under the title “Blockchain and the trans­for­ma­tion of media — Anoth­er hype or the future?” we want to dis­cuss these issues. We invite you to join us:

11.12.2018 at 19:00 in the Lit­er­aturhaus Berlin, Fasa­nen­straße 23.

We have also invit­ed some excit­ing guests:

Andrea Bauer, Strate­gist for Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion, Inno­va­tion Expert and Author

Flo­ri­an Glatz, Pres­i­dent, Fed­er­al Blockchain Asso­ci­a­tion

Ramak Molavi Vasse’i, Pol­i­cy Advi­sor iRights.Lab

With these experts, we will dis­cuss what blockchain tech­nol­o­gy and decen­tral­ized data­bas­es mean for the media indus­try and espe­cial­ly for news jour­nal­ism, what smart con­tracts, Glob­al Con­tent Net­works and Media Coin accounts are all about, what oppor­tu­ni­ties exist for trad­ing media licens­es and what the con­se­quences of all this are for media usage.

Of course, your ques­tions in par­tic­u­lar should also be answered, and the experts are avail­able for a Q&A at the podi­um.

The talk will be fol­lowed by a gath­er­ing with drinks and snacks in the Lit­er­aturhaus and anoth­er oppor­tu­ni­ty for per­son­al exchange.

The event is sup­port­ed by the Dig­i­tal News Inno­va­tion Fund.