Panel Discussion: „From Crypto- to Corporate Currencies?”

Together with Nikolaus Forgó (Faculty of Law) and Bernhard Haslhofer (Austrian Institute of Technology), Peter Reichl (Research Group Cooperative Systems) is organizing the panel discussion „From Crypto- to Corporate Currencies?” The Faculty of Informatics cordially invites all interested parties!

Recently, Facebook announced the launch of Libra as an attempt to build a global, reserve-backed cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, Libra won’t be open and community-driven but developed and controlled by an association of for profit actors in the world - tech corporations, credit card companies, and venture capital firms.

A successful global deployment of Libra could shift monetary sovereignty from nation states and confederations to corporations and turn them into even more state-like institutions. This would clearly lead to a wide range of economic and social implications and raise serious questions on privacy and data protection.

The goal of this panel is to shed light on the technical and economic properties of Libra, to point out data protection and privacy issues, and to draw possible utopian and dystopian visions of a future society and economy building on corporate (crypto)currencies.


Mag. Nikolaus Jilch (Business Journalist)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme (University of Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science)
Eric Demuth (Bitpanda)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger, M.Sc. (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Institute of Law)
Dr. Beat Weber (OenB - Austrian Central Bank)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó (University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law)
Dr. Bernhard Haslhofer (Austrian Institute of Technology, Department of Digital Safety and Security)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Reichl (University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Research Group Cooperative Systems)


Please register via » this link.
Further information about the event can be found » here and » here.


Panel Discussion: "From Crypto- to Corporate Currencies?"
When: 16 October, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Skylounge, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria

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