2021-08-25 Blockchain Nights # 016


Cryptocurrency market capitalization reaches historic heights year after year. But - how much “currency” is in our beloved “cryptocurrency”? How usable is cryptocurrency for day-to-day payments? Did we make any progress at all on this front? And what is still missing for adoption to catch on?


We go with three talks of ~30 minutes and 15 minutes for questions each. Be encouraged to join a lively discussion.

Session Chair:

Ingolf G.A. Pernice

I. Ingolf G. A. PerniceResearch Associate (Weizenbaum-Institute)
„Introduction & Welcome“

II. Christian RotzollCHO and Maintainer of the RaspiBlitz Project (Fulmo GmbH)
- introducing the Bitcoin Lightning Network and touching upon interfaces to the physical world [ENG]

III. Andrés BezemEntrepreneur (Chipi Chipi Bombón - the most delicious ice cream payable in Bitcoin in Berlin)
- talking about his experiences with accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Lightening payments in a local store [ENG]

IV. Antje Tölle, Prof. Dr.Chair of Civil Law and Public Administration (HWR Berlin School of Economics and Law)
- talking about drawing wages in cryptocurrency [GER]

About the Blockchain Night Event Series

In a cross-disciplinary cooperation the
  • JP Private Equity (Hermann Elendner) and the
  • LvB Chair of Statistics (Wolfgang Härdle)
  • Institute for Economic Theory II (Macro; Michael Burda), the
  • Chair of Information Systems (Stefan Lessmann), and the
  • Chair of Computer Engineering (Björn Scheuermann)
are organising jointly with the
  • Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (Research Group 17 - Martin Florian)
a monthly discussion series to foster a factual debate about Crypto-Currencies, Blockchain Technology, and Smart Contracts.


The aim of BlockChain Nights is to bring together students, researchers, and start-ups from Berlin's venture scene. The inter-disciplinary series addresses all interested in business, economics, or technology perspectives – theorists as well as practitioners.


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