A proposal for a new EU directive put forward by the European Commission about a year ago focuses on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules. But to what extent does this affect the legal framework for acquiring crypto currency units? What impact would the planned amendments have on consumers’ rights of withdrawal when buying BTC & Co? Veronika Krickl and Andreas Pfeil deal with these questions in the attached article (German only) on the occasion of the first reading in the European Parliament.