Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or Ether are currently among the hottest topics in some media and also some board rooms. It seems that a whole industry has come to life in only a matter of months. As a result, there is a lot of uncertainty and misinformation — not only with regard to the Blockchain technology itself but also in terms of legal classifications or risks the technology might entail.

Stadler Völkel Attorneys at Law through light on the legal definitions and aspects of cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain technology underlying them in the series of guest articles on Raiffeisen Bank International's blog "Discover CEE". The articles on the following subjects you can read on RBI's blog:

Preliminary Remarks—Definition is King
Private Law Perspective on Crypto Currencies
Capital Markets Law Perspective on Coins and Tokens
Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Crypto Currencies
General Data Protection Regulation and Blockchain Technology

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