Beginners Guide to Digital Assets & Legality of Smart Contracts


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Fond of GmbH

Vogelsanger Str. 78

50823 Köln


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Decentralization, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts are all important disruptive technologies transforming the financial and investment sector. This Disrupt blockchain meetup in Cologne provides a

1. walkthrough on the opportunities and challenges of digitalization of assets into tokens as well as
2. the legal implications of smart contracts. Blockchain enthusiasts know the benefits of using smart contracts and various use cases associated with it but very few are aware of the legal implications of a smart contract.

Join our Disrupt meetup of the blockchain and crypto assets community in Cologne. It aims at bringing together blockchain enthusiastic enterprises and individuals that want to get to know the technology, as well as understand how it can be used and applied.


Disrupt Meetup | Beginners Guide to Digital Assets & Legality of Smart Contracts


Here is the current line-up of the upcoming speakers (will be updated over time):

(1) Martin Schmidt, Partner and Co-Founder, Postera Capital

Martin Schmidt is a partner and co-founder of Postera Capital, a crypto investment and advisory firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and initiator of Europe’s first regulated crypto fund. He has 18 years of experience in finance, investment and technology.

Postera Capital is an investment and advisory firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany, that focuses on blockchain and digital assets. In 2018, Postera Capital launched Europe’s first regulated crypto fund, Postera Fund - Crypto I.

(2) Lukas Wagner, Rechtsanwalt | Associate, Clyde & Co

As a part of Clyde & Co’s Corporate Insurance and Trade Finance teams, Lukas has a focus on advising clients in all kinds of insurance regulatory and insurance intermediation law matters with a particular focus on digitalisation matters and projects. In that regard, he is also actively involved with various initiatives within InsurLab Germany e.V. (a platform to connect the insurance and InsurTech world) in the course of the firm's membership, where he also advises on legal implications of digital insurance.

Lukas regularly advises clients eg in relation to setting up distribution structures, general compliance questions, including insurance competition law advice, and specifics of German insurance supervisory law. On a regular basis, he does so in international projects, coordinating obtaining advice for clients from various jurisdictions. Lukas also advises on product development, for example within the context of new forms of insurance offerings.

Admitted to the Dusseldorf chamber of lawyers, Lukas is admitted to practice in Germany. Previously, he, inter alia, worked with the German Insurance Association, a start-up focusing on the application of machine learning in financial services, and the European Commission. He also served as President of the Oxford Fintech & SmartLaw Society and Student Fellow at the Oxford Foundry, the new entrepreneurial centre for the University of Oxford. In addition, he regularly speaks and publishes on aspects of digitalisation in finance.


19:00h - 19:30h: Entrance

19:30h - 19:40h: Introduction

19:40h - 20:00h: Investing in Digital assets - Opportunities and Challenges

20:00h - 20:10h: Discussion and Q&A

20:10h - 20:30h: Legal Implications of Smart Contracts

20:30h - 20:40h: Discussion and Q&A

20:40h - 22:00h: Get together


Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2019, 19:00h - 22:00h

Venue: Fond of GmbH, Vogelsanger Str. 78, 50823 Koln


This meetup will be held in English.

Do you want to be a speaker or recommend somebody? Please make your proposal here (https://goo.gl/forms/cCenjo1Xo6JUdg9x1) and we will get back to you.


Disrupt Meetup | Blockchain & Crypto Assets Cologne
Email: team@disrupt-network.io


Disrupt Meetup | Blockchain & Crypto Assets Cologne

This community brings together blockchain enthusiastic enterprises that want to get to know the technology, understand how it can be used and applied in their processes and those that already invest in it. The Disrupt Network organizes regularly meetups and invites exciting speakers to Cologne. It does not matter if you are a startup or represent a large corporation, just join the community and let your network grow with us.


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The liability of the organizer and his agents - with the exception of cases of intent and gross negligence - is excluded to the extent permitted by law.

Should individual provisions of this contract be ineffective or unenforceable or become ineffective or unenforceable after the conclusion of the contract, the validity of the rest of the contract remains unaffected. The ineffective or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by an effective and enforceable provision whose effects come closest to the economic purpose pursued by the contracting parties with the invalid or unenforceable provision. The above provisions shall apply in the event that the contract proves to be incomplete.



Die Haftung des Veranstalters und der von ihm Beauftragten ist – mit Ausnahme der Fälle von Vorsatz und grober Fahrlässigkeit – ausgeschlossen soweit dies gesetzlich zulässig ist.

Sollten einzelne Bestimmungen dieses Vertrages unwirksam oder undurchführbar sein oder nach Vertragsschluss unwirksam oder undurchführbar werden, bleibt davon die Wirksamkeit des Vertrages im Übrigen unberührt. An die Stelle der unwirksamen oder undurchführbaren Bestimmung soll diejenige wirksame und durchführbare Regelung treten, deren Wirkungen der wirtschaftlichen Zielsetzung am nächsten kommen, die die Vertragsparteien mit der unwirksamen bzw. undurchführbaren Bestimmung verfolgt haben. Die vorstehenden Bestimmungen gelten entsprechend für den Fall, dass sich der Vertrag als lückenhaft erweist.

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