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Blockchain: what opportunities for the economic and financial sphere? – Paris

March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CEST

The order of April 28, 2016 allowed the development of the intermediation of cash certificates on crowdfunding platforms with the creation of a new category of cash certificates, the “minibons”. This reform was the first legal recognition in France of the validity of blockchain technology .

new ordinance, presented on 8 December 2017 by the Council of Ministers, makes Paris the first financial center in Europe to legally allow the use of blockchain technology to simplify and secure the transfer of ownership of unlisted financial securities. 
This measure, which allows fintech start-ups to implement blockchain-based securities ownership transfer solutions, illustrates France’s pioneering strategy for financial innovation .

How is the blockchain integrated into the French legislative framework? What attractiveness of the Paris financial market in terms of digital finance based on the blockchain? How does the blockchain contribute to the disruption of the economic models of banking and financial players and the emergence of new entrants? What is its impact on the financing of entrepreneurs and investors? What new applications and innovative financial services based on blockchain are emerging in the economic and financial sector?


  • How does the French regulation integrate the blockchain … at the service of the development of the economy?
  • Blockchain / ICO (initial corner offering): what financing lever for innovation and entrepreneurship? what regulation for this new fundraising mode?
  • Use case: focus on initiatives / experiments and blockchain applications in the banking sector
  • Testimonials from fintechs using blockchain to offer innovative services


  • Carole Vachet , Deputy Head of the Savings and Financial Market Office, Treasury Directorate , Economic and Financial Ministries
  • Franck Guiader , Director of the Fintech Division, Innovation and Competitiveness, Financial Markets Authority (AMF)
  • Nadia Filali , Director of Blockchain Programs, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
  • Andrés Lopez Vernaza , Project Manager at the Digital Transformation Department, Banque de France
  • Thibaud de Maintenant , CEO, LiquidShare , fintech which aims to improve SME access to capital markets, facilitating the security and transparency of post-trading operations thanks to blockchain technology
  • Clément Francomme , CEO, Utocat , fintech who proposes a platform allowing to simplify the development of applications blockchain and a solution of automation of the management of unlisted securities
  • Pierre Davoust , CEO France, SETL , a startup that has developed a private blockchain to offer a multi-currency and multi-asset institutional payment and settlement infrastructure
  • Alexandre Stachtchenko  Cofounder & CEO of Blockchain Partner , a start-up specializing in the blockchain transformation of companies, and President of ChainTech , a French association of blockchains & crypto-active professionals


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