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The EU Strategy for Cryptoassets – London
December 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm GMTFree
Blockchain is changing the way we transact. Combining digitalization and distribution, it has the potential to invigorate competition, with new, alternative products for consumers and businesses, lower cost structures and faster reaction time. The funding challenge is real and promises investment opportunities, particularly where entrepreneurs are able to scale up. Crossborder trade is likely to benefit from this evolution.
All this holds true only if industry and regulators deliver the right and economic and regulatory ecosystem, nurturing innovation without compromising on consumer safety and financial stability.
The EU has moved at pace to be one of the first jurisdictions to enact a comprehensive framework on crypto assets and infrastructure making use of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The new Market in Crypto Assets Regulation (MICA), gives services providers a passport to 450 million consumers across the EU, with solid operating conditions and consumer protection requirements. The DLT Pilot allows blockchain-based infrastructure to operate on a commercial basis with the necessary legal certainty. The EU has moved in line and alongside international standards of the Financial Stability Board.
Political and Association figures:
Lord Chris Holmes, Baron Holmes of Richmond, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom
Lawrence Wintermeyer, Chair, GBBC Digital Finance
Senior executives responsible for digital assets from institutions:
JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Nomura, ABRDN, BlackRock, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Rabobank, State Street. Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbankiers AG, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale, Natwest.
Asset Managers and Investors:
ABRDN, LRC Group, Invesco, Hamilton Lane, Blackrock, Wisdomtree, CoinShares, Blockchain Coinvestors, Fidelity Digital Assets, Nickel Digital Asset Management, Fasanara Capital, UBS Group Treasury, Hamilton Lane, Spartan Group. Schroder Investment Management, Aztec Group, 1kx
Service providers and ecosystem players:
Apex Group, DTCC, Nasdaq, SIX Digital Exchange, Ownera, Tokeny, Inveniam, Archax, Alto Group, Globacap, Exberry, Eternyze AG, Jones Day, BondBlox, CEX.IO, R3, Cooper, Coinweb, Swarm Markets, Nuant, Kaiko, Chainalysis, arteQ