EU Countries Officially Approve MiCA Crypto Regulation Rules – Here's What You Need to Know
The European Union's groundbreaking MiCA regulation for crypto assets has received final approval, putting pressure on the UK and US to follow suit. Here's the latest.
The new EU regulation “MiCA” for cryptocurrencies: a major breakthrough?
About this Event
The European Union seems to have made considerable progress in developing a comprehensive regulation for the digital finance industry. A new regulatory framework aims to further promote the potential of digital finance in terms of innovation and competition while reducing risks. A quick look at “The Proposal for A Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA)” indicates that urgently needed changes in relation to crypto assets are approaching. The draft sets out several objectives, including:
Creation of legal certainty in dealing with crypto assets
Promotion of innovation in the crypto market
Creation of adequate consumer and investor protection
Ensuring financial stability against the background of stablecoins
It can be assumed that Libra in particular has provided the impetus to accelerate and systematize regulation. And yet it is surprising that the cryptocurrency sector, which is still of little economic significance today, is subject to such comprehensive and detailed regulation.
The panel discussion will focus on the scope and consequences of the regulation from different perspectives. Therefore, we would like to address the following questions:
Will the developments in the crypto market be accelerated or slowed down by the regulatory impulse?
Will all crypto assets now be put on an equal footing with traditional assets?
What appropriate laws and safeguards must be implemented to meet the needs of an ever-changing crypto market?
What does this mean specifically for STOs and “traditional” financial instruments?
During the online panel you will also have the opportunity to ask direct questions to the speakers.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Robert Kopitsch, Blockchain for Europe
Alireza Siadat, Annerton
Simon Seiter, Deutsche Börse
Lee A. Schneider, block.one
Location and Date
Location: Online. Details for the live broadcast will be sent to you on the day of the event (no prior software installation required)
Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 14h00–15h00 (CEST)
14:00 – Welcome and introductory words (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)
14:05 – Introduction of the speakers (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center)
14:10 – Start of the online panel: The new EU regulation “MiCA” for cryptocurrencies: The major breakthrough? (Philipp Sandner, Nina-Luisa Settlers, Robert Kopitsch, Alireza Siadat)
15:00 – End of online panel
Who should participate?
Lawyers and consultants with a focus on capital market law and digitization
Decision-makers and employees from the financial and capital market industry who are affected by the regulation of the crypto market
Journalists from the economics and technology department
Other groups of people with an interest in capital markets, crypto assets, technology, and digitization
Employees of startups with digital business models
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 69 154 008-790
About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) is a think tank and research center primarily focusing on the implications of blockchain technology for companies and businesses. In addition to the development of blockchain prototypes, the center offers a platform for the exchange of knowledge and thought for decision-makers and startups as well as technology and industry experts. The FSBC sets new research impulses and develops education programs for students and executives. The center concentrates primarily on the areas of banking, energy, mobility, and the manufacturing industry.
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