Increasingly, crypto-assets have been the target of various national regulations in Europe. Germany, France, Lithuania, Finland and many other countries responded with bespoke national crypto regimes to the EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
As a reaction to diverging national approaches and levels of regulation as well as a maturing crypto ecosystem, the EU will now publish its own Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCA) that is aimed at establishing a fully harmonized regulatory framework for crypto assets in the EU.
What will the new EU regulation entail for crypto-asset service providers such as custodians, exchanges, or brokers? To what extent does it differ from national approaches such as the recent German regulation and how will it affect those? What are considered to be the main risks, but also the main benefits offered by crypto-assets and stablecoins? And can the EU lead the way on crypto regulation globally?
We are delighted to address these and more topics with the following high level political stakeholders from both Germany and the EU:
• Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Finance
• Marcel Haag, Director Horizontal Policies at DG FISMA, European Commission
• 3:00 PM: Welcome by Susanne Dehmel, Managing Director Bitkom
• 3:05 PM: Keynote by Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Finance
• 3:20 PM: Keynote by Marcel Haag, Director Horizontal Policies at DG FISMA, European Commission
• 3:30 PM: Panel discussion on the regulation of crypto-assets in Europe - moderated by Patrick Hansen, Head of Blockchain at Bitkom
• 3:50 PM: Q&A
• 4:00 PM: End