TOKEN SUMMIT
LIECHTENSTEIN 2020

TOKEN REGULATION

MARCH 26 - 27
Vaduzer Saal in Liechtenstein, Vaduz

 

 

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AGENDA
PUBLIC DAY

 

01 OPENING REMARKS
  Speaker: Prime Minister Adrian Hasler
   
   
02 THE VISION OF THE SINGLE DIGITAL MARKET AND TOKEN ECONOMY
  Speaker: Member of the European Commission (not yet officially confirmed)
   
   
03 THE LIECHTENSTEIN BLOCKCHAIN ACT
  Speaker: Dr. Thomas Dünser, Director of the Office for Financial Centre Innovation of the Government of Liechtenstein
   
   
04 REGULATORY APPROACHES FOR THE TOKEN ECONOMY
   
   
05 thinkBLOCKtank "THE REGULATION OF TOKENS IN EUROPE"
   
   
06

PANEL

  Is regulation needed in the world of Crypto and Digital Assets?
  Panelists: Andreas Glarner, Daniel Resas, Luzius Meisser
   
   
07 POSSIBLE APPROACHES TO HARMONIZE EU-TOKEN-MODEL
   
   
08 FACILIATING AML, KYC, CFT, AND TAXATION WITHIN THE TOKEN ECONOMY
   
   
09 PANEL
  AML, KYC and CFT in the context of efficiency and privacy
   
   
10 DIGITAL IDENTITY IN THE TOKENIZED WORLD
   
   
11 TAXATION CHALLENGES IN THE WORLD OF DIGITAL ASSETS
   
   
12 TOKENIZATION OF ASSETS AND SEC. TOKEN OFFERINGS
   
   
13 TOKENIZATION OF ASSETS
  use cases, crossborder, challenges and recommendations
   
   
14 CROSSBOARDER BUSINESS WITH SECURITY TOKENS
   
   
15 VISIONARY WRAP-UP SPEECH
   

 

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HIGH LEVEL RETREAT
(closed)

MARCH 27


At March 27 the CCA Token Summit aims at discussing guide practical regulation and policy about blockchain and the token economy. The Summit is a two-day event starting with a public conference where the actual regulatory challenges of token economy are presented and discussed, and is followed by a (closed) high level retreat in order to deepen the discussions with experts and to generate a summarizing output paper.

 

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PRIME MINISTER ADRIAN HASLER

 

PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Adrian Hasler will share his vision for Liechtenstein’s future as a leader in the world of blockchain financial systems.

DR. THOMAS DÜNSER

MINISTRY FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND FINANCE

Dr. Thomas Dünser became Director of the Office for Financial Centre Innovation in April 2019. This government agency provides support for financial companies requiring advice and assistance on the issues arising from innovation and also monitors the implementation of the government’s innovation policies to shape the legislative structures to support innovative businesses. Thomas Dünser had previously worked in the field of innovation and digitalisation at the Ministry for General Government Affairs and Finance, where he was responsible for the development of the Blockchain Act in Liechtenstein, among other things. Prior to his position at the Ministry for General Government Affairs and Finance he ran his own business and was Director of Group Asset & Liability Management at VP Bank in Vaduz. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH (Federal Institute of Technology) and went on to earn his doctorate at ETH Zurich.

THOMAS NÄGELE

 

ATTORNEY AT LAW | MANAGING PARTNER

Thomas Nägele advises international finance, technology and industrial enterprises, operating in the fields of Blockchain/DLT, telecommunications and internet, as well as public institutions. As a Liechtenstein Attorney and being an software developer, he focusses on Internet/IT law, as well as civil and corporate law. Besides being Attorney and legal Advisor, he teaches at the University of Liechtenstein and gives lectures and presentations on the newest legal developments. He was a member of the Blockchain Act workgroup (Trusted Technology Law).

PATRICK BONT

MEMBER OF THE FINANCIAL MARKET AUTHORITY (FMA)

Patrick Bont is a member of the executive board of the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) and head of the Banking Division. He has been responsible for the setting-up of the FMA’s FinTech practice group and is involved in a number of expert groups related to digitization, blockchain and token economy.

DR. OLIVER VÖLKEL, LL.M. (CLS)

 

FOUNDING PARTNER STADLER VÖLKEL

Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. (CLS), is a founding partner of the Vienna law firm Stadler Völkel. His main areas of expertise include banking and capital market law as well as digital asset law. Oliver Völkel regularly publishes articles in relevant legal journals and gives lectures on the legal aspects of the blockchain technology at several Austrian universities. He has particular experience in the application of the blockchain technology in connection with the capital markets. His clients include numerous renowned Austrian and international corporations and banks. Oliver Völkel studied law at the University of Vienna and at Columbia Law School in New York. In the past, he has worked in the field of criminal law at the University of Vienna and in international corporate law firms in Vienna.

LUZIUS MEISSER

BOARD MEMBER BITCOIN SUISSE

Luzius Meisser holds a master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a master's degree in Economics from University of Zurich. He has previously founded a cloud storage startup, and has invested in a few select Swiss startups. He is a board member of Bitcoin Suisse, quitt.ch, AlgoTrader, Meisser Economics, Swiss Crypto Tokens AG, and Bitcoin Association Switzerland. Furthermore, he is a PhD student at the Institute for Banking and Finance, University of Zurich.

HAGEN THOMAS WEISS

 

SENIOR ADVISOR GERMAN FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY BaFin

„Hagen Weiss is a Senior Advisor with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin. As part of the securities supervision, his focus is on the regulation and assessment of crypto assets as well as the drafting of general policies and suggestions for legislative acts in this legal area. In addition to dealing with crypto assets every day at work, he is also delving into the subject academically through his PhD. Before his time as a regulator, he worked as an attorney in private practice in Europe and the US focusing on business and securities litigation.“

DANIEL RESAS

PARTNER SCHNITTKER MÖLLMANN PARTNERS

Daniel is a partner at German law firm Schnittker Möllmann Partners where he is heading the firm’s digital assets & blockchain practice group. He advises all range of clients on tokenization and blockchain-related business models, transactions and regulatory policy, particularly in the context of decentralized finance. As part of his policy-related work, he has been involved in the legislative initiatives on the planned introduction of blockchain-based electronic securities as well as the regulation of digital assets custody under German law.

In addition, Daniel is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School and co-founder of international working groups hosted by the Wharton School on regulatory and governance aspects of blockchain/DeFi.

MATTHIAS LANGER

 

TAX CONSULTANT AND PARTNER ACTUS AG

Matthias Langer is a tax consultant and partner of actus ag. He studied at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and at the University of Münster. Afterwards he worked at the University of Liechtenstein in the project "International Tax Cooperation". The core element was the elaboration and analysis of measures for the development of a comprehensive Liechtenstein agreement network (TIEA and DTA). He then worked for six years as a tax consultant in a tax firm in the Principality of Liechtenstein before founding actus ag in 2016.

He is also the author of two books (most recently "Das liechtensteinische Steuerrecht") and more than 50 papers, a lecturer at universities and universities of applied sciences and a speaker at national and international conferences. His main areas of expertise are Liechtenstein and German tax law and cross-border tax planning. In addition, he specializes in tax and accounting consulting in the area of crypto-currencies and block-chain based applications. As a pioneer in this sector, he is, for example, advising the first block-chain-based company in Liechtenstein as well as the first STO in the EEA.

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