FEEL – CREATE.
The platform to discuss the latest topics regarding blockchain-based tokens, protocols and crypto-assets with government officials, regulators, entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, finance professionals and crypto-enthusiasts.
IN PARTICULAR, THE FOLLOWING
TOPICS ARE COVERED:
01 REGULATORY APPROACHES FOR THE TOKEN ECONOMY
02 FACILITATING AML, KYC, CFT,AND TAXATION WITHIN THE TOKEN ECONOMY
03 TOKENIZATION OF ASSETS AND SEC. TOKEN OFFERINGS
Furthermore you can experience the things you hear on stage in a real-life, on-site working Eco-System. Create and use your own token in workshops guided by outstanding personalities of the blockchain-community from all around the world. Get an understanding of what regulators want, get the sensitivity of the technical aspects and see real-life action.
LEARN HOW IT WORKS, SEE HOW IT FUNCTIONS,
FEEL HOW TOKENISATION COMES TO LIFE.
|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"|
|Is regulation needed in the world of Crypto and Digital Assets?|
|Panelists: Stephen Stonberg, Andreas Glarner, Daniel Resas, Luzius Meisser|
|07||POSSIBLE APPROACHES TO HARMONIZE EU-TOKEN-MODEL|
|08||FACILITATING AML, KYC, CFT, AND TAXATION WITHIN THE TOKEN ECONOMY|
|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|
HIGH LEVEL RETREAT
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.
PRIME MINISTER ADRIAN HASLER
Adrian Hasler has been Prime Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2013. He is responsible for the Ministry of General Government Affairs and Finance.
The core tasks in the area of finance consist of managing the state budget as well as the policies related to tax and financial markets.
Prime Minister Hasler’s goal is to provide optimal and reliable frameworks in order to maintain and strengthen Liechtenstein’s capacities regarding competitiveness and innovation as a financial centre and business hub. The CCA Token Summit Liechtenstein will be held under the auspices of the government.
DR. JOACHIM SCHWERIN
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (DG GROW)
Dr. Joachim Schwerin has been Principal Economist in the unit responsible for SME access to finance within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs ("DG GROW") of the European Commission since 2011. He is in charge of developing DG GROW’s policy towards FinTech and Distributed-Ledger Technologies (DLT) as well as their applications for SMEs. He is member of the European Commission's Blockchain Competence Network and the FinTech Task Force, and he regularly organises events and represents DG GROW on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies, DLT and the token economy.
Until 2011, Joachim Schwerin was responsible for the coordination between industrial and competition policies on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry for all aspects of antitrust, merger and State aid control. He has been closely involved in the design of the Commission's policy response to the financial crisis. Before he joined the European Commission, he was post-doctoral Research Follow at the London School of Economics after having received his PhD at TU Dresden.
ANDREW (DREW) HINKES
CO-FOUNDER OF ATHENA BLOCKCHAIN Inc.
Drew Hinkes is recognized for his experience in cryptocurrency-related legal issues. He advises blockchain, fintech, and financial services clients in corporate matters, including regulatory compliance and capital formation.
Drew is general counsel, chief legal officer, and co-founder of Athena Blockchain Inc., a financial services company focused on tokenized investments. He is also an experienced trial attorney who has litigated a variety of complex commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on fiduciary representation, data privacy, and cybersecurity cases.
The trade publication CoinDesk named Drew one of its Most Influential People in Blockchain in 2017. He frequently speaks and writes about digital assets and blockchain technology for legal, financial, and real estate industry audiences. Drew is also an adjunct professor at the New York University Stern School of Business and New York University School of Law where he co-teaches “Digital Currency, Blockchains, and the Future of Financial Services.”
DR. JASON GRANT ALLEN, LL.M.
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN
Jason is a Senior Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and also holds affiliations with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the QMUL Centre for Commercial Law Studies. Jason is leading a major DFG-funded project that examines the evolution of monetary law over the 20th century and into the future, engaging in particularl with technology driven challenges to conventional wisdom. Jason regularly speaks as an expert on the public and private law aspects of law and technology. Most recently, Jason has spoken at two major central banks as well as at law firms, industry and scholarly conferences. He has provided written advice to the European Parliament ECON Committee (on “Virtual Currencies in the Eurosystem”) and to a national stock exchange on the legal and regulatory aspects of a digital asset trading platform. Jason studied law at the University of Tasmania and the University of Augsburg, and took his PhD from the University of Cambridge as a Poynton Scholar. He qualified as a NY Attorney and an Australian Lawyer (2009 and 2011 respectively, currently non-practicing). He served as the Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales, in the 2016-2017 judicial year.
LEGAL DESIGN | UNLAWCKED
Anja is a lawyer based in Slovenia, pioneering space and crypto legal fields. She co-founded Ljubljana Legal Hackers Chapter and co-organized two Distributed Governance Councils to help establish a dialogue between stakeholders within the blockchain environment. She has also managed community in Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia and held discussions between homeland representatives from the industry, authorities and Slovenian regulators.
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.“
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. 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.
BOARD MEMBER BITCOIN ASSOCIATION SWITZERLAND
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHAIRMAN OF BITY
Alexis Roussel is the chairman of Bity, a Swiss bitcoin broker company that he co-founded in 2014. He holds a Masters in New Technology public law and has served as E-Governance specialist for the United Nations. Alexis was also the president of the Pirate Party of Switzerland to promote a human-centric and distributed approach of a technological society. He is involved in the discussion around regulation of crypto-currencies in Switzerland and is frequently in the Swiss media when it comes to privacy and digital right issues.
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).
FOUNDER BLOCKSIZE CAPITAL / micobo GmbH
Christian Labetzsch is the Co-Founder of Blocksize Capital GmbH and micobo. He provides management consulting, specialised research and technology integration with focus on FinTech and digital banking and was part of the team advising the SET (Stock Exchange of Thailand) on their Digital Asset Program.
HEAD OF FRANKFURT SCHOOL BLOCKCHAIN CENTER
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2018, he was ranked as one of the “Top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belongs to the “Top 40 under 40” – a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. The expertise of Prof. Sandner in particular includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Euro-on-Ledger, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security tokens (STOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship.
The FSBC advises companies concerning their blockchain activities, e.g. the first European crypto fund, various startups and corporations. Prof. Sandner is a member of the Fintech Council (FinTechRat) of the Federal Ministry of Finance and also engaged in the Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union and, additionally, founding member of the German Blockchain Association e.V., the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V., and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Stephen has spent his entire 25-year career working in financial markets in London and New York. In 2018 he left the traditional world of finance to get involved in Blockchain. At Bittrex International he is working to enhance international business operations. Prior to Bittrex International, Stephen joined the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 2015. As an advisor at Goldman Sachs, Stephen helped executives, entrepreneurs, wealthy families, and foundations and endowments manage all items of economic impact to their balance sheet and mission. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he advised some of the world’s most sophisticated investors including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and global financial institutions as a Partner and US CEO at Brevan Howard, Head of the New York office at Winton Capital, and Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Prior to this, Stephen worked as a Managing Director in Fixed Income Sales and Trading at JPMorgan, and in Mergers and Acquisitions. Stephen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Columbia University. He has served on several public company and non-profit boards. Stephen currently resides with his wife and young daughter in Liechtenstein and is a dual US/UK citizen.
PARTNER OF STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP, WASHINGTON DC
Alan Cohn is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and the co-chair of Steptoe’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Practice. Alan advises clients on a range of regulatory issues associated with blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and crypto-assets. Alan serves as counsel to the Blockchain Alliance, a public-private forum established by a broad coalition of companies and organizations to help combat criminal activity on the blockchain. Alan is ranked among the top U.S. attorneys in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies by Chambers USA (2019, 2020), where he is noted for his “tremendous depth of expertise in regulatory issues facing blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies.”
Before joining Steptoe, Alan served in senior policy positions at the US Department of Homeland Security for almost a decade, most recently as the Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Planning, Analysis & Risk and second-in-charge overall of what is now the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans. Among a variety of responsibilities, Alan established the cyber policy office within the DHS Office of Policy, represented DHS on the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), and architected and helped implement DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s Unity of Effort Initiative, a major corporate-level DHS management reform and cross-departmental governance effort. Alan is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Alan earned his AB from Columbia University and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
SENIOR PARTNER SULLIVAN & WORCESTER, NEW YORK
Joel Telpner is a Senior Partner in the New York office of the global law firm, Sullivan & Worcester. He is chair of the Firm’s Fintech and Blockchain Practice.
Joel is a highly-regarded trailblazer in the fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency space. His clients’ size and nature vary from governments, top cryptocurrencies, and large enterprises to smaller startups, who describe him as a “very sharp and very experienced partner” who is “super pragmatic” and can “sort through the chaff and get to the nub of things impressively quickly.”
His representative client work includes advising the Marshall Islands in creating digital sovereign currencies; helping to launch ndau, a buoyant stablecoin virtual currency; structuring for Gita Holdings/GreatX a structured, principal-protected tokenized investment product allowing investors to obtain upside exposure to hotel room blocks in various hotel properties; as well as providing regulatory advice to prominent blockchain projects including Aeternity, IOTA, NEM, and Celsius.
Being recognized worldwide as an authority on blockchain and digital asset issues, Joel currently sits on several of the industry’s leading research groups and has spoken extensively worldwide. He works on global regulatory policy initiatives for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Blockchain Research Institute, the Global Blockchain Business Council, Wharton Reg@Tech, and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group. He co-founded the Stablecoin Foundation, a global trade association for stablecoins in October 2018.
Joel Telpner was recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of eight leading Fintech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency lawyers in the United States and as one of the six leading Fintech lawyers in the United States by the Legal 500.
His skill to express the new and extremely complex legal issues in plain English has made Joel a go-to source for conferences and reporters around the world. In the past, he has spoken at the World Economic Forum's Blockchain Central in Davos, Harvard Law School, the Government of the Bahamas, and the Carnegie Corporation and been quoted by Forbes, Reuters, and CoinDesk, among others.
In addition to a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, Joel has a M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. iur Siegfried Herzog
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT COMPLIANCE LABS LIECHTENSTEIN
Siegfried Herzog is a self-employed lawyer in Liechtenstein, who specialized in the fields of data protection law and compliance (regulatory framework of the Liechtenstein financial market). Before getting self employed by setting up the compliance service provider CLL Compliance Labs LLC (www.cll.li) in July 2019, Siegfried was a long-standing employee of Marxer & Partner Attorneys at Law with expertise in the fields of civil, corporate and foreign trust law. Beginning in 2013 Siegfried had a strong focus on compliance provisions, policies and structures (due diligence law, anti-money-laundering provisions) over the past six years. In 2018 he was also appointed as Data Protection Officer of Marxer & Partner. Before joining Marxer & Partner in May 2015 Siegfried worked as a compliance and legal officer of a Liechtenstein financial service provider. Throughout his practical and theoretical commitment in the field of data protection law and financial market regulation in Liechtenstein,
Siegfried gained sophisticated knowledge in developing processes that are compliant under Liechtenstein law while taking the economic needs of the affected organizations into account. Siegfried received his legal training as a trainee lawyer at a mid-sized Liechtenstein law firm. He studied law at the University of Vienna (Austria), where he obtained his master’s degree in law. In 2014 Siegfried completed a post graduate program in the field of banking and securities law at the University of Liechtenstein (LL.M.). Finally, he completed his doctoral degree in law in 2017.
CO-FOUNDER OF IOV42
After his studies of computer sciences in Vienna, Robert gained three decades of extensive ‘been there, done that’ management skills in the financial services and telecoms industries. As a serial entrepreneur he complemented his know-how with a deep experience in structuring, building, and managing high-tech companies, based on a constantly deepening understanding of governance, economics and finance. During his three decades as a company director Robert has proven talent to lead his companies to success. In his current roles as a co-founder, strategic advisor, speaker and think-tank leader he helps innovate industries to success through applied thought leadership.
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Raschauer is Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer and Head of the Institute for Business Law at the University of Liechtenstein.
MEET OUR HOST AT CCA TOKEN SUMMIT LIECHTENSTEIN
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Under the patronage of the government of Liechtenstein