TOKEN SUMMIT
LIECHTENSTEIN 2020

TOKEN REGULATION

MARCH 26th 2020
Vaduzer Saal in Liechtenstein, Vaduz

 

 

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY

UNDERSTAND –
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.

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY

 

SAVE CHF 100

GET YOUR TICKET BEFORE
MARCH 15th AND SAVE CHF 100!

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

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: Kiran Raj, 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
   
   
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
   

 

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY

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.

 

Register for Public Day

 

 

PRIME MINISTER ADRIAN HASLER

 

PRIME MINISTER

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.

ANJA BLAJ

 

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.“

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. 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.

LUZIUS MEISSER

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.

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.

ALLEXIS ROUSSEL

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.

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).

CHRISTIAN LABETZSCH

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.

 

PHILIPP SANDNER

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.

STEPHEN STONBERG

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.

 

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.

Robert Zapfel

 

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.

Nicolas Raschauer

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISER

 

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Raschauer is Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer and Head of the Institute for Business Law at the University of Liechtenstein.

DAN RAM

MEET OUR HOST AT CCA TOKEN SUMMIT LIECHTENSTEIN

Dam Ram host and MC some of the biggest startup and tech conferences around the world including SXSW, Web Summit, DLD, Bits and Pretzels, Blockchain CryptoValley, Impact and MUST. He have shared the stage with some of the leading global figures such as Sir Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuck, Jake Paul and Casey Neistat.

MEET OUR HOST

SAVE CHF 100

GET YOUR TICKET BEFORE
MARCH 15th AND SAVE CHF 100!

 

REGISTER NOW

 

GET YOUR TICKET

NO PAYPAL NEEDED

If you want to pay with Credit Card and you have troubles using paypal, read our manual:

Payment Instructions

You prefer a paper invoice? Send us an email to office@cryptocountry.li and
request to buy your ticket the good old way!
 

GET YOUR TICKET THE GOOD OLD WAY!

 

 

BOOK
YOUR HOTEL.

Book your Hotel with the following link:

 

BOOK A HOTEL ROOM

Patronage

Under the patronage of the government of Liechtenstein

 

PLATIN SPONSOR

 

 

GOLD SPONSOR

 

 

SILVER SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA PARTNER

 

 

PARTNER