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Webinar | Dealing with Digital Assets: Business Realities vs. Knowns & Unknowns

Join us for an EU-US comparative assessment of business implications in the wilderness of digital assets.

Interest in digital assets and digital currencies has been steadily growing both in the EU and the United States. The technologies behind this phenomenon and its business implications are tremendous. Our panelists will discuss the practical perspective on the commercial use of digital assets and currencies. They will shed light on issues around property and ownership of digital assets, transferring them in the sale of goods with the right documentation, remedies, and security disclosures

The discussion will also address taxation and insurance issues, consumer and investor protection questions, as well as a comparative assessment of EU and US legislation including the European Commission’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) and the United States’ Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.

In the webinar we will raise topical issues like the impact of cyber-attacks on the systems that manage and create digital assets, and the role of the digital asset intermediaries to create confidence on the market. We will also cover the fight against the illicit use of digital assets with special focus on the war in Ukraine and the sanctions on Russia.

With a look into the future of digital assets and currencies, our panelist will talk about the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) movement, the issue of anonymity and its impact on mass adoption of digital assets, and the challenge if digital currencies could become the ultimate medium of exchange, where pure demand and supply define their value.


–  Are we bartering Pearls for Glass Pebbles? –

Property & ownership of digital assets

> Transfer in the sale of goods
• Transaction documentation
• Security (safety) in commercial transactions
• Remedies if something goes wrong

Comparison between EU and US law on digital assets
• Relevant financial regulations (do transactions fall under regulatory regiments)
• Preview of upcoming EU MiCA Regulation (Markets in Crypto Assets)
• Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (differences with MICA)

Taxation of digital assets

Insurance related issues
• Cyber-attacks and how they would affect contracts/flow of payments
• Consumer and Investor protection

DeFi (Decentralized Finance) movement – what you need to know
• Offering comfort on the market/platforms – the role of intermediaries
• Use of digital assets in the context of the war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia (incl. illicit finance)

Can digital currencies ever be the ultimate medium of exchange, where pure demand and supply define their value?

Traceability: Solving the anonymity issue would drive mass adaption?


•  Marc Jones, Partner, STEWARTS LAW
•  Marc Minor, Partner, THOMPSON HINE
•  Matthew Flynn, Partner, BENNETT JONES
•  Dr. Markus Kaulartz, Partner, CMS
•  Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director, EACCNY [Moderator]

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT / 16:00 h – 17:00 h CET

EACCNY Members: Free
EACCNY non-Members: Free


May 11 2022


10:00 - 11:00

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