Blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation has evolved over the past few years from outright prohibition and cautionary guidance to emerging rules to encourage innovation while addressing known risks and maintaining alignment with relevant legislation on impacted areas of application.
A spectrum of regulatory approaches appears to be emerging. At one end, perhaps typified most strongly by Malta – ambitious, greenfield rule-sets giving both promoters and backers of new initiatives a purpose-designed legal framework, and at the other end, which perhaps best describes the US and UK efforts, a robust interpretation of existing laws and regulatory ‘safe space’ for certain approved innovators. It is too early to decide which of these trends will prevail, what the relative impact will be on innovation, and what cross-fertilization of ideas may take place to inform new regulatory approaches.
The debate staged by the London Blockchain Forum (LBCF) in London on 1st May will feature leading practitioners – regulators, lawyers and the innovators themselves – working within the UK and Maltese jurisdictions to present their latest thinking of the intent behind the respective regulatory developments. They will be sharing examples of the practical application the legislation, the trade-offs that regulators face in creating such legislation and interpretation, and a view on the future development of such legislation.
DATE AND TIME: 1st May, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
FORMAT: Interactive panel discussion
PLACE: Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, 107 Cheapside London, EC2V 6DN United Kingdom
Eric van der Kleij (Moderator): https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanderkleij/
Jacqui Hatfield, Partner, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe
Jack Thornborough, Head of Compliance, 2030.io (FCA regulatory sandbox tenants)
Dr Joshua Ellul, Chairman, Malta Digital Innovation Authority
Martha Chetcuti, Senior Analyst (Fintech), Malta Financial Services Authority
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