05.07.2021
14:00-15:00

How to regulate crypto assets?

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After a long hesitation, and consultation, the European Commission is now proposing to regulate cryptocurrency under the Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MICAR) proposal. MICAR is a very complex proposal, covering 3 different forms: crypto-assets (ICOs), e-money tokens (stablecoins) and other cryptocurrencies (based on several assets). It regulates three distinct realities, with different supervisory issues: ICOs are crypto assets, not currencies; stablecoins are a currency, but how to guarantee stability and liquidity?; and how to regulate other cryptocurrencies. The supervision is a mixture of national and EU regulation (EBA and ESMA).

ECMI is hosting a meeting to brainstorm on how to regulate cryptocurrencies. The intention is to have brainstorming with different stakeholders on the basis of a note that will be circulated in advance. There will be no set presentations, rather an informed exchange of views, guided by the academic board members of ECMI.

AGENDA

Discussants:

  • Rok Zvelc, Legal officer, DG FISMA European Commission
  • Florencio López de Silanes, Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of International Affairs, SKEMA Business School
  • Marie Brière, Head of Investor Research Center, AMUNDI and Affiliate Professor, Paris Dauphine University
  • Jesper Lau Hansen, Professor of Financial Markets Law, University of Copenhagen
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of European Capital Markets Law, LSE

Moderated by Karel Lannoo, CEO of CEPS and General Manager, ECMI and ECRI

Instructions:

This brainstorming session is by invitation only. You must register in advance to gain access to the meeting and will receive the link the day before the event.