Hogan Lovells Blockchain Summit

Please join us and Global Digital Finance for a series of in-depth panels and presentations on regulatory and compliance issues from industry leaders and legal compliance specialists on "The Impact of Digital Assets on Financial Institutions".

Keynote speakers:

Lawrence Wintermeyer

Co-Chair, Global Digital Finance

Keith Bear

Fellow, Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School

Featured Panels:

Blockchain regulation around the world

3:00 – 3:40pm

This panel will feature a range of regulators from across Europe who will discuss their views on blockchain and how they have addressed it in their jurisdiction. We will look to discuss how the regulators have arrived at this position and the challenges that they see going forward.

Blockchain policy around the world

3:45 – 4:25pm 

This is a forward-looking panel where we ask policy makers from across Europe to discuss how they think how blockchain policy will develop over the next few years. A number of jurisdictions are moving out of the wait and see phase and into implementing policy recommendations phase and we will gain an insight into what this is.

Blockchain and capital markets

4:40 – 5:30pm

This session on the blockchain and capital market panel will focus on the benefits and impact it will have on the value chain. We want to also look at some of the hurdles that need to be overcome from a technological, regulatory and industry perspective.

Blockchain and payments and Libra

4:40 – 5:30pm

This session will look at how blockchain has been used in the payments sector. We will look at where blockchain has been utilised to good effect and what have been the drivers behind this. We will also discuss the growing prominence of stablecoins and some of the concerns that stablecoins such as Libra will have to address.

Blockchain and sustainable development

4:40 – 5:30pm

This session will see how blockchain has been used to improve the efficiency of the UN SDG implementation and the delivery of humanitarian aid. This panel will not only look at examples of use cases but also look at why blockchain has been used and what needs to be done to further this agenda.

Blockchain and insurance

4:40 – 5:30pm 

This session will look to see how blockchain is being used in the insurance sector. The panel will look at how blockchain has been used to a positive effect in the industry and how the distributed ledger has helped eliminate common causes of fraud as well as simplifying the flow of information.

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