Workshop: How European Policy Initiatives Can Enable the Future of Blockchain

On November 25th, partners of Block.IS and BlockStart blockchain startup acceleration programmes organise a blockchain regulation and policy workshop on “How European policy initiatives can enable the future of blockchain”. The goal is to discuss the current state of the regulatory landscape in Europe, identifying the best practices and moments for advancement and providing input into removing regulatory barriers for SMEs to adopt DLT and developing a compelling legal framework.

Blockchain and related technologies have the potential to fundamentally transform a wide range of industries and the regulatory framework of such technology should be understood as a ‘living strategy’. It must be constantly reviewed to ensure that it grows with and encourages innovation within the industry. 

The European landscape for blockchain regulation is varying. Some countries do not yet have a dedicated regulatory and legal framework for virtual assets. However, there is a growing number of countries that have already adopted or are developing legal frameworks and/or have announced guidelines for the legal treatment of virtual assets. Innovative policies, such as regulatory sandboxes, innovation hubs and other initiatives help to foster the development of blockchain technologies. However, there is a considerable grey zone of blockchain development that yet needs to be covered by the regulators. The workshop aims to identify the current directions of movement in the regulator landscape and discuss how the positive and tested policy initiatives, pilots and projects can be scaled up to different countries and broader contexts. 

The workshop is aimed to bring together startups and SMEs developing and adopting blockchain solutions and main players in the blockchain policy landscape: policymakers, researchers, consultants.

To cover these topics, the experts from EU Commission, research institutions and organizations representing startups will share their views and will aim to identify the most relevant directions for policy development.

Join the discussion on the 25th of November at 10 AM CET, in Nhow Brussels Bloom, Rue Royale – Koningsstraat 250, Brussels. Participation at the Policy Workshop is free of charge, but registration (until November 20th, 5 PM CET) is compulsory.

REGISTER NOW & don’t miss a chance to discuss policies influencing the European blockchain ecosystem! The workshop is envisaged as an integral part of the Cluster Mission Brussels event.