Affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and current regulative efforts, digital assets are experiencing a boost in popularity on private and institutional levels. This comprises a huge spectrum of crypto assets, like Bitcoin and decentralized finance, digital securities and their infrastructure as well as the digital euro and identity – all based on decentralized networks. Covering top-level content about current trends in DLT, blockchain and crypto assets through speeches, discussions or pitches, a diverse range of industry experts and thought-leaders will unite at the leading European crypto conference. Join 100 guests on each of the 3 days or 1500+ online to collaborate and interact with peers and experts and to get up to date on the following topics:
Day 1 (Mon., May 31, 2021): Bitcoin, Crypto Assets and Decentralized Finance
Day 2 (Tue., June 1, 2021): Digital Securities and Infrastructure
Day 3 (Wed., June 2, 2021): Digital Euro and Identities
Because of the current situation, the CAC21A will take place on site in Frankfurt but also online participation is possible. There will be remote video access and regular offline tickets. Find more information in the "Ticket" section below.
CAC21A in Hybrid Mode
The Crypto Assets Conference 2021A was initiated to allow for the interaction between like-minded experts, leading to a constructive exchange. Especially during times of social distancing, we believe that meeting personally is crucial for a valuable discussion.
To enable participation for attendees and speakers that can currently not join physically, the CAC21A will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for both, online and on-site participation in Frankfurt:
Keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions will be streamed to our Frankfurt School conference platform and to the Audimax, which will be accessible by all (remote/physical) participants with a valid ticket.
For those people who decide to come to Frankfurt School physically, we will nevertheless have booths, experts and more on site to stimulate networking and getting to know each other - all compliant with current distancing rules and recommendations.
As we want no one to be excluded from participating while still enabling physical exchange, we decided on physical networking and a hybrid (remote/physical) conference.
If you have any questions concerning the hybrid mode, feel free to contact us.
Impressions from the last years
Affiliations of our speakers and sponsors at our last conference
May 31, 2021
Bitcoin, Crypto Assets and Decentralized Finance
Bitcoin and Ethereum: development, potential and performance
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and the emergence of a new class of financial products
Custody of assets: regulation and cornerstones for digital finance
June 1, 2021
Digital Securities and Infrastructure
Digital securities: recent developments, new regulation
Infrastructure: secure IT, AML, custody services, service providers
Tokenization of equity, debt, cash-flows, physical assets, other assets
Liechtenstein Token Act: Regulatory developments & learnings
June 2, 2021
Digital Euro and Identities
CBDCs, Libra, stablecoins, DC/EP system (China’s digital Yuan)
Digital identities: decentralized identity solutions providing trust between people, things, systems and companies for Industry 4.0 applications
SPEAKERS ON ALL 3 DAYS
BRINGING TOGETHER EXPERTS FROM THE CRYPTO AND FINANCIAL WORLD TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS:
Which are the differences between the various digital money initiatives, such as Bitcoin, Libra, CBDCs and Co.?
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
Should a CBDC be blockchain-based? Does the ECB work on a Blockchain-based Digital Euro? Who can profit from this or even lose their current market position?
How does a future dematerialization of securities affect the capital market? Is blockchain technology the appropriate technical basis for the realization of digital securities?
What are the implications of a digital Euro for the German and European economy? What could a step-by-step implementation of a programmable, digital Euro look like?
Will the developments in the crypto market be accelerated or slowed down by the current regulatory impulses? What appropriate laws and safeguards must be implemented to meet the needs of an ever-changing crypto market?
Custody of digital assets
How do traditional financial institutions view the advance of crypto custody regulation and what does this mean for the adoption of crypto assets? Which crypto custody service providers do exist?
How could the blueprint for future capital markets look like? Which technological platform should we choose? Will DLT revolutionize Delivery-versus-Payment (DvP)? How important will programmable money be?
Bitcoin and other crypto assets
What can be expected from the 11-year old Bitcoin? Will Bitcoin ETFs channel investments into crypto assets? Will the Bitcoin predominance prevail?
Which industries are leading regarding machine-2-machine payments, supply chain finance or process automation? How can machines, sensors, cars and their cash flows be tokenized?
Decentralized finance (DeFi)
What will be DeFi’s impact on traditional capital markets? Which protocols should be regarded? Do we witness the emergence of the future capital market? How can it be regulated?
How can securities, equity, debt and other assets be tokenized? What is the status quo for the primary market and the secondary market?
Investors and venture capital
Will STOs and tokens disrupt traditional venture capital? What are VCs’ preferences for 2021?
WHAT IS A CRYPTO ASSET & TOKEN?
Traditional assets store value and provide economic benefits while the rights of ownership are enforced by institutions. Crypto assets are a new class of assets, which combines the advantages of digitalisation while the right of ownership is cryptographically secured.
WHAT IS A CRYPTO CURRENCY?
Crypto currencies can provide store of value or function as means of payments. Like fiat currencies, its value is based on trust. However, in contrast to traditional currencies, they are not backed up by a centralized institution and are not connected to a national economy. They are secured on a blockchain and their values are driven by market demand and expectations. Each crypto currency has its own monetary policy and specific use. Some are more innovative than other while more popular ones are built on their head start and network effect.
WHAT IS THE DIGITAL EURO?
The digital Euro (also: the digital, programmable Euro) is an innovative and digital form of the Euro that includes the Euro as a stablecoin, as tokenized commercial bank and e-money, or as a CBDC. The digital Euro has to be distinguished from existing electronic forms of the Euro, such as bank deposits.