Since the first CAC more than 3 years ago, both the environment and the key players in the area of crypto assets, blockchain and DLT have developed. Together with executives, founders, investors and representatives from public authorities, these relevant changes as well as new areas will be discussed at the CAC20B. During 3 days, visitors will be introduced to these currently relevant topics through speeches, discussions, pitches and networking opportunities. Join more max. 130 guests on each of the 3 days to get up to date on the following topics:
Day 1 (Thu., October 29, 2020): Digital Assets, Securities, and Infrastructure
Day 2 (Fri., October 30, 2020): Crypto and Custody
Day 3 (Sat., October 31, 2020): Digital Euro and Stablecoins
Impressions from the last years
Affiliations of our speakers and sponsors
October 29, 2020
Digital Assets, 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 and learnings
October 30, 2020
Crypto and Custody
Custody of assets: regulation and cornerstones for digital finance
Bitcoin and Ethereum: development, potential and performance
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and the emergence of a new class of financial products
October 31, 2020
Digital Euro and Stablecoins
CBDCs, Libra, stablecoins, DC/EP system (China’s digital Yuan)
Industrial finance: trends and challenges for Industrie 4.0, supply chain, logistics, data monetization
Disruption of finance: transformation of business models, pay-per-use business models
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?
Are digital assets “institutional ready”? Is Bitcoin an interesting investment target, or not? Which new business models exist for asset managers and brokers?
What types of tokens exist and how should they be regulated? Will China, the USA or Europe be the “blockchain continent”?
Which blockchain startups should be watched?
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.