Thursday 9th March 2023

19.30-21.30 Welcome Dinner at Bridge Bar | Mercure Korona Hotel

Friday 10th March 2023

09.00-09.30 Registration
09.30-09.45 Welcome | Péter Gárdos
09.45-10.30 The Legal Nature of Crypto Assets in Private Law | Attila Menyhárd
10.30-11.30  Masterclass on Crypto, DeFi and EU law | Philipp Paech

Session 1: The crypto asset ecosystem and the MiCA regulatory perimeter
The first session will enable participants to gain an understanding of the crypto asset ecosystem, including interconnections with the traditional financial system. It will allow participants to build an understanding of regulatory perimeter considerations, and discuss how the EU’s recently adopted regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (‘MiCA’) defines its scope. Case studies will include Bitcoin, PaxosUSD and Binance. 

11.30-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-12.45 Masterclass on Crypto, DeFi and EU law | Philipp Paech

Session 2: The MiCA issuer regime
The second session will look more closely at so called stablecoins and the MiCA issuer regime. We will shed light on the regulatory techniques used to better govern stablecoins and will discuss which stablecoins, if any, will remain outside the regulatory reach of EU law. Case studies include Terra and Facebook’s Libra.

12.45-13.45 Lunch break at Grand Market Hall Restaurant

13.45-14.45 Masterclass on Crypto, DeFi and EU law | Philipp Paech

Session 3: Regulating CASPs
During the third session, we will analyse the crypto service provider (CASP) ecosystem, such as wallets and exchanges, and the regulation applying to them. CASPs are at the centre of the EU regulatory regime as they are the gateways through which consumers access crypto assets. Case studies include FTX and Alameda.

14.45-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.00 Masterclass on Crypto, DeFi and EU law | Philipp Paech

Session 4: Autonomous DeFi applications – outside reach? 
The fourth session is dedicated to DeFi, which is, first and foremost, a definitional challenge. We explore the ecosystem and will identify any opportunities DeFi may offer, balancing them with any emerging risks. Solutions on how to mitigate these risks will be at the centre of this session, and we will discuss whether there is any way to regulate financial service organisations that have not personality and no humans standing behind them. Case studies include the ‘DAO’ and Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse.

16.00-16.05 Closing remarks | Péter Gárdos
18.00-21.00 Closing Dinner at Café Room | Spoon the Boat