Emlyon, University of Wyoming are really exited to welcome Céline Moille to the Lyon Blockchain stampede.
Lawyer – Senior Manager Deloitte Legal Taj
PhD in private international law
Vice Presidente of Avotech (Legaltech)
For many years, Céline has also been a lecturer at the University of Lyon.
Céline is well known for her knowledge of legal issues relating to blockchain/cryptocurrencies. She regularly participates in national and international conferences as a speaker, as well as contributing to the field of blockchain studies through publications and collaborations.
Topic: Some keys to understanding legal regulations related to Blockchain and cryptoassets
Blockchain is a new technology that wants to be decentralized and deregulated.
However, national and international institutions still wish to establish a legal framework.
Some countries like France have established standards that should be understood before wanting to set up a “Blockchain / Crypto” project.
The legal framework for this field is not yet perfectly established and risks already exist, making legal expertise essential.
Emlyon, University of Wyoming are really exited to welcome Arnaud GRUNTHALER to the Lyon Blockchain stampede.
Arnaud Grünthaler is a partner in the Banking and Finance department of the Paris office, where he is in charge of the Financial Services and FinTech/Blockchain practice.
Arnaud Grünthaler has been involved in banking and financial regulation for over 20 years for a wide variety of clients offering their products and services in France. His practice includes asset management, financial services, insurance products and payment services.
Arnaud Grünthaler also advises numerous players in areas related to disintermediated finance for innovative services providers offering banking and finance, insurance or payment services in a digital or decentralised manner, and has developed a recognised an early expertise in blockchain and digital assets matters.
Topic: What to expect from regulators?
What to expect from regulators in the future is an harmonized regulation, particularly at the European level, allowing digital asset service providers to benefit from the European passport and a more protective regulation for investors, in particular retail investors.
What industry professionals are entitled to expect from regulators is a balanced and proportionate regulation that should not be punitive and which would not restrain initiatives, particularly at EU level, and that allows for the development of a mature ecosystem that is competitive with the rest of the world and that regulates and supervises when necessary, without excess or prejudice.
Which industry do you think will be next new being regulated by EU, after MICA (Markets in Crypto-assets)? Why?
For a new start up building the business model based on blockchain technology, but not running on financing area (for example cryptocurrency), what’s your advise for the start up to run the business?
From law and regulation perspective, how would you recommend industrial leaders to prepare themselves from now, in facing blockchain future?
Emlyon, University of Wyoming are really exited to welcome Naomi OBA to the Lyon Blockchain stampede.
Naomi started her career in a Blockchain Consulting company in Japan,where she supported the localization of blockchain companies to the Japanese market. After one year in this consulting company, now she’s heading uptheMarketing for the Bitcoin.com Exchangein London. In this capacity, she manages everything from Editorial toSocial Mediaand other marketing activities. In her free time, she blogs about herDeFiexperiments and volunteers for a local charity to address inequalities in her borough.Naomi has a passion for language. She has graduated in Linguistics with distinction in English, Spanish & Japanese. She alsoloves toplays classical guitar.
DeFi: The rise of decentralised finance
Naomi will cover the most recent trends in DeFI, why DeFi is important, what are the applications, what are the advantages & disadvantages etc.
Emlyon, University of Wyoming are really exited to welcome Fabien AUFRECHTER to the Lyon Blockchain stampede.
Fabien is Head of Havas Blockchain, the blockchain department of Havas Group. He was previously PR consultant at Havas Paris working for international clients. Lecturer at the Sorbonne University (CELSA) and Sciences Po Lille, Fabien gave numerous lectures on blockchain technologies and token economics at ESCP, HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique. Since July 2020, Fabien is also Mayor of Verneuil-sur-Seine (France).
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies:Toward a new model of decentralized sovereignty?
From Libra to central bank digital currencies, blockchain technologies are transforming the traditional model and conception of moneys. Behind this transformation, this is the whole idea of sovereignty which is at stake. Will crypto be the entrance door of a new concept ofsovereignty for private companies, from Facebook to Amazon but also for new projects as we saw with ICOs? Are we to discover that blockchain technologies are finally recentralizing sovereignty within the hands of States?