Industry Insights “The new EU regulation "MiCA" for cryptocurrencies: a major breakthrough?”

Industry Insights “The new EU regulation "MiCA" for cryptocurrencies: a major breakthrough?”


Industry Insights “The new EU regulation "MiCA" for cryptocurrencies: a major breakthrough?” (in English)

Answering questions such as: Will the developments in the crypto market be accelerated or slowed down by the regulatory impulse? Will all crypto assets now be put on an equal footing with traditional assets? What appropriate laws and safeguards must be implemented to meet the needs of an ever-changing crypto market? What does this mean specifically for STOs and "traditional" financial instruments?

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About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or via:

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Robert Kopitsch is a public affairs associate director in APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office and supports clients in the financial services and technology sectors. He specializes in issues related to capital markets and payments, as well as digital and FinTech regulatory environments

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Simon Seiter is Head of Digital Assets at Deutsche Börse, where he is in charge of building the digital infrastructure for securities trading on blockchain-based systems. Simon Seiter studied Business Informatics (B. Sc.) and Management (M. Sc.) at the University of Mannheim. Due to his experience in the DLT sector, he is a regular speaker at conferences, universities and gives various lectures. Simon Seiter also participates in various political working groups for creating framework conditions for DLT-systems.

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Alireza Siadat, M.J.I., is a partner of Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. The attorney advises banks, financial service providers, capital management companies, FinTechs and start-ups on regulatory issues and has specialized in market entry consulting, passporting within the EEA, compliance and the regulatory framework of crypto assets.

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Lee A. Schneider is General Counsel at, one of the world’s largest blockchain companies and creator of the EOSIO blockchain protocol. In that role, Schneider is responsible for various aspects of the legal function as well as the company’s government affairs initiatives. He joined Block.One after leading the blockchain, FinTech and broker-dealer practices at two major international firms. Lee has been recognized as one of the leading voices in blockchain-related regulation and compliance and has played a role in structuring several of the largest and most successful

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