On June 16, 2023 Wharton BDAP organized the first Reg@Tech Roundtable on Digital Assets in Europe. It took place in Vienna, Austria and was hosted and supported by Schoenherr Attorneys at Law.

The roundtable covered a variety of topics. The morning session was focused on general policy trends and their impact on the crypto industry, regulation and trends in Europe and the US, and whether EU’s MiCA framework is a curse or a blessing for Europe. We rounded up the morning session exploring key regulatory challenges, comparing the “regulation by enforcement” approach in the US to the regulatory frameworks in Europe, and their impact for global crypto businesses. 

The afternoon session dealt with ownership of digital assets from a common law and civil law perspective, custody of digital assets, the treatment of digital assets in case of insolvency, and data-driven analysis of solvency of VASPs. 

We would like to thank all the speakers, moderators, and participants for their valuable contributions, the engaging discussions and for exchanging insights on the challenges and opportunities in the crypto space. 

Wharton Reg@Tech Europe is our transatlantic initiative and was modeled after our bi-annual meetings on the regulation of digital assets from a multi-jurisdictional perspective at The Wharton School in Philadelphia. Since 2017, Wharton Reg@Tech has been bringing together industry leaders, academics, regulators, and stakeholders to discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of digital assets and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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