A new study that was undertaken by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge, UK, came to some interesting conclusions about how blockchain could fit into the EU’s complex regulatory structure.
What is the economic potential and the risks of crypto assets? Regulators and supervisors have taken great interest in these new markets. This Policy Contribution is a version of a paper written at the request of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the informal ECOFIN meeting of EU finance ministers and central bank governors.
October 5, 2018 – 12:00 pm @ Spui25
The Blockchain&Society Policy Research Lab organised a workshop entitled:
Controlling your data: the competing visions of blockchains and GDPR.
The workshop brought together legal and technical experts to discuss the concept of decentralisation and how the goals and rules of data protection can be accommodated in the context of blockchain technologies.
The event was part of the Amsterdam Privacy Conference.
A report has claimed that GDPR could hinder innovation in blockchain within Europe. If that is right, then this could be enough to ensure that the technology stars of tomorrow, the next Amazons or Googles, won’t be European. The report did hint at the opportunity, however. Blockchain could be as transformative for business as the internet, at least nine out of ten technology professionals think that, or so found a survey by BTL Group.