Part 1: Blockchain, Banking & Finance
Opening Remarks by Claus Skaaning
Claus Skaaning – CEO, GoSecurity
A perspective from the National Bank of Denmark on blockchain, tokenization and settlement processes
Hachem Hassan – Lawyer at Danmarks Nationalbank’s Financial Stability department.
Leveraging Blockchain & Distributed Ledger technology: Pilot projects at DNB Bank
Can Blockchain Technology Enable New Business Models That Can Change Banking and Finance For All Future?
- What is money really and how is the future money?
- What are the consequences of the economy becoming P2P?
- Can the tokenization turn upside down on the securities market?
Lasse Meholm – Head of DNB Blockchain & DLT strategy – IT
The role of blockchain in traditional banking
Johan will discuss the implications of and the opportunities created by introducing emerging technologies, such as blockchain, into a conservative banking environment.
Johan Lorenzen – Innovation and Digitalization at Handelsbanken
China: Key blockchain trends in Finance and Fintech in China
John will talk about current blockchain trends and opportunities in finance and fintech in China. The talk will focus on regulations and real use-cases about how to get started investing in China.
John Zai – Founder and CEO, CENTI Group and Tech Shanghai Advocates
Panel 1: Blockchain in Banking, Opportunities, Threats & Regulations
Lasse Meholm, Johan Lorenzen, Alexandra Damsker, john Zai
Panel moderator: Jeanette Carlsson
Part 2: Investing & Regulations
IPO vs ICO vs STO: Crowdfunding events and international financial
In this session, Dr. Jeppe R. Stokholm will highlight the legal differences between fiat, coins and tokens and answer the following questions:
- What is the difference between an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and a Security Token Offering (STO)?
- What are the legal cross-border implications?
- What is the industry “best practise” during international crowdfunding events?
Jeppe R. Stokholm – Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, Partner at AmaZix, Head of Legal & Corporate Finance
Tokenization of Assets, A Perspective
Martin von Haller Grønbæk – Partner at Bird & Bird. International legal specialist in blockchain
Blockchain securities regulation – Europe vs the US
Alexandra will present an overview of regulatory issues relevant to cryptocurrency offerings in key jurisdictions, including the US, Europe and Asia. She will present recommended best practices for offerings and operations moving forward.
Alexandra Damsker – Securities attorney & Entrepreneur
The Liechtenstein “Trusted Technologies Law”: Bringing Legal Certainty to a Blockchain Based Token Economy
Thomas will be presenting on Liechtenstein’s blockchain law, providing an in-depth description of why a determined law is necessary and how Liechtenstein’s legislation is different from the rest. The discussion will highlight the importance of an all-encompassing legal definition of a token, the coinage of the “Token Container Model,” and the importance of the “Physical Validator” in bringing this law to life.
Thomas Nägele – Attorney and founding partner of NÄGELE Attorneys
at Law LLC, Vaduz
Blocktrade’s perspective on securities trading
Tokenization of financial instruments is a natural evolution of capital markets. Operational improvements when using blockchain technology can be seen on both the primary markets (fundraising and issuance) and the secondary market (post-trade processes). Luka will present his view of how will the future of capital markets based on distributed ledgers look like, and how Blocktrade with its partners plans to achieve its mission of tokenizing 100.000 European SME companies and offering liquidity on the secondary market.
Luka Gubo – Chief Executive Officer at Blocktrade.com
Panel 2: Blockchain-based Bonds, Securities and Assets: Investing & Regulations
Alexandra Damsker, Martin von Haller, Thomas Nägele, Luka Gubo, Jeppe Stockholm
Panel moderator: Jeanette Carlsson
Part 3: Business Use-Cases & Venture Funding
Deloitte perspective on blockchain and tokenization in Denmark
There is much hype around blockchain, but the first production solutions are running and the financial sector that is leading developments. Rasmus gives an overview of the development by presenting two analyzes that Deloitte continuously carries out. Rasmus will present a couple of cases where Deloitte has helped customers realize blockchain projects.
Rasmus Mølbjerg – Leader of Deloittes NextGen Technologies team, Cand.scient.pol.
IBM Blockchain – How IBM applies Blockchain in Supply Chain and Financial Services
Christian will present use cases and IBM Blockchain cases running in Production, among others:
- IBM Food Trust, trust and transparency in our food, how blockchain is making the world’s food supply chain safer, more efficient and more sustainable
- TradeLens: greater collaboration and trust in the global supply chain
- we.trade: an innovative Trade Finance platform
- IBM World Wire: clearing and settlement of cross-border payments in seconds – not days
Also he will present how you as a company can get started with Blockchain.
Christian Lassen – Head of IBM Blockchain in Nordic
Creating Digital Assets out of business relationships
We are witnessing a tectonic shift in financial services. Twenty years ago it would have been hard to imagine the current state of payments and financial services. The forces acting in this space is a combination of regulatory trends, technology-driven players addressing underserved markets of consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and emerging markets as well as increasing digitization of financial- and physical assets. In all this change new opportunities arise and in Tradeshift Frontiers we believe it is soon possible to create Digital Assets out of business relationships. In this talk we outline how we are working on doing just that.
Mads Stolberg-Larsen – Blockchain specialist at Tradeshift, Cand.polit.
Panel 3: Blockchain Business Use-Cases & Venture Funding
Panel moderator: Jeanette Carlsson
Deep dive into tokenization
Regulation of Cryptoassets in Denmark
The fundamentals of security tokens & security token design
How should we design security tokens? And how should a security token be similar or different from a
traditional security? In his presentation, Jochem Gerritsen will talk about how Infloat has designed security
tokens for their clients, and the different facets of token design we should consider. From crypto dividend
payments to token holder voting — he’ll give an insight in finding the right way between technical possibilities and legal considerations.
The EU system, its blockchain priorities now and going forward, and its impact on financial services.
Bo is appointed member of the core working group at EU’s Blockchain Observatory focusing on use cases and transition towards a new economy. In this capacity he has insights in how blockchain is perceived and discussed by the EU system (i.e the Commission, Parliament and institutions). The blockchain observatory also serves as council to EU and plays an active role in prioritization, standardisation and education.
Besides the above Bo assists Concordium – the new upcoming blockchain platform – with its business development. Bo is also appointed member of Dansk Industri Fintech Panel and a +30 year IT industry veteran.
Bo Hembæk Svensson – Blockchain Business Developer, member of EU Blockchain Observatory.
Company shares and equity crowdfunding on the blockchain in Denmark
Claus will speak about how and why companies can issue shares in the form of equity tokens for crowdfunding and trading optimization purposes. The talk will be a mix of practical and technical aspects of tokenization. Further, Claus will briefly demonstrate the DigiShares platform for transferring company shares to the blockchain, and describe GoSecurity’s own STO (Security Token Offering).
Claus Skaaning – Founder & CEO at GoSecurity / Founder & CEO at VentureFusion
Aryze: Assets on the blockchain
Morten will be speaking about the tokenization of assets like bonds, stocks and commodities have the potential of completely changing the way we trade assets as well as the cost of trading assets in the near future.
Morten Nielsen – ICO expert, Fintech, Investments, blockchain assets, digital payments
Real estate on the blockchain – a tokenized real estate portfolio
Julianne will present on the emerging field of Real Estate tokenization. She will discuss the current state of the ecosystem and the main benefits that Real Estate tokenization can bring to investment management. She will also discuss the major challenges facing this new technology.
Julianne Sloane – Tokenized real estate portfolio expert from Leaseum Partners
Practical implementation of projects from the banking industry
Peter Scharstein has many years of experience from implementing new technologies in Oracle’s global customers. Peter has worked with several large financial companies such as Nordea, Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and others on how to implement advanced new technologies and optimize their business. As a natural continuation on his expertise Peter has been looking into Blockchain and what the use cases in the FS industry.
Oracle has developed a blockchain service that significantly can speed up any practical development project, and with the elastic nature of the environment the project risk in terms of costs are minimal. Peter will present some practical implementation projects from the banking industry during his presentation.
Peter Scharstein – Business Development Director, Oracle