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Towards a European internet of value? Leveraging blockchain to boost the EU Digital Single Market

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

CEPS Corporate members: Euro 1500. Non-Members: Euro 5000 SMEs / Industry Associations 500 EUR. Civil Society (NGOs, Trade Unions) / Academics 300 EUR. More information: If you would like to become a member or need more information, please contact Andrea Renda, at andrea.renda@ceps.eu Discounted fees for this Task Force will be considered for non-members if they decide to become member of CEPS.

Task Force Meeting

Towards a European internet of value? Leveraging blockchain to boost the EU Digital Single Market

2nd Meeting of CEPS Task Force


Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) have become extremely popular, and are being tested by governments, academics and industry in view of a future that promises more efficiency, less intermediation, better service at higher speed with less problems, and the enablement of new, innovative decentralized services. Originally designed to back cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, distributed ledger architectures have proliferated and evolved, permeating many sectors of the economy, and conquering the attention of most stakeholders. The Task Force aims to address, inter alia, whether the EU project can really benefit from a widespread investment in DLTs and in what sectors are DLTs most promising.

This second meeting of the Task Force will focus on a number of issues:
– Blockchain: governance problems and possible evolution
– Blockchain business models: an ever-evolving story
– Case study: Alastria as a prototype of national blockchain platform
– Case study: Estonia the blockchain country
– Blockchain and policy

Rapporteurs: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS; Sylvain Bouyon, Head of Fintech and Retail Finance, CEPS

Chairman: Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament

This meeting is only open to the members of the Task Force.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Renda, Associate Senior Research Fellow, at andrea.renda@ceps.eu or Sylvain Bouyon, Research Fellow, at sylvain.bouyon@ceps.eu.

Eva Kaili

MEP, European Parliament

Speakers list
Balazs Bodo

Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Alberto Nucciarelli

Researcher, Università di Trento

Julio Faura

Head of Research and Development, Banco Santander

Ben Joakim

CEO and Founder, Disberse

Burkhard Blechschmidt

Head of CIO Advisory, Cognizant