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Blockchain: Hype or Solution?

Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium

Participation is free of charge for this event.


Blockchain: Hype or Solution?


Is blockchain an answer for many ills now affecting the digital world? Supporters say it’s resistant-to-modification blocks can provide a transparent and trust based platform on which to build a multitude of improved services. Yet critics worry about its effectiveness and governance. Its decentralized technology might make it hard to regulate – not to mention questions about its compatibility with key pillars of EU law and regulation.

 At this event, a panel of blockchain businesses will detail concrete cases of how they are using blockchain technology to innovate and enhance trust, transparency and efficiency in sectors as diverse as intellectual property, social media, health and others.  Policy makers will discuss the policy implications and challenges ahead for Europe.

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Registration and coffee from 15.30 – Meeting from 16.00 to 18.00 – followed by a cocktail

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Speakers list
Lee Schneider

General Counsel,

Dagmar Tricot

General Counsel of Ferrum

Kristof van de Reck

Head Europe, Foundation

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG CNECT, European Commission