Europe has given a boost to digital identity with the eIDAS2 regulation, the EUDI wallet toolkit and the launch of the large pilots. To understand what digital identity is, why blockchain is the most appropriate technology and what benefits it brings for citizens, companies and public administrations, we talked to Carlos Pastor, director of Blockchain Strategy at Inetum, collaborator of the EBSI/ESSIF Project in the European Blockchain Partnership and leader of the Digital Identity Commission at Alastria where the Alastria ID model, a reference for Spain and the rest of Europe, is being developed.
MiCA regulation places Europe as a benchmark for legal certainty in the cryptoassets market, compared to other geographies such as the United States, Latin America or Asia. As a result, Europe is becoming a pole of attraction for companies and investors in the crypto world, with a regulation that brings clarity and certainty while fostering innovation. In this episode, Alfredo Muñoz ‘unpacks’ MiCA to understand how it regulates product (taxonomy), regulates market (insider trading, market abuse and competing authorities) and regulates service providers (who’s who). He also explains how MiCA will coexist with existing regulations and the level 2 and 3 developments expected for its implementation.
Robby Yung, CEO at Animoca Brands, is the guest of this new episode of Blockchain Bites. With him we talk about Web3, the potential of NFTs in the gaming ecosystem, interoperability between metaverses and the importance of digital identity in this context. Don’t miss this episode, the first in English, to learn how Animoca Brands is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the creation of the open metaverse.
The new episode of Blockchain Bites is dedicated to the digital euro and we could not have a better guest than Fanny Solano, Director of Digital Regulation and Retail, Transparency and Regulatory Implementation at CaixaBank. Fanny is one of the 30 experts selected by the European Central Bank to advise on the launch of the digital euro.
Listen to this podcast to find out how the digital euro is being built, which are the most relevant use cases, what role the private sector plays, the differences with stablecoins and cryptocurrencies, among many other things.
Third episode of ‘Blockchain Bites’ with Cristina Carrascosa, co-founder of ATH21. Cristina leaves us with several thought provoking headlines about regulation, or rather the lack of it, on very current blockchain issues such as NFTs, DeFi and DAOs, as well as a very interesting prediction for 2023 in relation to security tokens. Don’t miss this great conversation!
In this episode we talk about the regulation around cryptoassets and the use of blockchain with Joaquim Matinero Tor, banking-financial and blockchain lawyer at RocaJunyent law firm. In this podcast we review the new and pending issues of the MiCA regulation and Pilot Regime, Travel Rule, Prudential Treatment and KYC and AML aspects. Is it enough to bring certainty and trusts to the market? Will a 2.0 regulation be necessary?
Our first episode coincides with Ethereum’s recent move from PoW to PoS, known as The Merge. To talk about this, we couldn’t have a better guest than Julio Faura, founder and CEO of Adhara.io. With him we chat about the impact on the development of Layers 1 and consensus models among other things. don’t miss it!