Expo in European Parliament
EDCAB leads discussions with policymakers in European Parliament
Traditional financial services players such as Barclays and Nasdaq joined leaders from the virtual currency and blockchain world, to meet with policymakers from across the EU institutions in a series of roundtables organised by EDCAB in the European Parliament. Participants were also joined by the World Bank, IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, OECD, the European Securities and Markets Authority and Europol to discuss how to best to develop an optimal regulatory framework for the nascent sector. EDCAB Founder, Siân Jones, moderated sessions on the economic benefit of virtual currency, trusting distributed ledgers and ensuring effective and proportionate legislation.
The roundtable series comes at an important time. Virtual currencies have rapidly risen up the European policy agenda in all the major institutions. Jones, continues “As the only independent European public policy platform for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology, EDCAB is delighted to be playing a leading role in shaping discussions between industry and policymakers in order to secure a sound regulatory and policy landscape”.
First vote on virtual currencies report passed with near unanimity in European Parliament
The Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection passed their Opinion on the European Parliament's report on virtual currencies the day after EDCAB held its flagship roundtable series for policymakers and industry in the Parliament.
Amjad Bashir MEP lends support to EDCAB
Amjad Bashir MEP visited the Exhibition earlier today and met with EDCAB Founder, Siân Jones, to discuss blockchain and virtual currencies and lend his support to the sector. We are pleased that Mr Bashir will be attending the roundtable on virtual currencies and blockchain at the European Parliament tomorrow to continue discussions.
Philippe de Backer MEP lends support to EDCAB
Philippe de Backer MEP visited our Exhibition to lend his support to EDCAB and speak with Founder, Siân Jones, on virtual currencies and blockchain today. On the issue of blockchain, Mr de Backer comments: "We need to make banking easier, more diverse, and more secure for consumers and other market participants. In general, continuous innovation is necessary and needs to be incorporated in the business models of our companies. Blockchain and virtual currencies will help us to achieve this objective. This will enable citizens to benefit from new market opportunities."
EDCAB opens virtual currency and blockchain expo in European Parliament
EDCAB is pleased to announce the launch of "Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: Europe's Future", a four day exhibition at the European Parliament. Siân Jones joined The Cobden Centre's Max Rangeley at the opening. EDCAB will be here all week, speaking with policymakers all week on how to secure a positive outcome for industry.
Virtual Currency & Blockchain Expo in European Parliament
EDCAB is co-organising a flagship event on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology in the European Parliament. The event, Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: Europe’s Future will consist of an exhibition in the European Parliament which will culminate in a series of exclusive roundtables for industry and policymakers.