Digital Assets Live:

Digital Assets Live is an interactive conference outlining the future of digital assets, digital securities and blockchain enabled asset tokenisation.

Examine how these new asset classes are redefining capital formation and allocation, portfolio construction and radically changing asset management and investments.

Review the market infrastructure, technology and regulation needed to support future adoption and growth through keynotes, panel discussions and interactive case studies.

Brought to you by the team behind Blockchain Live, Europe’s premier blockchain business conference, this event is not to be missed!

Digital Assets Live Discussion Topics:

The Digital Assets Live Conference will cover the following discussion topics:

  • How does differing risk appetite globally change the understanding of and demand for digital assets?
  • Do tokenised securities represent innovative financing and capital raising model that is efficient, scalable and provides liquidity?
  • Digital exchanges on blockchain platforms: Will they completely replace traditional ones within ten years?
  • What needs to be put in place to open a larger pool that both retail and institutional investors can have access to?
  • Will establishing a global digital asset trading and prime brokerage solution help to fuel innovation and institutional adoption of digital assets?
  • What infrastructural changes are required to support custodial services and what do custody and ownership mean in the context of free-flowing assets?
  • Crypto exposure in the traditional wrapper: What types of access products are available and how are they regulated across jurisdictions?
  • How the regulators across jurisdictions are cooperating to ensure alignment and what is in the store for the next 12 months?

Key Speakers


8:00 am
Coffee & Registrations
9:00 am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
9:10 am
From Analogue to Digital: How does differing risk appetite globally change the understanding of and demand for digital assets?
  • With new token-based projects unveiled almost weekly: What makes the tokens fit for retail and institutional businesses as well as sovereign entities?
  • Do tokenised securities represent an innovative financing and capital raising model that is efficient, scalable and provides liquidity?
  • How does the link between traditional financial instruments and blockchain technology offers stakeholders the reliability of a regulated instrument, combined with the benefits afforded by a blockchain?
  • How digital assets can impact your business: Will digital assets create revenue opportunities or is it just a cost reduction tool?
  • Do tokenised securities also bring more trust and support in the crypto market? What are the gaps?
9:30 am
Growing the Pie: Overcoming conflicts of interests and the challenge of heavily integrated legacy systems to fully embrace the benefits blockchain and asset digitalisation offers.
  • Multiple levels of interoperability: A concerted effort to balance trade-offs in security, integration, and performance.
  • What tools and technologies are required to allow for interoperability among different assets across different chains seamlessly?
  • How close are we to transacting between competing blockchains and any digital asset? How DvP can be achieved regardless of the standards and protocols underpinning the blockchains used by securities and payments infrastructures?
  • Driving adoption and scale: How to achieve interoperability across the DLT and legacy trade execution & settlement platforms, and facilitate migration?
  • Cash settlement mechanisms: Can stablecoins help to achieve interoperability between fiat cash and digital currencies and how to address the difference in terms of underlying collateral and expected redemption value?
10:10 am
Digital exchanges on blockchain platforms will completely replace traditional within ten years.
  • Which latest technological developments can benefit institutional investors and digital exchanges by providing a digital marketplace that directly connects issuers with investors and enables secondary market trading?
  • As we build the tools for the institutions, how not to drive away a retail investor? What needs to be put in place to open a larger pool that both retail and institutional investors can have access to?
  • Trade between security & availability: How does the liquidity look like in the market among exchanges, brokers, and institutional managers? How to achieve cross-margining liquidity across exchanges and being as capital efficient as possible across trading venues?
  • OTC vs. Exchange trading from an institutional point of view – what post-trade settlement system is required to make the client feel secure?
  • Will establishing a global digital asset trading and prime brokerage solution help to fuel innovation and institutional adoption of digital assets?
10:50 am
Coffee and Networking
11:20 am
Decentralised Custody Heats Up: Hot wallet, warm wallet, cold storage – Navigating a multitude of custody solutions.
  • What infrastructural changes are required to support custodial services and what does custody and ownership mean in the context of free-flowing assets?
  • What custody solutions are currently available and how can they drive major improvements in the user experience of both issuers and investors, as well as increased efficiency and cost-reduction?
  • How using distributed private keys generation and storage can be employed to make hot wallets more secure, faster to access, and less costly than cold storage?
  • Safeguarding digital assets is fundamentally a technology problem: What technological innovations will be necessary for this to be a regulated industry?
  • Which end-to-end trading solutions can currently combine trading, settlement, and custody services into one seamless experience?
12:00 pm
Blockchain Technology as a Data-Enabler - Efficiency, Access to Networks, and Commercial Potential: How to take a data-centric approach?
  • How to use DLT as a powerful enabler between issuers, arrangers, investors and partners to facilitate data-led transactions?
  • Data intelligence: Adding value through a powerful feedback loop.
  • How to streamline processes in the issuance and lifecycle management for all parties?
  • How does DLT broaden market access and flexibility? What key advantages do digital assets offer versus traditional ones?
  • How does fractionalisation potentially enhance liquidity and give rise to powerful commercial use cases?
  • How can current market participants ensure they don’t miss the boat?
12:20 pm
The art of creating the best regulation: What’s in the store for the next 12 months and how the regulators across jurisdictions are cooperating to ensure alignment?
  • How regulators are approaching new products that do not fit into traditional buckets? How to ensure a balance between realising the benefits of innovation and protecting the rights of investors and market participants in the new environment?
  • Going through a jurisdictional regulatory comparison: How does regulatory cooperation work? Who are the first movers and fast followers?
  • The money laundering aspect: The latest updates on the FATF travel rule
  • Choosing the right businesses for the regulatory regime: What criteria do the businesses need to meet to be accepted into the sandbox? Have companies been turned away and why?
  • Striking the balance between the evolving needs of the industry whilst ensuring high standards of investor protection and market integrity. What to expect in the next 12 to 18 months?
1:00 pm
2:10 pm
Investor’s Perspective: The future of digital assets distribution and ownership – What does buy side want?
  • What assets are available for tokenisation and why are they useful? What products should be rolled out, and how should they be built?
  • Why invest in digital as oppose to in traditional institutional assets? What could make you to consider, and what do you need to see developing
  • What level of financial market infrastructure maturity is needed to attract institutional investors?
  • What risks do digital assets pose? How do the risks balance with the benefits of digitalisation?
  • Investor confidence, certainty and protection: What framework is required to deliver this?
Business perspective: The importance of being regulated - How regulatory clarity is affecting the future development of blockchain technologies?
  • What defines a digital asset? How do differences in definitions by regulators lead to challenges and conflicts? How to classify hybrid tokens?
  • Choosing the right regulatory regime for your business: What considerations must be taken into account to ensure your business isn’t going to be derailed by poor regulation?
  • What differentiates fintech hubs and how to choose the best incubation service: The UK, Switzerland, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Malta or Luxembourg?
  • Where the regulation has made good strides to move forward and how the shifting change regulatory road map should look like?
  • What is the safeguarding role of established exchanges, platforms, and legal firms: How financial institutions are treating financial crime risks related to virtual assets and the lack of regulation or regulatory oversight?
2:50 pm
Case Study: How blockchain technology will change the asset management industry across the value chain
Case Study: Issuing Compliant Securities on the Blockchain to Accredited Investors - Practical guide from legal teams
  • How does the regulators’ understanding of digital assets challenge new participants? Where are the gaps in regulations?
  • What are the optimal issuers and brokerage structures?
  • Tech side of Regulation: How digital assets can add new levels of transparency to markets using new token protocols?
  • Is off-chain regulation still better adaptable to cross chain, multi signature and multi certificate environment?
3:20 pm
Crypto Exposure in Traditional Wrapper: What drives the demand for accessing bitcoin via a regulated product?
  • What types of access products are available and how are they regulated across jurisdictions
  • What structures make bitcoin available to a retail investor and what is suitable for an institutional?
  • ETFs: How to overcome the challenges of technical infrastructure scale and security to meet institutional requirements
  • Derivatives on Crypto Assets: What products are being accepted now, and how to drive more adoption in institutional space?
  • With the digital assets becoming the part of the ecosystem, how are automanagement systems, tax log reporting, trading and settlement systems operating?
Digital Private Placements: How to achieve increased standardisation, improved visibility, and development of secondary trading?
  • Selling your equity in “tokenised” form? What do we mean when we say STO?
  • Is a compliant Security Token Offering the most viable way forward for new industry raises? What are the advantages for issuers and investors?
  • Is analogue securities law the best fit for STO regulation? How far are we from setting a global STO standard?
  • How security tokens can offer an improved market infrastructure for traditional securities, with increased liquidity, reduced issuance fees, and greater market efficiency?
  • Digital private placements as a derivative product: How to use the derivatives model to reduce customisation, regulatory risk and streamline the subscription and trading process?
4:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
4:20 pm
Big Debate: Money-backed crypto-assets are the building blocks of a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient global financial system.
  • What are money-backed crypto-assets and will they be a major catalyst for the development of digital assets, trade, investment, banking, and payments?
  • Analysing the major initiatives: How close are we to reaching interoperability across three levels: distributed ledger technologies, centralised and decentralised systems, and fiat and virtual currencies?
  • How can tokenised fiat currencies on a distributed ledger address the ‘cash on a ledger’ problem and transform the post-trade process?
  • Analysing the direct impact on financial markets: What are the financial stability implications of a large payment system using money-backed crypto-assets?
  • Should central banks issue digital currencies (CBDCs)? Should central banks and/or private enterprise operate wholesale payments systems using money-backed crypto-assets?
  • Could central banks collaborate to create a unified set of APIs to support a global, multi-currency tokenised clearing and settlement ecosystem?
5:00 pm
Leaders Forum: Creating the roadmap to unlocking significant advantages that digital assets represent over existing solutions
  • How to create education for a space that is new and complex making the concept easy to grasp?
  • What potentials of the use of digital assets have not been realised? How to justify substantial investments in the new infrastructure?
  • How all the players can contribute to building an ecosystem that is safe and efficient? What experience the infrastructure can leverage on, and what new technology solutions, infrastructure or harmonised regulation is needed to be developed for the future?
  • How a service provider space in digital assets is expected to grow: Internally, organically, consolidation, roll ups?
  • What level of integration and consolidation among the current participants is expected and who are likely new entrants from traditional players?
5:30 pm
Chairperson’s Closing Remarks
5:35 pm
Drinks Reception


BTR’s Digital Assets Live conference provides the perfect platform to build brand awareness and showcase your products and solutions to an engaged audience of senior decision makers and those leading digital assets projects.

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To find out more, please email kieran.found@btrhub.com or call +44 7917 673 732.