Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Abstract

Web3 should be the internet of value. One important component of web3 is blockchain technology, which allows people to transfer value from one person to the other without the need of an intermediary. The new technology is disruptive because it makes use of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, which are independent from national monetary systems. Such technologies are inclusive but they pose serious legal concerns that regulators are going to tackle within the next years.

Speaker

Francesco Paolo Patti

Francesco Paolo Patti is an Associate Professor of Law at the University Bocconi of Milan and Council Member of the European Law Institute. He received an LL.M. from the Westälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2011) and a PhD from the Università degli Studi Sapienza Rome (2014). He was Research Assistant at the European University Institute (2016) and Research Fellow at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (2017). He got scholarships from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2008, 2012) and from the Max Planck Society (2013, 2014, 2015). His main research focus is currently on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.