Deutsche Bank baut eine Plattform / Schnittstelle für die Verwahrung digitaler Vermögenswerte

... entwickelt die Deutsche Bank eine Plattform für die Verwahrung digitaler Vermögenswerte. Im Fokus stünde demnach “eine vollständig integrierte Custody-Plattform für institutionelle Kunden und deren digitale Vermögenswerte, die eine nahtlose Anbindung an das breitere Kryptowährungs-Ökosystem bietet”. Dabei liegen die Schwerpunkte dieser All-in-one-Plattform auf einer “Brücke zwischen digitalen Vermögenswerten und traditionellen Bankdienstleistungen”, der Verwaltung digitaler Vermögenswerte und der Verwahrung in Form einer “institutionellen Hot-/Cold-Storage-Lösung”.

Einer der schlafenden Riesen ist erwacht.


G7 Conference on Feb’ 12 will discuss CBDCs and digital currencies

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has recently requested all G7 finance ministers to have an in-depth discussion on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

“I think it’s important for us to thrash out [policy measures regarding] digital currency issued by central banks,” the Japanese finance minister added.

(...) ECB President Christine Lagarde has also been quite vocal about the CBDC developments as the Eurozone has already started working on a pan-Europe digital currency, aka the Digital Euro.

Digital Currencies issued by central bank's are (finally?) pushing regulators and politics to have a more thorough look. For broad adoption and crossing the chasm (, it's all but a necessity.


Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currencies & Sustainable Finance

Darüber diskutieren wir im Rahmen des Jour fixe Kapitalmarktrecht für Young Professionals am Institut für Innovation und Digitalisierung im Recht der Universität Wien nach dem Motto “Kapitalmarkt, Recht, Austausch, Vernetzung”.

Wann: Do 25.2.2021, 18:00–19:30, per Zoom.

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Die Veranstaltungsreihe „Jour fixe Kapitalmarktrecht für Young Professionals“ wird unter dem Dach des Instituts für Innovation und Digitalisierung im Recht der Universität Wien eine Plattform für Austausch und Diskussion bieten und dadurch die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis stärken.

Lloyd Blankfein about trust and regulation

Lloyd Blankfein, former CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs on the future of Bitcoin and Crypto Assets becoming a store of value and a medium of exchange.

I believe it could work (on regulation) but it would undermine the fundamental principles of freedom that so many love about (bitcoin).

Couldn't agree more. To be more precise, we definitely believe that fundamental change towards a more decentralized financial world can only be achieved by working with the current system while at the same time having a trustworthy way of exchanging these digital assets.

This requires regulation, transparency and technology.


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EU regulatory framework for crypto-assets

Digital Asset Association Austria, reporting feedback to the European Commission on the EU’s Digital Finance Package:

While we acknowledge the need to provide wide definitions in order to be able to account for future developments in the crypto-industry, the current open definition of crypto-assets bears the risk of over-extending the application of MiCA to crypto-assets that are a digital representation of rights, in particular of usage rights, and thus akin to vouchers or other means to provide proof of right to gain access to products or services. Even if such crypto-assets are fungible (stored on a public DLT), their regulation under MiCA seems excessive.

We thus believe that MiCA should provide for a clearer distinction between tokens that qualify as assets (payment or investment function) and other tokens that primarily serve as means to legitimize the access to certain products or services and provide for an exemption of the latter. However, we acknowledge that there might be considerations regarding information deficits and a potential market abuse around crypto-assets legitimizing the access to certain products and services. Crypto-assets with investment function should be clearly delineated from financial instruments Sometimes it really is that simple.

Digital Assets made simple.

Source: EU regulatory framework for crypto-assets