COMMUNICATIONS

Announcing ERC Grant for Regenerative ICOs

We are working on a new project called Regenerative ICOs that will enable organisations to run Initial Coin Offerings with capped investor profit models. This work is funded by the European Research Council’s €150,000 “Proof of Concept” grant, which is intended to help “bridge the gap between the results of pioneering research and the early phases of its commercialisation.”

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1st Meeting of ERC BlockchainGov Project

Over the weekend of December 4-5, BlockchainGov held its first in-person meeting in Paris at CERSA (with only a few needing to attend virtually). It’s no surprise but the time together was highly productive and generative, setting the tone and charting the course for our work in 2022.

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European Crypto-Initiative (EUCI) Workshop

The European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) was born to impact current EU draft regulations such as the Markets in Crypto Assets regulation (MICA) to ensure a positive approach on decentralized use cases, open blockchains and permissionless innovation. This workshop included groups on DeFi sandbox, DAO definition and regulation, & DeFi and digital Euro integration

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Cryptogovernance Workshop

This workshop examined how blockchain governance has developed in the wild. Leveraging a unique dataset based on a standard questionnaire instrument, we found that blockchain governance is evolving toward greater sophistication based on 3 factors: market developments, regulation, & application of political theory

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Smart Contracts & Legal Contracts

De Filippi, P., Guest Lecture: “Smart Contracts & Legal Contracts” at Fordham Law School (1 hour) as part of the “Securities” course, run by Donna Redel.

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The Economic Impact of Blockchain

De Filippi, P., Module 3: Deep Dive Blockchain – Unit 0: The Economic Impact of Blockchain at DT2 Invest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Online course sponsored by the European Commission, developed by France Digitale.

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