“DLT brings an opportunity to reduce transaction costs and that benefits not only the financial sector but also the productive economy.” Explains Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance to initiate the discussion.
When asked about the application of DLT in Europe, the panelists disclose; applications in the financial world are broad, whether it is payments, issuance, clearing or settlement of financial instruments. “We must not forget the industrial companies in Germany such as SAP, Bosch or Daimler, which are working on applications of DLT in a wide variety of sectors”, claims Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Ministry of Finance.
There is a complete tokenization of our fixed income markets, the experts agreed. “We want to bring everything from the issuance, to the trading, to the custody and the settlement on the blockchain”, clarifies Agata Ferreira, Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum.
“Crypto custody business legislation specifies under which terms and which supervision the crypto custody business will run.” Explains Adam Gagen, Government Affairs at American Express regarding tech policy. “We are receiving an increasing number of applications of those licences”, adds Jörg Kukies, German Ministry of Finance.
Concerning NFT’s opportunities, Jan Ceyssens, Head of Unit European Commission announces “NFTs have been with us for many years already but now we are realizing how many things we can do with them”.