Thursday 13th November 2014, 9.00am - 1.30pm 
Celestial Hall, Royal Yacht Hotel

Whilst the terms "cryptocurrency" and "Bitcoin" have become increasingly commonplace within the Island, especially given the successful growth of Digital Jersey, there remains a degree of confusion and concern within the financial services industry over the operation and regulation of digital currencies. 

Baker & Partners are delighted to host a half-day conference, led by Federico Paesano of the Basel Institute on Governance, as a guide to Jersey's current position regarding the regulation and operation of cryptocurrencies, the characteristics and innovations that underpin the technology, and worldwide approaches to legislation.

Federico has spoken on behalf of the International Centre for Asset Recovery on the worldwide regulation of cryptocurrencies at key events, including most recently at the World Bank StAR Initiative International Conference in Vienna.

Federicos's presentation will cover the following aspects of cryptocurrencies:

  • Introduction to decentralised vs. centralised systems
  • Cryptocurrencies' characteristics and innovations
  • The Bitcoin network and its technology
  • The Bitcoin backbone: the blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies and regulation: the players involved
  • Examples of proposed legislation
  • Investigations and Asset Recovery: new challenges
  • Case study: SilkRoad

The conference will close with a discussion and Q&A session amongst a panel comprised of local digital and regulatory experts; who will debate the opportunities and challenges for Jersey as a developing FinTech jurisdiction. 

The event is designed not only for those working within the digital industry, but senior professionals within financial services businesses who desire a better understanding of this growing and important sector of Jersey's economy.


Federico Paesano

Federico Paesano graduated from the Military Academy of the Guardia di Finanza in L'Aquila (Italy) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Università degli studi del Molise (Italy). For fourteen years, he worked for the Italian Financial Police, ending his career as Chief Investigator, leading and conducting judicial and financial investigations, focusing in particular on economic crimes such as corruption and money laundering.

Since July 2009, he was seconded by the Italian Government to the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) as Mentor to the Minister of Interior on Anticorruption: as part of a group of experts, he provided technical advice on transparency and accountability measures to the Minister of Interior as well as advice on the development of national and sector policies, collaborating closely with the AGO, the High Office of Oversight, the Supreme Court of Afghanistan and other external partners.

Federico joined the International Centre for Asset Recovery as Senior Financial Investigations Specialist in 2010, delivering technical training programmes on financial investigations and asset recovery in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.


To attend this complimentary briefing, please click here to register using Eventbrite or alternatively contact Christian May via email


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