Blockchain & Digital Currency Regulatory Update: Where Are Things At?

Come along and get an easy to understand update on the current regulatory landscape for blockchain tech and digital currencies.

Regulatory change in the Australian digital currency and blockchain tech space is happening at a rapid pace. These changes are helping fuel the Australian ecosystem and are putting Australia at the forefront of the industry on a global basis. Having said this, the changes can be challenging to keep up with. 

This month, Blockchain Melbourne will be holding an event to help demystify these changes and talk about what you should be thinking about if you run or are planning to run a blockchain or digital currency startup.

To talk about these changes Alan Tsen of Stone & Chalk Melbourne and board member of Fintech Australia will be providing an easy to understand update on the current regulatory landscape and where the future is headed. 

About Alan Tsen, Melbourne GM Stone & Chalk

Alan Tsen is the Melbourne GM of Stone & Chalk – an independent, not-for-profit fintech hub which fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading fintech start-ups.

He is the co-organiser of the Blockchain Melbourne, Ethereum Melbourne, Next Money Melbourne and the Hyperledger Melbourne meetup groups. Alan is also currently a board member of FinTech Australia where he has led numerous submissions to government departments on digital currency and blockchain tech – including the removal of ‘double GST’ from digital currency and amendments to KYC/AML laws designed to incorporate digital currency.

Alan holds Bachelors degrees in Law and Commerce and a Masters degree in Commerce (Econ). He is also admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the state of Victoria.

What we’ll be discussing on the night

At the event we’ll be talking about:

– the recently proposed changes to the GST Act regarding digtial currency;

– the proposed AML/CTF changes to accommodate digital currency; and 

– the regulatory landscape for ICOs

Schedule for the night

5.30pm: Doors open. Networking and drinks

5.45pm: Regulatory overview by Alan Tsen

6.20pm: Questions and discussion

6.30pm – 7.30pm: Networking

Sponsor for the event