- Chloé WhiteManaging Director, Genesis Block
Chloe has earned her reputation as Australia’s leading expert in digital asset policy advising, successfully delivering multiple Australian Government projects and reviews related to blockchain.
Prior to founding Genesis Block, Chloe was Australia’s inaugural National Blockchain Roadmap Lead, responsible for driving the Commonwealth Government’s five year plan to grow the blockchain sector. In twelve months, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chloe succeeded in delivering 7 out of 12 ‘signposts’ to support startups, enterprise and government. Chloe also established five working groups in collaboration with dozens of industry stakeholders, and implemented Federal Budget measures to fund consortia to lead blockchain pilots with national and state regulators. Chloe was the Australian representative on the Governmental Advisory Board of INATBA, a global blockchain association, and was the Founder and Director of the APS Blockchain Network.
Preceding the launch of the National Blockchain Roadmap, Chloe was the top cryptocurrency advisor at the Commonwealth Treasury, managing the Australian Government’s formal review of token-based business models. Chloe has advised the federal Government on stablecoins, fintech, financial market infrastructure, macro-financial analysis, monetary and fiscal policy and structural economic reform. Chloe represented the Treasury on three Council of Financial Regulators working groups related to blockchain and finance. Chloe served in Government for 10 years, and prior to her public service career, worked at professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chloe has an undergraduate degree majoring in economics and finance, and postgraduate qualifications in public policy, studying respectively at the Australian School of Business (UNSW) and at the United National University (UNU) in the Netherlands.
Chloe has worked on cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2017.
- Jan KleslaCo-Founder, Blockchain Republic Institute
- Marc Taverner INATBA Executive Director. Former Global Ambassador & Markets Development, Bitfury. U.K.
- Rok ŽvelcLegal Officer at European Commission DG FISMA (Digital Finance)
- Steve VallasCEO of Blockchain Australia
MiCA Goes Global: Australia
The European Commission’s proposed MiCA and PRR regulations were groundbreaking in their scale, scope and intended effect. They offered clarity on crypto-assets for the EU, aiming to eliminate differences in Member State regulations and boosts Europe’s status as an innovation hub.
Many industry members, however, were concerned about the regulation and felt the voice of the industry was underrepresented in the proposal. In response, INATBA worked to establish a member-led platform throughout the regulation process, offering initial commentary, issuing a formal policy position, leading a task force to produce a report containing industry feedback and ultimately being quoted by numerous industry media outlets. As MiCA and the PRR continue their legislative processes, INATBA is proud to note many of its policy positions reflected in amendments.
The question remains: what comes next? Some believe that MiCA and the PRR will bring about an effect similar to that of the GDPR. MiCA will become the exemplary crypto-asset regulation for the international blockchain ecosystem to follow. The MiCA Goes Global series intends to spotlight the potential impact of MiCA and the PRR across various jurisdictions, partnering with local bodies and government officials for a stimulating discussion on current regulation and what the future holds.
The first session of MiCA Goes Global will be hosted in partnership with Blockchain Australia, Australia’s Peak Blockchain Industry Body, and will feature high-level speakers from the public and private sectors.
Agenda (subject to change):
Welcome and overview of INATBA’s work on MiCA, Marc Taverner
Presentation of MiCA by European Commission representative, Rok Žvelc
Presentation of Australian Regulation, Chloe White
Panel discussion: Regional regulatory comparison and best practices
- 9:00 - 9:05
- Welcome and Overview of INATBA Work on MiCA
- 9:05 - 9:15
- Presentation of EU Crypto-Asset Regulation
- 9:15 - 9:25
- Presentation of Australia Regulatory Update
- 9:45 - 10:00