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  • EUCI’s Updated Website is Live

    We’re unbelievably excited to unveil our new website! We’ve designed it to revolutionise the way you see, learn about, and navigate the complex world of crypto regulations and advocacy. Our platform is rich with features that break down regulatory and technical jargon into easy-to-consume content. So, if you’ve found yourself confused with complex terms, now…

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS – FUTURE WEB3 EXPERTS SUMMER SCHOOL OF LAW

    Theme The overarching theme for the 2024 edition is “Current and future regulatory outlooks for the Web3 industry”. Context We wish to recognise the value blockchain technology has in our information society. With its novel inherent characteristics, including transparency and resilience of information embedded on-chain, it holds the potential to offer a reliable trust layer…

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  • FUTURE WEB3 EXPERTS – SUMMER SCHOOL OF LAW 2024

    EUCI is proud to present the first edition of its Future Web3 Experts Summer School of Law, which will take place in Brussels from July 3rd to July 5th, 2024. It is free of charge for all current law students and early-career legal professionals! 

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  • The Brussels Effect

    Introduction The Brussels Effect is a complex concept that stems from the European Union’s (EU) unique position as a large market with a strong regulatory system. This combination gives the EU the power to extend its regulatory influence worldwide, beyond its member states. The EU’s ability to shape global standards is built on several key…

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  • Differences Between Regulatory Sandbox And Safe Harbor

    This research paper focuses on two distinct concepts related to regulation and compliance in the context of emerging technologies and innovation: regulatory sandbox and safe harbor. Regulatory sandbox is a controlled testing environment where innovative products or services can be developed and tested under constant regulatory supervision. Safe harbor, on the other hand, is a…

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  • Planning and Proposing Laws

    Better Regulation The Better Regulation agenda aims to guarantee evidence-based and transparent EU law-making, considering the views and input of those affected by the regulations.¹ It includes guidelines and a toolbox that provide quality standards for planning and proposing policies and laws.² The main objectives of the Better Regulation agenda are: Right of initiative The…

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  • What Are Trilogues?

    Introduction Trilogues are informal negotiations within the European Union (EU)’s ordinary legislative procedure (OLP). They are interinstitutional informal negotiations for the adoption of EU legislation. Trilogues play a significant role in shaping EU legislation through compromise and agreement. In this blog post, we’ll explore the purpose, participants, rules, and transparency challenges associated with trilogues, shedding…

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  • Regulation of Non-Fungible Tokens under the EU Law

    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are presenting new legal challenges and opportunities. Their classification depends on what they’re used for, what they’re meant to do, and what makes each one special. There’s a bit of confusion about what owning an NFT really means in terms of legal rights. Since there’s no one set of rules just for…

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  • Types of EU Law

    PRIMARY LEGISLATION Every move the European Union (EU) makes is based on agreements that are called treaties, which all EU member countries have previously negotiated and agreed upon. A treaty is a binding agreement between member states, laying out the EU objectives, fundamental principles, the rules its institutions should follow, how decisions are made, organisational…

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  • The Future of Smart Contracts in the EU: Analyzing the Data Act’s New Framework

    The European Union (EU) regulators have proposed the Data Act, which is now in the process of trialogues. While the Data Act aims to modernize and harmonize the rules regarding data sharing rules across the EU, it also touches upon smart contracts. As part of this proposal, the regulators have defined smart contracts in Article…

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  • Draft Data Act Explained: The Impact of the Data Act on Smart Contract Applications

    IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IN EUROPE Europe is at a crucial point in setting down rules governing the use of innovative technologies such as AI, Blockchain and quantum computing, especially as it strives to bridge the gap with other jurisdictions that have more fully grasped the countless benefits of Web1 and Web2 innovation. …

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  • Europe’s Data Act: Implications for the Future of Innovation in Europe

    This Annex serves as an additional explanation of some of the most crucial terms and concepts surrounding the design, features and circumstances of smart contract applications in connection to Article 30 of the Data Act.  On Persons Responsible for Compliance with the Smart Contract Requirements It is common for DLT-based smart contracts in present times…

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