Learn From Biden’s Digital Asset Executive Order: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead for Digital Finance in Taiwan

U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets this March, laying out a national policy for digital assets across six key priorities: consumer and investor protection; financial stability; illicit finance; U.S. leadership in the global financial system and economic competitiveness; financial inclusion; and responsible innovation.  The Order also required 20 Federal agencies to develop evaluation reports or draft legislation within dedicated deadlines exploring U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the economic & social impacts of digital assets.

As set forth in the Order, the term “digital assets” is the umbrella term that refers to CBDC in various forms, digital financial assets provided through distributed ledger technology, as well as digital tools for payment, investment or funds exchanges.

Due to the extensive and long-term impact of digital assets in the United States and the world, the Biden administration requested the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (APEP) to coordinate an array of federal agencies to conduct comprehensive analysis and to issue reports and recommendations on potential regulatory or legislative actions concerning digital assets.  

Biden’s digital asset policy has shown that, digital assets like cryptocurrencies and CBDC are irresistible, and the US government wants to take the lead in the field.  Taiwan government began studying about digital assets regulations in recent years.  However, very little attention was put in the issues regarding cross-department coordination.

This panel will have different stakeholders to discuss the difficulties and opportunities Taiwan may face when developing its digital assets plans.  More importantly, the panel will address issues how public-private partnership will help to shape a digital financial market that serves the greatest public interests.

This event is co-organized withLINE - 维基百科,自由的百科全书

Time: 2022/8/29 02:00-04:00PM

Venue: IEAT International Conference Center Meeting 8F Room 2 (No. 350, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City)

Moderator:
•Eric Hung, Professor of International Law at National Taiwan Ocean University

Panelist:
•Yueh-Ping (Alex) Yang, Assistant professor at National Taiwan University Law School
•Ping-Chi Li, Prosecutor of Taiwan NewTaipei District Prosecutors Office
•Eugene Lim, Head of Private Wealth, Matrixport

自拜登數位資產政策,一探臺灣數位金融之機會與挑戰

美國總統拜登今年 3 月簽署的數位資產(Digital Assets)行政命令中定義了6項關鍵優先事項:消費者、投資者及企業權益保障;保護美國及全球財務系統穩定;打擊非法金融;提升美國在全球金融及經濟競爭領導地位;普惠金融,以及負責任創新等,並具體要求近20個聯邦機構在期限內提交評估報告並研擬相關草案,對打造美國數位資產、建構央行數位貨幣(CBDC)及相關金融系統、經濟影響與社會衝擊等議題進行多面向研究。

行政命令也進一步闡釋「數位資產」包含了不同形式的央行數位貨幣,以及其他透過分散式帳本技術提供的數位金融資產及具有支付、投資、匯兌或交換資金等功能之數位工具,例如加密貨幣及穩定幣等。由於數位資產對美國及全球具有廣泛且長遠的影響,拜登政府在該行政命令要求由總統國家安全事務助理(APNSA)及總統經濟政策助理(APEP)負責統籌協調相關聯邦機構,在獨立聯邦監管機構(如聯邦準備系統理事會、聯邦貿易委員會等)協助下,全面性地從金融系統影響及監管、立法及犯罪偵查、環境及能源、國家安全、國際合作及美國競爭力等議題提出分析報告並制定行動計畫。

拜登的跨部會數位資產戰略規劃,代表了加密貨幣、央行數位貨幣等數位資產不可抵擋之發展趨勢外,也彰顯美國政府對數位資產之重視;臺灣近年也已開始就相關法規展開研究,惟跨部門的數位資產討論相對少。

面對著全球金融系統數位化浪潮,本場活動將邀請國內不同利害關係人,探討臺灣在數位資產發展規劃中所面臨的困境、可能的契機,以及如何透過公私協力運作方式,共同在技術架構設計、金融穩定、支付系統、法規環境、人權保障、普惠金融及國家安全等各方面作出必要調整,建構出符合最大公共利益的數位金融應用環境。

合作單位:LINE

時間及地點

時間:2022年8月29日 , 14:00-16:00

地點:IEAT國際會議中心8樓綜合教室/Webex會議室
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議程
14:00-14:05  活動介紹
14:05-15:45  焦點座談

  • 主持人-洪思竹 前所長(海洋大學海洋法律研究所)
  • 與談人-
    • 楊岳平 副教授(台灣大學法律學院)
    • 李秉錡 檢察官(新北地檢署)
    • Eugene Lim (Head of Private Wealth, Matrixport)

15:45-16:00  現場問答