Malta is fast making a name for itself in the exciting and innovative world of cryptocurrency. As a jurisdiction, it has always been one step ahead of the crowd and has become well renowned for being the European, and even global centre of iGaming and related industries.
With thriving financial services and fintech industry as well as lots of other tech startups calling the small, Mediterranean island home, the future is looking pretty exciting for Malta.
In addition to its thriving industries, the Maltese government is in the process of becoming the first jurisdiction in the world to legislate in support of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs- something that will put it firmly on the industry map.
This news has brought a huge influx of industry events to its rocky shores and 2018 is jam-packed with fun and exciting blockchain conferences. Whether you are flying in just for a visit, or you are a blockchain savvy individual who is lucky enough to already live there, be sure to put these in your diary!
- Delta Summit
- Malta Blockchain Summit
- Blockchain, Credentials & Connected Learning Conference
- Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta
- Bonus: Blockchain Summit Dubai
Dubbed as “the new leading blockchain and innovation conference” by Bloomberg Media Group, the Delta Summit is expected to be 2018s biggest and best blockchain extravaganza. Kicking off on October 3rd and lasting until the 5th it will bring together the crème de la crème of the blockchain world, all in one place.
The Delta Summit will be an official platform where blockchain startups and key stakeholders can promote their technology and related business opportunities. It will also be a place where cryptocurrency enthusiasts, doubters, and experts can congregate, hang out, and exchange ideas.
The idea behind the summit is to strike up a worldwide cryptocurrency discussion and to further highlight the efforts of both the Maltese government and entrepreneurs that are working to position Malta as a leading blockchain embracing jurisdiction.
There is a fantastic line up of industry big-wigs and experts already committed to speaking at the event, with many more still to confirm.
Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat and parliamentary secretary Silvio Schembri will be representing Malta and the government of Malta.
They will be joined by Dr Abdalla Kablah who is an international entrepreneur and fintech expert. The founder and CEO of Binance, Chang Peng Zhao, Founder at TRON Justin Sun, founder of Evercoin Exchange Miko Matsumura, and Founder of Angel Labs Tugce Ergul.
Kenneth Farrugia the chairman of Finance Malta, Joseph Cuschieri the chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority and Joseph Portelli the chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange will also be discussing the impact of the industry both locally, and abroad.
As well as speeches, panels, and exhibits, there will also be social events, workshops and an investors lounge where likeminded individuals can network and meet other sector stakeholders.
Tickets are available now and there are still opportunities to exhibit at the event but move quickly as all spots are expected to go soon.
Malta Blockchain Summit
Held at the beginning of November, the Malta Blockchain Summit is tipped to be another do-not-miss event in Malta this year. Hailed as
“A melting pot for global influencers in technology, civil society, democracy promotion, and innovation”
guests can expect fascinating discussions about the potential of the blockchain.
The event will focus particularly on the various world-changing possible uses for Blockchain in sectors such as health, entertainment, government, finance, banking, loans, payments, real estate, and more.
The summit will comprise of four conferences that will cover the topics of marketing and affiliation, government and regulation, FinTech, and tokenomics and cryptocurrencies. The event will attract over 4000 delegates from around the world, as well as 100 speakers, 150 sponsors and exhibitors and leading figures from the blockchain world.
The event promises to be a momentously innovative opportunity for blockchain influencers to network, forge new connections and relationships, as well as debate the possible applications of blockchain technology.
Some of the key speakers that have already confirmed include Cristopher Obereder, Carla Maree Vella, Eval Kaili, James Catania, Max Krupyshev, Gordon Einstien, Alex Lightman, Joseph Cuschieri, Sally Eaves, Karl Schranz, Pavel Kravchenko and Miko Matsumura.
The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat will also be speaking at one of the conferences, giving his seal of approval to the industry. The Malta Blockchain Summit is set to be one of the biggest and best blockchain events in Europe this year, don’t miss out and put November 1st and 2nd in your calendar!
Blockchain, Credentials & Connected Learning Conference
If you are looking for a last minute crypto-fix then there is still time to get your hands on tickets for the Blockchain, Credentials & Connected Learning conference that is being organised by the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning.
Held on the 17th and 18th of May, the event will bring together academics, consultants, industry specialists, and various practitioners to engage with thought leaders on blockchain and connected learning.
The conference is a non-profit initiative of the Commonwealth Centre for Connective Learning and it is being sponsored by The Learning Machine. Taking place at one of the finest locations on the island, the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in Attard, it is just a stone’s throw from the official residence of the President and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and architecture.
Confirmed speakers to date include Alex Grech, Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo, Davide Bernadis, Perrine de Coetlogon, Angeliki Dedopoulou, Edel Cassar, Klaus Conrad, Abdalla Kablan, Timothy Read, and Christian Warner- all leading figures in the local and international crypto-scene.
Key themes of the event will include Connecting Learning Through Blockchain, Self-Sovereignty and Identity, Decentralising Education, and Learning and Earning.
As the date of the event is fast approaching, don’t wait any longer and make sure you get your hands on some tickets for this excellent event.
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta
On the 23rd of October 2018, the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference will come to Malta. The conference aims to promote the unstoppable progress of the FinTech industry across the Mediterranean area. The international cryptocurrency community will come together along with bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts and various other business enthusiasts.
On the bill for the hotly anticipated event are Eman Pulis, founder of affiliategrandslam.com, Max Krupyshev the COO of Cubits, Joseph Borg from WH Partners and the VP of Bitmalta, and other leading figures from the legal, regulatory, tech, and strategy sectors.
There will be a large exhibition centre, a full schedule of presentations, and a range of workshops and networking opportunities. Organised by Smile Expo, tickets, exhibition spaces, and speaking slots are still up for grabs.
Bonus: Blockchain Summit Dubai
Once you have had your fill of what Malta has to offer, why not hop on a plane and hot foot it over to Dubai for the Blockchain Summit Dubai? Held on November 27th at the Dubai Marina, it will bring together over 400 attendees, 40 speakers and an impressive 34 sessions for visitors to enjoy.
A part of the popular Global Blockchain Summit series, this one-day conference and exhibition will aim to connect industry leaders, technological innovators, investors and business decision makers and it is regarded as one of the top blockchain summits in the world.
The programme includes an in-depth discussion on deploying blockchain technology across sectors such as logistics, utilities, media, insurance, finance, entertainment and more. There will also be a range of roundtable discussions and networking sessions that will provide unparalleled opportunities to meet other like-minded individuals with a vested interest in the blockchain industry.
Speakers for 2018 are yet to be announced but last years roll call included the editor of Coindesk, the Head of Strategy from The Royal Mint, and senior executives from Barclays, Bupa, Bosch, and Cedex. If last years line up is anything to go by, then this year is set to be even bigger and better
Malta is leading the rest of the world by the hand when it comes to the disruptive and exciting world of blockchain and if you want to be involved in the making of technological history, then these events are going to be significant milestones.
Bringing together all the brightest minds, most ambitious entrepreneurs, and leading business stakeholders in one place can only be a wonderful thing, so make sure you attend at least one of these events in 2018!
Read more about Malta Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Regulations.