A Buzzing Show on the Blockchain Island!

Malta, with its new regulatory framework, is leading the pack. The Malta Blockchain Summit is a reflection of this momentum.

Expect a buzzing expo and riveting discussions about the world-changing potential applications of the Blockchain as well as AI, Big Data, Quantum Technology and IoT. The Summit anticipates 5,000 delegates and will also feature a Hackathon as well as an ICO Pitch with hundreds of investors.


Joseph Muscat prime minister malta

Hon. Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister & Keynote Speaker

The Malta Blockchain Summit, this November 1st and 2nd: I look forward to meeting you then to strengthen our ongoing efforts in making Malta the Blockchain Island.

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  • 09:00 - 22:00 Delegates fly to Malta

    Attendees who check in throughout the day will have the possibility to collect their delegate badge at the InterContinental Lobby and beat the crazy queues on Thursday morning.

  • 11:00 Blockchain Hackathon Starts

    200+ Blockchain geeks get to solve some serious challenges during this two day challenge.

  • 19:00 Malta Blockchain Awards

    The big charity dinner and Awards night are taking place at the InterContinental Hotel itself, making it easy for late arrivals to settle in. Enjoy a networking head-start and meet fellow C-Level execs in a cordial environment. Tickets to this dinner can be purchased from our registration page. Dress: Lounge / Suit.

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  • 19:30 - 22:00 Pre-Registration & Drinks

    Beat Thursday morning queues and collect your badge the evening before. Networking drinks are taking place at the InterContinental's Casino Malta.


  •  Regulatory Conference 

  • 9:00 - 9:10 Opening Keynote

  • 9:10 - 9:20 Government Incentives for Start-ups

    Malta Enterprise, a Government entity, has a number of attractive schemes aimed at making it easier for start-ups in AI, Big Data, Quantum Technology and IoT, to relocate or co-locate in Malta.

  • 9:20 - 9:50 Regulatory Foresight: Protecting the Consumer without Stifling the Advancement of Technology

  • 9:50 - 10:00 Blockchain Regulation

  • 10:00 - 10:10 Welcome to the Blockchain Island

  • 10:10 - 10:20 EY Survey Results: Malta Attractiveness for Blockchain

  • 10:20 - 10:45 Battle of the Jurisdictions

    Malta, Bermuda, Singapore, Zug and Gib go head to head in this animated battle between jurisdictions.

  • 10:45 - 10:55 Leveraging Multiple Jurisdictions to Achieve ICO Nirvana

  • 10:55 - 11:05 Malta: The Right Country Where to Setup Your Blockchain Business. A Tax Perspective

    Malta has become a leading innovator in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry providing a reputable, supportive and trustworthy environment for digital entrepreneurs.

    During the presentation we will investigate how Malta is the one of the most beneficial jurisdictions to setup and run your blockchain business - not only because it created the first legal framework regulating the industry, but also because it offers an extremely competitive tax regime for companies with one of the lowest corporate tax rates within the European Union. The presentation will also look into how the trading and disposing of cryptocurrencies are taxed in Malta, and what are the possibilities to reduce the effective tax rate.

  • 11:05 - 11:15 The New Decentralised Globe

  • 11:15 - 11:25 Criminal Liability in the Crypto Space

  • 11:25 - 11:35 Your Code Counts: Authentic Code for ICO's

  • 11:35 - 12:00 Who Rules? Sovereign Governance, Will BC Replace Contemporary Government

  • 12:00 - 12:25 Transparency vs the Right to be Forgotten

  •  Marketing & Investment Conference 

  • 15:00 - 15:10 Opening Keynote

  • 15:10 - 15:20 Crypto Law and marketing

  • 15:20 - 15:45 Fraud Detection and Avoidance Strategies

  • 15:45 - 15:55 The ICO Show: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  • 15:55 - 16:05 How to Prepare a Blockchain Startup for Traffic Acquisition

  • 16:05 - 16:30 ICO Marketing Battle Plans

  • 16:30 - 16:55 Financing Instruments for Blockchain

  • 16:55 - 17:05 ‘Re-inventing Hollywood’ - How Blockchain will Democratise, Decentralise and Disrupt the Entertainment Industry Forever.

  • 17:05 - 17:15 Developing and Regulating Blockchain and Crypto Activities

  • 17:15 - 17:40 Reigniting the Commonwealth

  • 17:40 - 17:50 Mark Hamade TBC

  • 18:15 - 18:25 Bill and Rahul The World’s First ICCO


  •  Devs & Technology Conference 

  • 9:00 - 9:35 The Use of Smart Contracts in dApps Development

  • 9:35 - 10:00 Permissioned vs Permissionless Blockchains

  • 10:00 - 10:10 Blockchain, Distributed Computing and the Science of Cryptography

    W. Scott Stornetta is widely accepted to be one of the founding fathers of current blockchain technology. He is also a notable figure in the science of cryptography and distributed computing.

  • 10:10 - 10:20 Holistic Solutions for the Blockchain Island

    The Hon. Silvio Schembri will explain what is being done on the Blockchain Island to cater for the influx of companies, from University grants to regulatory initiatives.

  • 10:20 - 10:30 The Blockchain of Things

  • 10:30 - 10:55 Marrying AI to the Blockchain

  • 10:55 - 11:15 Querying Data External to the Blockchain

  • 11:15 - 11:25 Consensus: What Lies Beyond Proof of Stake

  • 11:25 - 11:50 Is Your Business Blockchain-able

  • 11:50 - 12:00 Centralised vs Decentralised Exchanges

  • 12:00 - 12:10 The Dark Side of the Chain

    John McAfee, a computer programmer and businessman, founded the world's most popular anti-virus software and is regarded as a celebrity in DLT circles. Accompanying John McAfee will be Brandon Smietana - Synth. Expect eye-popping sound bites in this exciting presentation!



  •  Tokenomics & Cryptos Conference 

  • 15:00 - 15:10 The European Union and DLT

    MEP Roberta Metsola is part of the EPP, which today enjoys the largest representation within the EU. She will provide an overview of the EU's efforts at all levels in this space.

  • 15:10 - 15:40 The Importance and Challenges of Token Economics

  • 15:40 - 16:10 Are the Days of Traditional Exchanges Numbered? The Rise in Crypto Trading.

    Miko Matsomura will provide an insightful analysis of the situation today and his foresight for the immediate future.

  • 16:10 - 16:40 Banking on Bitcoin. Can Banks Evolve in Time and Embrace this Revolution?

  • 16:40 - 16:50 Keynote

  • 16:50 - 17:20 ICOs and AML

  • 17:20 - 17:50 Taxing ICOs, Tokens and Coins

  • 17:50 - 18:00 Keynote

  • 18:00 - 18:30 Token Modeling

  • 18:30 - 19:00 Post ICO: with Millions in the Bank, What's Next?

  • 19:00 - 19:30 Investing in Blockchain / Renaming it or Repurpose / Investing in Crypto

  • 20:00 Knights of Blockchain: VIP Dinner

  • 20:00 Crypto Cruise

    Enjoy an evening cruise from St. Julian's to Valletta's majestic harbour, with a guest list of 150 C-level executives. The boat departs from Portomaso Marina, St. Julian's a stone-throw away from the official venue and hotels.

  • 22:00 Closing Night

    Let dust settle on your business cards and dust off your dance moves! With headline act superstar Imogen Heap and Malta's finest DJs, we strongly suggest you book one of our fifteen tables at the VIP to close off this Summit in style!


  • 12:00 Champagne Brunch - VB

    Before delegates start heading to the airport, Malta Blockchain Summit organises a champagne brunch - no better occasion to recall business deals, puzzle the closing night together and exchange last-minute business cards. The last Blockchain Gathering will take place during Malta Blockchain's Summit fourth and last day.

  • 19:00 Rum & Cigar Night

    Tiffany's, Portomaso

Joseph Muscat prime minister malta

Hon. Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister & Keynote Speaker
scott stornetta speaker

W. Scott Stornetta

PhD, Chief Scientist - Yūgen Partners
Silvio Schembri speaker

Hon. Silvio Schembri

Parliamentary Secretary - Financial Services
Hartej Sawhney speaker

Hartej Sawhney

Co-Founder and President of Hosho.io
john mcafee speaker

John McAfee

Co-Founder - McAfee Crypto Team & CEO - Luxcore
Jon Matonis speaker

Jon Matonis

Founder - Bitcoin Foundation
ana trbovich speaker

Ana Trbovich

Ph.D. Energy Web Foundation Council Member & Grid Singularity Co-Founder

Sunny Dhillon

Partner at Signia Venture Partners
Yida Gao ico pitch

Yida Gao

General partner - Divergence Digital Currency Fund
Eva Kaili speaker

Eva Kaili

Member of the European Parliament
Joseph Cuschieri speaker

Joseph Cuschieri

Chief Executive Officer - MFSA

Joe Seunghyun Cho

Founder at LATTICE80
Mike Butcher speaker

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-large - TechCrunch
Crystal Rose speaker

Crystal Rose

Co-Founder & CEO - SENSE
Miko Matsumura speaker

Miko Matsumura

Founder - Evercoin exchange






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