Becoming
The Blockchain Island

A Buzzing Show on the Blockchain Island!

After three days of networking, exhibiting and deep learning, the Malta Blockchain Summit has come to a successful and somewhat enchanting close. Over 8,500 attendees graced us with their presence, be it the father of blockchain technology - Scott Stornetta, or the legendary John McAfee.

We're truly glad to have hosted such a ground-breaking event. The interest and excitement generated by all parties emanated a sense that this is just the tip of the iceberg. All in all, we're confident that this is but a taste of what is to come. That said, the MBS team is more than happy to take things to the next level.

We thank you for participating and can't wait to see you for the next one!

A Buzzing Show on the Blockchain Island!

After three days of networking, exhibiting and deep learning, the Malta Blockchain Summit has come to a successful and somewhat enchanting close. Over 8,500 attendees graced us with their presence, be it the father of blockchain technology - Scott Stornetta, or the legendary John McAfee.

We're truly glad to have hosted such a ground-breaking event. The interest and excitement generated by all parties emanated a sense that this is just the tip of the iceberg. All in all, we're confident that this is but a taste of what is to come. That said, the MBS team is more than happy to take things to the next level.

We thank you for participating and can't wait to see you for the next one!

MALTA BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT 2018 - ENDORSMENTS

John McAfee

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan

2018 AGENDA

31st OCTOBER

  • 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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  • 19:00 Pre-Registration & Drinks

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

1st NOVEMBER

  •  Regulatory Conference 

  • 9:00 - 9:10 Welcoming Words

    Carla Maree Vella, MBS Brand Ambassador, will be joined on stage by Mark Hamade to kick off the Malta Blockchain Summit 2018

  • 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 - 9:40 Regulatory Foresight: Protecting the Consumer without Stifling the Advancement of Technology

    Six of the greatest crypto minds offer their refreshing take on the implications of regulation in the industry and what it means for blockchain.

  • 9:40 - 9:50 Malta: Directing Legislation in Technology

    Today marks the effective launch of the DLT Regulatory Framework. A new era begins for Malta and all other jurisdictions looking to follow the Blockchain Island's footsteps.

  • 9:50 - 10:00 Welcome to Blockchain Island

    Prime Minister of Malta, the Honourable Joseph Muscat, sets the standard for the event addressing the movers and shakers of the crypto sphere.

  • 10:00 - 10:10 Malta's Attractiveness for Blockchain

    Ronald Attard presents the key results of the instrumental blockchain survey that EY has conducted over the last few months.

  • 10:10 - 10:30 The Battle of the Jurisdictions

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

  • 10:30 - 10:40 Let's talk about Tax!

    Besides the well-known tax incentives, Josef Mercieca will also look into how the trading and disposing of cryptocurrencies are taxed in Malta as well as the possibilities to reduce the effective tax rate.

  • 10:40 - 11:00 Re-igniting the Commonwealth

    What if Commonwealth states agree to embrace each other's regulatory framework? How can Blockchain reignite this powerful collection of states?

  • 11:00 - 11:10 The New Decentralised Globe

    Mike Butcher and Marc Bernegger discuss how blockchain has taken the world by storm, changing the traditional business values of the the past, and therefore leading to a new decentralised globe.

  • 11:10 - 11:30 Transparency vs the Right to be Forgotten

    Blockchain has the potential to solve many of the transparency issues of current data storing solutions but how does it relate to the ongoing debate at EU level about the right to be forgotten?

  • 11:30 - 11:37 New Authority on the Block

    Stephen McCarthy and Ian Gauci discuss the objectives and innovations of the newly established Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA).

  • 11:37 - 11:47 The Catalytic Effects of Blockchain on the Financial Services Industry

  • 11:47 - 12:10 Will Blockchain ever replace the Sovereignty of Government?

    Blockchain is envisaged to give rise to a number of possibilities in changing the modes of governance. These include co-created policies/services, integrated services and self-governed services. What does this mean for the current form of governance and what are the potential changes for future forms of government?

  • 12:10 - 12:35 Round Tables

  • 12:50 - 14:50 ICO Pitch

  •  Marketing & Investment Conference 

  • 15:00 - 15:20 Investing in Blockchain

    A distinguished panel of industry experts analyse the pros and cons that go hand in hand with investing in blockchain.

  • 15:20 - 15:30 Your Marketing Channels for Blockchain

    Brian Wong and Monty Munford share the stage to offer a fresh outlook on the viable marketing channels for blockchain.

  • 15:30 - 15:50 Fraud Detection and Stolen Funds

    Aleksandar Tošić, On Yavin, and Martin Cassing storm the stage to instill an intriguing and essential insight on the intrinsic role of fraud in the industry.

  • 15:50 - 16:00 How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt the Consumer Experience

  • 16:00 - 16:10 Blockchain for Education

    Richard Maaghul and Dr. Adel ElMessiry share the stage to deliberate the importance of increasing blockchain education.

  • 16:10 - 16:30 ICOs and the Optimal Marketing Mix

    An esteemed panel of crypto experts troop the stage to offer an invaluable insight into the importance of marketing in a successful ICO.

  • 16:30 - 16:40 Leveraging Multiple Jurisdictions to Achieve ICO Nirvana

  • 16:40 - 17:00 Financing Instruments for Blockchain

    A panel of industry finance specialists discuss the various financial options that should be implemented in the industry.

  • 17:00 - 17:10 Re-inventing Hollywood

    How will Blockchain Democratise, Decentralise and Disrupt the Entertainment Industry Forever?

  • 17:10 - 17:20 Developing and Regulating Blockchain and Crypto Activities

    Stav Zilbershtein and Tal Itzhak Ron discuss development and regulation surrounding crypto activities.

  • 17:20 - 17:35 Sophia, What's Your Take on Blockchain?

    AI inspiration, Sophia alongside her creator, offers her take on ICO investment.

  • 17:35 - 17:55 Blockchain as a Catalyst for Change

    A panel joins forces for an in-depth look at the potential for blockchain to engender change.

  • 17:55 - 18:05 New Exchanges Wave

  • 18:05 - 18:15 ICOs: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

    Stefano Virgilli commands the stage and shares an overall outlook on the advantages and disadvantages of ICOs.

  • 18:00 - 18:25 Round Tables

  • 18:30 - 20:00 Networking Drinks at Tapaz

    Enjoy drinks and nibbles just outside the expo.

  • 19:00 - 23:00 VIP Dinner

2nd NOVEMBER

3rd NOVEMBER

  • 12:00 FLETA Champagne Brunch

    Exclusive invite only function - Hosted by FLETA

  • 12:00 Champagne Brunch

    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.

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
Eva Kaili speaker

Eva
Kaili

Member of the European Parliament
sophia-speaker

Sophia
Bot

AI Citizen - Hanson Robotics
john mcafee speaker

John
McAfee

Co-Founder - McAfee Crypto Team
Jon Matonis speaker

Jon
Matonis

Founder - Bitcoin Foundation
Mike Butcher speaker

Mike
Butcher

Editor-at-large - TechCrunch
Sunny-Dhillon-speaker

Sunny
Dhillon

Partner - Signia Venture Partners
Yida Gao ico pitch

Yida
Gao

General partner - Divergence Digital Currency Fund
Hartej Sawhney speaker

Hartej
Sawhney

Co-Founder & President - Hosho.io
stephen mccarthy speaker

Stephen
McCarthy

CEO - Malta Digital Innovation Authority
ben goertzel speaker

Ben
Goertzel

CEO - SingularityNET
JOE SEUNGHYUN CHO speaker

Joe Seunghyun
Cho

Founder - LATTICE80
ana trbovich speaker

Ana
Trbovich

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

Brian
Wong

Founder & CEO - Kiips
Miko Matsumura speaker

Miko
Matsumura

Founder - Evercoin Exchange
MARCO STRENG<br>
Co-founder / CEO

Marco
Streng

CEO & Co-Founder - Genesis Group

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