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AI & Blockchain Regulation

Malta led the blockchain regulatory front in 2018. This time around, the Blockchain Island is also looking to be a top 10 leader in procuring ethical A.I. legal frameworks. What developments are on the horizon for these exciting tech sectors in the grand scheme of things? Let's find out.


A European approach to AI


Inauguration & Welcoming Remarks


Keynote by Hon. Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat

Hon. Joseph Muscat


Keynote By Hon. Silvio Schembri

Hon. Silvio Schembri


A World First - Giving a DAO its Legal Personality

The Government of Malta is currently working on a Fourth Bill that will give a software its own legal personality. The Bill will be enacted later this year.

Max Ganado

Steve Tendon


Malta's Role in the World of Digital Economy

Regulation as a means of attractive Foreign Direct Investment

Joseph Borg

WH Partners

Stephen McCarthy


Innovating for Tech Opportunities across the Commonwealth

Lord J. Marland


Towards a common Sandbox Environment


AI Framework Initiatives: How Should We Regulate AI?

Alexiei Dingli

Dinis Guarda




Compliance: How are Banks dealing with Crypto?

AI Startup Pitch

10 AI Startups with innovative projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors. Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.


AI Startup Pitch Commences

World Changing Applications of Blockchain & AI

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence pose life changing possibilities as well as fresh 21st century verticals. As data continues to accumulate on public blockchains, merging readily available data on the blockchain and artificial intelligence systems seems not only inevitable, but eminently desirable. It’s time to navigate this uncharted territory and beyond!


Blockchain and the Future of Humanity

Vinay Gupta


How does Blockchain bring social benefits to Emerging Economies?

H.E. Khurram Shroff

Vinay Gupta


Tokenisation of Historic Properties

Max Studennikoff


Is a Global Decentralised Financial System a Possibility or a Utopia?


Bitcoin: a 21st century Currency Renaissance?

Tim Draper


Hacking the DNA of Humanity by Blockchain & AI

Dinis Guarda


An AI singularity: Is Machine learning on the cusp?

Angelo Dalli


Jorge Sebastiao


Data mining: Your online identity

AI, Big Data, Blockchain & Online identity

Michael Mainelli

John Calian

T Labs

What is Web 3.0 and why does it matter?

Larry Sanger


How Will Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge in the Next Decade?

Larry Sanger

Fernando Martinho


Decentralised AI: an Existential Risk or an Auspicious future?

David Orban

Ben Goertzel



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Introduction Keynote

Ben Goertzel


Regulations, Rights and Responsibilities for AI

AI regulatory framework and policy. Legal rights and responsibilities for AIs.

Towards Legally and Politically Savvy AIs

How might we build AIs that can understand law and policy? How might we meaningfully define AI citizenship?

Human Implications of Advanced AI

Social implications of AI citizenship, and of broader AI advances. How can things be done so that these advances empower people rather than disenfranchising them?

AI in Malta

What impact would it have if Malta were to create a path to AI citizenship?   Can AI rights and responsibilities help incentivize AI startups to locate in Malta?  What collection of mechanisms would best incentivize AI startups to locate in Malta?

Conclusion and Next Steps

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The Blockchain Advisory Workshop


Opening Keynote


Running an exchange in a regulated environment


Stake your bets: the crypto-gaming sandbox


Setting the standards: DLT certification


Delving into learning & technology: the importance of educative initiatives


Tax or no tax: how cryptos are taxed in Malta


The use of smart tokens in securities field


Know your blockchain: compliance in DLT


Closing address

The Brokerage Event - Room 2 expand icon

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Applicants will participate in a one-to-one marketplace to:
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  • Partner with commercial entities to offer existing A.I. & Blockchain applications.
  • Exchange knowledge and expertise by networking with public and private experts on the latest disruptive technologies.
Developers as well as entrepreneurs and businesses will have the opportunity to open their horizons to various sectors such as retail, healthcare, creative industries, the financial services, information and communication technology as well as manufacturing and Blockchain. Join the pre-arranged face-to-face 25 minute meetings and explore the ocean of business potential and collaborative efforts! Register here

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Keynote Introduction


The Dawn of Quantum Technologies in Europe

Place of Europe in the Quantum Race; comparison between European & International quantum tech programmes

The Industrial Adoption of Quantum Tech


The Potential of Investing Now in Quantum

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Investment in AI, IOT & Big Data

It is estimated that nearly 2.9 billion people will own a smart phone by 2020. Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated each day, with ninety percent of world data being generated in the last two years. The scale and magnitude of A.I., IOT and Big Data is both unprecedented and a testament to the human desire to overcome the impossible. The question is: what’s next on the investment horizon?


Investment in AI, IoT & Big Data


AI Driving the Digital Transformation

Angelo Dalli


21st Century Business: An AI Blueprint


AI: Lessons Learned and Prospects Ahead


The Social Impact of AI


Institutional and Private Investment in AI




Malta Quantum Initiatives

STO Battle

15 STO's with the most promising crypto and/or blockchain projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors . Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.


STO Battle Commences

Blockchain Investment & The Future of Digital Money

Payments and investments are on an evolutionary fast track. From user-friendly value-transfer applications and innovation in outdated exchanges, to the massive boom in data verification protocols, a digital renaissance is undoubtedly inching towards the masses. How will traditional structures face up to this impending technological leap?


The Future of Money

Chris Skinner


Is it Time to Dive into the Crypto Rollercoaster?

What is Going On in the Crypto Market? The Lessons Drawn and the Horizons Crypto Ahead

Steve Kelso

David Drake

Dennis O’Neill


Will cryptocurrencies Fail or Succeed?

Nouriel Roubini

Roger Ver

Global Banking in the Digital Age

Patrick Chang

Chris Skinner


Blockchain Investment: Has the Industry Matured for Institutional Investments?

Dennis O’Neill


Differences and similarities: STO's - IPO's - IEO's

Differences and similarities from a legal and compliance perspective.

Giacomo Arcaro

Vivek Ramaswami

Gordon Einstein

Ruslan Gavrilyuk


Is stablecoin a tipping point in the industry development?



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The same way poles oppose and compliment each other, so too could blockchain and artificial intelligence. As the IOT (internet of things) is setting us up for a revolution of connectivity, the advent of decentralised blockchain and centralised artificial intelligence could take societal organisation to a new level.

As demonstrated by IBM’s India Lab, food supply chain processes could be overhauled, accounting for everything from farming to the grocery store. IoT sensors on harvest fields could also provide the bedrock for innovative and efficient farming insurance that takes severe weather into account. In the pharmaceutical sector, medicine storage climates on the blockchain could optimise delivery conditions.

The social ramifications, particularly in emerging economies, are massive. Let’s discuss the social impact of these technologies together


Blockchain and Risk (BAR) Seminar - Room 2 expand icon

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The Blockchain and Risk Seminar creates a meaningful opportunity for people to explore these crucial topics. We know the burden of managing risk does not fall to a single area, so we have invited experts and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines including data protection, cybersecurity, ethics, and from sectors such as finance, gaming, and law to share their insights and views on the future of risk management in blockchain.
The BAR seminar's purpose is to spark new ideas, to share practical steps, tips, and helpful methods and techniques. The aim is to assist people and their organisations in taking calculated risks and making intelligent decisions to decrease the disruptive element of blockchain and increase opportunities.

Brought to you by:
Blockchain Academy in collaboration with Marbral Advisory

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Registration & Welcome Coffee


Control, Alt, Delete

Privacy and the right to be forgotten: placing personal data on an immutable blockchain and the GDPR implications. Advances in privacy and confidentiality

Regulating new techology frontiers

When is too little too much? Exploring the need for innovation and disruption while meeting legal responsibilities.

Karl Schranz

E&S Group


Cybersecurity risks and the blockchain including the impossibility of recovering cryptographic keys.

Coffee Break


Blockchain - The Game Changer

How is blockchain changing the iGaming landscape and way players interact with the technology.

What's in a name? Personal identification and the blockchain

How technology is transforming what it means to be human and the impact on KYC/ AML processes and tracing transactions.

Ethics by design

Do privacy enhancing technologies offer opportunities to reduce risks and what is blockchains role in ethical frameworks?

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Is a distributed power grid the inevitable future? If the energy sector moved towards a two-way electric system comprised of billions of interconnected end points, microgrids, smart appliances and solar energy systems, then could blockchain be used to track the flow of electrons and decentralise the energy market? The possibility exists, but the system is up for grabs. It's time to examine the details.


AI & BC for Payments, Banking & Finance - Room 3 expand icon

Whether it's standard fiat, cryptocurrencies or 1:1 stablecoins, the time for electronic cash has come. Let's get into the disruptions, challenges and opportunities on the horizon.


Financial Disruption: Opportunities and Challenges

Whether it's payment applications with a low barrier to entry or Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the established financial order is in for a shake-up. It's time to push the envelope.

21st century risks: Banking and Cybersecurity

With the advent of mobile and third-party banking, maintaining security standards is of utmost importance. Cryptocurrency exchanges that share many banking functions are all too familiar with this phenomenon. What's to be done to mitigate risks in this new landscape?

Payment Processors and the Need to Adapt

Paypal, WePay, Patreon and other payment processors have been around for a while. How do these middlemen adapt to the looming emergence of networked mediums of exchange?

Traditional Currency Vs Cryptocurrency

The Bitcoin halving is projected to occur in Q2 of 2020. By that time Bitcoin's inflation will be 1.8% versus the Central Bank's usual 2%. In this fireside chat, we discuss the effects this will have on competing currencies.

A.I., Smart contracts and Money Over IP

Smart contracts and automated payment protocols could take IP-based messaging applications to the next level. Let's dig in.

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Tech and media giants like Youtube and Twitch have stripped cable networks and studios of their prime positions. While these institutions consolidate their top dog spot, a new way of thinking threatens to dramatically restructure the established order. Let's delve into emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in this exciting new era.


Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is slated to be a new paradigm  that will facilitate the decentralised and democratic spirit of the internet. How does this emerging landscape compare to Web 2.0? Let's find out.

A decentralised landscape: opportunities and challenges

Operators have taken the opportunity to start making use of blockchain technology. How can iGaming adapt towards a landscape moving towards decentralisation, privacy and borderless accessibility?

Engaging the Ad-blocking generation

Internet users aren't fond of webpages filled with ads which clutter screens and slow down loading times. How do marketers reach and engage the Internet generation with this reality in mind?

Consumer demands and web traffic in the crypto era

Brave browser allows users to have better targeted ads without the malware that might accompany it. In addition, users get paid in BAT tokens to view adverts which can be redeemed in several ways. Is this the way forward for generating traffic?

Gamification and engagement in affiliate marketing

Tuning into people's natural tendencies and desires is a tricky task. Which new trends are shaping user interaction and engagement in today's world?

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The healthcare industry is drowning in data - clinical trials, patient medical records, complex billing, research and more. Being notorious for its administrative inefficiencies, particularly when transferring patient data across private healthcare providers, can data-handling be streamlined across the industry while ensuring increased security and privacy? Now is the time to discuss.


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The dependance on third-party verifiers in property markets may be at an end.
As its intended use, the blockchain could act as an innovative, trustless safety-net that ensures both parties keep their end of the deal - reducing the risk of fraud in the process. By using a distributed database to prove authenticity, home owners could transfer ownership through a DLT-network, reducing costs as a consequence. The rental space could also be affected, as agents and buyers will be able to make use of an incorruptible resource that secures data by ensuring digital ownership.
This transformation wouldn't happen over night, but one can see how families and individuals would benefit as property innovations came to fruition. Let's discuss.


Who Owns What in India? Improving the people's trust in land registry!

Adam Lemmon

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From conflict resolution to administrative efficiency and order tracking, blockchain holds the key to problems that have been plaguing the transport and logistics industry for decades. Let's explore some of these issues.


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