Blockchain conference for fintech leaders: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference will take place in Malta



On October 23, St. Julian's will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta – a large-scale event dedicated to blockchain, topical trends in the cryptocurrency market, and ICO projects. A single platform will gather the international crypto community, top blockchain developers, and business representatives.



Why Malta



The government of Malta actively works on the development of transparent and favorable laws in the field of blockchain industry regulation. There are plans to establish a special agency – a Digital Innovation Authority that would control and certify blockchain companies. Besides, DLT legislation is being drafted as well as a regulatory framework for ICOs.



The first draft law of the Digital Innovation Authority has already been introduced to the public. The paper received a very positive feedback from industry representatives. Not a single government has offered a comprehensive draft legislation to regulate the activity of blockchain platforms.



These steps have already given first results. Cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and Okex are relocating their headquarters to Malta. Senior management of such crypto companies as Monaco Card, BigONE, and Tron Foundation have also expressed intention to open offices on the island.



What waits for guests?



Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta is a B2B event held annually in the format of a conference and an exhibition area. In 2017, 400 guests attended the event, 16 top speakers gave presentations, and 20 companies presented their booths in the exhibition area. Among guests, one could find Maltese government officials and the President of the Free Republic of Liberland.



The international company Smile-Expo, the organizer, reports that in 2018, the conference program will be even more intense with new relevant discussion topics. Speakers will include global crypto experts, investors, developers, representatives of successful blockchain startups.



Furthermore, guests will be able to attend the exhibition area with booths of blockchain software developers, mining hardware, and related industry services.



Register to the conference now and pay €130 instead of €399.



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Блокчейн-конференция для лидеров финтеха: на Мальте состоится Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta



23 октября в Сент-Джулиансе состоится Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta – масштабное событие, посвященное блокчейну, актуальным тенденциям криптовалютного рынка и ICO-проектам. На одной площадке соберутся международное криптосообщество, топовые блокчейн-разработчики и представители бизнеса.



Почему именно Мальта



Правительство Мальты активно работает над разработкой прозрачного и лояльного законодательства в области регулирования блокчейн-индустрии. Планируется создать специальное ведомство – Агентство цифровых инноваций, которое будет контролировать и сертифицировать блокчейн-компании. Также разрабатывается закон по регулированию сферы распределенных реестров и нормативная база для ICO.



Первый законопроект Digital Innovation Authority уже представлен публике. Документ получил крайне положительно отзывы от представителей индустрии. Еще ни одно государство не предложило полноценного законопроекта, регламентирующего деятельность блокчейн-платформ.



Эти шаги уже привели к первым результат. Криптовалютные биржи Binance и Okex переносят на Мальту штаб-квартиры. Намерение открыть свои представительства на острове выразили также руководители криптокомпаний Monaco Card, BigONE и Tron Foundation.



 



Что ждет гостей



Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta - это B2B-событие в формате конференция+демозона, которое стало ежегодным. В 2017-м мероприятие посетило 400 гостей, выступили 16 топовых спикеров, а в выставочной зоне были представлены стенды 20 компаний. Среди гостей – представители правительства Мальты и президент государства Либерленд.



Как сообщает организатор мероприятия — международная компания Smile-Expo - в 2018 году программа конференции будет еще насыщенней с новыми актуальными темами для обсуждения. Среди спикеров международные криптоэксперты, инвесторы, разработчики, представители успешных блокчейн-стартапов.



Также посетителей ожидает демозона, в которой расположатся стенды разработчиков программного обеспечения на блокчейне, оборудования для майнинга и сопутствующих сервисов для индустрии.



Регистрируйтесь на конференцию уже сейчас. До 24 сентября на билеты действует специальная цена – 130 EUR вместо 220 EUR.

Venue

St. Julian's

Organizer

Smile-Expo

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Blockchain

On October 23, the international company Smile-Expo has conducted the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta. Crypto meeting has become the 50th anniversary event of the company’s blockchain series and has been visited by the CEO of Malta Digital Innovation Authority – the main blockchain regulator in the country.
Speakers and Key Points
At the conference, leading experts have come together to share knowledge about the DLT industry’s trends. The program of the event has included 5 panel discussions where speakers focused on DLT and IoT, Tokenization, Legal Side of Crypto, ICOs, and Blockchain Hacking. 
Opening of the Event
The conference was opened by Stephen McCarthy, CEO of Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) – the regulator responsible for technology promotion and expansion in the country.
The investor & Deputy CEO at DLT-based solutions provider Fundshing – Bruce Jeong – has also delivered the welcoming speech to the guests of the event. He has presented the Smart Crypto City project and explained how the technology can be used in cities.
New DLT Uses
The main focus of the conference was the panel discussion about DLT integration in various sectors. The partakers have presented the possible technology uses for transportation, real estate sector, medicine and AI.
During the discussion, Yael Tamar, CMO of iOlite, has drawn attention at how DLT can improve logistics. According to the expert, the global supply chain is huge, however, inefficient due to the lack of traceability and cargo thefts. She suggested a solution – applying DLT as she sees it as a perfect match for the industry.
To make the argument legitimate, she has talked about the real example from Olistics, the company which launches a PoC demonstrating live shipments and changes-of-custody in real time including the ability to monitor cargo conditions. As of September 2018, hundreds of smart contracts are already deployed.
Juergen Hoebarth, Founder of Tokenization Limited, has told the listeners about the ways DLT is transforming supply chain as well and presented the real cases of the technology use in flight insurance, gaming, real estate and healthcare.
He believes that DLT assists in knowing the status and condition of every product. Also, with its help, consumers can learn where their purchases come from and how they were produced. The technology can even help to confirm that diamonds and some precious metals are free from conflict. 
Legal Aspects of the Technology 
The other panel discussion was dedicated to the regulations of the technology. Participants have analysed how DLT complies with GDPR and made a comparison of tax rules in Malta, Switzerland and the US.
During the discussion, guests of the conference had a chance to talk to the leading lawyers, ask questions and get consultations for free.
Raising Capital with Reg D
Gordon Einstein, Founding Attorney at CryptoLaw Partners, has described how to gather capital with Reg D – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation governing private placement exemptions.
He explained to the audience how to use Reg D and stay out of legal troubles on the way to fundraising success. According to Einstein, the “do’s” for using Reg D include conducting a “private placement” of securities and raising unlimited capital from an unlimited number of “accredited investors.”
Among the “dont’s” there are messing around with “unaccredited investors” and misrepresenting material facts.
Trading with Success
Cryptocurrency trading was analysed by the founder & CEO at Midas Touch Consulting and professional trader – Florian (Florzinho) Grummes.
For successful deals on exchanges, the expert advised the audience to create a plan, consider position sizing and develop a principle-based approach. “Psychology is at least 80% of your trading success,” believes the specialist.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
At the event, visitors had an opportunity to visit a demozone where companies have demonstrated their latest developments in the crypto industry. Various mining accessories and new software have been exhibited.
Software company PickPack with offers of new ways for approaching logistics has become the participant of the demozone. The organization has presented solutions for last-mile and same day deliveries. 
B2B application KYC-Chain has acquainted the visitors with solutions for managing KYC processes for both individual and corporate customers. Among the products of the platform, there are special templates and API to make the compliance process easier.
The company Hotmine which provides a new insight into mining has become the Mining 2.0 sponsor of the conference.
The silver sponsor – Steve Muscat Azzopardi, the Head of Corporate & Fintech at the Maltese law firm Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. He has also delivered the presentation “Smart Contracts – from Hype to Business.”
The investment partner of the event – TaaS Capital Fund (NCF) which enables the easy crypto assets management.
Investors
Major investment companies and venture capital firms have been welcomed at the conference. Among them there were DLT solutions provider Fundshing, NY-based global investment management firm Intrinsic Value Investment Partners (IVIP) and investment advisory firm InvestorsAlly. 
The event was also visited by investment consultations provider Kylin Prime Group and UAE’s private investment firm The National Investor (TNI).
Organizer 
The conference was conducted by the international company Smile-Expo – the organizer of 48 successful crypto events in 25 countries. Next events from the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference series will be in Moscow and in the Philippines.
04 December, 12:27