Malta Blockchain Summit

About Malta Blockchain Summit

Welcome to the Malta Blockchain Summit, a melting pot for global influencers in technology, civil society, democracy promotion and innovation. Expect riveting discussion about the world-changing potential applications of the Blockchain across multiple verticals, including, but not limited to Health, Entertainment, Government, Banking, Payments and Fintech, and more.

As has become evident during the first quarter of 2018, Malta is taking the lead as the blockchain hub and has become known as ‘Blockchain Island’ across social media, following the relocation decision of Binance and OKEx, the two largest crypto exchanges. Boasting over 4000 delegates, 100 speakers and 150 sponsors and exhibitors, the Malta Blockchain Summit promises to be an innovative and momentous opportunity for global influencers to network, forge new connections and debate the potential applications of blockchain – reflecting the central role that Malta is establishing as a jurisdiction for crypto exchanges and blockchain application developers. 

The summit is comprised of four conferences covering the field’s government and regulation, marketing and affiliation, fintech, tokenomics and cryptocurrencies, and blockchain for developers. To provide maximum value for their exhibitors, blockchain developers and affiliates are invited to the Malta Blockchain Summit free of charge. The summit also includes a Hackathon, an ICO Pitch, a buzzing expo floor, and ends with an unwinding Crypto Cruise.

Speakers

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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Advisor
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Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation
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Celebrity Ambassador
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
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On Yavin
Co-founder and CEO at Cointelligence
Mike Butcher
Editor At Large Techcrunch, The Pathfounder
DR. IAN GAUCI
Partner, GTG Advocates & Afilexion Alliance
Hon. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister & Keynote Speaker
W. Scott Stornetta
PhD, Chief Scientist
Hon. Silvio Schembri
Parliamentary Secretary
Sunny Dhillon
Partner
Ilya Smagin
Smart Contract Development Lead
Yida Gao
General partner
Ana Trbovich
Ph.D. Energy Web Foundation Council Member & Grid...
Felix Petersen
Managing Director Samsung Next Europe

Agenda

 Regulatory Conference

9:00 - 9:10
Opening Keynote
CARLA VELLA
MARK HAMADE

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.
ANTHONY DAVID GATT

9:20 - 9:50
Regulatory Foresight: Protecting the Consumer without Stifling the Advancement of Technology
EVA KAILI
JOSEPH CUSCHIERI
JOSEPH BORG
ANA TRBOVICH

9:50 - 10:00
Blockchain Regulation
JONATHAN GALEA

10:00 - 10:10
Welcome to the Blockchain Island
HON. JOSEPH MUSCAT

10:10 - 10:20
EY Survey Results: Malta Attractiveness for Blockchain
RONALD ATTARD

10:20 - 10:45
Battle of the Jurisdictions
Malta, Bermuda, Singapore, Zug and Gib go head to head in this animated battle between jurisdictions.
JONATHAN GALEA
LORETTA JOSEPH
GREGORY KLUMOV

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

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.
JOSEF MERCIECA

11:05 - 11:15
The New Decentralised Globe
MIKE BUTCHER
MARC P BERNEGGER

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

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

11:35 - 12:00
Who Rules? Sovereign Governance, Will BC Replace Contemporary Government
MATTHIAS KLEES
NATE WHITEHILL

12:00 - 12:25
Transparency vs the Right to be Forgotten
IAN GAUCI
ADAM VAZARI
EVA SKORNICKOVA

 Marketing & Investment Conference

15:00 - 15:10
Opening Keynote

15:10 - 15:20
Crypto Law and marketing
JUANITA BROCKDORFF

15:20 - 15:45
Fraud Detection and Avoidance Strategies
ALEKSANDER TOSIC
ON YAVIN

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

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

16:05 - 16:30
ICO Marketing Battle Plans
CHRISTOPHER OBEREDER

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.
SUNNY DHILLON

17:05 - 17:15
Developing and Regulating Blockchain and Crypto Activities
TAL ITZHAK RON
STAV ZILBERSHTEIN

17:15 - 17:40
Reigniting the Commonwealth

17:40 - 17:50
Mark Hamade TBC

17:50 - 18:15
Investing in Blockchain
FABIO FEDERICI
YIDA GAO
PRASHANT FONSEKA
TUGCE ERGUL
FELIX PETERSON

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
MAX KRUPYSHEV
JOHAN ZAMMIT
PETROS RING
AARON ANDERSON

9:35 - 10:00
Permissioned vs Permissionless Blockchains
SAMUEL VISSCHER
MICHAEL HERMAN

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.
SCOTT STORNETTA

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.
SILVIO SCHEMBRI

10:20 - 10:30
The Blockchain of Things
JOSHUA ELLUL
PETER BUSCH

10:30 - 10:55
Marrying AI to the Blockchain
ARI SMITH
SALLY EAVES
ABDALLAH KABLAN
VINCE VELLA

10:55 - 11:15
Querying Data External to the Blockchain
NICK SPANOS
MACLANE WILKINSON
ROB VIGLIONE

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

11:25 - 11:50
Is Your Business Blockchain-able
DR. MIHAELA ULIERU

11:50 - 12:00
Centralised vs Decentralised Exchanges
RONNY BOESING

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!
JOHN MCAFEE
BRANDON SMIETANA

 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.
ROBERTA METSOLA

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

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.
MIKO MATSUMURA

16:10 - 16:40
Banking on Bitcoin. Can Banks Evolve in Time and Embrace this Revolution?
YOBIE BENJAMIN
JON MATONIS
JOSEPH BORG

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
JAMES CATANIA

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

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!

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Start:
Nov 1, 2018, 9:00 AM
End:
Nov 2, 2018, 6:00 PM
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