Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta to discuss cryptocurrency regulation and national blockchain policy On December 7, Malta (St Julianâs) will feature Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, an event on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, organized by Smile-Expo. Representatives of business, government and financial sector will discuss key issues of the blockchain industry, including the national blockchain strategy The popularity of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the world is growing. Early December, the rate of bitcoin exceeded $11Â 000; large stock exchanges in New York and Chicago introduce bitcoin futures; various countries draft bills adopting or restricting the new technologies. Traditionally, Malta is called one of the top five countries most open to bitcoin. Blockchain in Malta: towards new technology In December, the Financial Services Agency (MFSA) published a document on ICO, cryptocurrencies and operation companies associated with them. Its results will affect the vector of state policy. At the beginning of the year, Malta's Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, said that Europe should become a âbitcoin continentâ, and Malta could turn into a European analogue of the âSilicon Valleyâ, the center for the new technologies development. Cryptocurrency and the blockchain are also whole-heartedly approved by other members of the Maltese government. Among them are Silvio Schembri, Maltaâs Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, and Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Silvio Schembri will participate in Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta. He will talk about the country's blockchain strategy: how the government plans to turn Malta into an advanced blockchain country. Main topics of the conference and key speakers In addition to Silvio Schembri, the conference will be attended by other influential figures of the Maltese blockchain community. For instance, Steve Tendon, Senior Fintech and Blockchain Advisor at Quantum Financial Analytics; well-known Maltese lawyers Max Ganado and Leonard Bonello; Loui Mercieca, Chief Software Architect at Agilis, participant of the government blockchain projects. The conference will also feature the reports of founders and managers of well-known blockchain companies from around the world: Gregory Klumov (USA), Abdalla Kablan (UK), Ivan Petuhovsky (Spain), Max Krupyshev (Germany). Expert will focus on the discussion of:
- blockchain in the global economy: history of development and trends;
- ICO and investment in tokens;
- legal regulation of the cryptocurrency, ICO, blockchain developments;
- blockchain-based solutions, practical advice on the development.