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Malta Blockchain Summit 2018 Post Event Takeaway


NEWS RELEASE|November 2018St Julian’s, Malta

MaltaBlockchain Summit 2018
Held on 1-2 November, InterContinental Arena,St Julian’s– Malta

8,500Attendees Ignite Blockchain Island

The inaugural edition of the Malta Blockchain Summit has actually been a definite accomplishment. Held on the 1st to second November, at the Intercontinental Hotel,St Julian’s– the Summit saw extreme interest, from both regional and international quarters, with 8,500 guests showing up for the event.

The success of the program indicates the Summit will likely relocate to a bigger location much better geared up to manage the scale of a growing Summit.

TheSummit marked its entry as an essential gamer on the island’s blockchain calendar, with the main launch of Malta’s DLT policy acts revealed throughout the RegulatoryConference The 3 pieces of legislation moved quickly through parliament, with approval gave in July and August, prior to formally entering into result on the very first day of the Summit.

The brand-new DLT policy costs to mark Malta’s induction to a worldwide hall of popularity as the Blockchain Island are: the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill, Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Bill, and the Virtual Financial Asset Bill.

The launch of the costs is available in tandem with moving from significant gamers in the crypto sphere, such as Binance, OKEx and ZBX, and federal government assure to make the appropriately called Blockchain Island a center for blockchain quality.

With noteworthy citizens of the market, such as cryptocurrency evangelist and company expert, John McAfee, blockchain daddy and co-founder, W. Scott Stornetta, Hanson Robotics development, Sophia the humanoid robotic, and the Honourable Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, dealing with riveted audiences, the summit brought an aura of status and quality.

“I came to talk about the early work that we did, laying the foundations pre-Bitcoin for the blockchain. It is a little frenzied and very crowded. I think they succeeded a little too well in attracting people here.” stated W. Scott Stornetta.

“I think it is an excellent summit. The quality of the attendees and the people presenting is excellent, it is well organised. Eman Pulis, the Founder of the Malta Blockchain Summit, is tremendous. But basically I came, so that I could talk, which I did. I want to tell the world, as I see it.” stated John McAfee.

A competitive Hackathon for designers was managed by a panel of a few of the most prominent lobbyists in the market. The evaluating table made location for renowned people such as Scott Stornetta, Charles Hoskinson, Ilya Smagin, and LucasPark

BlockchainCharity Lottery took top place and a desired reward of EUR25, 000, with TPass and Tensegrity can be found in at 2nd and 3rd location and winning EUR15,000 and EUR10,000 respectively.

A heated ICO Pitch illuminated the phase on both days of the Summit, as 35 ICO’s fought it out for indispensable mentorship from a line-up of smart financiers, market direct exposure and a share of the $100,000 reward. Startups Rise and AEToken took very first and 2nd put on Day 1 and Tatau and GoMama getting the crown on the 2nd day of the Pitch.

A brand-new federal government AI method was revealed throughout an interview held at the Malta BlockchainSummit The Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation,Hon Silvio Schembri released a job force which will create a nationwide method on AI and check out a citizenship test for robotics– positioning Malta among the top 10 countries on the planet to do so.Malta ai will operate in partnership with SingularityNet, the business behind Sophia, the humanoid robotic’s AI.

An stylish Halloween- themed awards night released the two-day summit with a multitude of rewards being given out to business who have actually made their mark in the market– with winners being acknowledged for a wide variety of accomplishments, from ICO of the year to AI of the year.

The complete list of winners consisted of the ICO of the Year: ChiliZ; Affiliate of the Year: ICObench; Lawfirm of the Year: Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates; CSR of the Year: Binance; Careers program of the Year: DQR; Start- up of the Year: ICO Launch; Mining effort of the Year: Genesis; Investor of the Year: Exante; Crypto Exchange of the year: OKEx; Media Agency of the year: Cointelegraph; Innovator of the year: Revolut; IoT of the year: Greenspider; AI of the year; SingularityNET, and Outstanding contribution to the Blockchain Island: Steve Tendon.

TheSummit ended with a variety of luxurious suppers, an amazing closing night event and a grand night trip of Malta’s strengthened harbour throughout the Crypto Cruise.

“I wish to thank everyone who attended the Malta Blockchain Summit for the overwhelming feedback! This week the Blockchain community accepted me and my team as part of the family. I look forward to contribute and help drive this technology forward by doing what I love the most – events!” stated Eman Pulis discussing the significant success of the Malta Blockchain Summit.


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Written by Ravi Gupat

Ravi grew up in India and graduated in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and exited several companies in tech and media over the past 15 years. He is also an early stage investor and advisor in various blockchain-based companies.

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