On October 23, the international company Smile-Expo 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, 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, 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 cryptocurrency industry. Various mining accessories and new software have been exhibited.
Software company PickPack with offers new ways for approaching logistics was a participant of the demozone. The organization 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 was 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 cryptocurrency assets management.
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].
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.
The schedule of the events – on the website of Smile-Expo.
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