Blockchain 360° conference: Nordic’s most important event happens in Stockholm

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Blockchain PR is proud to be invited to take part of the Blockchain360° conference – one of the most senior conferences in the Nordics  happening in Stockholm 12th – 13th November 2018.

The Swedish Blockchain Association (SBA) is teaming up with Blockchain 360 ° – Sweden’s first news site bringing the latest about the Swedish and international blockchain scene – to bring one of the best blockchain conferences in the Nordics.

“Already in the first day we had thousands of readers – the interest is huge,” says John Uggla, chief editor of Blockchain 360 °.

That’s why the Swedish Blockchain Association (SBA) was so keen to team up with Blockchain 360 ° . Behind SBA are Andreas Johansson and Benjamin Dahl, both early believers in Blockchain and decentralization.

“It feels extremely fun to work with the people who were involved in the first steps of blockchain in Sweden. Andreas Johansson and Benjamin Dahl, and the network that they built, will contribute with comprehensive skills and know-how about technology and industry while we hope to give a fair picture of how hugely exciting this sector is. We feel like an unbeatable team” said Daniele Truini, head of events at Blockchain 360 °.

Indeed, Stockholm and Sweden became a bubble of innovation power, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs. Cryptocurrencies finally made their way into everyday conversations in Sweden – 2017 was the year the word blockchain reached mainstream, hence the demand of a event of this importance.

World’s top industry experts tell all at Blockchain 360 °

During Blockchain 360 ° (12th – 13h November 2018), several of the world’s top experts in blockchain gather together to give companies and organizations a unique insight into the blockchain technology. Plus, exciting seminars varying from workshops to examining successful cases, will help businesses adapt and develop business models for future entrepreneurship.

A good example is Sven Edgren of Norwegian DNV GL, who will tell how the Chinese platform VeChain has linked goods and logistics to blockchain. By following the product from farm to shelf, consumers will have a fully transparent picture from the product’s origin – that wouldn’t be possible without blockchain.

For more information about the event’s program click here.

For live updates of the conference follow Ana Paula Picasso on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Press contact for the event:
Daniele Truini, Head of Events – Blockchain 360° & ContentLab by Differ
Daniele.truini@contentlab.se

Malta Blockchain Summit: 8,500 attendees ignited the blockchain island

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I was proud to take part of the Malta Blockchain Summit with Blockchain PR – The summit was a huge success, here is a quick summary of the event.

The inaugural edition of the Malta Blockchain Summit has been a resounding triumph. Held on the 1st to 2nd November, at the Intercontinental Hotel, St. Julian’s – the Summit saw intense interest, from both local and global quarters, with 8,500 attendees turning up for the event.
The success of the show means the Summit will likely move to a larger venue better equipped to handle the scale of a growing Summit.

The Summit marked its entry as a key player on the island’s blockchain calendar, with the official launch of Malta’s DLT regulation acts announced during the Regulatory Conference. The three pieces of legislation moved swiftly through parliament, with approval conferred in July and August, before officially coming into effect on the first day of the Summit.

The new DLT regulation bills to mark Malta’s induction to a global hall of fame 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 bills comes in tandem with relocation from major players in the crypto sphere, such as Binance, OKEx and ZBX, and government promise to make the aptly dubbed Blockchain Island a hub for blockchain excellence.

John McAfee and Sophia

With notable denizens of the industry, such as cryptocurrency evangelist and business guru, John McAfee, blockchain father and co-founder, W. Scott Stornetta, Hanson Robotics creation, Sophia the humanoid robot, and the Honourable Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, addressing riveted audiences, the summit carried an aura of prestige 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.” said 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.” said John McAfee.

A competitive Hackathon for developers was overseen by a panel of some of the most influential movers and shakers in the industry. The judging table made place for esteemed individuals such as Scott Stornetta, Charles Hoskinson, Ilya Smagin, and Lucas Park.  

Blockchain Charity Lottery took first place and a coveted prize of €25, 000, with TPass and Tensegrity coming in at second and third place and winning €15,000 and €10,000 respectively.

A heated ICO Pitch lit up the stage on both days of the Summit, as 35 ICO’s battled it out for invaluable mentorship from a line-up of savvy investors, industry exposure and a share of the $100,000 prize. Startups Rise and AEToken took first and second place on Day 1 and Tatau and GoMama grabbing the crown on the second day of the Pitch.

A new government AI strategy was announced during a press conference held at the Malta Blockchain Summit. The Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri launched a task force which will design a national strategy on AI and explore a citizenship test for robots – placing Malta amongst the top 10 nations in the world to do so.  Malta.ai will work in collaboration with SingularityNet, the company behind Sophia, the humanoid robot’s AI.

The Summit ended with a number of lavish dinners, a spectacular closing night event and a grand evening tour of Malta’s fortified harbour during the Crypto Cruise.

Eman Pulis

“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!” said Eman Pulis commenting on the monumental success of the Malta Blockchain Summit.

 

 

 

Main photo: Malta’s Prime minister Joseph Muscat opening the conference.

www.maltablockchainsummit.com