Nexinter – Blockchain PR latest client – will attend The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit

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In 2017, when the ICO boom was in full force, Nexinter’s founder Ana Bencic had an “a-ha!” moment — she knew that the ICO bubble wouldn’t last. So Ana had a vision of a different type of digital trading platform.

Fast-forward two years and the digital assets trading platform, Nexinter, has been launched, got licensed in Estonia but chose Malta as their main head-quarter.

When Ana Bencic contacted me with her vision for Nexinter’s marketing strategy, she wanted someone that understood the dynamic of the digital assets trading business.

So, we talked about her plans and how my expertise would help Nexinter and then, our partnership was born.

This week Nexinter’s CEO Ana Bencic and CMO Daniele Mensi will attend the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit – Spring Edition (23rd / 24 May).

 “Cryptocurrency trading spearheaded the rise of this technology [Blockchain] and Malta is one of the few jurisdictions to provide a legal regulatory framework for companies in the forefront of the market like Nexinter”.

Ana Bencic, CEO Nexinter

“The event is moving beyond the hype and has become one of the most important events for stakeholders in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT and Quantum Technologies”

Daniele Mensi, CMO Nexinter

For more about the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit click here

For more info about Nexinter: www.nexinter.com

Twitter: @nexinterdigital

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

3 easy points to understand what makes Malta the “Blockchain island”

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Malta has earned a well-deserved title of “Blockchain island” –  it is the first jurisdiction in the world to introduce blockchain regulations. The Maltese government views the blockchain technology as a whole, while other countries are typically looking at crypto and blockchain for short-term gains.  It’s fair to say that Malta legislators understand what the blockchain technology can offer in the long run.

In July 2018 when the Maltese parliament passed the regulatory bills, Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services, tweeted:

These 3 bills provide comprehensive legal framework that addresses a number of problems faced by the industry. But what are they and what makes them such special piece of legislation? Here is a quick summary of each bill:

The first one is the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act (MDIA Act), and it establishes the Malta Digital Innovation Authority and certifies DLT platforms. This law will focus on internal governance arrangements and will outline the duties and responsibilities of the Authority to certify DLT platforms to ensure credibility and provide legal certainty to users wishing to make use of a DLT platform.

The second is the Innovative Technology Arrangement and Services Act (ITAS Act), deals with DLT arrangements and certifications of DLT platforms. This bill is primarily concerned with the setting up of exchanges and other companies operating in the cryptocurrency market.

And the third law, known as the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFA Act), establishes the regulatory regime governing ICOs, cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers, etc.

Additionally, these bills reflect the European Union (EU) laws onto Maltese laws.  There are 3 basic core principles that the bills abide to – market integrity, consumer protection and industry protection. The main difference here  is that the bills have a principles-based approach, rather than a rules-based approach. Hopefully, they will flourish amidst a highly-unregulated environment.

That is why Malta is so attractive to the biggest players in the industry, hence Binance and OKEx already set up shop there.

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