28 March
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Blockchain for beginners

  • Palazzo De la Salle, Valletta
  •  28th March 2019   — 28th March 2019
  • 06:15 pm — 08:15 pm

Anyone interested in blockchain will soon have a chance to learn from industry experts in a talk being held at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta on March 28.

Designed for absolute beginners to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, the talk explores what the industry could mean for Malta’s future, in an event that also includes a fun panel discussion and a Q&A session moderated by Jo Caruana.

In 2018 Malta cemented itself as ‘The Blockchain Island’, with the launch of three world-first legal bills that established a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, blockchain and DLT in general, and through the much-anticipated first Malta AI & Blockchain Summit held last November. Malta is now preparing to become an even greater pioneer in the blockchain industry, with further regulation planned and the 2019 Malta AI & Blockchain Summit to be held on May 23-24 at the Hilton Malta.

“This event will help prepare the next generation of potential blockchain experts, just as Malta is becoming renowned worldwide as The Blockchain Island,” explained organiser James Wicker, a technology consultant with experience in advising large multinational corporations on the likely impacts of breakthrough technologies on their respective industries and on the wider implications for society.

“Since we understand the Maltese government is considering a fourth bill regarding blockchain, and the summit in May promises to be another valuable opportunity to network and discuss this world-changing new technology, there has never been a better time to learn about blockchain.”

The speakers at this one-off event will be three experts who are quickly becoming leading names in this fast-growing global industry: Jasper de Trafford, Matthew Sacco and Mark Bugeja.

While these new technologies look to Malta’s future, the event will also help to conserve a vital part of Malta’s past, namely Valletta’s iconic skyline. The Save Valletta’s Skyline Appeal aims to raise more than €8 million to fund vital restoration work on the tower, spire and structure of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, which will ensure that the cathedral’s silhouette will remain in the capital’s famous skyline and continue to be a stunning backdrop for years to come.

Blockchain for Beginners – a talk in aid of Save Valletta Skyline will be held at Palazzo De la Salle, Valletta on March 28 at 6.15pm. Tickets may be booked in advance via e-mail on petragd@guisthall.com.

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