As we promised earlier this week, we have prepared a photo diary of our 1-week stay. We hope the pictures will make you dive in our experience in Malta, during Malta Blockchain Summit’s third edition. Our photo diary is just a glimpse of the “blockchain” island’s architecture, streets, colours, pallets and rythms. Explore this incredibly beautiful country that truly fascinated and amazed us.
Who knows, 2020 might be a good year for our team to try working remotely from Malta!
Architecture & Streets & Colour Palettes
The total population of Malta is only around 500,000, but it has a pivotal position in the digital asset trading market. As the first country to issue blockchain industry legislation and guidelines, and the first country with a sound regulatory system, Malta is seen as the Eden of the blockchain industry. It has attracted many internationally renowned digital asset trading platforms to settle here.
Malta Blockchain Summit
The Blockchain Island is no longer an abstract concept; covering unprecedented ground and successfully obtaining tangible results within the fields such as AI, VR and gamblings, digitals assets and blockchain tech, the country has emerged as one of the global leaders.
At this summit, Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Malta Parliament Secretary Silvio Schembri delivered a speech on behalf of the host government. Other guests also delivered wonderful speeches, including American well-known rapper Akon, famous Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper, blockchain investor Ian Balina, Bobby Lee and other influential peers.
The hip hop artist AKON spoke about the Akoin token and how he hopes the blockchain-based cryptocurrency can empower young entrepreneurs in Africa to strengthen the continent’s rising economies and support the development of sustainable communities.
Akon’s vision for Africa is already underway, with first steps taken in Senegal’s capital city Dakar, where Senegalese President Macky Sall has gifted him 2000 acres to establish an Afrofuturistic city. “The whole idea with the city is to create a renewable city,” he explains. “Crypto is the money spent in the city; all digital. All renewable energy; no gas, no nothing. And clearly, we’ll create platforms of all of today’s newest technologies embedded within the city itself.”
Malta is fast becoming one of the best places in the world for blockchain companies.
Ian Balina, famous for his YouTube videos and certain investment advice, was among the speakers this year.
The Vanguard Encrypto was launched in partnership with cryptocurrency trading platform Regal Assets and bears a Bitcoin logo and a QR code of Bitcoin’s genesis block.
And some good networking!
All eyes are on Malta! Or all eyes are on the people attending Malta Blockchain Summit? We did some good networking which led to several key new partnerships.
We will share more about them soon!