DELTA Summit launch event with Tim Draper
Famed billionaire venture capitalist Mr Tim Draper was the guest of honor at the DELTA Summit pre-summit launch event held at Auberge de Castille in Valletta. Over 100 local and international guests from throughout the global technology industry met to celebrate the upcoming Delta Summit to be held in Malta between October 3-5th.
Delta Summit will be Malta’s official platform from where to promote Malta as a blockchain and digital innovation centre of excellence. Dr Abdalla Kablan, an award winning entrepreneur and academic specialising in machine intelligence hosted the event and presided over a round table, interviewing Mr Draper, Mr Silvio Schembri Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation and Ms.Tugce Ergul founder and director of Angel Labs.
Malta’s Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat addressed the audience via a taped video saying how pleased he was endorsing the Delta Summit, Malta’s official and leading blockchain and digital innovation conference. Changpeng Zhao better known as CZ and CEO of Binance one of the world’s largest Digital Exchanges also spoke by video extolling Malta as the world’s leading blockchain centre. He said Malta offers “legal clarity, encourages innovation and it’s thought leaders and regulators are forward thinkers.” Zhao was clearly delighted by Malta’s plans, going so far as to describe the Maltese regulators he spoke to and advised as “some of the smartest and most forward-thinking people on the planet”. Tim Draper added that Malta has got a big lead and an early start over the other countries.
Dr Kablan who is also chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange Blockchain and Digital Strategy Committee said “He believed Malta was on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to regulate Technology Arrangements and Services such as DLT.” He said he also expected the Malta Stock Exchange to be one of the world’s first adapters of block chain technology. Mr. Draper said that he thought Malta could be an excellent example of how a county could effectively and efficiently manage government services via the blockchain.
Delta Summit is expected to announce more world class participants over the coming weeks, to complement its existing line up which includes speakers from Everipedia, Bloomberg Media, Thomson Reuters, Binance, Okex, Evercoin, BitFury, Ledger Projects, the ABE, Tron and many others.