John McAfee to Headline Malta’s Blockchain Summit Crypto Event November 1-2
McAfee to Attend Blockchain Summit in Malta
The initial announcement that Malta would be hosting its own blockchain summit this year came as a major surprise to some. For many participants in the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets, it was unclear that Malta was so significant as to warrant their own summit on what some view to be the most significant financial innovation of the 21st century, blockchain technology. But Malta does have a sort of checkered past with financial technology in the form of the blockchain since the country has established itself as a friend to blockchain.
This year’s Malta Blockchain Summit is already poised to be one of the largest and most important blockchain events of the year. Held in the beautiful InterContinental within St Julian’s Malta, the event will feature the participation of over 5,000 unique delegates, as well as 100 new speakers and hundreds of investors eager to get the beat on the newest technologies to hit the blockchain sector this year.
There should be no surprise now that Malta is hosting the major event. They have won the nickname of “Blockchain Island,” due in no small part to their role as the first of any international jurisdiction to allow blockchain technology to operate under a newly-created set of blockchain regulations. After Malta took the plunge, national jurisdictions all over the world began to turn their regulatory sights on blockchain, hoping to capitalize on the quickly-growing, billion-dollar industry.
A Momentous Event
The Malta Blockchain Summit is already poised to be one of the largest blockchain gatherings in the history of the relatively new industry. The two-day event has already sold-out its expo floor, and will feature a variety of additional events, including a Hackathon, an awards ceremony for innovators on the blockchain, as well as a new pitch for a major upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
The numbers alone are enough to substantiate the claim that the world is becoming more and more interested in the new blockchain technology. 5,000 delegates, 300 sponsors, and hundreds of major investors are planning to attend the Malta event, which is projected to be a huge opportunity for global professionals in the blockchain sector to get access to new names, information, and ideas related to blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.
McAfee to Attend
John McAfee is likely among the top known names within the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The British-American is known for his business-savvy programming, and he has been on-board with the blockchain and cryptocurrency markets since the very beginning. McAfee has worked for computing companies all over the world, having been on the front lines of some of the most important transitions in the history of computing. But for McAfee, the future is blockchain.
Recently, the businessman and cryptography expert has drawn criticism and controversy for some of his tweets, many of which work to taunt and exult enemies who dislike the type of things that McAfee continues to do.
Despite the controversy, McAfee is a major name in blockchain and will lend a significant amount of legitimacy to the Malta Summit, which has already garnered major international attention for the opportunities it may offer to the savvy investor or developer.