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ISOLAS showcases Gibraltar’s growing DLT developments

"We want to showcase that Gibraltar has been at the forefront in providing sensible regulation to attract companies to develop both their technology and their global offering, and to operate to the right purpose built standards"

Gibraltar. 11th June 2019 – Law firm ISOLAS has once again been involved in an exciting month of developments in Gibraltar’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry.

Wednesday, 5th June saw the last day of the University of Gibraltar’s ‘Professional Certificate of Competence in Blockchain and Smart Contracts’, where partner Joey Garcia participated in a panel discussion alongside Diego Gutierrez, RSK Labs CEO, following a presentation from group CSO Sergio Lerner.

The course was very well received and follows the University adding the ‘DLT’ module to the Professional Certificate in Gibraltar law, provided by Garcia. Gutierrez and Garcia then participated in a fireside chat at the startupgrind event at the World Trade Centre, opened by Albert Isola Minister for Commerce, HM Government of Gibraltar, thanking RSK for their contribution to the development of the Gibraltar ecosystem.

ISOLAS has also continued to represent Gibraltar’s DLT industry on the global playing field, with Garcia speaking at the European Blockchain Convention in Copenhagen last month on the global legal landscape of DLT.

He spoke at Copenhagen Fintech offices the evening before the event, to the established and growing community in Denmark about developments in the space. The European event, that started in Barcelona but is now expanding across the continent, brings together more than 500 industry leaders, regulators, politicians, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs within the blockchain scene.

Prior to this, Garcia and fellow ISOLAS partner, Jonathan Garcia, attended Consensus 2019 during the NYC Blockchain week. There the group attended a large number of events and working gatherings with groups from around the world seeking to explore developments in Gibraltar

Garcia said: “It’s been an honour to represent both ISOLAS and Gibraltar at these events across the world. There is so much scope for growth in this industry and we want to showcase that Gibraltar has been at the forefront in providing sensible regulation to attract companies to develop both their technology and their global offering, and to operate to the right purpose built standards.”

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