Less than a day to go – the Malta Blockchain Summit is ready for take-off

Mediterranean archipelago prepares to receive thousands of delegates and some of the world's biggest tech influencers as the blockchain world descends on tiny island

With the vast expo floor sold out long ago, the buzz around the Malta Blockchain Summit is palpable as the event prepares to open its doors in 24 hours.

It’s anticipated that the Coin Rivet-supported summit will be one of the biggest events in the tech calendar.

High demand for stands has even forced organisers to open up an extra section of exhibition space to accommodate extra booths.

Leading figures

In addition to a slew of carefully-curated exhibitors, a line-up of some of the most influential movers and shakers in the crypto-world have signed on as speakers. Heading the pack and lending prestige to the conferences are leading figures such as W Scott Stornetta, the Winklevoss twins, live-wire John McAfee and Hanson Robotics’ most exciting creation – Sophia the robot.

More than 5000 delegates from across the globe can expect a series of discussions about the world-changing potential applications of blockchain, as well as AI, Big Data, Quantum Technology and IoT.

Lending their patronage to the event is Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro, President of Malta, and The Honourable Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, who will deliver the official opening keynote speech at the Regulatory Conference. The President is guest of honour at this evening’s Blockchain Awards.

Hackathon’s €50,000 prize

The Summit agenda also includes a hackathon. Lured by a €50,000 prize, 16 blockchain teams are already confirmed to compete. The competition will be mentored by industry greats such as John McAfee, Noam Eppel, Jimmy Zhong, and Mikhail Savchenko, amongst others.

An ICO Pitch is also on the books. Some 37 ICOs will bump elbows with 1,000 investors in the Pitch room, before facing 18 savvy entrepreneurs from the judging panel. The Pitch comes with an impressive $100,000 prize pool.

Start-ups will also receive support from other quarters – Malta Enterprise is offering 40 free booths as part of a new MBS initiative – the Start-up Village.

Rounding off proceedings are lavish dinners and networking events, including a Champagne Brunch on 3rd November. The summit then concludes with an evening crypto cruise – a trio of boats carrying over 150 C-level executives will set off for a tour of Valletta’s majestic harbour.

For more info visit our website: www.maltablockchainsummit.com

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