Blockchain in the Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices In­dus­try – Fi­nanceMalta con­ducts ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars

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Fi­nanceMalta and Blockchain Malta have once again come to­gether to or­gan­ise two sem­i­nars de­voted to the fi­nan­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties and ap­pli­ca­tions from the emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies per­tain­ing to Blockchain and cryp­tocur­rency.

The first event en­ti­tled Block­Fi­nance: Op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Bank­ing Sec­tor will be held to­day , while the sec­ond en­ti­tled Block­Fi­nance: The Fi­nan­cial In­stru­ment Test in the con­text of the VFA Act will be held on the 19th Oc­to­ber; both at the Corinthia Palace, At­tard.

The Block­Fi­nance: Op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Bank­ing Sec­tor sem­i­nar will seek to ex­plain how banks are af­fected by Dis­trib­uted Ledger Tech­nol­ogy and recog­nise the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­cum­bent banks.

The sem­i­nar will kick off with a wel­come ad­dress by Fi­nanceMalta Chair­man, Ken­neth Far­ru­gia fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion and a panel dis­cus­sion en­ti­tled ‘ The Dis­trib­uted Ledger: A Bankers’ SWOT’. This will be fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion by Daniel Grech, CEO of WYZER en­ti­tled ‘ How Blockchain is re­shap­ing the bank­ing sec­tor’ and a panel dis­cus­sion on Reg­u­la­tion, Bank- ing and the Blockchain. The event is be­ing spon­sored by Camil­leri Preziosi Ad­vo­cates.

The Block­Fi­nance: The Fi­nan­cial In­stru­ment Test in the con­text of the VFA Act sem- inar will dis­cuss the Act and Malta as a reg­u­lated vir­tual cur­rency and ICO cen­tre.

Fol­low­ing an in­tro­duc­tion by Christo­pher But­tigieg, Di­rec­tor at the MFSA, Joe Sal­iba, Part­ner at Sal­iba Stafrace and An­drew J Zam­mit, Manag­ing Part­ner at GVZH Ad­vo­cates will dis­cuss ‘The Mean­ing of a Trans­ferrable Se­cu­rity and The Mean­ing of a CIS’. Other pre­sen­ta­tions in­clude, ‘The Im­por­tance of the Cor­rect Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of a DLT As­set’ by Josef Car­dona, Tax & Fin­tech Con­sul­tant at GVZH Ad­vo­cates; ‘The FI Test’ by James Far­ru­gia, Part­ner at GANAD Ad­vo­cates; ‘How to Com­plete the FI test ex­cel sheet’ by Lu­ciano Brin­cat, An­a­lyst (Fin­tech & Vir­tual Cur­ren­cies) at MFSA, and ‘A Brief Primer in Prod­uct Cre­ation’ by Patrick Young from Blockchain Malta As­so­ci­a­tion. The event will be spon­sored by GVZH Ad­vo­cates.

The sem­i­nar will come to an end with the con­clud­ing re­marks of Fi­nanceMalta Chair­man, Ken­neth Far­ru­gia.

To at­tend ei­ther event, kindly reg­is­ter on­line on www.fi­nancemalta.org and com­plete each event form found in the events cal­en­dar.

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