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Blockchain Conference

Blockchain: The origins and its applications

Grant Thornton welcomes the next in a series of blockchain events that are being organised in Malta.

Talk of blockchain and distributed ledger technology is gaining momentum in Malta, with an increasing number of conferences and activities being organised to raise awareness on the disruptive technology, its future implications and applications. The next in a series of blockchain-specific events is being organised by the Malta Institute of Accountants and will take place on 27 March.

Titled  Blockchain: the origins and its applications the conference will deal with the fundamentals of blockchain, how the technology works, trust and security issues and  the emergency of cryptocurrencies. Smart contract applications and regulatory implications of blockchain on both a global and local level will be covered from the legal side. Grant Thornton Malta partner for Tax and regulatory services Wayne Pisani is one of the key speakers at the event.

Grant Thornton’s presence at the conference comes as no surprise. The firm’s international network has committed extensive investment in providing blockchain advisory services and has been a fervent driver of the emerging technology from its early days.

As Grant Thornton’s partner responsible for the corporate and financial services team in Malta, Wayne Pisani conducts an active consulting practice in Fintech related matters and emerging technologies. He also deals with a wide range of asset protection and cross-border regulatory and tax planning engagements for clients ranging from private clients, including family offices and high-net-worth individuals, to NASDAQ listed companies in various industry sectors. He is also an active thought leader in the financial technology space, making regular contributions at fintech conferences, and has a passion for the security and technological aspects of distributed ledger technology.

Other panellists include Dr Joshua Ellul, lecturer within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta and Gordon Pace, a Professor with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Malta.

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