Last Friday, 2 March 2018, Blockchain Malta Association organised a conference on the consultation paper issued by Government earlier in February 2018 on DLT regulation. The event held at Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa which centred around various aspects of the consultation paper, was addressed in a keynote speech by The Honorable Silvio Schembri and further introduced by Mr Steve Tendon, one of the Founders and President of the Blockchain Malta Association.

The half-day session focused on the prospects of future acts such as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) or the TAS bill (a bill to provide a framework for the registration of Auditors and Administrators of DLT Platforms and the certification of such platforms), certification of smart contracts and legal organisations within the blockchain context. The attending panellists represented blockchain companies, local advisors, consultancies and leading law firms. Mr James Farrugia, Dr Simon Schembri and Dr Leonard Bonello joined as speakers in the three different panels, while Dr Max Ganado moderated the discussions that covered areas from private law issues, Legal Personality options in technology arrangements to the proposed regime on crypto assets.