One of the ‘Founding Fathers’ of blockchain, W. Scott Stornetta, has been invited to the Malta Blockchain Summit, which is expected to become one of the largest blockchain and DLT events in Europe in 2018.
Dr Scott Stornetta and Dr Stuart Haber first conceptualised Blockchain in 1991, publishing a series of peer-reviewed journal articles and filing a number of patents through the 1990s. Bitcoin was eventually built upon these foundations with Dr Stornetta and Haber referenced three times in the original Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakomoto.
Dr Stornetta holds a prominent role as Chief Scientist for the Australian investment firm First Digital Capital, where he will be in charge of evaluating Blockchain technology firms and ICOs. In November, he will be speaking to Blockchain enthusiasts at the Malta Blockchain Summit.
“I was already somewhat aware of the strategy which the government of Malta had adopted to make itself a centre of Blockchain activity, and some of the success they have seen in attracting businesses. Recent events have significantly increased my appreciation for how effective the government of Malta has been in taking a lead role to build an industry centre,” says Dr Stornetta.
“I am happy to provide useful ways to support Malta in its efforts to strengthen its already leading position in establishing itself as a centre of Blockchain-related activity. Hence, my focus is on delivering a keynote that will be unique, entertaining and valuable for its insight to all attendees at this summit,” he said.
The Malta Blockchain Summit will be held at the InterContinental on November 1-2. It will include four conferences, an expo floor, a two-day Hackathon, a Blockchain Awards ceremony, an ICO Pitch and will end with a Crypto Cruise.