Lattice80 report claims that Malta holds one of the most progressive and mature blockchain ecosystems in the world
A report titled ‘Lattice80 2019 Blockchain 100’ published last month by Lattice80, the Fintech centre launched in 2016 and based in Singapore, claims that Malta has emerged more pronouncedly as a blockchain hub and boasts one of the most progressive and mature blockchain ecosystems in the world.
Taking into consideration the current observations and trends emanating from the sector, the Lattice80 report also produces the current list of 100 blockchain leaders, who are seen as influencers in the global blockchain ecosystem. Of the 100 influencers, 36 featured are from Asia Pacific, 29 from North America, another 30 from the United Kingdom and Europe, and 5 from the Middle East.
It is significantly noteworthy that out of 30 influencers emanating from the European continent, including the United Kingdom, two personalities considered as blockchain leaders happen to be Maltese. Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri and tech entrepreneur and Delta Summit Chairman, Abdalla Kablan are listed as blockchain leaders. Since his appointment as Junior Minister for the digital economy and innovation portfolio, Schembri has resolutely promoted this new technology, with Malta going on to earn the well-deserved appellation of ‘Blockchain Island’ under his tenure.
Malta has made great strides with regard to this new emergent technology. With a unique regulatory framework set up through three key laws enacted in Parliament, the first of their kind in the world, several companies operating within this sphere have set up shop in Malta, now considered as the ultimate hub for companies emanating from the DLT sphere, including blockchain.