A late night in early October 2016 I was writing these words:
... position Malta as a center of excellence for research and development in Blockchain technologies, with the creation of incubators, campuses, and facilities; and supported by incentives for Blockchain startups that open up operations on Malta... Such an initiative could be branded as “The Blockchain Island.”
I was authoring an early draft of what became Malta's National Blockchain Strategy on behalf of the Malta's Ministry of Economy, Investment and Small Business.
Now, almost exactly two years later, I am writing this post just a few hours before the inauguration of the Delta Summit: the Maltese Government's official event for launching Malta as "THE" Blockchain Island.
Only a few days after the Prime Minister gave a talk to the United Nation's General Assembly about the significance of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies, and announcing to the world that Malta was becoming "THE" Blockchain Island!
Now the Blockchain Island is real!
A lot of work with many people have transformed that initial vision of mine into reality. The Prime Minister's office of Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, the members of the National Blockchain Task force (which I was part of), the Malta Financial Services Authority, the new Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Ganado Advocates, the Blockchain Malta Association, the Bitmalta Association, and uncountable individuals from the private sector have all contributed to making it happen.
Yet creating the Blockchain Island is an ongoing work and a lot more still has to happen! That's why I decided to set up this Blockchain Island Club!
And you can be part of it too!
If you are...
... then join the Blockchain Island Club!
This is the place where you all can find each other; and develop the business of the Blockchain on the Blockchain Island.