We are excited to announce two great speakers who will join the Innovation Talks Cryptocurrency panel. Especially since cryptocurrencies and most of all Bitcoin is the hottest topic at this moment.
With all the rumors and debates you could soon be witnessing that your checking account has second account, stocked with an equal amount of a newly created currency. This could happen to many people who hold the bitcoins today.
This is something that need to be taken into consideration, especially that just this week, a new currency called Bitcoin Cash is due to appear, split from bitcoin in a technical maneuver called a “hard fork.” It’s the project of a group that says bitcoin’s keepers are limiting its reach by resisting change.
The creation of Bitcoin Cash is the most striking result yet of a 2-year-old feud over bitcoin’s future. Bitcoin is collectively valued at $47 billion but remains a niche product. Backers of the new currency say it’s necessary if bitcoin is to make a real mark on how the world uses money.
Bitcoin Cash’s confusing origin and name is at the risk of making it harder for cryptocurrency to gain wider acceptance.
Adding to the confusion: Not everyone who holds bitcoin will get an instant stash of Bitcoin Cash today. Some leading bitcoin-storage services have said they won’t recognize the new currency, forcing people to move their business if they want to claim the new variety of cryptocoins.
So, with all this said, is the online gambling industry safe? Will this affect bitcoin gamblers worldwide? It is certainly something to be discussed during CEEGC 2017.
“Innovation Talks – The Cryptocurrency Effect” panel is scheduled to be held between 12:00 – 13:00 (Budapest Local Time) on the 19th of September (Day 1) during the second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference Budapest. (you can view the full agenda here).
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Joseph F. Borg, who is currently a Senior Advisor at a legal firm specializing in Gaming, WH Partners, and a vice president of BitMalta, an association that wants to raise awareness and support for the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Borg’s previous working experience includes the position of Chief Regulatory Officer at the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority (just Malta Gaming Authority now).
You can read more about the panel here.
The second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and as during first edition, it will bring together the cream of the online gambling industry for two days of fully packed unique networking opportunities.
We have set the dates of 19 and 20 September by carefully synchronizing with the top delegates that will be attending the event and we are looking forward to having you among our guests.
The motto of the 2017 event is “Unfinished Business: Dare to attend” and it will focus on the Latest Innovations, Hot Topics, Eastern and Central European market updates and a special focus on the Balkans.
We are aiming to bring yet another opportunity to harvest a wealth of information about the hot topics and trends which shape the industry in 2017 and will look towards the future awaited regulatory updates.
The latest announced speakers of the panel are:
Jonathan’s considerable experience in the blockchain sector ranges from a close study on the developing regulation in the area to hands-on experience in the technical and economic aspects of cryptocurrencies, one of the most widely-adopted uses of the blockchain so far. Jonathan’s LL.D. (Doctorate of Laws) thesis was titled “The Effect of Bitcoin on Money Laundering Law”, and being completed in May 2015, it was one of the first ever legal theses on the subject. He has been following developments in the area for four years and moreover has also participated as a speaker in several conferences both in Malta and abroad, covering the legal, technical and economic aspects thereof.
Jonathan’s expertise consists of legal advice on regulatory matters related to blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in general as well as technical advice on blockchains and platforms built on top of them (from a fundamental perspective). He is an active member in various crypto-communities and is experienced in both the mining and trading of cryptocurrencies.
Jonathan is also the president of Bitmalta, the first non-profit association in Malta dedicated to advocating the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with particular focus on the Maltese islands. Moreover, apart from completing various courses related to blockchain technologies and attending various seminars, Jonathan has also successfully completed the “Programming in C” course with Ice Malta, thus giving him further insight on the intricacies of programming languages since C served as a basis for most modern languages.
– President and co-founder of Bitmalta, the first Maltese association dedicated towards advocating blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies
– Guest Speaker at the following conferences:
• International Chamber of Commerce: Financial Crime Forum (May 2016, Malta)
• Blockchain Week 2017 (February 2017, London)
• Simposia Executive Seminar on blockchain technologies (March 2017, Malta)
• Economic Forum: Forum Ekonomiczne – Instytut Wschodni (September 2017, Krakow)
• Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference 2017 (September 2017, Budapest)
• International Chamber of Commerce: Financial Crime Forum (September 2017, TBA)
• SiGMA 2017 (November 2017, Malta)
– Blockchain Legal Advisor to the Suncontract ICO; a project aiming to make energy tradable on the Ethereum blockchain
– Advisor to two upcoming prominent ICOs; details to be divulged once publicly announced
– Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta
– Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta
– MOOC titled “Introduction to Digital Currencies” organised by the University of Nicosia,
– “Programming in C” course with Ice Malta
– 7 hour training course organised by Castille Institute – “Blockchain Day”
– 4 hour training course organised by Castille Institute – “Prevention of Money
Laundering and Funding of Terrorism”
– 4 hour training course organised by Castille Institute – “Understanding Bitcoin and
other virtual currencies”
– 4 hour training course organised by Castille Institute – “The 4th EU Anti-Money
An entrepreneur who loves life, takes calculated risks and lives by the motto, ‘Pray often. Use words if necessary’.
Eman is also a partner in BonusVikings, an affiliate venture focusing on European and Asian markets, mainly gaming and binary products. He also co-founded SMSwarriors.com, an affiliate software for SMS marketing.
Eman graduated with first class honors in 2001 with a Bachelor of Education degree. He holds a Masters Degree in Creativity and Innovation as well as a Masters Degree in Diplomatic Studies.
How to secure your seat?
Early Bird Rate is set for 299 EUR an can be booked with the 50% discount until September the 3rd, 2017. Limited seating! (Online payment, Bitcoin or Bank Wire Available)
*25 operators can attend the event for free! Fill out the form below in order to secure your free seat at CEEGC 2017 Budapest!
*Please note: The 25 free seats can be booked until 01.08.2017 and are based on the first come first serve basis.
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