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Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
24 January 2018
13:00 - 17:30
Castille, Casa Leone, Triq l-Imhazen, Floriana

Contact Person
Ms Anne Marie Gilson
Event Overview

This course will tackle the revolutionary blockchain technology, highlighting its structure, benefits and potential pitfalls, along with a brief look at its real-world implementations so far such as Bitcoin and smart contracts. This will be followed by a detailed look at developing regulation in the sector from an international comparative viewpoint, along with the most important case studies relevant to the topic

The second half of the course will then tackle the new challenges which blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies brings to the table, and a discussion will take place on whether existing legal principles can be applied to answer certain questions posed in relation to such technologies, such as whether liability lies with the creator, hosts, supporters, or users of such distributed ledger technologies.


Jonathan Galea

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.


12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 15:00 Intro to the Blockchain Technology
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Detailed look at existing and developing regulation
16:15 - 17:15 Discussion on legal questions
17:15 - 17:30 Summary / Q&A

Why should delegates attend?

By the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the blockchain technology and its various uses
  • Have gained a better insight into the legal and regulatory developments in the area of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies 
  • Be able to practically apply legal principles to various uses of the blockchain technology
  • Be able to mitigate and control risks in relation to the application of blockchain technology in various industries.



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CPE Hours to be confirmed
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Registration Fee - EUR 170

Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

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