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BlockFinance: The Financial Instrument Test in the context of the VFA Act
Date
19 October 2018
Time
08:15 - 11:30
Venue
Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard


Event Overview

Malta is currently leading the charge in regulating the blockchain & cryptocurrency technology. Join us for another session of BlockFinance as we discuss the Financial Instrument Test in the context of the VFA Act and launch Malta as a regulated virtual currency and ICO centre.

The financial instrument test represents a two-layered set of mandatory tests set out under the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA) which determine the regulatory regime to which a DLT asset is subject. Such a test aims at establishing whether a DLT asset can qualify as an Electronic Money, a Financial Instrument, a Virtual Financial Asset or a Virtual Token.

BlockFinance: A FinanceMalta Series is organised in collaboration with the Malta Blockchain Association. The event is an informal breakfast briefing where participation by delegates is encouraged. The briefings run under the Chatham House Rule to encourage dialogue by all professions about issues arising from any aspect of DLT. 


Sponsored by

Speakers
  • Joe Saliba, Partner, SalibaStafrace
  • Andrew J. Zammit, Managing Partner, GVZH Advocates
  • Josef Cardona, Tax & Fintech Consultant, GVZH Advocates
  • James Farrugia, Partner, GANADO Advocates
  • Luciano Brincat, Analyst (Fintech & Virtual Currencies), MFSA
  • Patrick L. Young, Blockchain Malta Association
  • Kenneth Farrugia, FinanceMalta

Programme
 08:15 - 09:00  Registration & Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 Introduction
Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman, FinanceMalta
09:10 - 09:55 Nature of each Financial Instrument
  • The meaning of a transferrable security
  • The meaning of a CIS




Joe Saliba, Partner, SalibaStafrace

Andrew J. Zammit, Managing Partner, GVZH Advocates
09:55 - 10:20 The Importance of the Correct Classification of a DLT Asset
Josef Cardona, Tax & Fintech Consultant, GVZH Advocates 
10:20 - 10:40 Break 
10:40 - 11:15 The FI Test
James Farrugia, Partner, GANADO Advocates 
11:15 - 11:50 How to complete the FI test excel sheet
Luciano Brincat, Analyst (Fintech & Virtual Currencies), MFSA 
11:50 - 12:05 A Brief Primer in Product Creation
Patrick L. Young, Chairman, Revolution Market Capital & DV Advisors Ltd 
12:05 - 12:15 Conclusion
Patrick Young, Chairman, Blockchain Malta Association

Why should delegates attend?

Blockchain / DLT is the latest technology to disrupt the business world and is likely to have a huge impact on the way business moves forward. BlockFinance aims to educate and explain the developments in this area pertaining to specific industry sectors.

Other Information

8 November 2018 - BlockFinance: Opportunities in the Insurance and Pensions sector
How does DLT impact insurance records, does the distributed ledger help gather better data more efficiently? Can the process result in more targeted policies and lower premiums?

4 December 2018 - BlockFinance: Opportunities in the Clearing and Settlement field
Every financial transaction needs clearing and settlement but how does this change with greater blockchain impact - shorter timeframes (and how real-time can real-time be?), how does it impact components in insurance or securitisation for instance? This session is essential for anybody involved in clearing and settling any product.

Registration Information

Kindly register via the Register button below. Only registered delegates will be allowed to attend.

 

Fee:

  • FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta Members: €30
  • Non-members: €40
  • Full time students (Need to provide student identification): €10

 

 

Payment can be effected online. If you are unable to pay online, kindly register and then close the payment page.

A certificate of attendance will be sent to those who request it so that CPE hours can be applied for.


 


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BlockFinance: The Financial Instrument Test

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