Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce Joins Blockchain Conference Panel

Hon. Albert Isola, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, has been asked to join a panel discussion at the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference (LABITCONF) in Centro Cultural CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile.

As detailed in a press release published December 5, the three-day conference will delve into a number of aspects of the DLT community, as the discussion focuses on strategies that could potentially be adopted across multiple countries, in an effort to regulate the nascent industry while also attracting new blockchain ventures.

Highlighting the conference’s significant contribution to the industry over the years, Isola underscored:

“The Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference has built strong momentum as a platform for high level blockchain debate since its inception in 2013 and is the major DLT Blockchain conference in Latin America. I look forward to taking part in a dynamic panel discussion on the strategies countries can adopt to not only attract blockchain companies, but bring sustainable regulation to their jurisdictions.

Emphasizing the paramount importance of establishing a clear regulatory framework to address the nascent industry’s unprecedented growth, Isola added:

“As the wider blockchain ecosystem continues to evolve at a fast pace, the importance of regulation has never been more pronounced. Following a very exciting year, in which Gibraltar successfully introduced a purpose-built legislative Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) framework and subsequently granted DLT licences to a number of firms, I look forward to outlining my perspective on how to best shape a sustainable regulatory framework alongside my esteemed panelists.”

Founded in 2013, LABITCONF is an annual conference that gathers some of the world’s most brilliant minds and distinguished speakers from the industry across more than 20 countries, as the event explores the massive potential of blockchain technology through a series of discussions and collaboration.

Rounding up this year’s illustrious panel are Jacob Farber, Partner at Ouroboros LLP Blockchain Law & Strategic Consulting; Joey García, Fintech/Blockchain Financial Services Partner at ISOLAS LLP; Juan Llanos, Founder at Multiple Startups and Blockchain Compliance Advisor; and Pablo Coirolo, Founder of CryptoBay Montevideo.

As LABITCONF’s spokesperson further detailed in the release:

“During the conference, Minister Isola will also meet with a number of representatives of Gibraltar firms based in South America. For HM Government of Gibraltar, this represents the first time officials have visited South America exclusively for blockchain focused business. Already this year, Minister Isola has appeared at a number of high profile international conferences and events geared towards blockchain exploration including November’s DC Fintech Week in Washington, as well as Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv in October, underlining Gibraltar’s credentials as a leading blockchain jurisdiction with global reach.”