A recap on the inspiring and fun-filled blockchain event happened on the homeland of OKEx
The day has finally arrived — we’ve kicked start the DELTA Summit OKEx Malta Tech Week on September 30, 2019!
On the world-renowned blockchain island, OKEx has returned to its hometown to host the annual Malta Tech Week 2019, one of the most important events in the blockchain and crypto industry, to showcase the latest development in the emerging technologies, as well as the vision of the future regulations.
The exciting Tech Week features the renowned DELTA Summit and a plethora of stimulating keynotes, inspirational talks, and constructive discussion panels by global high-profile speakers, industry leaders, and innovators. Missed out? Here are some highlights of the event:
Pre Summit Networking Event — Sep 30
We headed straight for drinks after landing! What a night to kick start a jam-packed week ahead while meeting with blockchain enthusiasts and experts from around the world at The Villa where overlooks the stunning Balluta Bay. The cocktail party started at 18:00 and was quickly packed with guests. We are also very honored to have Hon. Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Fin Services, Digital Economy & Innovation as well as Dr. Abdalla Kablan, Executive Chairman of DELTA Summit gracing the evening.
OKEx Tech Hackathon — Oct 1
An exciting day at the University of Malta, where the hackathon connected great minds with vast potentials to bring innovative ideas to the industry and brought us an adrenaline-filled game! Before the race began, we’re delighted to have Jovan Gavrilovic, Head of Europe @ OKCoin to start off the day with a cheering speech.
After rounds of thrilling, neck-and-neck competitions, the teams had to enter a sudden-death round where the first point wins the match. In the end, 4’Oh!’4 was crowned champion! 0dayExploit_DrkNgl and GooRoos_Jurgen followed closely behind. Congratulations again to all our winners!
Malta Stock Exchange VIP Drinks — Oct 1
Our CEO, Jay Hao was invited to address the DELTA Summit at the Malta Stock Exchange. A wondrous night of conversation and drinks with industry leaders, media reps and top-tiered partners!
Evening Launch Event — Oct 2
The evening launch event of the DELTA Summit opened with Enzo Villani, our Head of International Strategy and Innovation, and Dr. Abdalla Kablan, the co-founder of DELTA Summit, speaking about our joint partnership. Our Marketing Director Teige Lee also joined an insightful fireside chat led by Radio Host Trudy Kerr on Tech Women Empowerment.
DELTA Summit Day 1 — Oct 3
The much-anticipated summit got off to an exciting start with the welcome speeches by Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary of Malta, as well as Dr. Abdalla Kablan, Executive Chairman of DELTA Summit.
At the OKEx booth, we enjoyed a great vibe with the crypto community on the first day! Besides the many media interviews with our executives at our booth, there were also inspiring keynotes on the main stage discussing blockchain technology’s future developments, trends, opportunities, and challenges.
Announcing the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Initiative for Crypto Exchanges
Also on the first day of the summit, Enzo Villani, our Head of International Strategy and Innovation, announced OKEx’s initiative to establish a global self-regulatory organization (SRO) across crypto exchanges in his keynote “The Next Phase for Crypto Exchanges”.
In his speech, he acknowledged the importance of regulation in developing jurisdictionally compliance and trust for the industry to grow further. To this end, he took reference to the US’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the World Economic Forum and proposed to build a self-regulatory body with industry players.
As described, the SRO will promote digital asset adoption globally by defining and adopting standards, educating governments and regulators, and developing metrics and criteria for trading, listings, and reporting. Further details will be made known in the soonest future.
Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner — Oct 3
The first day of the summit was ended with this enjoyable gala dinner. We were very excited to be joining the Awards Ceremony, giving exposure and credits to all hardworking companies and individuals in the tech sphere here in Malta. Jay Hao, CEO of OKEx, was honored to present the Start Up of the Year Award 2019 to Aurora design Solutions. Hard work pays off!
DELTA Summit Day 2 — Oct 4
Another amazing day of DELTA Summit kicked off with the world’s first holographic live music performance on the main stage. Great vibes, visitors, and media interviews kept coming at the OKEx booth throughout the day. We were thrilled to have met all the amazing people there.
After Party — Oct 4
Entertained by the astounding performance by a local DJ, our guests began the evening after the closing ceremony of the DELTA Summit at our closing party. Everyone was so indulged in the sips and nibbles, dancing, networking, and lots of fun after the hustle and bustle during the summit.
A Big THANK YOU for Joining Us!
We are extremely excited and grateful to have thousands of guests joining us during our first Malta Tech Week in our home country Malta. Here, we would like to extend our appreciation to all visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, and participants for supporting our event and us. We see every event an important chance to communicate with our community. In the years to come, we will continue our OKEx Cryptour and OKEx Talks in more cities around the world, and we definitely hope to see you very soon. Until next time!
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