On Monday 19th November, the GSX Group’s Blockchain Innovation Centre (BIC) hosted Gibraltar’s first professional Blockchain Educational Workshop. The full-day workshop was attended by 100 professionals from Gibraltar, all looking to increase their knowledge of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.
Hosted in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar and London Blockchain Labs, the workshop is the first in a series of events to be hosted by the BIC here in Gibraltar. After months of planning and securing the right partners to deliver the workshop, delivering a sold-out inaugural event was a fantastic sign of Gibraltar’s commitment to the development of the blockchain industry, both locally and globally.
Ilya Kleyner, Executive Director from London Blockchain Labs said:
“Gibraltar is leading the way with its approach to regulating the DLT space, and it was a pleasure to contribute to the education of the financiers and entrepreneurs who will be driving DLT adoption in the coming months and years! With the amazing support of the GSX Group, the University of Gibraltar and the engaging and inquisitive audience, the LBL team felt able to guide the attendees through the core cryptographic and economic concepts underpinning blockchain technology, as well as the developing business and regulatory ecosystems, and empower them to become active contributors to the Gibraltarian DLT space.”
The BIC was created with the sole mission to help develop and educate a professional workforce for the blockchain and DLT space here in Gibraltar. Working in partnership with other recognised and established industry leaders is part of the GSX Group’s commitment to Gibraltar to help add value to the growing local blockchain economy.
Denise Matthews, Operations Director of the BIC added:
“It’s been a fantastic experience for all involved today. There is a real hunger amongst the local workforce to better understand blockchain technology and its applications, and this sell-out inaugural event is a testament to that. Gibraltar has truly embraced DLT, with everyone from the Government, to the University, to local professionals showing an enthusiasm and desire to learn about and implement blockchain technology. Having London Blockchain Labs onboard was always going to be a significant coup, but we cannot underestimate the draw that Gibraltar as a jurisdiction, and the GSX Group itself, has for participants within the blockchain industry.”
In front of a full house, Isaac Sultan (LBL Smart Contracts Developer), Federico Rocchi (LBL Director of Business Development), Dr Enrico Rossi (LSE Fellow: Information Systems and Innovation Faculty), and Ilya Kleyner (LBL Executive Director), delivered a packed agenda, including units covering an Introduction to Blockchain, The Blockchain Ecosystem, Beyond the Bitcoin Blockchain, the Regulatory Landscape, and finishing with an AMA-style panel discussion on current status of the industry.
Nadine Collado, Director of Professional Development and Short Courses for the University of Gibraltar said:
“The workshop was really well received, many delegates asked about future events. The highly qualified team of experts from London Blockchain Labs were able to make technical topics like blockchain, smart contracts, ICOs and cryptocurrencies and international regulatory issues accessible for all those who attended.”