On Thursday 28th February, GSX Group Blockchain Innovation Centre (BIC) held its second Blockchain Educational Workshop, in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar, and delivered by Coinsilium. The event was held on campus at the university, with a full day’s agenda on the fundamentals of blockchain, ICOs, and tokenomics, as well as hands-on training on wallet creation and digital asset trading, for representatives of local firms from Gibraltar.
In his opening address, Kurt Looyens, GBX Business Head, thanked the Gibraltar University for their hospitality. Inspired by the many quotes from world leaders reflected on the campus’ walls, he cited Benjamin Franklin “Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Kurt underlined the importance of education for Gibraltar, as a nascent, world-leading, centre in blockchain, building further upon the great successes already achieved as a jurisdiction. Referencing to Franklin represented on the $100 bill, as one of the founding fathers of the USA, Kurt concluded by promising all participants a 100 STACS, gifted by the GBX, as frontrunners of the DLT movement in Gibraltar.
A referral code was given to all participants at the start of the educational workshop, with 100 STACS being distributed to all those who successfully registered on the GBX-DAX.. The one-day event was well attended by participants who were shown how to set up a private Ethereum wallet and trade on the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange’s (GBX) regulated and insured digital asset exchange platform, the GBX-DAX. Eddy Travia Co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, and Jean-Louis Carrara, Managing Director of L&S and Consultant at Coinsilium, co-presented the event, sharing their considerable experience within the emerging blockchain industry, as advisors and thought leaders.
It was a day of high engagement and collaborative learning, with many questions fielded during the workshop as the Gibraltar community continued to develop its understanding and support of blockchain. Catering was provided throughout the day, with coffee breaks and lunch served by Bistro Point, and attendees enjoying the unique surroundings of Europa Point and the University grounds. The day closed another successful event for the BIC, as we strive to provide Gibraltar and its local firms with the tools they need to continue to maintain Gibraltar’s position as a global fintech hub.
The BIC would like to thank the University of Gibraltar and Coinsilium for the support throughout the workshop, as well as everyone who attended the event. We look forward to presenting more professional educational events in the near future to help drive our objective of creating and supporting an industry workforce in Gibraltar for the new digital era.