Moontec2018 – Cold but Friendly

The Nordic Blockchain Conference Moontec 2018 took place in the Estonian capital on 26-27th of November. This year the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) hosted the event, which attracted about 400 participants from the Baltic States, Russia, Central Europe and the US.

Moontec 2018 was made remarkable thanks to the high-quality speeches delivered by the representatives of large institutions, big companies and international agencies such as Maersk, Lloyd’s Register, DataDash, OKEx, Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University, Microsoft, e-Residency, IBM, and Interpol amongst others. The speakers attracted attendees’ attention by providing informative data and real use-cases on two parallel-running stages covering topics such as the Next Generation of Intelligent Systems, the future of National States in the 21st Century, how cryptocurrencies are disrupting and liberating emerging markets, how Maersk + IBM are digitising global trade with blockchain technology, cryptocurrency related crimes and investigation challenges, Blockchain for Food: Hype or Hope, and many more.

Estonia is perceived as a crypto friendly country for both ICO and digital start-ups among the crypto community due to a relatively simple procedure with regards to company registration and obtaining crypto licenses. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs consistently face issues when opening bank accounts, hiring qualified employees and being fully secure when conducting an STO in this northern country. The Estonian legal framework is designed according to a sand-box model and ideally suits the needs of the operational ICO with the utility tokens.

It was also noted that several blockchain-based companies are looking for the opportunity to relocate their headquarters to Malta and incorporate the company on the Island. The E&S team took part in the event and witnessed a huge interest in Malta. We also had an opportunity to discuss the legal peculiarities of Estonian framework with Estonian colleges, visit the Ülemiste City technology campus and find new partners.

New jurisdictions are arising, regulation is getting more sustainable and the digital industry itself is maturing in 2018! Contact us today by sending an email on [email protected] to find out more about the ICO-related services we provide.