Gibraltar Finance Represented at DC Blockchain Summit in Washington DC


Gibraltar - 8 March 2019 - Gibraltar Finance announced that Paul Astengo, Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance attended and spoke at the 4th annual DC Blockchain Summit, the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s annual in-person gathering held in partnership with the Centre for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The seminar took place over Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of March 2019.


Paul Astengo commented, “DC Blockchain Summit 2019 featured discussions with innovators and technologists from around the globe, including in-depth conversations with policymakers and regulators on the issues impacting the growing blockchain landscape. It is only right, given our innovative leadership in this space, that we seek to participate in these high level academic events and further the awareness of Gibraltar’s excellent proposition in this area.”


Paul addressed the audience leading into a panel session entitled “A Token Journey: From ICOs to STOs and Beyond”. His address provided an update on the proposed token legislation presently subject to consultation in Gibraltar as well as a general review of Gibraltar’s position in the exciting sector.


The Chamber of Digital Commerce is regarded as the world’s leading blockchain trade association. The co-chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer, Bill Foster, and David Schweikert took to the stage to share their views and priorities for the Caucus. The bi-partisan group serves as a platform for industry and government to foster collaboration and ensure competitiveness on the global stage. Chamber of Digital Commerce members from more than 20 countries  participated in the event.


“I’m very proud to represent Gibraltar at the fourth annual DC Blockchain Summit, which provides the ideal platform to strengthen connections within the ever expanding global blockchain community, and continue to showcase the merits of Gibraltar’s successful DLT regulatory framework. As the first jurisdiction in the world to introduce a purpose build DLT regulatory framework, Gibraltar is well positioned to lead discussions on regulatory best practice on the global stage,” concluded Astengo.