London and LA based blockchain consultancy Decentrl names Maltese politician Silvio Schembri as one of 2018’s most influential people in blockchain.
Maltese politician Silvio Schembri has been named one of 2018’s most influential figures in blockchain by London and Los Angeles-based blockchain consultancy Decentrl.
The firm which works with clients including Swarm, FunFair, Block Ex, Blockpass, Coinweb, Yovo, 21 Cryptos, appg Blockchain, Blockchain for Good, bitpay, Bitstamp, Huobi, Jemjar, ICO Alert, and Sublime, ranked Schembri as 10th on their list of 2018’s blockchain influencers.
Schembri was named alongside blockchain bosses like the founders of BitMEX, Binance, Ethereum, Consensys, Digital Currency Group, and Morgan Creek Capital and the Winklevoss twins, on the list published on Decentrl’s Twitter. You can see the full list below this article.
Schembri is currently Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, and has been the driving force behind the transformation of the island into a blockchain hub (see MALTA IS BLOCKCHAIN ISLAND).
In addition to helping the world’s most progressive blockchain and AI business legislation speedily pass through the country’s parliament, Schembri has also been extremely active in promoting Malta as a friendly place for blockchain, igaming and esports enterprises.
Over the last year the tiny Mediterranean country hosted two of the most important blockchain industry events, the Malta Blockchain Summit, and the Delta Summit, both of which saw Schembri speak to audiences consisting of the movers and shakers of the blockchain world.
But, his efforts have reached far beyond the shores of the Mediterranean, as far as the remote Pacific island nation of Vanuatu! In October of 2018 it was revealed that Schembri and Maltese Prime Minister Muscat (see MALTESE PM MUSCAT GIVES VISIONARY BLOCKCHAIN SPEECH AT UNITED NATIONS)had agreed to help Vanuatu with the development of it’s own blockchain and ICO legislation, and to provide technical assistance and financial oversight advice, going as far as discussing the establishment of a Commonwealth of Blockchain Islands (see MALTA & VANUATU TO FORM ‘COMMONWEALTH OF BLOCKCHAIN ISLANDS?’).