Johnathan Galea

Managing Director Blockchain Advisory


Jonathan has been heavily involved in blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies since 2013, and his expertise consists of tech-legal advice on regulatory matters related to the same sector. Being both a lawyer and a certified C developer, he is the author of one of the worlds first legal theses on the subject, titled The Effect of Bitcoin in Money Laundering Law, completed in May 2015. He has co-founded and is the President of the first and largest association in Malta dedicated to blockchain and DLT titled BitMalta, and has participated as a keynote speaker in over thirty prominent blockchain conferences across Europe, Asia and the United States. Jonathan is regarded as a thought-leader in the sector and has personally advised the Government of Malta on the proposed regulatory framework vis-à-vis blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Masterclasses 2019

12:00 PM Driving legislation in technology – the importance of legal certainty

The realm of Fintech is extensive and ever-changing, certainly at a much more rapid pace than the legislators can ever hope to keep up to. However, offering a legal framework which embodies principles that support and encourage the growth and development of Fintech is not impossible, and should be seen as an opportunity rather than a challenge. This session will delve into what it takes to create such a framework, and shall demonstrate Malta’s regulatory efforts as an example in this regard.

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