Cyprus, the alternative blockchain ‘paradise’

Pubblicato il 16 Mar 2019

The blockchain event Nakamoto’s Den was held on the 19th and 20th of February in Limassol, Cyprus, which is trying, just like Malta to be on the blockchain map with the active involvement of the Cyprus Blockchain Association, a regulated non-profit association in Cyprus, and it is the official house for experts, institutions and enthusiasts, directed by Yiannis Menelaou.

Nakamoto’s Den was in its second edition this year, with the aim to become the biggest blockchain conference in Cyprus, featuring live investment battles between international blockchain projects.

According to its organizer and Founder of Universal Crypto, a business consultancy specializing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Bogdan Maslesa, the conference’s vision is to connect and educate attendees and promote blockchain adoption. The theme: ‘A decentralized new world’ is what the blockchain community has been working on, living a lifestyle with fewer restrictions, targeting a younger generation looking for new possibilities, in harmony with regulations.

The venue, Carob Mill, an old warehouse in downtown Limassol, has been transformed to accommodate the event’s requirements and its food pillars: the digital startup battles, the post-ICO battles, an investment, and networking area as well as the blockchain and education pillar in addition to an expo space.

The battles have attracted participants from all corners of the world, as well as local and international speakers and panelists made their way to Limassol.

Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus by the sea, with an urban population of 183,658 and a metropolitan population of 239,842 (According to Wikipedia) with local and international companies, and a tourist hub for a period of over 6 months of the year. The country, and Limassol in particular is experiencing a major transformation since the 2013 crisis (mentioned in previous articles in Italian here  and here  ), with a phenomenal rise of real estate developments and price increase, with the introduction of the citizenship law, allowing heavy investors to have direct access to citizenship upon buying a property.

Maria Matloub (@mariamatloub)

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