Look at news on blockchain, crypto, and distributed ledger news for just a few days, and a couple of countries begin to stand out. Bermuda and Malta, among others, have been leaders in building regulatory environments that encourage blockchain innovation and investment.
The U.S., by contrast, has been lagging badly.
This week Tech Beach Retreat has been holding “Fintech Innovation Island” at the Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda. It’s a part of Bermuda Tech Week, focusing on fintech, crypto, and blockchain-based technologies.
There, I had the pleasure of doing a fireside chat with the Premier of Bermuda, the Honorable E. David Burt.
He’s a former developer – yes, he can still code – a startup founder, entrepreneur, business leader and executive, and the youngest national leader in Bermuda’s history. He also holds a Master of Science degree in information systems development from George Washington University…