For those who routinely read the TAG Consultancy blog or already take advantage of our AML crypto services, it won’t exactly be news that Gibraltar has continued its stellar rise in the world of crypto in recent times, becoming one of the leading international centres in this regard. 

With all that in mind, it is welcome news that the upcoming Crypto Gibraltar – set to be held at Ocean Village in the British Overseas Territory from 22nd to 24th September – will represent a scaled-up and upgraded experience compared to even the 2021 event. 

The first ever “Crypto Festival”, running over several days 

The 2021 edition of Crypto Gibraltar was special enough, given its status as the very first crypto event to be held after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

So, what will be different about Crypto Gibraltar 2022? The short answer is that according to the organisers, it will be no less than the first “Crypto Festival”, as demonstrated by the creation of a “Crypto Village” set to house some 1,000 crypto enthusiasts from across the institutional and retail crypto markets alike. 

Such an expanded event will surely prove a fitting tribute to the status of Gibraltar as one of the premier places around the globe to engage with cryptocurrency. It already feels like a long time since Gibraltar put in place the world’s first distributed ledger technology (DLT) regulatory framework way back in 2017, with various further innovations having been implemented since. 

So, what else can we expect from the big event? 

In short, it looks like Crypto Gibraltar 2022 will be one of the events to be at this autumn, not least for those who are interested in the emerging interconnections between the crypto business sphere and the exciting ‘new world’ of the metaverse. 

According to the Crypto Gibraltar website, we can expect educational presentations, debates, and insights with contributions from some of the industry’s most respected voices. Alongside this, concerts, parties, and networking sessions will be held to further help attendees make powerful new contacts, in addition to strengthening existing ones. 

A report by The Cryptonomist has suggested that the much-talked-about “Crypto Village” near Gibraltar Airport will incorporate a 700-seat theatre, an exhibition area, an NFT gallery and a networking lounge. 

Gibraltar hailed as a “hotbed of cutting-edge innovation” 

The aforementioned outlet quoted festival organiser Pete Burgess as saying: “Gibraltar’s foundation as a financial jurisdiction is regulation – often seen as old world – but Gibraltar is also an enabler and hotbed of cutting-edge innovation, particularly in the payments sector… that ‘tension’ is what produces great debates and stage content at the Crypto Gibraltar Festival.” 

Burgess added: “The main reason people attend conferences is to connect. Many people go to conferences and never set eyes on a stage. Crypto Gibraltar is primarily a networking event and is structured to facilitate that. 

“We have two half-days of serious conference sessions, but we also have a purpose-built networking lounge and we create enough time periods during the day to make productive use of it.” 

In short, Crypto Gibraltar 2022 looks set to be an event to be savoured for practically anyone and everyone with an interest and/or involvement in crypto in the British Overseas Territory. More information about the festival, including the latest news, can be found at www.cryptogib.gi

In the meantime, when you require only the best in trusted and proven AML crypto services, which business do you turn to? The short answer is TAG Consultancy; please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can help make your life easier. 

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