01.08.2019

Fintech

Malta on the Verge of Regulating Security Tokens

The proposed STO policy proposal is a sound and responsible further step on Malta’s journey to become the premier DLT jurisdiction in the world.

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31.07.2019

Fintech

Malta to Set Up Europe’s First Government Agency Run on Blockchain

Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation in the Government of Malta, declared that Malta Business Registry (MBR) would become the first government agency to be run on a blockchain-based system as well as artificial intelligence.

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31.01.2019

Fintech

A Status Update on the Virtual Financial Services Framework

The Malta Financial Services Authority (the ‘MFSA’) have published a circular with a status update on the VFA Framework.

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05.10.2018

Fintech

DLT Legislation

Over the past year, the main stakeholders of Malta, including its political parties, parliament, government, and the financial, corporate and technological

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02.08.2018

Fintech

MFSA’s rules for Virtual Financial Assets Agents

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is currently preparing the rules underpinning and substantiating the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act and the VFA Regulations.

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19.07.2018

Fintech

Malta Blazes Trail with Three DLT Bills

Malta’s efforts to become the first country to set up a comprehensive legislative infrastructure for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology have moved up a notch.

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23.05.2018

Fintech

Inflation – A Brief History of a Cunning Plan

Did you know that inflation is a very cunning form of indirect taxation? Well, what else would you call a government ploy that reduces the value of its money?

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15.05.2018

Advisory and Structuring

Malta: The Blockchain Island

Why is Malta the blockchain island? Did you know that Malta is in pole position for this title? Indeed, so confidently and determinedly is Malta adopting blockchain that is has by now won global recognition as the Blockchain Island.

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09.05.2018

Fintech

Ethereum under the Lens.

The Wall Street Journal reported that regulators and agencies of the US government were debating if a number of popular cryptocurrencies fall under the definition of securities under US federal law.

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20.04.2018

Fintech

Consultation Paper on the Financial Instrument Test.

On 13 April 2018, the Malta Financial Service Authority (MFSA) published a circular to the industry about a consultation paper on the Financial Instrument Test. The objective of this test is to determine whether a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) asset, depending on its features, falls within the sphere of either the traditional European and local financial services legislation, or within the sphere of the proposed Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA), or is otherwise exempt from regulation

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