Where Are They Now?: Malta Dazzles with Crypto-Legal Certainty on a Pioneering European Island | BTCMANAGER

Throughout 2018 there have been very few nations like Malta who scoffed in the face of cautious regulatory approaches to particular aspects of blockchain technology, namely cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and instead carved out a uniquely accommodating path for the tech. Compared to China, Malta’s blockchain journey sits on the opposite end of…

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Italy Is Looking to Expand Its Blockchain Protocols

The Ministry of Economic Development in Italy has tasked 30 proclaimed experts in the cryptocurrency space with the task of building the nation’s blockchain strategy from the ground up. Among those tasked with the job are Angiolini Giorgio – head of marketing at the telecon firm Italtel and a member of UN INFO’s blockchain group;…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters reportedly stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February. The company claimed “it fell victim” to an elaborate scam orchestrated in collusion with three of its clients.  Also read: Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail…

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Blockchain Provides a Solution for Global Financial Institution

The global fund processing firm, Calastone, is the latest business to embrace blockchain in a bid to further digitize this part of the industry. It seems as if every day brings more news of blockchain adoption. The technology is spreading its wings and flying far away from just being used for cryptocurrencies. The list of…

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A Luxurious Palazzo in Malta is Available for Purchase via Crypto

Representing itself as a true blockchain hub, Malta has been a home country to many crypto enthusiasts. One of them has put up for sale his ancient mansion that cost nearly $3 million. The palazzo is located in the country’s capital, Valletta, and can only be bought for virtual coins. The Exclusive Palazzo    “It…

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This $3M Palazzo in Malta Can Be Bought Only For Bitcoin

Despite the BTC price drop, the owner of a $3 million palazzo in Valletta, Malta, refuses to accept anything but Bitcoin. 421-Year-Old Palazzo: Only BTC Accepted Malta has undoubtedly managed to establish itself as one of the friendliest nations towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain. To further attest to this, the owner of a $3 million building…

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Malta’s Financial Watchdog Warns Against ‘Dubious’ Crypto Trading Platform

Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has warned of a “dubious” online crypto trading platform it says has falsely claimed to be licensed in the country, English-language newspaper Malta Today reports Oct. 25. The platform in question, “Primetradingbot,” reportedly appears to be running a “high yield” Bitcoin (BTC)-related investment scheme, which the MSFA cautions has “a…

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Zebpay Leaves India for Malta Due to Constricting Regulation

One of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Zebpay, is moving its operations to the Mediterranean island nation of Malta in an effort to maintain its operations after shutting shop last month. The move comes amidst an unprecedented cryptocurrency ban instituted by the Indian government. The new Malta-based exchange, which will still be called Zebpay, will offer…

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Only 40% Are Passing Malta's Cryptocurrency Certification Exam

Malta has signaled teething problems in its quest to become a “Blockchain Island” after it emerged less than 40 percent of professionals passed the government’s cryptocurrency certification exam. ‘Not Sufficiently Prepared’ As local news outlet Times of Malta reports October 18, regulator the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) had to fail more than 6 out…

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Roger Ver Slates Bitcoin Team At Malta Summit

One of the biggest names in the industry, Roger Ver has ripped into the core developers of Bitcoin during a recent event hosted in Malta. During his speech at the Malta Delta Summit, Ver argued several points including that many of things that once made Bitcoin popular don’t exist anymore in the current Bitcoin Core…

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Malta To United Nations: Cryptocurrency Is 'Inevitable Future Of Money'

The prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, told the United Nations that cryptocurrency is “the inevitable future of money” on September 27 — reiterating his faith in Blockchain technology.  The ‘Blockchain Island’ Reveals Its Cards Speaking at the organization’s 73rd General Debate, Muscat, who has presided over Malta’s official pivot to become a so-called ‘Blockchain…

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5 Things To Expect From This Year’s Delta Summit In Malta

The Maltese government has a unique claim to fame. This year it will host the world’s first state-official blockchain event, solidifying Malta’s reputation as a pioneer in this nascent industry. Attendees from all over the globe are expected to attend the two-day Delta Summit between 3rd and 5th October this year. The event serves as…

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"Cryptocurrencies Are The Inevitable Future of Money," Malta Says At The U.N General Assembly

Malta is fully committed to the development of blockchain technologies and the adoption of cryptocurrencies as the most critical element of an evolution for the global political and economic system and has decided to take its discourse to the United Nations for the first time. The “Blockchain Island” Speaks At The United Nations The passion…

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'Pivot to Asia,' says Arrington After SEC Subpoena

Noted Crypto investor Michael Arrington announced in a tweet on Friday that his firm Arrington XRP Capital is no longer investing in U.S. token deals. The news comes after the firm received its second subpoena from the SEC. Arrington states that the subpoena was seeking information regarding the firm’s role as an investor in a US…

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Bittrex to Launch Crypto Exchange in Malta Next Month

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is reportedly launching a crypto exchange in Malta at the beginning of next month. Bittrex says the new platform will allow them to list coins “a lot faster.” It will operate within the regulatory framework established by the European Union and the Maltese government. Bittrex Eyes Malta Launch in October Bittrex…

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Binance Joins Forces with Malta Stock Exchange to Open a New Crypto Exchange

Photo: Binance Malta is known for its efforts to become the most crypto-friendly jurisdiction in the world. CoinSpeaker has already reported about the initiatives taken by the country’s government with a view to create attractive conditions for crypto businesses from different corners of the world. A number of the leading crypto companies have aready relocated…

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Binance Partners With Malta to Launch Security Token Trading Platform

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume, is teaming up with the Malta Stock Exchange (MSX) to enable security token trading on the “blockchain island,” a local news site reported Tuesday. The exchange’s chief financial officer, Wei Zhou, signed a memorandum of understanding with MSX chairman Joe Portelli to launch a security token trading…

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University of Malta Launches Blockchain and DLT Scholarship Fund

The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship fund, Times of Malta reported August 29. The new scholarship is targeted at students studying information and communications technology (ICT), law, finance, and engineering, and will be split over three…

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Blockchain conference for fintech leaders: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference will take place in Malta

On 23rd October, Mellieha will host the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta – a large-scale event dedicated to blockchain, topical trends in the cryptocurrency market, and ICO projects. A single platform will gather the international crypto community, top blockchain developers, and business representatives. Why Malta The government of Malta actively works on the development of…

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ABCC Crypto Exchange to Boost European Presence with Malta Office

Digital currency exchange ABCC will open its European headquarters in Malta. Singapore-based digital asset exchange ABCC announced in a Medium post on Monday that it would set up an office in Malta in a move aimed at strengthening its presence in Europe. AlphaBit CryptoCurrency Exchange, to give the full name of the Singapore-based platform, follows…

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