Malta Digital Exchange moves operations to Malta Stock Exchange

Malta continues to be the centre stage for the blockchain industry, and now a major exchange’s relocation has further ignited progress in this sector. In Valletta this month, the Malta Digital Exchange (MDX) has relocated its offices to the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), the Times of Malta reports. Their aim is to boost efficiencies and…

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Malta becomes first country to issue all diplomas on the blockchain

Malta isn’t called the blockchain island for nothing. It will now be the first country to use blockchain technology to store education certificates of graduated students, reports Malta Today. The government of Malta announced a two-year contract with Learning Machine, a company that’s been working on the blockchain project since September 2017. It’s already been…

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Malta regulator addresses concerns over cybersecurity

Authorities in Malta are taking action after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised concerns that the rise of blockchain in Malta to be a significant risk to the Maltese financial system. According to the IMF, the growth of blockchain in Malta makes the financial system vulnerable to money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The…

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The Daily: Iran Said to Announce Crypto-Rial This Week, Italy Closer to Crypto Regulation

In this edition of The Daily, Iran is reportedly preparing to announce its national cryptocurrency during a conference starting on Jan. 29. Also, a draft decree introducing legal definitions for terms related to cryptocurrencies has been introduced in the Italian Senate and the IMF has voiced concerns over Malta’s blockchain industry while recognizing the positive…

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Binance Declines to Confirm Locations for Reported Crypto-Fiat Exchange

Major crypto exchange Binance plans to expand to eight new countries in 2019, according to a report from crypto outlet The Block, Jan. 17. Following the report, a Binance spokesperson has declined to confirm six of the alleged locations in comments to Cointelegraph today, Jan. 18. Just a day after the major cryptocurrency exchange launched…

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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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