Initial Coin Offering (ICO) vs. Security Token Offering (STO) in 2019
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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) vs. Security Token Offering (STO) in 2019

The buzz­word for alter­na­tive fundrais­ing has been ICO for a “long time” —  “long” in rela­tion to the short lived tech­ni­cal world we are all work­ing in. In actu­al terms, the hype last­ed less than 2 years. There has been plen­ty of good and bad news around the ICO, very recent­ly a lot more bad...

Security Token Offerings — STOs
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Security Token Offerings — STOs

Secu­ri­ty Token Offer­ings — “STOs” — are cur­rent­ly one of the hottest top­ics in the blockchain scene. Some experts even claim that they are “The Next Big Thing” and pre­dict that they will soon out­grow ICOs in num­ber and invest­ment vol­ume. But is that actu­al­ly true? Or is it more of a hype than real­i­ty?...

Crypto Exchange Malta — Part 3
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Crypto Exchange Malta — Part 3

In the sec­ond part of our three-part series on cryp­to-exchanges, we described the cen­tral chal­lenges and prob­lems that the exchange mar­kets are cur­rent­ly fac­ing. We then described the “Blockchain Island” Mal­ta as an attrac­tive loca­tion where cryp­to exchanges are wel­comed with open arms and ben­e­fit from a clear legal frame­work and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of obtain­ing...

Crypto Currency Exchange — Part 2 — Legal issues in Malta
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Crypto Currency Exchange — Part 2 — Legal issues in Malta

Cryp­to-exchanges are cur­rent­ly the most excit­ing area of the cryp­to-sphere. In the first arti­cle of our three-part series about cryp­to-exchanges we have there­fore focused on their basic func­tion­al­i­ty and prop­er­ties. In addi­tion, we con­sid­ered advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of cen­tral and decen­tral­ized exchanges. Whether cen­tral­ized or decen­tral­ized, cryp­to-exchanges are con­front­ed with a mul­ti­tude of prob­lems and...

Crypto currency exchange — Part 1 — Basics
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Crypto currency exchange — Part 1 — Basics

Cryp­to cur­ren­cy exchanges are becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar. That’s lit­tle sur­prise: the greater the num­ber of cryp­to cur­ren­cies or tokens in cir­cu­la­tion, the more impor­tant the abil­i­ty to freely and effi­cient­ly trade indi­vid­ual tokens for anoth­er. As more and more ven­ture cap­i­tal firms and insti­tu­tion­al investors dis­cov­er the mar­ket for dig­i­tal assets as an...

Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) Licences in Malta
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Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) Licences in Malta

Under the Vir­tu­al Finan­cial Assets Act (VFAA), Mal­ta intro­duced 4 types of licens­es for com­pa­nies wish­ing to pro­vide ser­vices relat­ed to vir­tu­al finan­cial assets. The 4 licens­es — VFAA Class 1 to Class 4 — com­prise var­i­ous types of rights and require dif­fer­ent lev­els of invest­ment. In this arti­cle, you’ll learn what per­mis­sions these licens­es...

Malta’s Prime Minister Muscat Defends The Finance Industry
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Malta’s Prime Minister Muscat Defends The Finance Industry

Muscat speaks out “We are con­fi­dent of our sys­tem, which is sol­id, trans­par­ent and ful­ly com­pli­ant.” So we should be forth­com­ing and engage with those over­seas and with our crit­ics. ” These are the words with which Mus­cat addressed his audi­ence at a sem­i­nar for finan­cial ser­vice providers. Even in the face of heavy head­wind...

The Case of Galizia- Malta’s Murdered Journalist
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The Case of Galizia- Malta’s Murdered Journalist

Malta gains world-wide media attention It’s not very often that Mal­ta gets atten­tion from the Inter­na­tion­al Media. At first glance, the Ice­land, which became a part of the EU in 2004, looks too small to be rel­e­vant to the rest of the world. Daphne Caru­a­na Gal­izia on Octo­ber 16, 2017, Malta’s pop­u­lar­i­ty in the news...

New Car Sharing System in Malta Provides Hope
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New Car Sharing System in Malta Provides Hope

How often have I report­ed on the atroc­i­ty of con­gest­ed roads in Mal­ta? Demand­ed change to the trans­port sys­tem on the island? More than a few times. I have recent­ly caught on to a small but impor­tant change on the hori­zon. A new car shar­ing com­pa­ny has gone onto the mar­ket. With a fleet of...

Throwback for Dr. Werner & Partner: 2017
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Throwback for Dr. Werner & Partner: 2017

Thank you, 2017 The end of the year is speed­ing in on us, and once again we are faced with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to reflect on what has passed. 2017 what a busy year, just like the year before, and the year before that … One of our main client bases is made up of entre­pre­neurs...