WHO regional director praises Malta for health measures
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WHO regional director praises Malta for health measures

Mal­ta is an exam­ple that should be fol­lowed: Over the week­end, Hans Kluge, Region­al Direc­tor of the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion of Europe, tweet­ed about Mal­ta and praised the coun­try for the health mea­sures tak­en to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion and con­trol the spread of the coro­n­avirus. Kluge said Mal­ta was “on the right track and an...

Why Malta is the perfect place to reside in — even in times of ‘Corona’.
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Why Malta is the perfect place to reside in — even in times of ‘Corona’.

Com­ment by Philipp Sauer­born: Cur­rent­ly, there is no oth­er top­ic that dom­i­nates the media more than the coro­n­avirus or Covid-19, a virus that is spread­ing rapid­ly and ter­ri­fy­ing the pop­u­la­tion and the econ­o­my. It is pre­cise­ly at such times that gov­ern­ments are more than ever in demand to prove them­selves wor­thy and effec­tive. As many...

Liquidity crisis in times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) — How to avoid financial constraints
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Liquidity crisis in times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) — How to avoid financial constraints

How to get more liq­uid­i­ty in times of Coro­n­avirus. Tips from experts. Con­fi­dence in the finan­cial mar­kets has weak­ened since the finan­cial cri­sis of 2008. Many com­pa­nies are cur­rent­ly ask­ing them­selves how to pro­ceed. Small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies, in par­tic­u­lar, are fac­ing an unprece­dent­ed chal­lenge. Covid 19 — the virus that is turn­ing our entire...

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...