Blockchain & AI Summit Malta + Blockchain University Degree Malta

Blockchain & AI Summit Malta + Blockchain University Degree Malta

The Mal­ta Blockchain Sum­mit is com­ing back! On May 24th and 25th, the eyes of the Blockchain World will be eager­ly set on the sun­ny Mediter­ranean island of Mal­ta where the great­est names and author­i­ties of the Blockchain and Cryp­to world will gath­er and dis­cuss the future of this ground­break­ing...

MFSA Publishes Consultation Guide on Cybersecurity Regulations for Blockchain Companies and VFA Agents

MFSA Publishes Consultation Guide on Cybersecurity Regulations for Blockchain Companies and VFA Agents

Few indus­tries are more affect­ed by digi­ti­sa­tion than the finan­cial indus­try. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly evi­dent in Mal­ta in view of the many Fin­tech start-ups and, of course, the boom around the inno­v­a­tive blockchain tech­nol­o­gy. Accom­pa­ny­ing this is the cre­ation of vir­tu­al finan­cial assets and the pro­vi­sion of dig­i­tal finan­cial ser­vices...

Malta’s New Tech Authority: Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA)

Malta’s New Tech Authority: Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA)

The Mal­ta Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion Author­i­ty (the “MDIA”) is reg­u­lat­ed by the Mal­ta Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion Author­i­ty Act, Chap­ter 591 of the Laws of Mal­ta. It is an inde­pen­dent organ­i­sa­tion hav­ing dis­tinct legal per­son­al­i­ty and  com­plete auton­o­my from oth­er bodies/ per­sons. It was estab­lished to address the devel­op­ment of all Inno­v­a­tive Tech­nol­o­gy...

First Experience with Blockchain Law in Malta

First Experience with Blockchain Law in Malta

The ubiq­ui­tous term ‘Blockchain’ has been often used in a non­cha­lant man­ner yet clos­er scruti­ny is required to dis­sem­i­nate what exact­ly is meant by: ‘Blockchain Law’. To be both pre­cise and metic­u­lous at the same time, there is no such thing as a con­spic­u­ous­ly con­ceived statu­to­ry Blockchain frame­work. Instead, there...

Strict Application Process: Why you can trust your VFA Agent

Strict Application Process: Why you can trust your VFA Agent

The ful­crum of every suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ty is the prin­ci­ple of ‘trust’. Hav­ing con­fi­dence in rely­ing on a trust­ed authority/agent will cer­tain­ly help make the finan­cial ser­vices sec­tor more trust­wor­thy and reli­able. Giv­en the very risky world which is already asso­ci­at­ed with Cryp­tocur­ren­cies and Ini­tial Coin Offer­ings (ICOs), a prop­er strat­e­gy...

OECD report: ICOs for SMEs an appropriate form of financing — under certain conditions

OECD report: ICOs for SMEs an appropriate form of financing — under certain conditions

While Ini­tial Coin Offer­ings were recent­ly only much dis­cussed among cryp­to fans and com­mon­ly con­sid­ered to be scams, they are now receiv­ing more and more atten­tion from the gen­er­al pub­lic. As ven­ture cap­i­tal firms and start-ups explore whether they are suit­able as alter­na­tive forms of financ­ing, con­ser­v­a­tive and insti­tu­tion­al investors...

Essential things you need to know to understand Blockchain and its Potential for Change

Essential things you need to know to understand Blockchain and its Potential for Change

Let’s start off by com­par­ing the evo­lu­tion of the inter­net with the evo­lu­tion of blockchain to under­stand the whole con­cept of Blockchain and how the world could shift towards digi­ti­sa­tion, and poten­tial­ly change; here is all you need to know. The inter­net as we know it was first launched in...

Malta Warns Of Crypto Scams & Takes Blockchain Risks Seriously

Malta Warns Of Crypto Scams & Takes Blockchain Risks Seriously

The Mal­tese finan­cial super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty MFSA warns the pub­lic against a fraud­u­lent online provider called “Bit­coin Rev­o­lu­tion”. In the state­ment from 25 Jan­u­ary on the MFSA web­site, atten­tion is drawn to the ille­gal activ­i­ties of the com­pa­ny. The pre­vi­ous­ly unknown per­pe­tra­tors adver­tise their project on a vari­ety of domains, most...

5 Good reasons for locating a business in Malta, Blockchain Island

5 Good reasons for locating a business in Malta, Blockchain Island

For inno­v­a­tive start-ups and tech com­pa­nies work­ing with blockchain and DLT tech­nol­o­gy, choos­ing the right oper­at­ing site is not easy. Unclear legal frame­works, often scep­ti­cal reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties or inad­e­quate infra­struc­ture can rep­re­sent sig­nif­i­cant obsta­cles to the company’s devel­op­ment and growth. One coun­try stands out here as a par­tic­u­lar­ly strik­ing pos­i­tive...