Setting up a Crypto Exchange in Malta
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Setting up a Crypto Exchange in Malta

Introduction. The pop­u­lar­i­ty of Cryp­to-Exchanges is on the rise. With more entre­pre­neurs will­ing to set up these plat­forms, it makes sense to analyse the impor­tant role Mal­ta [now ubiq­ui­tous­ly known as ‘Blockchain Island’] is play­ing in this new realm of inno­v­a­tive cryp­tocur­ren­cy-based ser­vices. Quite frankly, giv­en the per­ceived ‘high risk’ when deal­ing with Exchanges, Mal­ta...

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...

4 Different Crypto Licenses in Malta explained
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4 Different Crypto Licenses in Malta explained

A lot of hype is being gen­er­at­ed (and right­ly so!) about how Mal­ta is going to reg­u­late and licence vir­tu­al finan­cial assets (VFAs) when oth­er coun­tries are treat­ing VFAs as hot pota­toes. But what exact­ly IS reg­u­lat­ed licenced? Is it the VFA itself? Is it the com­pa­ny issu­ing the VFA? What about ser­vices relat­ing to...

Malta Initiates Task Force for Artificial Intelligence
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Malta Initiates Task Force for Artificial Intelligence

What has been achieved with the focus on blockchain tech­nol­o­gy, the adop­tion of an inno­v­a­tive frame­work for dis­trib­uted ledger tech­nol­o­gy and the organ­i­sa­tion of blockchain con­fer­ences — name­ly to posi­tion Mal­ta as “Blockchain Island” — is now to serve as an exam­ple for a new ini­tia­tive. Mal­ta is to receive a nation­al strat­e­gy for arti­fi­cial...

Malta’s Finance Minister Sees Finance Middlemen Threatened By Crypto
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Malta’s Finance Minister Sees Finance Middlemen Threatened By Crypto

Dur­ing a pri­vate inter­view (and not dur­ing his actu­al speech) at the Delta Sum­mit, Mal­tese Finance Min­is­ter Edward Sci­clu­na caused a stir with an edgy state­ment. Asked about the future role of blockchain tech­nol­o­gy and upcom­ing changes in the finan­cial indus­try, he says that finan­cial inter­me­di­aries are “fac­ing the chop”. He com­pared the sit­u­a­tion to...

Malta and its role in the Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Revolution
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Malta and its role in the Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Revolution

Introduction ‘Viva La Rev­olu­cion!’ shout­ed the throngs of crowds in the streets of Havana. With a new regime in place, the bal­ance of pow­er had shift­ed, and the par­a­digm of soci­ety had changed for­ev­er. A phrase which has been immor­talised and enshrined in his­to­ry is rein­vent­ing itself in this new and glo­ri­ous era where Fin­tech...

Blockchain Client of Dr Werner & Partner
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Blockchain Client of Dr Werner & Partner

We are pleased to announce that Dr Wern­er & Part­ner could onboard a new client, whom we will advise and assist in migrat­ing an exit­ing busi­ness case onto the blockchain, to imple­ment vir­tu­al / cryp­to cur­ren­cies as pay­ment meth­ods online and to mar­ket the busi­ness mod­el through an ini­tial coin offer­ing (ICO, Tok­eniz­ing). Our client...

Malta’s Role in the Crypto-Currency Revolution
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Malta’s Role in the Crypto-Currency Revolution

Cours­es for dig­i­tal cur­ren­cies have behaved tur­bu­lent­ly since the begin­ning of the year. After near­ly all cryp­to-cur­ren­cies tal­lied record highs at the end of 2017, prices plunged sig­nif­i­cant­ly at the start of the year. From Bit­coin to Etherum, Rip­ple or IOTA, most of the larg­er “cryp­tos” declined deci­sive­ly in terms of val­ue. Crit­ics viewed them­selves as...