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...

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...

”Crypto-Tower“ to Strengthen Blockchain Community in Malta
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”Crypto-Tower“ to Strengthen Blockchain Community in Malta

Malta’s efforts to become Blockchain Island have already cre­at­ed a lot of buzz. Indeed, Mal­ta has been able to posi­tion itself as a pop­u­lar loca­tion for blockchain- and cryp­to-start-ups. The government’s co-orga­ni­za­tion of large blockchain con­fer­ences such as the Delta Sum­mit in Octo­ber or the Mal­ta Blockchain Sum­mit have con­tributed to this. While more and...

Malta Blockchain Summit proves to be a major success!
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Malta Blockchain Summit proves to be a major success!

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Dr. Wern­er & Part­ner suc­cess­ful­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed at the Mal­ta Blockchain Sum­mit which was held on the 1st and 2nd of Novem­ber 2018 at the Inter­con­ti­nen­tal Hotel in St. Julian’s. The com­pa­ny stand proved to be an imme­di­ate suc­cess with a record num­ber of del­e­gates and peo­ple vis­it­ing and queues form­ing to sam­ple the...

5. November 20185. November 2018by
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’s Premier Praises Blockchain and Crypto Currencies before UN General Assembly
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Malta’s Premier Praises Blockchain and Crypto Currencies before UN General Assembly

Speak­ing at the 73rd UN Gen­er­al Assem­bly in New York at the end of Sep­tem­ber, Mal­tese Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat sparked a sen­sa­tion in the blockchain scene. In his speech, he addressed, among oth­er top­ics of world pol­i­tics, the impor­tance of glob­al coop­er­a­tion in the explo­ration of and research into inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies such as the...

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...

ICO in Malta? 3 Legislative Initiatives You Should Know About
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ICO in Malta? 3 Legislative Initiatives You Should Know About

Many start-ups are con­sid­er­ing the ques­tion of whether they should car­ry out an ICO. Besides loca­tions such as Switzer­land and Liecht­en­stein, the option of an ICO in Mal­ta is increas­ing­ly being dis­cussed. That’s lit­tle sur­pris­ing, giv­en that Mal­ta is not only an inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned finan­cial cen­tre, but has also become known as the “Blockchain Island”...

The Financial Instrument Test: A brief analysis.
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The Financial Instrument Test: A brief analysis.

Introduction. The cur­rent ‘talk of the town’ for all Blockchain & Cryp­to-enthu­si­asts is an inno­v­a­tive test for­mu­lat­ed by the Mal­ta Finan­cial Ser­vices Author­i­ty (MFSA) enti­tled: the Finan­cial Instru­ment Test. This analy­sis and ‘deter­mi­na­tion’ will be the manda­to­ry barom­e­ter for all forms of enter­pris­es propos­ing to intro­duce DLT [Dis­trib­uted Ledger Tech­nol­o­gy] Assets into ‘Blockchain island’. More­over,...

12. September 201812. September 2018by
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...

26. July 201826. July 2018by