Questions and Answers for the Application for Service Provider Licence
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Questions and Answers for the Application for Service Provider Licence

Mal­ta has devel­oped a pro­gres­sive approach towards dis­trib­uted ledger tech­nolo­gies and cryp­tocur­ren­cies, to the extent that we have now have a reg­u­lat­ed frame­work. The VFA Act is an inno­v­a­tive leg­is­la­tion which reg­u­lates Ini­tial Vir­tu­al Finan­cial Assets Offer­ings and out­lines their licens­ing require­ments, enti­tled The Vir­tu­al Finan­cial Assets Act, 2018. Now, if you are a Ser­vice...

Current developments in crypto currencies and the blockchain on Malta
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Current developments in crypto currencies and the blockchain on Malta

On the sun­ny Mediter­ranean island of Mal­ta, every­thing revolves around blockchain tech­nol­o­gy. Before the Mal­ta AI & Blockchain Sum­mit takes place in a few weeks, the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment is mak­ing head­lines with the announce­ment of sev­er­al excit­ing blockchain ini­tia­tives. At the same time, a sep­a­rate bank is being set up to con­cen­trate on financ­ing blockchain...

Blockchain & AI Summit Malta + Blockchain University Degree Malta
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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 indus­try. How­ev­er, Mal­ta is not...

Maltese Government Welcomes 5000 Blockchain Enthusiasts to Blockchain Summit
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Maltese Government Welcomes 5000 Blockchain Enthusiasts to Blockchain Summit

After the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment had already pro­mot­ed its goal of posi­tion­ing itself as “Blockchain Island” with the organ­i­sa­tion of the Delta Sum­mit in Octo­ber, the big Mal­ta Blockchain Sum­mit fol­lowed. From Novem­ber 1st to 2nd more than 5000 cryp­to enthu­si­asts, blockchain devel­op­ers, start-ups and investors gath­ered at the Inter­con­ti­nen­tal Hotel in St. Julian’s. The Mal­tese...

Smart Contracts — Can Machines Rule the World?
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Smart Contracts — Can Machines Rule the World?

A ‘Smart’ Introduction. You may all be famil­iar with ‘Skynet’ — the fic­tion­al neur­al-based con­scious group and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence sys­tem that serves as ‘the Ter­mi­na­tor’ film series’ main antag­o­nist. In the movie series, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) had reached a stage where it was final­ly able to con­scious­ly decide and exe­cute its plan [albeit rather unilaterally/independently]...

Ranking Agencies Improve Malta’s Rating Based on Strict Rule of Law
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Ranking Agencies Improve Malta’s Rating Based on Strict Rule of Law

As an insti­tu­tion, the EU has helped many Euro­pean coun­tries progress. Cer­tain­ly, this also includes Mal­ta, which has been a mem­ber of the Union since 2004. Gen­er­al­ly, I see myself as a cit­i­zen of Europe and wel­come the Euro­pean con­fed­er­a­tion. Still, at the same time, I some­times find myself upset over indi­vid­ual actions tak­en by...

IMF Praises Government Work on Malta
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IMF Praises Government Work on Malta

IMF releases statement praising government work on Malta In a recent state­ment, the IMF praised Malta’s gov­ern­ment work. Sta­ble eco­nom­ic growth in par­tic­u­lar was one of the pos­i­tive out­comes of work well done. Sus­tained struc­tur­al reforms, the strength­en­ing of both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors and a sus­tain­able fight against unem­ploy­ment will lead to pos­i­tive...

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Christmas in Malta 2014 — Traditions and events

The fes­tive sea­son has start­ed again, and peo­ple are get­ting ready to cel­e­brate Christ­mas. Mal­ta is a very catholic coun­try and val­ues tra­di­tions and reli­gious fes­tiv­i­ties above every­thing else. Christ­mas is no excep­tion. Although you will not find snow here, and usu­al­ly not even peo­ple wear­ing win­ter gar­ments, the Christ­mas spir­it is present every­where. The...

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Malta leads with least number of women on company boards

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion released their annu­al study on gen­der equal­i­ty in April. The sta­tis­tics show that Mal­ta has the fewest women in lead­ing posi­tions. Mal­ta scores last in Europe with only a score of 2% of female com­pa­ny board mem­bers of pub­licly list­ed com­pa­nies. Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Viviane Red­ing stat­ed that it would...