”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...

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...

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Do not lose any time setting-up a business and prepare all necessary documents

The deci­sion to estab­lish a com­pa­ny is often pre­ced­ed by a great amount of thoughts. All even­tu­al­i­ties must be weighed and con­sid­ered and many deci­sions must be made and, if nec­es­sary, also be agreed upon by a part­ner. But then again, dai­ly life in the office shows that things can­not move fast enough for the...

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Malta’s geographic and cultural advantages

In today´s glob­al­ized world, leav­ing an inter­na­tion­al foot­print is essen­tial to a company´s suc­cess. As an entre­pre­neur, the legit­i­mate ques­tion aris­es which loca­tion is the most appro­pri­ate for set­ting-up a busi­ness and which fac­tors speak in favor of a cer­tain loca­tion. So in this post I do not want to talk pri­mar­i­ly about the tax...

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Taking advantage of Malta Limited in Germany?

In most cas­es the rea­son for found­ing a com­pa­ny out­side of Ger­many is to save tax­es or alle­vi­ate one’s or the company’s tax bur­den. In times when the only eco­nom­i­cal­ly lib­er­al par­ty in Ger­many does not col­lect enough votes to enter the Bun­destag, it is in my opin­ion a legit­i­mate con­cern if your own inter­ests...