Blockchain

The Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) announced that the country’s three Acts regulating Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), such as blockchain and cryptocurrency, will come into effect on November 1, 2018. Malta has set its sights on becoming the blockchain hub of the world, and was the first country to establish a regulatory […]

Krypton Capital, a venture capital firm with a heavy focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, has announced that they will be moving their headquarters from Kiev, Ukraine, to the Mediterranean island of Malta to benefit from the country’s favourable regulations. “Malta is regarded as an ideal destination for blockchain and crypto-related companies due to its […]

Singapore-based digital asset exchange, ABCC, has announced its plans to establish its European headquarters in Malta, in a move aimed at strengthening its presence in the region and beyond. Additionally, the company announced its sponsorship of the blockchain-focused Delta Summit, being held from the 3-5th October in Malta. The company’s announcement to open an office […]

MFSA Publishes Financial Instruments Test

The MFSA has published the Financial Instruments Test and its corresponding Guidance Note, following the issuance of a previous consultation document on the matter. The Financial Instruments Test is applicable to issuers offering Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) services to the public in or from within Malta, or anyone seeking to offer a service that falls […]

The world’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency stock exchange was inaugurated in Malta yesterday, with the creation of a new subsidiary by the Malta Stock Exchange which will become its Fintech and Digital Asset arm. The subsidiary, MSX, will be able to operate in the private and technology sectors with joint ventures in the blockchain industry. […]

Yesterday, the Maltese Parliament approved the three Bills that will set up the Malta Digital Innovation Authority, the Innovative Technological Arrangement and Services Act, and the Virtual Financial Asset Act. The Digital Economy Secretariat described the three laws, which will establish the regulatory framework for distributed ledger technologies, as the first of their kind in the world. […]

HSBC said on Monday it has performed the world’s first trade finance transaction using a single blockchain platform, in a push to boost efficiency in the multi-trillion-dollar funding of international trade. HSBC and Dutch bank ING completed the deal for Cargill last week when a shipment of soybeans was transported from Argentina to Malaysia via […]

The Poseidon Foundation announced yesterday that it has officially domiciled in Malta, joining the growing number of blockchain organisations settling in the country. Poseidon is a non-profit that uses blockchain technology to empower governments, companies and individuals to address their carbon footprint through every day purchases. Poseidon’s move to Malta follows relocation announcements from the world’s largest […]