Tag Archives: Malta

Six EU Nations Sign Agreement to Regulate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Government of Malta this week announced the signing of a joint declaration of cooperation on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). They joined a group of six other Southern European countries; France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Transformative Technology The countries released a joint-statement noting a shared view that the digital sphere is an ideal policy area for… Read More »

Report: South Korean Crypto Exchanges Overtake Maltese Ones by Daily Trade Volume

Cryptocurrency exchanges registered in South Korea have overtaken their Maltese-registered counterparts by average daily trade volume in November. This is according to a report by cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare, published Thursday, Dec. 6. The November edition of CCCAGG, a monthly crypto exchange review published by CryptoCompare, shows that South Korean exchanges, including Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit and Upbit… Read More »

Malta, Italy Issue Joint Warning Over Potential Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Exchange

Malta has warned citizens about an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange serving its domestic market. Regulators ordered the platform to stop operating in a notice Dec. 5. The offending platform, OriginalCrypto, had first come to the attention of Italian officials concerned it may not have the required license to offer authorized “investment services and activities.” The platform’s owner, SolutionsCM Ltd.,… Read More »

Seven EU States Sign Declaration to Promote Blockchain Use

Seven southern European Union member states have released a declaration calling for help in the promotion of Distributed Ledger Technology’s (DLT) use in the region, the Financial Times (FT) reports Dec. 4. The declaration was reportedly initiated by Malta and signed by six other member states, France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain and Greece, during a meeting of EU… Read More »

Stablecoins The Way Ahead on “Blockchain Island” says Malta’s Prime Minister

Malta has come up as a new crypto hub by providing much-required banking support to cryptocurrency businesses. As bringing changes to the banking regulations were not possible due to the risk associated with cryptocurrencies, the Maltese Prime Minister mentioned stable coins as a way for crypto businesses on the island to move ahead. Won’t intervene in banking regulation… Read More »

7 Southern EU Nations Unite to Take Lead on Blockchain Adoption

Seven EU member nations have come together to promote the use of blockchain tech to boost government services and economic well-being. The southern European states – France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain – signed a joint declaration on Tuesday to promote the adoption of blockchain in the region in order to “transform” their economies. They further committed… Read More »

7 Major EU Countries to Go Big on Blockchain: What It Means for Crypto

Advertisement On December 4, seven EU countries led by Malta and France have established a group called the “Mediterranean seven” to encourage and promote the usage of blockchain technology. In the months to come, the seven countries that include France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain, will work to implement the blockchain in education, transport, mobility, shipping,… Read More »

Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’ Derivative Product

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched a new derivative product called  Perpetual Swap trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 3. Perpetual Swap is a peer-to-peer, virtual derivative developed by OKex, that enables users to speculate the direction of the price of digital assets. Its mechanism is reportedly very similar to a futures contract, but… Read More »

Malta: Does Europe’s ‘Blockchain Island’ Really Live up to the Hype?

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Malta. The Blockchain Island. A postage-stamp-sized nation nestled in the Mediterranean famous for its rocky coastline, Baroque cathedrals, Megalithic temples, and centuries of culture. It’s a veritable mishmash of graying British expats, luxurious hotels, exotic women, cars that drive on the left, and a host of other legacies left by the various civilizations that… Read More »

This $3M Palazzo in Malta Can Be Bought Only For Bitcoin

Despite the BTC price drop, the owner of a $3 million palazzo in Valletta, Malta, refuses to accept anything but Bitcoin. 421-Year-Old Palazzo: Only BTC Accepted Malta has undoubtedly managed to establish itself as one of the friendliest nations towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain. To further attest to this, the owner of a $3 million building in the heart… Read More »