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Dr. Joshua Ellul, Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Shares Preprint of Paper on Pragramatic Approach to AI Regulation

Dr. Joshua Ellul, Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority; Expert Evaluator at European Commission; Director of Centre for DLT at University of Malta, has shared a preprint for a paper that his team plans to present in June 2021 on a “pragmatic” approach to the… Read More

Revolut Expands into Ten More European Markets with Digital Banking Services

Digital bank Revolut is expanding its banking services in 10 new European markets. According to a release, customers in the following countries may now utilize the Revolut banking app: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Revolut, which currently claims over… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Explains how AI, IoT, Blockchain based Smart Contracts are Improving Digital Economy

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta. Dr. Ellul discussed how blockchain-based smart contracts are streamlining routine business processes. He also talked about his research interests which include… Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 2

The blockchain and digital assets space is well-positioned for even more growth and adoption in 2021 by mainstream consumers and institutions. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically accelerated the shift towards all-digital platforms and services because it’s no longer considered safe to visit physical business locations…. Read More

CoinDeal Claims First Class 4 Virtual Financial Assets Licence License in Malta

CoinDeal says it is now the first company to have obtained a Class 4 Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Licence in Principle Approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The exchange reports that it has just received a letter on 16 December 2020. CoinDeal explains… Read More

OKEx Announces Restoration of Full Range of Services For Users By Reopening Digital Asset Withdrawals

OKEx, a top 20 crypto exchange, announced on Friday it has restored its full range of services for its users by reopening withdrawals of all digital assets. OKEx reported that its team ran comprehensive security checks prior to resuming normal operations of the hot wallet… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul and Colleagues Present New Paper on Improving Runtime Verification of Blockchain based Smart Contracts

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, and his colleagues have authored a new paper, titled “Towards Configurable and Efficient Runtime Verification of Blockchain Based Smart Contracts at the Virtual Machine Level.” The… Read More

VAIOT Becomes First Digital Asset Regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority

  VAIOT has become the first digital asset to be regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) falling under the Maltese Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA), according to a note from the company. VAIOT seeks to enable both businesses and consumers to utilize a… Read More

Top Crypto Exchange OKEx Under Investigation by Chinese Authorities – Report

OKEx, a top 20 crypto exchange, is under investigation by Chinese authorities according to a report. OKEx provides both spot and crypto derivatives trading. It has been widely reported that the price of Bitcoin tanked as word leaked out and OKEx suspended all withdrawals. The… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Are On the Rise Globally, with Governments Launching Initiatives to Support Adoption: Report

Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum have published a report that explains how AI can benefit everyone. According to MacDonald and Madzou, artificial intelligence can improve… Read More

Dana Farrugia from Tech.mt in Malta Says Company Is Focused on Establishing a Global Financial Hub for Integrating Digital Technologies

Dana Farrugia, CEO at Tech.mt, a Żejtun, Malta-based IT company that was established last year by the Southern European island nation’s government, notes that her organization aims to help Malta with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). It also aims to support international business development projects. Farrugia… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Expresses Concerns About Crypto Regulations

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, has published an open letter to European Union (EU) regulators focused on cryptocurrencies. The letter is also meant to inform relevant policy advisors and makers in… Read More

Bloomio Looks to Offer a Security Token, Issued in Malta

Max Lyadvinsky

Bloomio has distributed a note indicating its intent to offer a security token issued in Malta. According to the company, Bloomio is registered with the goal of offering securities in the European Union according to the exemptions under the Maltese Companies Act & the EU… Read More

Blockchain Features that Bring Decentralization Pose Challenges to Providing Protection for Stakeholders, According to Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Dr. Joshua Ellul and Others

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, has noted that he has published a paper (with Jonathan Galea, Max Ganado, Stephen McCarthy and Gordon Pace) titled “Regulating Blockchain, DLT and Smart Contracts: a… Read More

ForumPay Now Offers Crypto and Fiat Interchangeable Payment Platform

ForumPay, a point-of-sale provider based in Malta, is now offering a crypto-and-fiat interchangeable payment platform. ForumPay also enables customers to use any e-wallet or coin with which they choose to pay, without any need for physical contact, according to the company. Seamlessly accepting payments in… Read More

Igal Rotem: Founder of Fintech Credorax Discusses Business Continuity Plans During COVID-19 Crisis

The economic downturn due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to small businesses re-evaluating their operations and business plans, in order to survive during these challenging times. Fintech firms and digital banks have been forced to lay off their employees as they try to cut… Read More

Malta-based Gate.io, a Blockchain Asset Exchange, Releases GateChain Testnet, which can Handle 2000+ Transactions Per Second

Malta-based Gate.io, a blockchain asset exchange, has released the latest version of the GateChain test network (testnet), which features several updates such as a redesigned network module and a newly developed consensus mechanism. This is reportedly the third version of the GateChain testnet which can… Read More

Thor Chan: Atomic Asset Exchange CEO Explains why Company’s Trading Platform Leverages LSEG Tech, Also Used by London Stock Exchange

We recently caught up with the developers of the Atomic Asset Exchange (AAX), a Malta-based cryptocurrency trading platform that’s powered by LSEG technology, which is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group. Thor Chan, the CEO at AAX, explained why his company’s exchange platform… Read More

Binance to Acquire CoinMarketCap for $400 Million: Report

Zhao Changpeng

Crypto exchange Binance is acquiring CoinMarketCap for up to $400 million, according to a report by the Block. People familiar with the pending transaction said the deal was due to CoinMarketCap’s ability to drive traffic and thus potentially boost utilization of Binance. CoinMarketCap was founded… Read More

University of Malta Students who are Enrolled in Masters in Blockchain Program are Now Voting for Student Representatives Using a Decentralized Application (dApp)

A decentralized application (dApp) created at the University of Malta is helping Master students in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to cast their votes for student representatives, for the very first time, using blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT). Dr. Joshua Ellul, director at the… Read More

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