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Malta Financial Services Authority Says Binance Is Not Authorized by the Regulator to Operate in Country’s Crypto Industry

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the nation’s financial regulator, released a statement on February 21, claiming that it never actually regulated Binance, the world’s largest crypto-asset exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume.  To quote the MFSA: Following a report in a section of… Read More

Malta-based Gate.io, a Blockchain Asset Exchange, Hits $400 Million Mark for Perpetual Contracts

Gate.io, a Malta-based blockchain-based digital asset exchange company, reportedly reached a $400 million in trading volume mark on its perpetual contracts platform, which is a new high for the firm this year.   Gate.io’s management has confirmed that the price accuracy of perpetual contracts settled in… Read More

Malta-based Binance Introduces Cardano (ADA) Perpetual Contracts, Tradable Against Stablecoin Tether (USDT)

Binance Futures, the digital assets futures trading platform of Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange, recently confirmed the introduction of ADA/USDT perpetual contracts. Traders can now trade Cardano (ADA), a digital currency with a market cap of over $1.5 billion, with as much as 75x… Read More

Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange Binance to Support Euro Trading Against BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance has announced that it will be supporting euro (EUR) trading against six major cryptocurrencies, as part of the global platform’s latest fiat-focused expansion. According to Binance’s latest blog post, the exchange enabled trading for EUR pairs at 8am on January… Read More

Malta-based Crypto Exchange OKEx Introduces Bitcoin (BTC) Options Trading for Select Group of Traders

Malta-headquartered digital asset exchange OKEx has introduced Bitcoin (BTC) options trading for a certain group of crypto traders ahead of their official public launch, which is scheduled for January of next year. According to a release, OKEx claims it’s ranked third-largest out of all digital… Read More

Marie Tatibouet: CMO at Digital Asset Firm Gate Technology Reveals Important Security Measures for Operating Secure Crypto Exchanges

We recently caught up with Marie Tatibouet, CMO at Gate Technology, the parent company of crypto-asset exchange Gate.io and Wallet.io. Tatibouet, a management postgraduate from the Emlyon Business School, talked about the security measures that Gate.io has implemented to help protect users’ assets. She also… Read More

Microsoft Innovation Center Partners with æternity in Malta

æternity, an open-source blockchain, has partnered with Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) to support the growth of blockchain technology in Malta, according to a release. æternity’s investment arm, AE Ventures, and Microsoft are expected to host frequent blockchain events in Malta. Malta, a member of the… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Reveals Motivations Behind Launching a Masters in DLT Program at University of Malta

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and director of centre for DLTs at the University of Malta. Last month, the island country of Malta introduced a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology program. The crypto-friendly jurisdiction… Read More

Malta’s Financial Services Authority Reportedly Received 21 Requests from Digital Asset Exchanges Interested in Acquiring Operational Licenses

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the financial regulator of Malta, has reportedly received 21 requests from digital asset exchanges that are interested in acquiring operational licenses under the island country’s Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act. As noted in a November 1 announcement on MFSA’s… Read More

Stock Exchange of Art: Monart Seeks to Tokenize Art, Provide Secondary Trading in Tokens

Paris based but regulated in Malta, Monart has launched a blockchain-based marketplace to tokenize art. Monart recently held an opening event in Paris at the offices of Beaux-Arts Magazine. According to a company release, Monart is targeting a market estimated at $67 billion annually. After… Read More

Malta Introduces Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Program

Malta, a crypto-friendly island in the Mediterranean, has established a government authority to assess and certify distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms. The nation has also developed regulations for smart contracts and introduced a framework for conducting initial coin offerings (ICOs). Recently, the island country launched… Read More

Binance is Coming: Formidable Asia-Founded Crypto Exchange Will Begin Registering Traders on Compliant US Exchange Next Week

Binance, believed to be one of the world’s largest crypto trading platforms, will begin registering users wanting to trade select “crypto assets” on the company’s “Binance.US” platform next Wednesday. “Binance.US will open account registration and begin accepting deposits of BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, and USDT… Read More

Binance, World’s Largest Crypto Trading Platform, Acquires JEX Derivatives Exchange

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Binance, a platform reportedly handling 55% of the world’s crypto trading traffic, has acquired a crypto derivatives platform called JEX, Binance has announced: “JEX will join the Binance ecosystem as Binance JEX and focus on further building the cryptoasset derivatives market, providing Binance users with professional… Read More

Hacker Attempts to Extort Binance, World’s Largest Crypto Exchange

A hacker has started leaking KYC (know your customer) data he or she claims is from Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume. The data, which includes photos of passports and other IDs, is now being circulated on a Telegram channel with 10 000 users that… Read More

OKEx Donates $4.5 Million Worth of Bitcoin to Perpetual Swap Market Insurance Fund

OKEx, a Malta-based digital assets exchange, announced earlier this week has donated $4.5 million worth of Bitcoin to its perpetual swap market insurance fund to encourage customer confidence in trading cryptocurrencies. OKEx reported that last year it introduced perpetual swap trading along with the new… Read More

Hackers Sell Bitcoins Stolen from Binance…on Binance

Binance, a major cryptocurrency exchange that suffered a $44 million USD hack in May, recently processed some of the Bitcoins stolen from it on behalf of the hackers, digital currency Regtech firm Coinfirm reports. According to data Coinfirm furnished to Coindesk, hackers have been moving… Read More

EU Asks Malta to Boost Policing, Anti-Corruption and Tax Measures as Local Cryptocurrency and Gaming Industries Boom

In its latest “country-specific recommendations,” the EU has advised officials in Malta to enhance oversight of the country’s booming cryptocurrency and gaming sectors, to boost rules and address understaffing in the country’s Economic Crimes Unit, and to act against “aggressive tax planning” (evasion) executed by individuals… Read More

Following VC round Standard Tokenization Protocol to Issue IEO on Bittrexx

Following a recent VC round where they raised a reported $7 million,  Standard Tokenization Protocol Partner is now pursuing an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) by partnering with Malta-based Bittrex International. Bill Shihara of Bittrex International said that every action they take is guided by their… Read More

OKCoin Announces Expansion into Europe; Launches Euro Trading & Malta Office

Global digital asset exchange OKCoin announced on Tuesday it has expanded its services into Europe as well as launched Euro trading and opened its Malta office .OKCoin users outside of the U.S. may now deposit and withdraw euros and all OKCoin users can participate in… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Founders Bank Hires Former Senior Deutsche Bank Exec as CEO

The Founders Bank has appointed Kenan Altunis as Chief Executive Officer. Altunis was most recently Global Co-Head of the Institutional Client Group within Deutsche Bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank where he was responsible for a multibillion-dollar revenue operation and a team of over 1000 people…. Read More

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