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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

Full-Service Card Acquirer & Payment Service Provider Truevo Launches Point of Sale Solution in the UK, Ireland, & Malta

Truevo, a full-service card acquirer and payment service provider, announced on Wednesday it has launched its point of sale solution in the UK, Ireland, and Malta. Founded in 2012, Truevo provides merchant account and card acquiring services to businesses of all sizes, from micro-merchants to… Read More

Malta’s Authorities Remain Committed to Making Country a “Blockchain Island,” Despite Binance and Other Crypto Exchanges Not Being Licensed

Malta’s financial regulators clarified last week that Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, is not licensed “to operate in the cryptocurrency sphere” within the island nation.  The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has not yet issued operational licenses to any… Read More

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

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