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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

CipherTrace CEO: “It is a constant challenge to keep pace with crypto crimes and scams”

CipherTrace is a cryptocurrency cyber assurance and compliance firm that has recently formed some interesting partnerships. In February, CipherTrace was backed by $15 million in venture funding to help fulfill its mission on crypto security. In January, CipherTrace published a report on the global cryptocurrency… Read More

Malta Financial Services Authority Partners with CipherTrace to Guard Against Crypto Fraud, Money Laundering

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has enlisted CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring to better manage operational risks regarding digital assets. The MFSA is implementing the CipherTrace tool which is designed to continuously rate the risks of cryptocurrency businesses to protect consumers, investors, and business partners. The… Read More

Malta Actor Says His Name and Image Used to Falsely Promote “Bitcoin Related Scam”

A Maltese-Italian actor and model named Davide Tucci has taken to Facebook to warn the public that his face and name are being used in fake Facebook ads, on websites and and in articles to promote Bitcoin-related scams, Malta Today reports. According to Tucci in… Read More

Malta Fintech Bankex Set to Launch Security Token Trading Platform

On Thursday, Malta-based fintech BANKEX announced it has launched its own security token trading platform, BANKEX Token Exchange. According to the company, this new platform enables not only the trade of basic pairs of utility tokens but also the trade of complex security tokens connected… Read More

Malta-Based Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Launches New Product “Perpetual Swap” to Crypto-Base Financial Suite

OKEx, a Malta-based digital assets exchange, announced on Monday the launch of its new product, Perpetual Swap, as part of its crypto-based financial product suites. According to OKEx, users may now perform perpetual swap, futures contract, and spot trading with margin and leverage at one stop. OKEx… Read More

Malta Digital Exchange Signs MOU With P2P Platform finbc to List Security Token FBC

Malta Digital Exchange (MDX), a multi-asset digital exchange, which focuses on security tokens and virtual financial assets (VFA), announced on Wednesday it has signed an MOU with German P2P finance platform finbc for the listing of their security token FBC. According to MDX, finbc will perform a security… Read More

Indian Government Says Regulations for Crypto Sector Expected by March

A court case brought against the Central Bank of India for advising Indian banks to stop serving cryptocurrency exchanges has forced the Indian government to produce an affidavit that includes a timeline on when sector regulations can be expected, Quartz reports. The advisory to stop… Read More

Malta Bank Accused of Money Laundering by Murdered Journalist Loses License

Pilates, a private bank accused by murdered journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia of laundering money for Maltese politicians and foreign interests, has lost its license, Financial Times reports. The license was withdrawn last Friday by the European Central Bank (ECB), several months after Pilatus’ founder and ex-chairman Seyed… Read More

Malta based Crypto Exchange LXDX to Issue Security Token Representing Equity Plus Dividend Rights

LXDX, a crypto exchange that claims to operate with “military-grade security protocols,” has announced an initial Security Token Offering (STO). The Malta-based corporation will issue tokens that represent a 10% stake in the company along with dividend rights. LXDX claims to be the first digital asset… Read More

LeoPay’s customers say their accounts were closed without warning after Malta bank freeze

Customers of Leopay have been left unable to access money stuck in their accounts after the Maltese authorities froze activities at a bank co-owned by the Leopay’s founder Christo Georgiev, the Financial Times reported. Clients of the London based payments and transfer firm started filling reports… Read More

Security Token Launch Event: What’s Going on with Blockchain & Securities

Last week, the Security Token Academy held its second annual STO focused event in Manhattan. This year, attendance at the Security Token Industry Launch event increased dramatically as more financial services players are viewing securities on blockchain as a likely path for the future of… Read More

Charity: Binance to Donate All Listing Fees to Boost Blockchain for Greater Good

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, has announced it will now donate all listing fees to charity. In a letter from the Binance team posted on its site, the exchange stated: “Binance will make a change to our listing fee policy. Starting immediately,… Read More

Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat to UN: Cryptocurrencies – the Inevitable Future of Money

Last week, the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Joseph Muscat, addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly. As part of this speech, Dr. Muscat advocating on behalf of new technologies  which “pose endless possibilities.” “We are currently in exciting technological times: with the lightening pace of… Read More

Blockchain Charity Foundation Hosts “Blockchain for Social Good” Event at UN Headquarters in NYC

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) and Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), have joined to host a blockchain focused summit to be held at the United Nations on September 24th.  This summit, entitled “Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to… Read More

Revolut Announces Plans to Launch in Malta

Revolut, a digital-only bank that claims it is signing up over 120 businesses per day, announced on Monday it is planning to launch its services in Malta. The fintech reported it has already signed up more than 25,000 Maltese customers, around 6% of the population, and… Read More

Binance: 9 Different Teams are Declared Winners of Decentralized Exchange Coding Competition

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in operation, has announced the winners of the Binance Dexathon, a competition designed to solve the speed and capacity issues faced by decentralized exchanges (DEX). Binance says it is currently capable of processing over 1.4 million orders per… Read More

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