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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

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

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