Latest Malta News

  • Why technology assurances are a must for crafting EU crypto regulation
    Why technology assurances are a must for crafting EU crypto regulation
    Why we need regulatory frameworks in the crypto space, with a focus on regulating the financial aspects of cryptocurrency-based operations. When Malta set out to provide a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency sector, policymakers and advisers recognized how blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, as well as related technologies, imposed new challenges to providing consumer protection and to fitting within existing legal structures. Immutability of data — and subsequently code, or rather smart contracts — is a desirable feature to provide guarantees to users that data (and smart contracts) cannot be tampered with.
  • Malta-based tech show will shift dates from November 2020 to February 2021
    Malta-based tech show will shift dates from November 2020 to February 2021
    SiGMA Group has announced the postponement of its tech and gaming-focused Europe summit, which was planned to be held in Malta on 18-19 November 2020.
  • OKEx Expands Its Crypto Options to Daily, Two-Day, and Monthly Options
    OKEx Expands Its Crypto Options to Daily, Two-Day, and Monthly Options
    Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx now features daily, two-day, and monthly options trading for BTC/USD, ETH/USD, and EOS/USD. OKEx, the second largest crypto options trading platform after Deribit, is expanding its options trading types. Starting July 24, OKEx features new crypto options trading opportunities including daily options, two-day options, and monthly options. OKEx now features seven expiration date options Announcing the news on Friday, OKEx said that the three new expiration dates follow previously launched weekly, bi-weekly, quarterly, and bi-quarterly options. The new options intend to promote market liquidity and provide more choices to execute various trading strategies.
  • Scratch ‘Blockchain Island,’ Malta Now Wants to Become a Digital Enclave
    Scratch ‘Blockchain Island,’ Malta Now Wants to Become a Digital Enclave
    Malta is taking a more holistic approach to its digital economy, combining blockchain with other “niche sectors.” The Maltese government is continuing to break away from its once-prominent blockchain agenda, as it intends to take a more holistic approach toward digital economy development. In a recent interview with Cointelegraph, Kearon Bruno, chairman of Digital Economy Think Tank, an advisory body tasked with diversifying and consolidating Malta’s economic portfolio, said:  “We’re moving away from [being a] blockchain island, and more towards a digital island because we believe more in this holistic vision that includes all aspects and technological components”. According to Bruno, Malta now favors an “overarching vision” for its digital economy strategy.