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Binance supports Malta Stock Exchange Startup Accelerator Programme.
20 Jun. 18

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The Malta Stock Exchange ( “MSE” ) has announced that it will be working in conjunction with Binance, one of the leading crypto-exchanges, in order to develop the MSX FinTech Accelerator Programme. This programme is aimed to support...

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MFSA releases Circular on the Central Security Depository Regulation.
12 Jun. 18

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On the 6 th of June, the Malta Financial Services Authority (‘ MFSA ’) published a circular to the financial services industry in regard to Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the Central Securities Depository Regulation (‘ CSDR ’). The...

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New Investment Services Rules for Alternative Investment Funds.
06 Jun. 18

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The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) has, on the 16 th of May 2018, published the following parts of the Investment Services Rules for Alternative Investment Funds (‘ AIFs ’): Part A – The Application Process; Part...

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Final Product Intervention Measures adopted by ESMA on CFDs and Binary Options.
06 Jun. 18

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New measures on the provision of  contracts for differences (‘ CFDs ’) and  binary options to retail investors have been formally adopted by the European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ ESMA ’) with the aim to further...

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Poland’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Opts for Malta.
01 Jun. 18

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Following last week’s publication of the DLT framework bills, this week brings further positive news to Malta’s thriving blockchain atmosphere, with an announcement from Bitbay of their intent to relocate to the island. Bitbay,...

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New Malta regulations implementing VAT Grouping and an increase in the VAT registration threshold.
28 May. 18

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As of 1 st June 2018, the newly implemented VAT Grouping regulations shall enter into force. Provided that entities satisfy the necessary criteria, groups of entities are provided with the possibility of forming a VAT Group. VAT Grouping is...

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Promulgation of DLT Legislation.
22 May. 18

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The Malta Blockchain Taskforce has aimed to make Malta “global trailblazers” in this technological field, and their efforts have now set a precedent around the world. Today, on the 22nd of May 2018, the long-anticipated framework...

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United States Supreme Court allows states to legalize sports betting.
18 May. 18

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In a landmark decision delivered on Monday 14 th May 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that has banned gambling on sporting events in most states. This ban on sports betting is currently found in the...

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MFSA releases Feedback Statement to Responses regarding the Amendments to the PAR.
17 May. 18

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On the 15 th of May, the Malta Financial Services Authority (‘ MFSA ’) released its “ Feedback Statement Issued Further to Stakeholder Responses to the MFSA Consultation Document on Proposed Amendments to the Credit Institutions and...

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Cryptocurrencies setting sail from Asia.
11 May. 18

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While the cryptocurrency market continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, a massive volume of exchanges are electing to uproot from Asia in favour of greener pastures. Japan was one of the earlier states to attempt to regulate...

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