7 Major EU Countries to Go Big on Blockchain: What It Means for Crypto

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On December 4, seven EU countries led by Malta and France have established a group called the “Mediterranean seven” to encourage and promote the usage of blockchain technology. In the months to come, the seven countries that include France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain, will work to implement the blockchain in education, transport, … Read more

Malta: Does Europe’s ‘Blockchain Island’ Really Live up to the Hype?

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Malta. The Blockchain Island. A postage-stamp-sized nation nestled in the Mediterranean famous for its rocky coastline, Baroque cathedrals, Megalithic temples, and centuries of culture. It’s a veritable mishmash of graying British expats, luxurious hotels, exotic women, cars that drive on the left, and a host of other legacies left by the various civilizations that invaded … Read more

Malta is Eying the Waves Cryptocurrency to Tokenize Financial Assets

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It looks like Malta’s reputation as “Blockchain Island” is continuing to gain impressive traction, with a new development that could potentially see the state begin to adopt a cryptocurrency- and blockchain-based mechanism for its services and operations. The team from Waves  — a decentralized cryptocurrency platform providing a complete ecosystem for blockchain developers — met … Read more

One of the World’s Wealthiest Football Clubs is Launching a Cryptocurrency

French soccer giant Paris Saint-Germain football club (PSG) will launch its own cryptocurrency with a token offering that aims to incentivize its supporters over a blockchain. The development sees a new partnership between the top French Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), and blockchain company Socios.com which is based in Malta. The partnership is … Read more

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex Buys Stake in Malta Blockchain Startup

Bittrex, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has just bought a 10 percent stake in Palladium, a Malta-based blockchain company according to media reports. Palladium was launched with much fanfare in July with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat also making a speech during the event. Bittrex, whose technology is designed to build … Read more

World’s First Initial ‘Convertible Coin Offering (ICCO)’ Launches in Malta

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The Maltese Islands continue to be among the prime movers in the crypto and blockchain space with new developments occurring almost every day. In fact, Tuesday was another landmark as a company called Palladium claimed to launch what it has called the world’s first Initial Convertible Coin Offering or (ICCO) platform. In this innovative case, … Read more

Exclusive: Maltese Government Approves Three Cryptocurrency Bills

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The Maltese Parliament yesterday voted unanimously to approve three cryptocurrency and blockchain bills. These bills that are designed to make Malta one of the most important and desirable locations in the blockchain space should now facilitate the setting up of further companies in this sector. In a tweet shortly after the vote, Parliamentary Secretary for … Read more

BitBay Suspends Polish Operations, Heads to Crypto-Friendly Malta

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Poland’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, BitBay, is moving on to greener pastures. The company announced the suspension of its operations in Poland, where banks have been less than cooperative. BitBay is headed to the island country of Malta, which has given itself the nickname of Blockchain Island. BitBay is leaving the city of Katowice where it … Read more

Malta Wants to Become The ‘Blockchain Island’, With World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

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This week, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a $1.7 billion daily trading volume, has relocated its headquarters to Malta, a region that has always been friendly to cryptocurrency businesses and investors. Along with its current team, Binance has moved its resources over to Malta, and has decided to employ more than 200 full-time … Read more