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Chiliz Launches Crypto Exchange for Trading Sports Fan Tokens

News Malta-based sports blockchain venture Chiliz is launching a cryptocurrency exchange for sports and entertainment tokens. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 23, Chiliz detailed that the new exchange — Chiliz.net — will roll out in February after the beginning of Fan Token Off..

Crypto Fights for Freedom in India’s Supreme Court, Critics Cite Risk

Follow up Following the session that took place last August, a three-judge panel from India’s Supreme Court reconvened once again this week to discuss the much-hyped Crypto v. RBI case. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to clarify its position as ..

Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

Local News This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France. Check o..

2019 to 2020: Insiders, Outsiders and Experimenters in Crypto Regulation, Part 3

New Year Special This is the final part of a three-part series covering the regulatory landscape for cryptos in 2019 and thinking about the prospects for 2020. The first two parts covered the “Insiders” of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, and “Outsider” nations such as China, Russia and ..

OKEx Launches Bitcoin Options Trades for Select Clients Ahead of January Launch

News Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched Bitcoin (BTC) options trading for a select group of traders ahead of a public launch in January 2020. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 26, the exchange — currently ranked third-largest by daily trading volume globally —..

Deutsche Telekom’s Blockchain Firm Partners With Malta Gov’t Agency

News Maltese government agency supporting business development, Malta Enterprise, signed a memorandum of understanding with Blockchain-as-a-Service service firm T-Systems, parent company Deutsche Telekom announced on Oct 30. Deutsche Telekom launched the Blockchain Ecosystem (GBE) at the end of la..

21 Crypto Exchanges Ask for License From Malta’s Financial Watchdog

News The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has received queries from 21 cryptocurrency exchanges seeking licensure under the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act. 21 firms out of 34 potential VFA providers are crypto exchangesAccording to an official announcement on Nov. 1, the 21 exchanges ..

Malta’s Financial Watchdog Warns of Repeat Offender Bitcoin Scam

News The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has warned of a new Bitcoin (BTC) scam that shares the same characteristics as a previously identified entity. The watchdog issued its warning on Oct. 31. Opportunity for fraudThe MSFA cautions the public that an entity dubbed “Bitcoin Future” app..

University of Malta Introduces Blockchain and DLT Master’s Degree

News A master’s degree in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is now attainable at the University of Malta. Fintech-focused news outlet CrowdfundInsider reported on the creation of the new master’s degree on Oct. 21, also noting that about 35 students are enrolled for the course. J..

Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries

News Bittrex International, Malta-based international unit of United States’ crypto exchange Bittrex, will cease operations in Venezuela and 30 other countries. No clear reason for the actionIn an email to Venezuelan customers, Bittrex International announced that the exchange will halt account an..

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