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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..

Blockchain and the Classroom — How DLT Can Improve Education

Analysis Blockchain technology has proven to be a catalyst of change across a wide variety of industries in the years since Bitcoin’s (BTC) inception in 2009. The subsequent creation of various blockchain projects and alternate cryptocurrencies has shown that blockchain technology can provide inno..

Maltese Financial Regulator Will Actively Monitor Cryptocurrency Firms

News The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) says in its recently published strategic plan that it will actively monitor and manage business-related risks related to cryptocurrency firms. Monitor crypto firms to prevent crypto-related crimesOn Sept. 6, the MFSA published its three-year strat..

OKCoin’s Fiat-to-Token Trading Now Available in 7 More US States

News San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin will now offer fiat-to-token and token-to-token trading services to residents of seven more US states. OKCoin expands services in the United States of AmericaOn Sept. 5, OKCoin, one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges by adjusted volume, anno..

Maltese Crypto Exchange CGEX Shuts Down After Temporary Terminations

News Coinone Global Exchange (CGEX), a Malta-based crypto exchange launched by major South Korean exchange Coinone, will terminate its service in mid-September. Less than a year in operationAccording to an announcement on Aug. 12, the exchange will shut down services at 2:00 a.m. UTC on Sept. 18. ..

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing a..

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