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Sep 08

Cryptocurrency: the path to true freedom?

The first time that I heard about BTC was back in March 2017. I began to study this new technology and I was stunned by the inefficiencies and the lack of information that there was at that time. The best place to get some relevant information was the bitcointalk forum. It took me a while […]
Jul 30

Maltese Parliament passes Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and DLT laws

The Maltese Parliament voted unanimously in favor of three bills related to cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Once again, the country has established itself as a destination of choice for the installation of digital currency exchange services, with new regulations favorable to the development of the industry and the blockchain technology. Thus,it opens its doors to new […]
Jul 10

8 keypoints for applying for a VFA license in Malta

As we are getting closer to the date that the Virtual Financial Asset Bill will be voted from the Maltese Parliament, a lot of professionals are wondering what the next steps will be in the adoption process. Here’s 8 keypoints for a VFA license in Malta. Let’s see some key points of the VFA Bill: […]
Jul 09

CoinAgenda Europe is coming home. Be there!

The World Cup may have to wait 4 more years but CoinAgenda Europe is definitely coming home. Home of the blockchain industry that is. From July 15 to 17, Malta, also known as the blockchain island, is hosting CoinAgenda Europe, the leading investor conference series in the blockchain sector since 2014. The conference will be […]
Jul 02

VFA Agent, a multiskilled regulated consultant

The Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFA Act), which should enter into force any time now, requires an issuer of Virtual Financial Assets to appoint a VFA Agent at all times. A VFA Agent is a person registered with the competent authority, namely the Malta Financial Services Authority under the VFA Act and authorised to carry on the […]
Jul 01

Binance to support VFA regime in Malta

The fact that Binance has moved to Malta is a strong evidence of the high standards of this little island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea. Besides the use of common UK law, the quality of the workforce and the flexible business environment, the Virtual Financial Assets Act is most probably the main reason for […]
Jun 27

VFA Wallets: keys management and security concerns

Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) is all about cryptography and key pairs: random numbers that are associated, however, with real money. Your Public Key (or Address) is what you share with the world so that people can send you money, pretty much like your bank account. Your Private Key is what proves your ownership over that […]
Jun 18

Randomness on Blockchain: Theoretical obstacles and practical solutions

Alice and Bob want to play a dice game over the internet with some money at stake. They think, “why pay for an escrow service, when Ethereum is available?”. Is their intuition correct? Is it possible to play dice using an Ethereum smart contract. A short answer would yes, they can. However, what are the […]
Jun 11

The profile of a successful CEO in VFA business

There is no doubt that the blockchain business is very challenging. You need a unique combination of skills just to survive. In fact, skills take a whole different meaning at the level of a functional crypto or a  VFA Exchange. Being experienced, communicative, smart and diligent is just for starters. In this article we will […]
Jun 11

VFA Taxation in Malta: what you need to know

The introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA) in Malta leaves a big question with regards to the tax implications of the Act. There is no doubt that Malta is a favorable jurisdiction offering tax incentives to individuals and local companies, so anticipating that VFA will be treated equally makes sense. From the cryptocurrency […]