Malta’s ‘blockchain island’ strategy falters as banks refuse to play ball

Malta’s plan to become a”‘blockchain island” appears to have stalled, with few retail banks indicating a willingness to work with crypto firms. Malta’s Finance and Employment Minister, Clyde Caruana, has revealed that the nation’s plan to become a “blockchain island” is floundering due to the unwillingness of local banks to work with innovative firms. Speaking […]

Continue Reading secures regulatory approvals from Maltese authorities

The MFSA is finally issuing the first licenses formed under the crypto laws introduced in 2018. Cryptocurrency exchange and debit card provider has scored major regulatory approvals from the Maltese government. According to a Nov. 24 announcement, the Malta Financial Services Authority, or MFSA, has granted two financial licenses: a Financial Institution License […]

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World’s dominant crypto futures market could face regulatory shake-up

Hong Kong appears to be tightening the screws on unregulated crypto exchanges. Proposed regulations targeting Hong Kong’s blockchain industry could have far-reaching consequences for the crypto derivatives market, according to new research from  In a report published on Wednesday, researcher Mira Christanto said the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, which happens to be […]

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Former Visa exec joins to drive Latin American market

Traditional finance execs are increasingly moving into crypto positions. The cryptocurrency industry welcomes another high-profile executive from traditional finance. Filomena Ruffa, a former vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa’s Latin America division, has joined to expand the company’s Latin American market. According to an Oct. 28 blog post, Ruffa will now […]

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