July 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens
Ron Paul believes that crypto and gold-backed currency can coexist

Ron Paul believes that crypto and gold-backed currency can coexist The former member of US Congress and Distinguished Counsellor to the Mises Institute, Ron Paul has publicly called for competition to the US dollar to be legalised. He made the call during a debate focussing on the future of fiat currency, cryptocurrency, and precious metals. […]

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July 19, 2018
Technology | Wallet | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokens
ICOs raise more money in the first 6 months of 2018

ICOs raise more money in the first 6 months of 2018 During the first half of 2018, ICOs have attracted almost double the number of funds that were raised throughout the whole of 2017.  In a new report, researches have highlighted that despite an increase in backing, over 1/3 of the projects closed successfully. The […]

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July 18, 2018
Bitcoin | Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Can BTC be considered as a feasible investment for institutions?

Can BTC be considered as a feasible investment for institutions? To many stakeholders, institutional investment is considered as the “holy grail” of the market, but is this a reality? When Bitcoins, codebase and whitepaper were first announced when the first Bitcoin block was mined back in 2009, there wasn’t much of a fanfare. No one […]

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July 18, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Artificial Intelligence | Automobile Industry
Blockchain advert shown to 30 million football fans

Blockchain advert shown to 30 million football fans Blockchain was catapulted into the mainstream during the World Cup match between England-Sweden. An advert by Hyundai was broadcast to over 30 million viewers during the halftime break, showcasing the benefits of blockchain technology. The blockchain advert by Hyundai Digital Assets Company (HDAC) presented a high tech […]

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July 17, 2018
Wallet | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Crypto firm ‘Blockchain’ has a new product for its investors

Crypto firm ‘Blockchain’ has a new product for its investors With a lot of interest in pensions, hedge funds, mutual funds, and endowments in the crypto sphere, the cryptocurrency wallet company ‘Blockchain’ has announced a new product that will specifically target individual investors. The platform will be known as Blockchain Principal Strategies and it will […]

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July 17, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Bank | Tokens
Germany offers special accounts to crypto firms

Germany offers special accounts to crypto firms Solarisbank, the Berlin-based BaaP institution has just announced the intention to launch a new banking service that will serve clients from the crypto and blockchain industry. The soon-to-be-launched resource known as ‘Blockchain Factor’ will provide tailored financial management services to businesses that are directly, or indirectly dealing with […]

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July 16, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | European Parliament | iGaming | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | European Commission | Malta | Regulation | Malta Gaming Authority | Anti Money Laundering
Malta announces a delay in the introduction of new gambling regulations

Malta announces a delay in the introduction of new gambling regulations Malta is awaiting the introduction of its new gambling regulations, but news broke on the 28th that these would come a bit later than planned. The reason for the delay is being cited as comments made by the European Commission and another EU Member […]

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July 16, 2018
Technology | IOTA | Tangle Technology | Blockchain | Automobile Industry
Cars and blockchain? Another use case presents itself

Cars and blockchain? Another use case presents itself The automotive industry has long been considered as one of the most cutting edge and tech-friendly. From exciting new technologies such as AI and autonomous systems, stakeholders are not shy to lead the way. Blockchain is now being touted as another technology that can be integrated into […]

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July 13, 2018
Technology | Binance | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Malta | Regulation | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens
Binance is backing the world’s first decentralised bank

Binance is backing the world’s first decentralised bank On July 4th, the Maltese government unanimously passed the 3rd reading of three blockchain regulations. Many blockchain companies saw an opportunity to relocate on the Blockchain island including, Binance. In a report issued by Bloomberg, stated that Binance is backing a project, to build the first-ever decentralised […]

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July 12, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank
Microsoft teams up with two leading Asian firms

Microsoft teams up with two leading Asian firms The Taiwanese subsidiary of Microsoft has announced its collaboration with a large tech investment company called China Binary Sale Technology and another called High Cloud to create a platform which will encourage further enterprise blockchain development. The news was broken at the end of last week via […]

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July 12, 2018
Technology | European Parliament | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | European Commission | Bank
European Parliament says that crypto is not likely to challenge central banks

European Parliament says that crypto is not likely to challenge central banks In a report released by the European Parliament, they have stated that they do not believe that cryptocurrency has the power to challenge the dominance of central banks. The most recent Monetary Dialogue report was issued on June 26th and the European Parliaments […]

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July 11, 2018
E&S Group | LATOKEN - Crypto Exchange | ESTS
LATOKEN – CRYPTO ASSET TRADING PLATFORM

LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens: ● 70+ crypto pairs available for trading ● More than 70,000 active traders ● Low trading and withdrawal fees ● New trading pairs added every week Besides crypto trading, LATOKEN users can participate in selected Tokens Sales at pre-sale and crowdsale stages. […]

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July 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Securities | Tokens
Lithuania announces guidelines for cases when ICOs qualify as securities

Lithuania announces guidelines for cases when ICOs qualify as securities The Lithuanian Ministry of Finance has announced the issuance of guidelines regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) as well as outlining when cryptographic tokens could be considered as securities and how each token sale can be regulated by various laws within the country. In a document […]

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July 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | European Commission | Bank | Regulation | Trading
European banks complete the very first live, blockchain financial trades

European banks complete the very first live, blockchain financial trades A group of European banks have announced that they have completed the very first, live blockchain-based trans-border transactions. The trades in question were made via a jointly developed we.trade blockchain platform. These real-life trades were executed over the previous five days amongst 10 companies and […]

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July 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | USA | Elections
The US Senate discussed how cryptocurrencies can affect domestic elections

The US Senate discussed how cryptocurrencies can affect domestic elections A security consultant addressing a group of US senators on Tuesday stated that cryptocurrencies are “tailor-made” for foreign powers to tamper in American elections. The Director of threat analysis company, DarkTower was one of a number of witnesses to appear before the Senate Subcommittee on […]

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July 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens
TRON sees a big spike as news breaks that blockchain founder acquires BitTorrent

TRON sees a big spike as news breaks that blockchain founder acquires BitTorrent TRON, otherwise known as TRX has seen an unprecedented double-digit gain and is at the time of writing, the biggest gainer in the crypto 100. The value of the coin seemed to pick up after reports broke that the founder of The […]

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July 9, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Researchers | Academics
Blockchain set to revolutionise academic publishing

Blockchain set to revolutionise academic publishing It seems that there is very little that blockchain cannot do. Every day we are seeing more and more use cases emerging for even the most unexpected things. In today’s world, scientists are able to contribute to research and learn from research without any restrictions. This said the academic […]

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July 9, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | Ethereum | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | VFA Act | ICOs | Tokenomics | ICO Legal Service | Malta | ESTS Initiative | Advisory | Tokens
Is blockchain technology vital for ICOs to function?

Is blockchain technology vital for ICOs to function? Every Initial Coin Offering (ICO) works by means of blockchain technology. Subsequently, blockchain is the source that issue tokens, trade cryptocurrencies and aid miners to operate the platform. This technology is combining many industries both private and public to use this advanced system of collecting data. ICOs and […]

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July 9, 2018
E&S Group | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | STO | IICO | ISA | SAFT | No ICO | ICOs
Getting to know your ICOs

Getting to know your ICOs Just over 12 months ago, something called an ICO burst onto the scene. By 2018, ICOs are raising billions in funds and changing the way in which businesses and startups go about funding themselves. Of course, with this success came a lot of pitfalls which have resulted in confidence levels […]

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July 6, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | MFSA | VFA Act | Malta | Regulation | Law
The MFSA published a Consultation Paper on Regulations under the VFA

The MFSA published a Consultation Paper on Regulations under the VFA   A consultation paper has been published by the MFSA proposing Regulations under the (VFA) Virtual Financial Assets Act. The report published on the 4th of July stated that since the Bill has reached its final enactment stages, the MFSA started drafting the legal […]

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July 5, 2018
E&S Group | Business Planning | Accountancy
5 reasons why you need an accountant for your business

5 reasons why you need an accountant for your business When running a small business or considering starting up on your own, it can be tempting to try and make savings wherever you can. But there is one part of running a business where you should never, ever consider doing a DIY job and that […]

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July 5, 2018
E&S Group | Aviation | Malta | Hi Fly | Airbus | Airline | Malta Aircraft Registry
Hi Fly registered the largest Airbus to date – A380 in Malta

Hi Fly registered the largest Airbus to date – A380 in Malta E&S Group is excited to announce that its client Hi Fly has purchased the largest Airbus – A380.   Our client, Hi Fly, has registered the largest aircraft to date in Malta, Airbus A380. Being the largest widebody aircraft wet lease, Hi Fly […]

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July 4, 2018
Technology | Wallet | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens | Payments
Ledger Wallet could be set to offer Tron support

Ledger Wallet could be set to offer Tron support Ledger, the world’s leading hardware wallet provider is rumoured to be planning to support Tron (TRX) across all of its cryptocurrency wallet platforms. The news came after a response from Ledger to a question posed on their Twitter platform. When asked if plans were in the […]

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July 4, 2018
Technology | Financial Institutions | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | GDPR | Smart Contracts
Blockchain paves the smart road forward for B2B e-commerce

Blockchain paves the smart road forward for B2B e-commerce By now, the chances are that you know what blockchain is and that it is set to have a dramatic input on many areas of our lives. One such area is the world of B2B e-commerce. At its most basic level, blockchain technology is a distributed […]

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July 3, 2018
Technology | Airports | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Cryptocurrency Exchange
A European airport is expecting to introduce a euro – crypto ATM

A European airport is expecting to introduce a euro – crypto ATM A European airport is constructing an ATM allowing travellers converting their leftover euros to Bitcoin or Ethereum cryptocurrencies. The airport installing this ATM is Schiphol airport in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Airport executives stated that they are going to install this […]

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July 3, 2018
Technology | Malta Bankers Association | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Malta | Regulation | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens
Malta Bankers Association Chairman gives crypto a big vote of confidence

Malta Bankers Association Chairman gives crypto a big vote of confidence Marcel Cassar, the new Chairman of the Malta Bankers Association stated this week, that blockchain technology is a “bankers dream”. He also added that he believes cryptocurrencies are here to stay. It seems that Cassar believes that the banking industry has a duty to […]

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July 2, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens
The Job market is seeing a surge in blockchain and crypto related posts

The Job market is seeing a surge in blockchain and crypto related posts Due to a massive surge in cryptocurrency related businesses, the job sector is seeing a massive increase in requirements for skilled and able individuals with a specialism in crypto and blockchain. So much so that dedicated market career services are popping up, […]

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July 2, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Does each blockchain need its own native currency?

Does each blockchain need its own native currency? Like many other critics before him the governor of the Bank of Spain, Lusi Maria Linde has vocalised his dislike of cryptocurrencies, whilst praising the technology behind them. Linde believes that there are just too many risks involved with cryptocurrencies and that these far outweigh the benefits. […]

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June 28, 2018
Bitcoin | Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank
Companies can save stress by integrating Bitcoin Cash payments

Companies can save stress by integrating Bitcoin Cash payments The founder of Lokad, Joannes Vermorel addressed delegates at last month’s CoinGeek Conference in Hong Kong to talk about how Bitcoin Cash has the ability to solve several usability and experience flaws that plague the current banking system. Vermorel stated that he believes that the current […]

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June 28, 2018
Bitcoin | Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Tokens | Woman
How can women better Bitcoin

How can women better Bitcoin? Over the next two years, a large amount of capital could come flowing into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.  According to research from the London Block Exchange, whilst traditionally women have steered clear of the sector, we are now beginning to see a bigger interest from female investors. Women in crypto Women […]

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June 27, 2018
Technology | IOTA | Tangle Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens
What is the deal with IOTA?

What is the deal with IOTA? IOTA has not been lucky enough to escape the digital beating that the cryptocurrencies have experienced over the last week as prices dropped by up to 25%. One IOTA is currently trading at around $1.27 at the time of writing, a drop of 37% from $2.04 one month ago. […]

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June 27, 2018
Bitcoin | Technology | Financial Services | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Could this be the answer to Bitcoins volatility?

Could this be the answer to Bitcoins volatility? The price of Bitcoin has been a little dim so far this year, dropping more than 10% with an overall loss of 50% since its January drop. There has also been a lot of negative news about Bitcoin and other cryptos, from hacking, high power consumption and […]

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June 26, 2018
Technology | IOTA | Tangle Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Smart Contracts | Tokens
IOTA – The third generation of blockchain

IOTA – The third generation of blockchain There is no doubt that blockchain is indeed an incredible invention and many tech experts believe that it could be the most significant development since the dawn of the internet. One thing is for sure and that blockchain is going to have a pretty significant impact on the […]

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June 25, 2018
E&S Group | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICO Legal Service | Malta
Malta – the home of crypto

Malta – the home of crypto The island of Malta has steadily been building its reputation as a leading jurisdiction for blockchain and cryptocurrency markets. As a result, the Maltese government has positioned itself attracting future blockchain based investment to the island. Lagarde speaks in favour of cryptocurrencies Last May, three laws regulating various aspects of the […]

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June 25, 2018
Technology | Financial Services | Blockchain | Bank | Increase | Proof-of-Concept
Banks saw an increase in blockchain budgets during 2017

Banks saw an increase in blockchain budgets during 2017 A recent survey has shown that the global financial services industry spent an impressive $1.7billion on blockchain development in 2017. An increase of 67% for individual blockchain budgets was registered as well during the same time frame. This research was published by the US-based market intelligence […]

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June 22, 2018
Wallet | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens
Binance announces it will offer Euro trading pairs this year

Binance announces it will offer Euro trading pairs this year Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the word in terms of traded value, has announced that customers will soon be able to convert their digital tokens into fiat currencies such as Euro. CEO, Zhao Changpeng has also stated that support for other fiat currencies is […]

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June 22, 2018
E&S Group | Residence | iGaming | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Malta | Regulation | Law
Why you should open a company in Malta

Why you should open a company in Malta Choosing a jurisdiction to operate in, or a new location for a branch of your existing company can be a difficult prospect. Each country has its own pros and cons and knowing which one is best suited to your needs can be difficult to decipher. The small […]

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June 21, 2018
Bitcoin | Ethereum | Market | Market Cap | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Stock analysts say that crypto is tipped to continue rising 

Stock analysts say that crypto is tipped to continue rising A prominent stock analyst Ronnie Moas has stated that the value of cryptocurrencies will continue to thrive in 2018, rising to all-time highs. He believes that cryptocurrencies are poised to take market shares away from stocks, bonds, and other currencies and that this is just […]

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June 21, 2018
Technology | Ripple | Wallet | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Regulation | Tokens
Cryptocurrencies prices will eventually overtake Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies prices will eventually overtake Bitcoin In 2018, cryptocurrencies have experienced their volatile nature, reporting a dip of about 66%, lesser than the previous year. It is noted that prices of cryptocurrencies listed in the market cap are highly correlated with Bitcoin. Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse stated with CNBC that in the near future the […]

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June 20, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Can human-readable addresses make crypto more accessible?

Can human-readable addresses make crypto more accessible? If you have ever traded in cryptocurrency, you have probably experienced the anxiety of sending your funds from one wallet to another – did you make a mistake? Did it go through? Have all your coins ended up in the wallet of some random on the other side […]

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June 20, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Conference | TOA | Governance | Malta | Regulation | Law
TOA Berlin –  The Future of Tech, Work, and Life

TOA Berlin –  The Future of Tech, Work, and Life   At the moment, Berlin is hosting an array of blockchain, Fintech and Satellite events to industries around the world. TOA Berlin is a B2B event aiming high to build new bridges across the world. The Berlin conference is gathering prominent stakeholders, to learn from […]

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June 20, 2018
Bitcoin | Ethereum | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Active and unique address from Ethereum present a threat to Bitcoin

Active and unique address from Ethereum present a threat to Bitcoin Ethereum is, in terms of market cap, the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world as well as claiming more unique and active addresses than its main competitor, Bitcoin. Since December 2017, Ethereum has almost doubled in size and the Ethereum network is now host to […]

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June 19, 2018
Airline Industry | Blockchain | ICOs
Is decentralised data the key to safer air travel?

Is decentralised data the key to safer air travel? Every year, the aviation industry creates unimaginable amounts of data which is then used to keep air travel reliable and passengers safe. One startup, AeroChain is launching a new protocol that will keep aviation data stored securely on a decentralised blockchain network. At the moment, all […]

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June 19, 2018
Technology | IOTA | Tangle Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens
IOTA has introduced Qubic software

IOTA has introduced Qubic software There has been an awful lot of talk around the latest IOTA project. This won’t come as much of a surprise to those that are familiar with IOTA and its native Tangle technology, but this new bit of tech is set to seriously raise the bar. Qubic is already being […]

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June 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Startups
$65 million raised by a startup to facilitate crypto trading

$65 million raised by a startup to facilitate crypto trading The start of 2018 has been a bit up and down when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Whilst December 2017 saw the value of various altcoins reach stratospheric new heights. By mid-January, all markets had lost a considerable amount of value. Despite this kick in the teeth, […]

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June 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Guest Post | ICOs | White Paper | Tokenomics | GDPR | Law | Tokens | Know Your Customer | Anti Money Laundering
The Importance of Legal Advisors in ICOs and Blockchain Projects

The Importance of Legal Advisors in ICOs and Blockchain Projects GUEST POST BY The Tokener   Legal advisors are like the internet connection. When you have it, you forget about the importance of it. Once you lose it you find out all the things you can’t do without it. It is easy to forget about […]

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June 18, 2018
Football | E&S Group | Sports | esports | Utility Tokens | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | ICOs | Tokenomics | ICO Legal Service | Malta | Tokens
Tokenisation of the football industry with Socio.com

Tokenisation of the football industry with Socio.com Recently a Maltese based Fintech and sports company, Mediarex, has raised $65 million through a private token sale. Mediarex utilizes the blockchain based sports platform chiliz.com. Due to the hype of the World Cup, chiliz.com has set in motion a football platform through Socios.com. This platform will engage […]

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June 15, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
IOTA signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Largest Bank

IOTA signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Largest Bank A press released published on Thursday 31st May, announced, Den Norske Bank (DNB ASA) that Norway’s largest bank, signed a memorandum of understanding with IOTA Foundation (IOTA). It is now believed that DNB and IOTA will collaborate exploring IOTA Tangle applications, a “third-generation” distributed ledger […]

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June 15, 2018
Bitcoin | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Doing business in Africa to be simplified using Bitcoin

Doing business in Africa to be simplified using Bitcoin Despite what some of the critics say, Bitcoin has the ability to make a truly positive impact on the financial industry. A start-up called BitPesa is doing its best to infiltrate this tricky economy and to disrupt the African financial cycle by introducing Bitcoin-based solutions. The […]

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June 14, 2018
E&S Group | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Malta | Law | Cryptocurrency Exchange
Crypto-giants Binance opens a bank account in Malta

Crypto-giants Binance opens a bank account in Malta In May 2018, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announced that it would be opening offices in Malta. The reason for their move was due to tighter restrictions on cryptocurrency activity in Japan and the fact that the Maltese government was legislating in favour of the cryptocurrency […]

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June 14, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Music
Can Blockchain really change the music industry?

Can Blockchain really change the music industry? There are many that believe blockchain has the capacity to revolutionise the music industry. For every supporter, however, there are those that claim that the existing industry frameworks are too well-established for blockchain to be able to break through. These points of view are a classic example of […]

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June 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Regulation | Law
South Korea bids to lift ICO Ban

South Korea bids to lift ICO Ban Eight months ago, South Korea rocked the crypto world by imposing a blanket bank on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In an announcement last week, the country’s National Assembly made an official recommendation to reintroduce domestic ICOs. This proposal is backed by the three-hundred-member national legislature, on the proviso […]

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June 13, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulation | Law
Ohio plans to be the next US State to legally recognise blockchain data

Ohio plans to be the next US State to legally recognise blockchain data Senate Bill 300 which was introduced by Senator Matt Dolan could pave the way for Ohio to be the next US state to legally recognise smart contracts and record on the blockchain. The bill makes amendments to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act […]

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June 12, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | New ICO - Accounting Blockchain | ICOs | Malta | Smart Contracts
The Accounting Blockchain has launched its Private Placement – The Future of Accounting at your fingertips

The Accounting Blockchain has launched its Private Placement – The Future of Accounting at your fingertips. E&S Group is proud to announce that its client The Accounting Blockchain has launched its Private Placement.   E&S Group is pleased to be working with The Accounting Blockchain assisting them in this exciting project. The aim of this […]

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June 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Auction
Blockchain used to auction off 17th Century Mansion

Blockchain used to auction off 17th Century Mansion In an announcement made last week, a Beverly Hills real estate agency Hilton & Hyland stated that through a collaboration with Propy, the Palazzetto inside the Palazzo Albertoni will be auctioned off via the blockchain. The beautiful property was built between 1580 and 1616, was designed by […]

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June 11, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | ICOs | White Paper | Tokenomics | Law | Tokens
What to consider when creating an ICO

What to consider when creating an ICO Over the years, Malta has built up a solid reputation as a leading jurisdiction for iGaming, fintech, and financial services. With these foundations already in place, it was a matter of natural progression for it to become the new global home for ICOs. In May of this year, […]

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June 11, 2018
E&S Group | European Parliament | Data Protection | Data Protection Officer | Regulation | GDPR | Law
Understanding the GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

Understanding the GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation Guest Post by Tenfold.   The GDPR–or General Data Protection Regulation–is a regulation passed by the European Union on April 27, 2016, with an effective start date of May 25, 2018. Officially classified as regulation 2016/679, the GDPR expands upon and replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC of 1995. It […]

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June 8, 2018
E&S Group | Blog | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Why Utility and Security tokens are not comparable.

Why Utility and Security tokens are not comparable. By Karl Schranz – Director at E&S Group.   There is a lot of talk on the subject of security tokens. Many industry players seem sure that these will surpass utility tokens in importance in the medium term. I tend to disagree. I believe the creation of […]

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June 8, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
IOTA Ledger Tech eyed by the UN for higher efficiency

IOTA Ledger Tech eyed by the UN for higher efficiency The IOTA Foundation is starting a collaboration with The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to find a way to utilise distributed ledger technology to help the UN streamline its workflows. UNOPS announced the partnership earlier in the week and stated that the two […]

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June 6, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain and its disruption of supply chain management

Blockchain and its disruption of supply chain management Keeping track of every component of a supply chain is not particularly easy, even if you are running a small business rather than a multinational conglomerate. As the size of the company increases and its reach becomes international, the supply chain starts to look less like a […]

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June 6, 2018
Technology | New ICO - ChiliZ | Binance | esports | Blockchain | ICOs | Malta
chiliZ has teamed up with Binance

chiliZ has teamed up with Binance Our client, chiliZ , announced that Binance is investing in their new tokenization platform which focuses on esports and other sports industries. chiliZ blockchain platform tokenises voting rights to their supporters of esports and other sports entities. This concept was inspired by the “Socios” crowd-management which Real Madrid and […]

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June 5, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
The European Central Bank wants banks to separate crypto business

The European Central Bank wants banks to separate crypto business On the 11th May, the ECB stated that any banks doing business with cryptocurrencies should ring-fence it and ensure that there are adequate amounts of capital against. Yves Mersch said that cryptocurrencies and virtual currencies that are issued by private companies with the help of […]

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June 5, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens
A floating island in the Pacific is soon to have its own cryptocurrency

A floating island in the Pacific is soon to have its own cryptocurrency The government in French Polynesia are working on a project to create around 300 homes that will be based on a man-made, floating island. This new habitat will have its own governance and its own monetary system that will be based on […]

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June 4, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Alibaba’s founder supports blockchain technology as a means to store data

Alibaba’s founder supports blockchain technology as a means to store data On May 16th, Alibaba founder Jack Ma stated that bitcoin is a bubble, unlike blockchain technology. He expressed his thoughts on the blockchain industry during the 2nd World Intelligence Conference in Tianjin, PRC. During the conference, Mr Ma stated that he has been studying […]

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June 4, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies are challenging but innovative to the market

Cryptocurrencies are challenging but innovative to the market Lately, the Federal Reserve in the United States has been thinking about how cryptocurrencies can potentially impact the economy. Fed Governor Lael Brainard has hinted on how the Fed’s stance on how digital currencies will take shape. Although it will take some time to indicate the agencies […]

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June 1, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta
Malta Public Transport will use a Blockchain platform for better service.

Malta Public Transport will use a Blockchain platform for better service. A partnership has been created between Omnitude and the Maltese Public Transport Service. This news was announced on Thursday 17th May by Transport Minister Ian Borg. Through this blockchain strategy, Omnitude will develop blockchain middleware technology for the Malta Public Transport Service producing a […]

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June 1, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain should be all about business and trust

Blockchain should be all about business and trust Most of us have heard of blockchain by now- the distributed ledger technology that allows users to add and view blocks of data and transaction records, but does not allow them to be deleted or changed. Those that are familiar with the technology, probably became aware of […]

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May 31, 2018
Wallet | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Getting to grips with cryptocurrency wallets.

Getting to grips with cryptocurrency wallets. Over the last 18 months, cryptocurrency has gone from being an obscure technology found on the dark web, to one of the most exciting and disruptive digital technologies that the world has ever seen. Getting a cryptocurrency wallet is the first step in starting your crypto journey but for […]

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May 31, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Have you heard about the world’s first native blockchain phone?

Have you heard about the world’s first native blockchain phone? Popular smartphone manufacturer HTC is taking a huge step into the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain through the launch of its native blockchain-based phone. On Tuesday 15th May, the Taiwanese phone launched the HTC Exodus which will run on the Android network whilst being tailor-made […]

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May 30, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain Rewards Program launched for Cathay Pacific passengers.

Blockchain Rewards Program launched for Cathay Pacific passengers. The flag carrying airline of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific has joined an ever-growing number of airline operators that are harnessing the power of blockchain technology to offer solutions in their sector. Cathay has just launched their first application of blockchain technology which will issue air miles over […]

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May 30, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Novogratz’s Galaxy and Bloomberg launch BGCI Crypto Index.

Novogratz’s Galaxy and Bloomberg launch BGCI Crypto Index. A new cryptocurrency index was launched via collaboration between Bloomberg and Galaxy Digital Capital Management, an asset management firm that was founded by world-famous investor Mike Novogratz. This news marks the inception of the first institutional grade benchmark for the cryptocurrency market. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index […]

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May 29, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
A stock exchange is set to launch a blockchain lending Platform.

A stock exchange is set to launch a blockchain lending Platform. In a press release published on May 16th, the “first of a kind” blockchain based lending platform was launched by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The stock exchange has partnered with three fintech and tech companies set up the blockchain platform. These are […]

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May 29, 2018
E&S Group | Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICO Legal Service | Tokens | New ICO - LifeTask
LifeTask launched its Private Placement! – The human potential source.

LifeTask launched its Private Placement! – The human potential source. E&S Group is proud to announce that its client LifeTask has launched its Private Placement!   Our client LifeTask has created a P2P platform app by means of Artificial Intelligence. This concept came about to bring employers and prospective employees closer through their decentralised competence […]

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May 28, 2018
Blockchain | Regulation | GDPR
Can blockchain and GDPR coexist?

Can blockchain and GDPR coexist? If you didn’t know what the GDPR was a few weeks ago, I can guarantee that you know what it is now. The GDPR came into force on the 25th of May and it has totally overhauled privacy for EU citizens. But do some of these regulations have the capacity […]

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May 28, 2018
E&S Group | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | ICO Legal Service | New ICO - Yizoot | Tokens
Yizoot Token Offer is LIVE NOW! – The world of video reinvented.

Yizoot Token Offer is LIVE NOW! – The world of video reinvented. E&S Group is proud to announce that its client Yizoot has launched its Pre-Token Offer! The founders of Yizoot have created a platform through blockchain technology. Contributors using the Yizoot platform can fully take advantage of geo-space (digital land), offerings, and voting rights. […]

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May 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulation
Strict regulations on cryptocurrencies are set by Royal Decree.

Strict regulations on cryptocurrencies are set by Royal Decree. The Royal Family of Thailand has recently announced a regulatory framework that will outline cryptocurrencies and how they will be governed within the country. An important vote of confidence from the ruler, the new laws which consist of 100 different sections, were published in Thailand’s Royal […]

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May 25, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Artificial Intelligence
How blockchain technology and artificial intelligence go together.

How blockchain technology and artificial intelligence go together. When it comes to law, politics, and economics, being able to maintain records of contracts and transactions in a safe and secure way is extremely important when it comes to setting boundaries and protecting assets. Over the last few years, blockchain technology has begun to completely revolutionise […]

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May 24, 2018
E&S Group | ICOs | Malta | Advisory
Dr Christian Ellul has been chosen as an advisor for MuleChain.

Dr Christian Ellul has been chosen as an advisor for MuleChain. We are proud to announce that Dr Christian Ellul has been appointed an advisor for MuleChain. Through the MuleChain platform, a solution has been addressed to inexperienced developers wishing to start developing mobile applications by means of a P2P logistics network. The MuleChain platform […]

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May 24, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts
Blockchain can cut costs from vehicle data storage.

Blockchain can cut costs from vehicle data storage. A Middle Eastern archipelago, The Kingdom of Bahrain, is looking into ways how to minimize costs of maintaining its vehicle registration data. They came up with a solution to this problem, by adopting the blockchain technology. This plan was announced on the 10th of May during the […]

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May 23, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulation
Does crypto have what it takes to survive 2018?

Does crypto have what it takes to survive 2018? At the time of writing, there are almost 2000 cryptocurrencies in circulation. These digital currencies can be used to pay for online services such as casinos, betting, and mobile bingo, as well as on certain e-commerce sites. A transaction that is executed with a cryptocurrency is […]

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May 23, 2018
The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Malta | Regulation
3 Bills are published – Malta is reassuring itself as the Blockchain Island.

3 Bills are published – Malta is reassuring itself as the Blockchain Island. Yesterday, the Maltese government published the 2nd reading of the 3 progressive laws regulating blockchain companies. The government launched these laws in the wake of the launch of the Delta summit which is happening in Malta on the 3rd to the 5th […]

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May 22, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Malta | Regulation | Law
Malta’s government has published the Virtual Financial Assets Act.

Malta’s government has published the Virtual Financial Assets Act. Today, 22nd May, the Maltese government has published Virtual Financial Assets Act. Through this law, Malta will become a jurisdiction which DLT based companies can work better through a regulated jurisdiction. The Maltese government have been in talks with various key stakeholders in the DLT realm. A public consultation […]

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May 22, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
A Mood’s ranking system for Blockchain companies.

A Mood’s ranking system for Blockchain companies. A Chinese scientific institution owned by the state government and managed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will commence assessing blockchain projects on a monthly basis. This announcement was revealed during a seminar held by the China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID). Their idea is […]

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May 22, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain as an application platform.

Blockchain as an application platform. The more we become acquainted with blockchain technology, the more use cases for business issues are discovered and developed. Many a time business requires trust applications to carry out an aspect of its work. Blockchain can then be utilised as an application platform which can build the underlying trust infrastructure […]

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May 21, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Regulation
A cryptocurrency fund of hedge funds is launched for the retail sector.

A cryptocurrency fund of hedge funds is launched for the retail sector. An investment manager who deals specifically in cryptocurrency and blockchain has announced the launch of a hedge fund that will cater to the needs of retail investors. The fund is called “The Apex Token Fund”, and it is hoping to raise up to […]

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May 21, 2018
E&S Group | Blockchain | Tokenomics Conference | Tokenomics
E&S Group at Tokenomics Conference at Tallinn University, Estonia.

E&S Group at Tokenomics Conference at Tallinn University, Estonia. E&S Group Director, Dr Christian Ellul is participating in a Tokenomics Conference in Estonia. This event is going to take place on the 23rd and 24th May at the Tallinn University. The conference will be solely focused on discussing the token-based economy. Experienced blockchain leaders will […]

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May 18, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Crypto brokers in Europe want more regulations to increase transparency.

Crypto brokers in Europe want more regulations to increase transparency. Cryptocurrency brokers based in the EU are demanding more transparency at the hands of industry regulators. It has become clear that digital currency brokers would much rather face clear-cut rules and increased transparency in the market as opposed to dealing with the stigma that surrounds […]

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May 18, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | 3D Printing
How 3D printing could be a game-changer for blockchain.

How 3D printing could be a game-changer for blockchain. When it comes to applications of blockchain technology, it seems that supply chain management is leading the way in terms of being the first to “go live”. There have been many successful pilots, proof of concepts and early roll-outs in this sphere and the future is […]

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May 17, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Blockchain is now used as the world of transparent and low-cost advertising.

Blockchain is now used as the world of transparent and low-cost advertising. A new online advertising platform is allowing both businesses and individuals to pay for their campaigns by cryptocurrency. They also give publishers an innovative way of monetizing their content through websites and blogs. The founders of AdCoin all have experience as entrepreneurs and […]

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May 17, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Global Cryptocurrency is predicted by ex-Trump advisor.

Global Cryptocurrency is predicted by ex-Trump advisor. The former Goldman Sachs executive, Gary Cohn who used to head up Donald Trump’s National Economic Council until last month, added his opinion to the global crypto-conversation. “I’m not a big believer in Bitcoin” he told CNBC, “but I am a believer in blockchain technology.” He then went […]

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May 16, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Corporations adopting blockchain technology can boost their industry.

Corporations adopting blockchain technology can boost their industry. Lately, big corporations have adopted blockchain technology to their business system. Only last month, in the US, Walmart started to use blockchain to manage its food business. In effect, the company is adding its food suppliers onto their blockchain platform, as a result, increasing transparency, reducing waste […]

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May 16, 2018
Technology | Credit Rating Agencies | Insurance | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain tipped as a game changer for the insurance industry.

Blockchain tipped as a game changer for the insurance industry. Fitch Ratings, one of the “big three” credit rating agencies has said that it believes blockchain is a game-changing technology. In a report released last week, it stated that the insurance industry is a fertile ground for the capabilities of blockchain. A useful tool Fitch […]

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May 15, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain sets its sights on the jewellery industry.

Blockchain sets its sights on the jewellery industry. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has recently announced that it will be collaborating with jewellery industry leaders to create a platform that will track the supply chain across all involved industries. Ethical tracking Built on Hyperledger Fabric, the so-called TrustChain initiative will enable the tracking of precious metals and […]

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May 15, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
When ICOs make financial sense.

When ICOs make financial sense. Many have compared blockchain technology to the early days of the internet. Innovative, disruptive and world-changing, it is impacting every aspect of the economy and the world of business. Those who are able to think outside of the box as well as imagine a new business that is based on […]

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May 14, 2018
Bitcoin | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Payments
Can you pay your staff with Bitcoin?

Can you pay your staff with Bitcoin? The world of cryptocurrencies is going from strength to strength and it is becoming more obvious that it has the potential to substantially disrupt the way we live our lives. With governments now jumping on the bandwagon and a huge under-the-table -payment process for freelancers, many are wondering- […]

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May 14, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
A new era – Industries eyeing Blockchain technology for better stability.

A new era – Industries eyeing Blockchain technology for better stability. There is little doubt that 2018 is going to be an incredible year for the world of Blockchain. As international regulatory agencies, governments, and ground-breaking crypto companies continue to work together on substantial policies regarding mainstream applications of the technology, it is hoped that […]

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May 11, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Ripple dominates the financial sector with its blockchain-based solutions.

Ripple dominates the financial sector with its blockchain-based solutions. One of the top cryptocurrencies in the world, Ripple has added five new money transfer operators from Asia and Europe to xVia. Three of the operators come from the UK- RationalFX, FairFX, and Exhange4Free, one comes from Georgia- UniPAY, and the last one comes from Malaysia- […]

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May 11, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Mortgages
Crowdsourced mortgages now available on the blockchain.

Crowdsourced mortgages now available on the blockchain. Research shows that whilst 80% of millennials want to buy their own homes rather than rent, the problem is that they are often unable to access favourable financial support. Popular opinion has perpetuated a myth that millennials don’t want to buy property and as such, as singlehandedly bringing […]

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May 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Blockchain, eSports, and increased transparency.

Blockchain, eSports, and increased transparency.   During the last few years, both blockchain technology and eSports have seen a large increase in popularity. Esports has transitioned from being declared “not a real sport” by the head of ESPN, to being regularly shown on the Worldwide Leader, and even accepted as a medal sport for the […]

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May 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Cryptocurrency Exchange
The future of decentralised exchanges and off-chain atomic swaps.

The future of decentralised exchanges and off-chain atomic swaps. Whilst the cryptocurrency economy champions itself as being decentralised in nature, ironically it has usually relied on centralised platforms of exchange. This provides problems as these exchanges will often hold funds in large “honeypot” addresses that are prime pickings for sophisticated hackers. This has resulted in […]

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May 9, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Malta | Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bitmora, a crypto exchange company is moving to Malta.

Bitmora, a crypto exchange company is moving to Malta. For every company, the launch of a product is an exciting time to be in, however, state governments are bringing many problems for cryptocurrency exchange companies. Bitmora, a crypto exchange company announced its intention to expand their offices to Malta, hence postponing its US official launch. Recently […]

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May 9, 2018
iGaming | Regulatory | Malta | GDPR
Maltese Gaming companies can follow specific GDPR guidelines presented by MGA.

Maltese Gaming companies can follow specific GDPR guidelines presented by MGA. Last Friday 4th May, the MGA released a document with specific guidelines on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) directive which will come to effect on May 25th, 2018 by the European Data Protection Board. The EU Commission will enforce the GDPR directive […]

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May 8, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain technology and the world of mobile application security.

Blockchain technology and the world of mobile application security. For those that do not know, the blockchain works by recording data in what is known as a hash. This hash contains data relating to the transaction such as a timestamp and a link to the previous block. These blocks are then stored anonymously by everyone […]

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May 8, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
How blockchain technology can help small businesses grow.

How blockchain technology can help small businesses grow. Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is known for his work on the informal economy and the importance of business and property rights. When he published his classic The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, he couldn’t possibly know of the […]

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May 7, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Ethereum blockchain will assist in deep space exploration.

Ethereum blockchain will assist in deep space exploration. A NASA funded research project is planning to use the Ethereum blockchain to improve and automate its spacecraft navigation and improve space communication. The project will be headed by Dr Jin Wei Kocsis an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Akron. She […]

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May 7, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Advertising agencies can benefit from Blockchain Technology.

Advertising agencies can benefit from Blockchain Technology. You don’t have to look far to find an article extolling the virtues of blockchain and heralding it as an answer to all of humanities problems. Whether this praise is well-founded or not remains to be seen, but in short-term, blockchain does have some solutions for the business […]

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May 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Why do we need to look at evolving encryption again?

Why do we need to look at evolving encryption again? Just over 10 years ago, the perfect cipher was created. A One-Time Pad (OTP) was a ground-breaking technique which offered users a one-time encryption key meaning that a small number of participants and applications could communicate securely with each other. In 2018, the OTP allowed […]

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May 4, 2018
Tax | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Investors guide to Cryptocurrency Taxes.

Investors guide to Cryptocurrency Taxes. Over the last 12 months, cryptocurrencies have overtaken pretty much every single other traditional asset. Since the beginning of 2018 alone, the value of crypto coins has increased at a rate surpassing 900%. Given this huge increase in value, the likelihood is that investors are going to have to hand […]

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May 3, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Trading
Bitcoin Futures Trading are now part of Goldman Sachs services

Bitcoin Futures Trading are now part of Goldman Sachs services. Goldman Sachs, a giant investment bank will use its own money to trade bitcoin futures for its clients. This statement was reported by the New York Times, on Wednesday 2nd May. The report added that the bank does not have a set date as to when […]

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May 3, 2018
Economy | The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta
How blockchain is creating economies.

How blockchain is creating economies. When it comes to disruptive technologies, Blockchain has to be the hottest trend for 2018. A totally incorruptible digital distributed ledger technology, it is inspiring innovative projects across the globe from behemoths like IBM to small agricultural startups in Kenya. Blockchain technology removes the need for an intermediary and it […]

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May 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Blockchain: Solving the energy crisis in developing nations.

Blockchain: Solving the energy crisis in developing nations. Across much of the developed world and particularly in the world of cryptocurrencies, access to energy as a basic commodity is often taken for granted. According to the latest figures, over 1.2 billion people worldwide lack energy access and many more experience an inconsistent access or exorbitantly […]

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May 2, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta
Malta has the largest cryptocurrency by trading volume.

Malta has the largest cryptocurrency by trading volume. An analyst from Morgan Stanley, Sheena Shah, published a report about cryptocurrency exchange. This research measured the trading volumes of cryptocurrencies found on all legal exchanges around the world. A team conducted by Morgan Stanley, (an American investment banking company), were surprised to find out that Malta […]

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April 30, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Empowering artists through the use of blockchain technology.

Empowering artists through the use of blockchain technology. When you think of blockchain, you probably don’t immediately think about artists. Your first thought will probably be related to Silicon Valley, complex code, and geeks rather than a cutting-edge technology that can help artists preserve the integrity of their work. It may, therefore, come as a […]

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April 30, 2018
Technology | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
How our society can benefit from Blockchain technology

How our society can benefit from Blockchain technology Blockchain started out as a means to enable the Bitcoin currency has now developed through proof-of-concept and pilots that are highlighting new use cases every day. This burgeoning industry is driven by a plethora of tech start-ups across areas such as identity management, property management, supply chain […]

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April 27, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | University
Stanford University studies blockchain and social impact.

Stanford University studies blockchain and social impact. There is huge potential when it comes to blockchain and its ability to drive social impact, but how much is hype and how much is reality? Many people believe that blockchain is set to infiltrate and revolutionise pretty much every major industry in existence, as well as altering […]

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April 26, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta
Malta – A cryptocurrency hub 

Malta – A cryptocurrency hub Malta is paving its way of becoming one of the friendliest jurisdictions in the world in the blockchain and cryptocurrencies sector. The Maltese government has presented three laws to parliament focusing on DLT and virtual currency regulation. The purpose of these laws is to facilitate blockchain based companies to shift […]

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April 26, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
SEC’s position regarding cryptocurrencies

SEC’s position regarding cryptocurrencies The start of 2018 has been a little rock for the cryptocurrency market, and unlike last year it is a rare occasion for us to see all the coins in the green. Whatever your opinion on this ongoing market “shift” might be, one thing that has not suffered yet is the […]

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April 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
Blockchain – can it help our environment?

Blockchain – can it help our environment? Shortly after the dawn of the internet, it became revered and known as a bit of technology that held the key to solving the problems of humanity. It was hailed as a miracle that would shine a light across every inch of the world, bringing knowledge to those […]

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April 25, 2018
The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
DLT and Cryptocurrency laws were presented in the Maltese Parliament.

DLT and Cryptocurrency laws were presented in the Maltese Parliament. Yesterday Tuesday 24th April, the Maltese Parliament has presented and passed three bills associated with the distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency. Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri presented the first reading of the following laws in parliament; The Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill, the Technology Arrangements and […]

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April 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Bank of England are launching a blockchain based Proof of Concept

Bank of England is launching a blockchain based Proof of Concept. Britain’s Central Bank, the Bank of England (BoE) has recently published a Proof of Concept (PoC) which explores the potential possibilities of allowing users to share their data over a secure network. Teaming up with blockchain infrastructure provider Chain, they have examined several issues […]

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April 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Blockchain used for UBS trading platform.

Blockchain used for UBS trading platform. The blockchain finance trading platform, Batavia is seeking to attract more industry involvement. They are eyeing financial institutions and fintech startups to collaborate with them in this project. In 2016, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a multinational technology company has paved its way into the blockchain industry. Recently IBM […]

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April 23, 2018
Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
ESMA announce changes to capital requirements.

ESMA announce changes to capital requirements. Recently, measures were announced that would limit the availability of leverage that would be on offer to retail traders as well as introducing a mandatory negative balance protection. Regulators in Europe have informed licensed retail brokers that they will need to review the permits that they hold. In a […]

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April 23, 2018
European Parliament | Cryptocurrency | European Commission
European MEP’s agreed on stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies.

European MEP’s agreed on stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies. During a sitting at the European Parliament on Thursday, 19th April 2018, MEPs voted for stricter regulations in the crypto sector. Through this directive, crypto exchanges and wallet providers will be subjected to closer regulations. The European Union is taking such measures to help trace and detect […]

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April 20, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
New venture capital fund sees Coinbase turn early seed investor.

New venture capital fund sees Coinbase turn early seed investor. Coinbase, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges and what is known as a crypto “unicorn” has announced it will launch a venture capital fund of its own to fund early-stage startups in the upcoming industry. Based in San Francisco, they made the announcement on […]

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April 20, 2018
New ICO - ChiliZ | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
$27 MILLION RAISED THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT BY OUR CLIENT, MALTA-BASED CHILIZ.

$27 MILLION RAISED THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT BY OUR CLIENT, MALTA-BASED CHILIZ. CHILIZ – AN ESPORTS PLATFORM WHERE FANS CAN CROWD-MANAGE THEIR FAVOURITE TEAMS Our client, chiliZ is a blockchain-based platform that allows enthusiasts to crowd-manage sports and esports teams and organisations. The inspiration finds its roots in traditional sports, specifically football’s La Liga, with their […]

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April 19, 2018
Blockchain | Smart Contracts
Huawei has set up BaaS platform – as the Blockchain Service.

Huawei has set up BaaS platform – as the Blockchain Service. Last Tuesday, 17th April, Huawei announced their intention to emerge their company in the blockchain sphere. The news was revealed during Huawei’s analyst conference in Shenzhen, with the introduction of their platform entitled (BaaS) blockchain-as-a-service also known as the Blockchain Service (BCS). Huawei designed […]

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April 19, 2018
Blockchain
Another country is set to embrace the power of blockchain.

Another country is set to embrace the power of blockchain. The Chilean government has been one of the latest to step forward in support of blockchain technology by announcing that it will be using a blockchain to record energy sector statistics. The National Energy Commission which forms a part of the Energy ministry stated that […]

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April 18, 2018
New ICO - Clear Aid | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
ClearAid Pre-Token Offer is LIVE NOW! – An innovative solution for blockchain supported donations for charity.

ClearAid Pre-Token Offer is LIVE NOW! – An innovative solution for blockchain supported donations for charity. E&S Group is proud to announce that its client ClearAid Ltd has launched its Pre-Token Offer! The reason behind this exciting project is to offer an opportunity to the public to donate to charity through the ClearAid platform operating […]

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April 18, 2018
The Blockchain Island | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta
Malta welcomes Neufund to the Blockchain Island.

Malta welcomes Neufund to the Blockchain Island. On Tuesday 17th April 2018, the Maltese government welcomed another blockchain company, Neufund. This Berlin-based Ethereum blockchain based company, Neufund works by allowing companies to issue tokens raising money through the blockchain platform. In addition, companies working on the mentioned platform issue tokens similar to shares of stock. […]

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April 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
UK regulators should evaluate Ripple’s suggestions.

UK regulators should evaluate Ripple’s suggestions. Regulators in the UK have not yet decided as to how to regulate cryptocurrencies. The third largest cryptocurrency, Ripple is hoping that the UK will move fast in regulating cryptocurrencies, ending this long battle. Ryan Zagone, Ripple’s head of regulatory regulations argued that UK regulators should find a balance […]

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April 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - Contract Vault
Contract Vault TOKEN PRE-SALE LIVE NOW! –the brave new world of smart contracts

Contract Vault – the brave new world of smart contracts We are Pleased to Announce that our Client Contract Vault Pre-Sale registration is now live! Contract Vault have developed a unique concept using Blockchain technology bringing along an easy way to create, customise, manage and deploy legal contracts. Through Blockchain technology, users will be provided in […]

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April 16, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts
What does the future have in store for Blockchain?

What does the future have in store for Blockchain? When we first heard the word “Bitcoin” back in 2009, no one could quite get their head around the idea of a decentralised digital currency, “who would ever use a digital coin instead of a real one?”. Back then, a single Bitcoin was worth just a […]

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April 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Despite price fall, retail adoption of Bitcoin is growing.

Despite price fall, retail adoption of Bitcoin is growing. This week, a top US-based electronics retailer “Newegg” expanded its Bitcoin integration to its platform in Canada meaning that millions of its Canada-base clients can now purchase its products with Bitcoin. The CEO of Newegg, Danny Lee stated that as the value of Bitcoin has skyrocketed […]

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April 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Citycurrency
Another city is set to launch its own cryptocurrency. 

Another city is set to launch its own cryptocurrency. In an interview with CoinDesk Korea, city mayor Park Won-soon presented his plans to launch Seoul’s own cryptocurrency. During the interview, Mr Park said: “As Seoul is the world’s leading city in the field of information and communications, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution, I think we should […]

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April 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | European Commission
Malta amongst 22 nations to sign The European Blockchain Partnership.

Malta amongst 22 nations to sign The European Blockchain Partnership. The European Commission has taken a positive stance with regards to Blockchain and FinTech technologies. It was only last February, since the EU Commission launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, helping European actors to engage in Blockchain.  Moreover, the Commission is structuring European crowdfunding […]

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April 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta
OKEx is moving its operations to Malta

OKEx is moving its operations to Malta. Following in Binance’s footsteps, OKEx another top 5 crypto exchange, has set its intentions to setup operations in Malta. Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri said that the OKEx announcement is a certificate of trust in Malta. “The fact that Malta is at […]

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April 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs
2018 will bring more investment and less volatility for the crypto market.

2018 will bring more investment and less volatility for the crypto market. A leading analyst and founding partner of Orichal Partners, Adrian Lai stated that in 2018, the crypto market will lead to a maturing stage. He estimates that it will significantly increase crypto trading volume, particularly among institutional investors. Lai referred to the exorbitant […]

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April 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs
Distributed ledger technology law passed in the state of Arizona.

Distributed ledger technology law passed in the state of Arizona. Arizona passed the Corporations/Blockchain Technology bill known as House Bill 2603 on April 3rd 2018. This law was passed by Arizona’s governor, Doug Ducey, to encourage corporations to submit their data using blockchain technology. The previous bill, Arizona Revised Statues, had already supported “signatures and […]

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April 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs
Regulation should be in place with regards to ICO – SEC

Regulation should be in place with regards to ICO – SEC The ICO and cryptocurrency industry has flourished throughout the years. Many governments are choosing to regulate them to encourage investors and identify fraudsters.  With such regulations in place, it will encourage more investors choosing regulated ICOs. It is crucial for investors to know where they […]

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April 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs
How are regulators going to cope with the growing ICO market?

How are regulators going to cope with the growing ICO market? In the first quarter of 2018, over $5 billion was raised via ICOs, an impressive 31% more than the whole of 2017 combined. ICOs are without a doubt, the most controversial fundraising technique in existence with little to no established financial regulatory framework and […]

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April 9, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Charities are seeking to use Blockchain Technology.

Charities are seeking to use Blockchain Technology. One of the UK’s most well-known and respected charities- English Heritage, has recently announced plans to utilise Blockchain technology to enhance the level of trust in the donation procedure. The charity itself carries out a wide range of work with a focus on the preservation and conservation of […]

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April 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
Banks have set strict regulations on cryptocurrency purchases.

Banks have set strict regulations on cryptocurrency purchases. Recently, many banks have taken strict measures restricting customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies through their services.  Such banks that have already taken this approach are JPMorgan, Chase and Bank of America. Lately, Bank of Montreal has banned its customers from using Interac debit cards to purchase their crypto. […]

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April 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
The Bank of England announced plans to use Distributed Ledger Technology.

The Bank of England announced plans to use Distributed Ledger Technology. The Bank of England has followed in the footsteps of many other leading institutions, by announcing that they are considering utilising Distributed Ledger Technology to aid its operational efficiency. “The Bank of England has set out its vision for a renewed Real Time Gross […]

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April 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
A cryptocurrency task force has been established in the UK

A cryptocurrency task force has been established in the UK Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are daily gaining interest with startups. Since government regulations are not yet in place, governments are still encouraging startups to invest in this technology. However, globally, governments are seeing the need to control and monitor blockchain users to prevent deception from companies. […]

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April 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Two central banks are exploring the possibilities of using Blockchain for securities settlements.

Two central banks are exploring the possibilities of using Blockchain for securities settlements. The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank have recently made it known that they have been conducting intensive research into the potential Blockchain technology has to transform securities settlements. A part of a research project known as Project Stella, this […]

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April 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Universities are designing specialised courses in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

Universities are designing specialised courses in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. In recent years, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies have seen a surge in popularity. Both investors and entrepreneurs are looking to understand the Blockchain industry better. In fact, many universities around the US, have designed specialised courses in Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  These universities have observed that nowadays students […]

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April 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta
The Maltese government is already receiving responses on the consultation on DLT regulation.

The Maltese government is already receiving responses on the consultation on DLT regulation. Last February, Hon. Silvio Schembri, responsible for the Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, published a document entitled: ‘Malta a leader in DLT Regulation’. When this document was launched, the government called for a public consultation regarding this proposal. The Malta Information […]

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April 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta
Maltese Insurance agencies can benefit from Blockchain technology.

Maltese Insurance agencies can benefit from Blockchain technology. The Blockchain technology is becoming popular in various industries. In October 2016, five major insurance companies and reinsurance undertakings sought the need to work together through Blockchain technology. These group of companies called B3i group are Aegon, Allianz, Swiss Re, Munich Re and Zurich Re. These companies […]

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April 1, 2018
iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Malta To Allow Acceptance of Crypto by Igaming Companies

Malta To Allow use of Crypto by $100bln  Igaming Industry The  Malta Gaming Authority, one of the world’s biggest authority when it comes to online gaming, has just issued a white paper to consult on the use and acceptance of Crypto by online gaming companies. This is massive news for crypto in general. Malta’s IGaming […]

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March 29, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Another country has launched their national cryptocurrency.

Another country has launched their national cryptocurrency. In the past few months, countries like Cambodia and Venezuela are facing threats from international sanctions. In fact, these countries are looking to invest in their own cryptocurrencies. Recently some countries have been suffering from hyperinflation, hence their population is getting poorer. Cryptocurrencies are the only source to […]

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March 29, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Law
Wyoming passed the law on Utility tokens.

Wyoming passed the law on Utility tokens. On February 19th, 2018, the State of Wyoming passed a utility token law. Wyoming has already passed four bills with regards to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Wyoming State found that it is important to also regulate utility tokens thus providing a clear definition by law. This has become an […]

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March 28, 2018
Economy | Blockchain | ICOs | Malta
Malta to become a stepping stone to all ICO founders.

Malta to become a stepping stone to all ICO founders. Malta’s government has taken a proactive approach with regards to ICOs, and crypto-exchange companies. Only last Friday, Binance, a crypto-exchange giant, announced that it will start operating its business in Malta. Last February, Hon Secretary Silvio Schembri stated that the government is implementing blockchain regulation […]

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March 28, 2018
New ICO - Arkadia Lending | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
ARKADIA LENDING LTD PRE-TOKEN OFFER LIVE NOW! – Bringing a fresh view to the world of international lending.

ARKADIA LENDING LTD PRE-TOKEN OFFER LIVE NOW! – Bringing a fresh view to the world of international lending. ARKADIA LENDING LTD PRE-TOKEN OFFER LIVE NOW! – Bringing a fresh view to the world of international lending. We are pleased to announce that our client, ARKADIA LENDING LTD’s Pre-Token Offer is now Live! Through the establishment […]

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March 27, 2018
iGaming | Remote Gaming | Law
Malta’s New Commercial law speeds up Gaming Business Court proceedings.

Malta’s New Commercial law speeds up Gaming Business Court proceedings. On Friday 23rd March, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici confirmed that a new addition to the commercial law is in its final stages. This law will be in force on the 9th of April, even though it still requires support by the judiciary before it is […]

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March 27, 2018
Blockchain
Speculation about Google venturing into Blockchain Technology.

Speculation about Google venturing into Blockchain Technology. Google, the multi-billion-dollar company is thinking of invest in blockchain technology. This statement was first reported by Bloomberg on Wednesday, which was gathered from anonymous sources. It stated that Google is developing a “blockchain-related” platform to help support its cloud business. Even more so, last September, Google submitted an […]

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March 26, 2018
E&S Group | Bundle Network | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
E&S Group appointed as advisors to Bundle Network’s ICO.

E&S Group appointed as advisors to Bundle Network’s ICO. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christian Ellul, of E&S Group, has been appointed as Legal Advisor for Bundle Network’s ICO. Bundle Network’s concept is to exchange all cryptocurrency available in the market. In addition, this single platform enables people to bind different currencies into […]

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March 26, 2018
NEO Regulation | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Why the recent EU crypto regulatory wave is huge news for NEO.

Why the recent EU crypto regulatory wave is huge news for NEO. In recent weeks, the EU has taken the driving seat on the acceptance and regulation of crypto in general. Lead by Malta, this regulatory drive is focused towards the acceptance and not clamping down as was in previous announcements around the world. This week’s announcement of Binance […]

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March 26, 2018
Tax | European Commission | Malta tonnage tax | Income tax
Good news for the Maltese tonnage tax system.

Good news for the Maltese tonnage tax system. The European Commission has concluded their decision with regards to Maltese tonnage law. This inspection has been ongoing since October 2011 and was finalised on the 7th of February 2018. In fact, during the assessment the Commission found that Malta’s tonnage tax system is in line with […]

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March 23, 2018
European Commission | GDPR | Law
The GDPR – A New Era in Data Protection Law

The GDPR – A New Era in Data Protection Law In today’s day and age, companies and businesses are relying more and more on data processing of their clients, which is why every company and business must be aware of the latest development in data protection law: the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’). The […]

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March 23, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Financial Services | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Bank | ICO Legal Service | Malta
Binance, the world’s top crypto exchange moving to Malta.

Binance, the world’s top crypto exchange moving to Malta. One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded value is seeking a fresh start on a little Crypto island in the Mediterranean. Binance, founded last year in Hong Kong, will soon start a “fiat-to-crypto exchange” in Malta. In an interview, Zhao Changpeng stated that it […]

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March 22, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank
Partnership deal set between Barclays and CoinBase

Partnership deal set between Barclays and CoinBase On Wednesday 14th March, Barclays struck a deal with Coinbase. Barclays is now the first major British bank to be in partnership with a cryptocurrency exchange. With this agreement, British customers can now access cryptocurrencies through the bank. In fact, this will encourage more British lenders to engage […]

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March 22, 2018
New ICO - Wealthe | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
WEALTHE TOKEN PRE-SALE LIVE NOW! – Creating Real Estate Wealth

WEALTHE TOKEN PRE-SALE LIVE NOW! – Creating Real Estate Wealth We are pleased to announce that our client, Wealth Migrate’s Pre-sale is now Live! Today, almost half of the world’s wealth is held in real estate. However, only 12% of the population have the disposable income to be able to access it. Moreover, quality real […]

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March 21, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Blockchain – A Game changer for the Gaming industry?

Blockchain – A Game changer for the Gaming industry? In recent years, the gaming industry has started to create Augmented Reality (AR) games. Many programmers and software developers are creating games with the use of virtual reality. In fact, games using this technology providing players to immerse in this visual and audio world. One thing that […]

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March 21, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Kodak shifting their business to the ICO industry

Kodak shifting their business to the ICO industry The SAFT structure stands for Simple Agreement for Future Tokens. This structure works for investors that wish to sell their tokens through the blockchain. It is important to note that all SAFT tokens are in fact security tokens. Moreover, government institutions are responsible to regulate such tokens. Furthermore, […]

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March 15, 2018
iGaming | Malta | Law
The MGAs New Gaming Bill to be Tabled in Parliament

The MGAs New Gaming Bill to be Tabled in Parliament The Hon. Silivio Schembri, The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & innovation has announced that a motion has been presented in Parliament for the first reading of the new Gaming Bill. This bill will seek to repeal all the existing legislation and replace […]

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March 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
The World’s first Blockchain monument.

The World’s first Blockchain monument. Last Tuesday, in Slovenia’s fourth largest city, Kranj, a monument commemorating the blockchain technology was unveiled on a roundabout. In Kranj, many companies have started dealing with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Through blockchain’s surging popularity, the residence of Kranj came up with the idea of installing the symbol on the […]

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March 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICO Legal Service
PwC is the latest international company to launch a blockchain related product.

PwC is the latest international company to launch a blockchain related product. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), one of the big four international accounting firms has announced a trial of a blockchain analytics tool which will trade digital tokens. The software will help companies to guard against the misuse of tokens for illicit means. PwC’s Hong Kong […]

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March 13, 2018
Financial Services | Blockchain | European Commission
The European Commission released a FinTech Action Plan

The European Commission released a FinTech Action Plan On Thursday 8th March, the European Commission released an Action Plan that provides opportunities to FinTech financial services. FinTech – is short of Financial Technologies. During the release of the Action Plan, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society stated that: “Technologies like blockchain can […]

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March 8, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Mercedes-Benz has invested in the blockchain technology

Mercedes-Benz has invested in the blockchain technology In recent years Blockchain technology has been gaining momentum in businesses. Various agencies have been looking into this new technology. In fact, companies have started designing tokens for their loyal customers. Moreover, the blockchain industry has affected many industries, some being the car manufacturing industry. Cointelegraph auf Deutsch […]

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March 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
Malta is “very smart” to implement DLT regulations, stated Apple co-founder

Malta is “very smart” to implement DLT regulations, stated Apple co-founder Yesterday, 6th March 2018, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) held a conference for their employees, IT students and technology enthusiasts. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was one of the main speakers. During the event, Mr. Wozniak stated that the Maltese government is very brave in looking […]

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March 7, 2018
Blockchain | Regulatory | ICOs
Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan set up self-regulatory body

Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan set up self-regulatory body At the moment, the Japanese government have given operational licenses to a total of 16 cryptocurrency exchanges. An announcement from a government spokesperson this week has stated that they will be working together to create a self-regulatory body with the aim of increasing trust in the cryptocurrency […]

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March 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
9 Industries that will be disrupted by Blockchain

9 Industries that will be disrupted by Blockchain The incredible popularity of blockchain and the possibilities it presents mean that is becoming irresistible to many forward thinking companies. Those that don’t adapt to this new and exciting technology will soon find that they are getting left behind. Whilst it is understandable that some people are […]

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March 5, 2018
Blockchain
Advantages of Blockchain for businesses

Advantages of Blockchain for businesses There are many advantages of using Blockchain technology. This article will look into 5 important advantages of Blockchain technology. These are: Reducing costs, Increasing traceability, Improving customer experience, Verifying ownership and proving identity, and Enhancing security. Blockchain technology has increasingly gained popularity in the past few years. We are seeing […]

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February 28, 2018
Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs
Startup backed by Goldman Sachs buys Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange

Startup backed by Goldman Sachs buys Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange   Circle, a startup backed by Goldman Sachs has purchased leading cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. The aim is to solidify its position as one of the leading cryptocurrency players in the market. Whilst the exact value of the deal remains confidential, Circle will now control a marketplace, […]

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February 26, 2018
Legal Notice
NEWS ALERT: NOTIONAL INTEREST DEDUCTION RULES

NEWS ALERT: NOTIONAL INTEREST DEDUCTION RULES Notional Interest Deduction Rules (the “NID Rules”) have been published by means of Legal Notice 37 on the 2 February 2018, as envisaged in the 2017 budget.  NID Rules shall become applicable as from the 2018 year of assessment, aiming to bring in line the tax treatment of equity […]

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February 23, 2018
New ICO - BehaviourExchange | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
BEHAVIOUREXCHANGE TOKEN PRE-SALE LIVE NOW! – IDENTIFYING ONLINE VISITORS AND CUSTOMIZING WEBSITE CONTENT IN REAL-TIME

We are pleased to announce that BehaviourExchange’s Token Pre-sale is LIVE – Today, 23rd of February 11AM UTC. Our client developed BehaviourExchange, unique system for identifying online visitors and customizing website content according to each visitors profile in real-time, using blockchain technology and token economy. BehaviourExchange is able to automatically show different content to each […]

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February 19, 2018
Blockchain | Regulatory | ICOs
The Maltese Government releases a consultation paper dedicated to DLT, digital innovation, and cryptocurrency related technology.

The Government of Malta has announced a Consultation paper that relates to a dedicated digital department that will be known as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MIDA) as well as a comprehensive legal framework to support Distributed Ledger Technology Platforms and related service providers. Released by the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and […]

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February 15, 2018
Business | Financial Services | Regulatory
Debating new laws on the MFSA act – A new autonomous company registry

During the annual IFSP conference titled, ‘Efficiency and Innovation, the way forward for Malta’s Financial Service Industry’, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services Silvio Schembri, announced that a separate, standalone registry of companies is going to be created. This motion is still in progress however it will help the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), to focus […]

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February 14, 2018
New ICO - Yoo Ping | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
Yooping ICO Live now! – Block spam, Whitelist friends, Charge anyone else!

Our client, Yooping, has come up with an ingenious use of blockchain and smart contracts, allowing you to choose your communication preferences, allowing you to accept, reject or charge a fee. Yooping, provides decentralised trust, ideal for cross vendor communication. Yooping technology work via smart contracts. By taking a financial risk, you will be awarded […]

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February 13, 2018
Business | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
Why is it vital to regulate Cryptocurrencies?

During Yahoo Finance’s cryptocurrency event in New York, a recurring theme was of the regulation of cryptocurrencies. They were discussing the outcome of Tuesday’s hearing of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. There needs to be regulation to avoid shady transactions and control illegalities. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), argued that it is time that […]

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February 8, 2018
Business | Blockchain | Regulatory | ICOs
SEC and CTFC Hearing- Bitcoin, DLT, ICOs and education of the masses.

Earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) met in Washington D.C. to discuss their applicable roles in Blockchain, virtual currencies, and ICOs. The open-air session took place over two hours, and both sides were given an opportunity to put forward their opinion and views in […]

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February 8, 2018
Business | Economy | Regulatory
CCP’s Second Stress Test Resulted fit to stand economic turmoil.

Last Friday, 2nd February 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), published their results on their second stress test. This outcome was to check if Central Counterparties (CCP) will survive in economic turmoil, within different financial institutions. This second stress test aided in checking if the EU CCP system is able to withstand Clearing […]

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February 8, 2018
Business | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
A new Forum is launched by the European Commission – Blockchain Observatory and Forum (BOF)

On February 1st, 2018, the European Commission has launched the Blockchain Observatory and Forum (BOF). The European Union, (EU) realized the need to be part of the digital single market with regards to blockchain technology. This new development is going to boost European actors to engage with multiple stakeholders working on such blockchain activities. Blockchain […]

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February 2, 2018
Business | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Taipei Partners with IOTA – A Smart city is being created

Taipei Partners with IOTA – A Smart city is being created Taipei a city in Taiwan chose to team up with IOTA, to become a smart city. By this, inventors of the Internet of Things (IoT) will help residents to have a number of new technology features through utilization of Blockchain or Distributed Ledger. The […]

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January 31, 2018
Business | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Long awaited Hyperledger Sawtooth is Ready for Business Use

After being considered as one of the most promising code bases in the Hyperledger blockchain consortium, Sawtooth software from Intel is now ready for use by enterprises. In news released this week, version 1.0 of Sawtooth offers features that are inspired by both public blockchain and by Bitcoin, but that have been reimagined and repackaged […]

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January 29, 2018
Business | Visual Composer | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency
Starbucks announces plans to start accepting cryptocurrencies, except Bitcoin

International coffee emporium, Starbucks has announced that it will become one of the first high-street businesses to accept cryptocurrency for payment as it moves to incorporate blockchain in its payment strategy. But in a devastating blow for Bitcoin, which saw its value plummet last week, the company has ruled out accepting it as payment. This […]

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January 26, 2018
Business | Modern | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
What is coming up in the crypto-world in 2018?

There is no doubt that 2017 was an important year for both Bitcoin, and the evolution of cryptocurrencies as a whole. The year was full of interesting innovations, exciting developments, and many tumultuous increases and decreases in value, so what does 2018 have in store? These are some of the events we are looking forward […]

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January 25, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Financial Services | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
ESMA opens consultation on potential CFD and binary options measures to protect retail investors.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has just published a consultation on potential product intervention measures relating to the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs), including rolling spot forex, and binary options to retail investors. This is in line with a statement published by ESMA in the end of 2017 which highlighted the possibility […]

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January 24, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
US Government is the latest to give blockchain technology the seal of approval

With the World Economic Forum in Davos drawing nearer, many are expecting cryptocurrencies and Blockchain to take centre stage, with many related panels, and speakers on this year’s agenda. The US Government has always been visionary and forward thinking when it comes to technology, and Blockchain is no exception. Over the last few years, they […]

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January 18, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory
Malta in world first legal framework for blockchain services

Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri has announced that Malta will be launching the world’s first legal framework that will create regulation for Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things (IOT). The announcement was made whilst addressing the “Unlock Blockchain” conference which was held at the Dubai International Financial Centre, which Parliamentary Secretary Schembri was attending to […]

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January 17, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
UNICEF gives vote of confidence to Blockchain Start-ups

World renowned charity, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced its intentions to invest in start-ups that utilize blockchain technology, with the aim of helping children across the world. In a press release made public on 16/01, the U.N programme stated that it will offer equity free investments of $50,000- $90,000 to seed-stage start-ups […]

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January 16, 2018
Business | Modern | Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs
DAICO – New ICO Fundraising Model announced

Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin has just announced a new, decentralized fundraising model that has been created specifically for the Ethereum network, called DAICO. The aim of this new proposal is to offer a more democratic and fair way of monitoring an ICO which is the current method of raising funds on the Ethereum network. […]

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January 4, 2018
Business | Shipping | Tax | Regulatory | Malta
The European Commission conditionally approves Maltese tonnage scheme

The European Commission has conditionally approved under European Union State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years. In order to comply with EU state aid rules, Malta agreed to make changes to the scheme to meet the commission’s objections to it. In particular, Malta agreed to restrict the scope […]

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January 2, 2018
Business | Regulatory | Malta
Effected Changes on Register of Beneficial Owners

The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 will come into force on 1st January 2018 and will implement the relevant provisions on beneficial ownership information of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015.  The following important changes should be noted: – As from 1 Jan […]

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December 7, 2017
Business | New ICO - Reftoken | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta
E&S Group at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta

Senior Advisor to E&S Group, Jan Sammut will be speaking at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta today at 5 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel. Jan is a founder of an ICO RefToken, a blockchain based affiliate marketing platform to leverage the technological paradigm shift that the Ethereum blockchain has brought about. At the conference […]

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November 30, 2017
Business | Employment | Economy | iGaming | Remote Gaming | Regulatory | Malta
Malta Gaming Authority together with MCAST launching European Gaming Institute of Malta.

The (EGIM) European Gaming Institute of Malta was officially launched yesterday at the offices of the MGA. The Gaming Institute was launched together with the MCAST and the MGA and will officially set up a course at MCAST which will equip students with necessary skillset and knowledge for working in the gaming industry. Junior Minister […]

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November 6, 2017
Uncategorized
E&S Group’s clean up day

Last Friday, 3 November E&S team organized a clean-up event around St George’s Bay area. A well coordinated and organised event resulted in collection of a large amount of garbage bags. E&S Group constantly implements various initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint and to promote an environmentally friendly attitude among its employees. Littering and illegal dumping […]

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May 22, 2017
Business | Tax | Regulatory
The FAMILY BUSINESS ACT (Chapter 565)

This Act is the first of its kind in Europe and is intended to address the various needs of family businesses. The Ministry of the Economy, Investment and Small Business of the Government of Malta created this Act to encourage the regulation of family businesses and their governance. Furthermore, it aims to assist family businesses […]

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