November 16, 2018
ICOs | E&S Group | Tokenomics | Ethereum | Real Estate | Property
Manhattan property worth $30 million, tokenised with blockchain

Manhattan property worth $30 million, tokenised with blockchain A new condo development in the heart of Manhattan is set to become the first to be tokenised via the Ethereum blockchain. The unit consists of 12 units, each at 1700sq ft, located in 436 & 442 13th St in the East Village, one of the most […]

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November 15, 2018
Binance | TRON | United Nations | Donations
TRON donated $3million to Binance Charity Foundation

TRON donated $3million to Binance Charity Foundation On September 25th, 2018, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance initiated the Blockchain Charity Foundation. The premise of the foundation is to raise money to put towards developing blockchain technology for social good. The exchange also announced a collaborative partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and […]

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November 15, 2018
Blockchain | Shipping | Technology
UK Port Operator Improves Shipping Logistics via Blockchain

UK Port Operator Improves Shipping Logistics via Blockchain Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator has announced a collaboration with the digital logistics provider, Marine Transport International. Under the terms of the agreement, Marine Transport International will develop blockchain use for port logistics in around 21 ports that will handle 25% of all […]

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November 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | Wallet | Delta Summit
Crypto-friendly banks expected to open in Malta in the next 12 months

Crypto-friendly banks expected to open in Malta in the next 12 months Roderick Psaila, a Malta-based banking expert spoke about the future of crypto-banking at the Delta summit in Malta held between the 3rd and 5th of October. The three-day event was the world’s first official and government approved blockchain event of its type, and it […]

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November 14, 2018
ICOs | Law | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Bitcoin | Regulation
Lithuania is looking to regulate Token Generating Events

Lithuania is looking to regulate Token Generating Events Last October Lithuanian authorities were invited to attend a seminar that was seeking to examine the threats and potential benefits of the ICO sector, particularly with regards to the country’s economy. Whilst reports from BitMEX last week found that ICOs had so far managed to break even in […]

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November 13, 2018
Business | Blockchain | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange
5 ways to tell if your business needs blockchain

5 ways to tell if your business needs blockchain There is no doubt that blockchain is a buzzword in the world of business right now, but should you consider it for your needs? To help you make that decision, here are 5 things you need to ask yourself beforehand. Are we ready to trailblaze in […]

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November 13, 2018
Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Technology
Digital money: Argentina’s solution to its economic crisis

Digital money: Argentina’s solution to its economic crisis As the leading cryptocurrency in the market, Bitcoin is the solution Argentinian investors are considering during the current economic crisis. Economist and mathematician, D.H.Taylor stated: “Argentinians are moving in large numbers out of their peso and into a more stable currency, BTC. The numbers being witnessed by […]

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November 12, 2018
iGaming | Blockchain | Malta | Technology | DLT
Malta is an attractive option for Foreign Direct Investment

Malta is an attractive option for Foreign Direct Investment According to a report by EY, Malta has continued to retain its attractiveness for foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly due to its welcoming and progressive fiscal and regulatory framework. Whilst blockchain and DLT sector is in its infancy, it along with the already established iGaming sector […]

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November 12, 2018
Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology | DLT
India to test the waters of digital assets

India to test the waters of digital assets India has long been cynical about cryptocurrencies and this cynicism was further evidenced by their hard-line stance over the last few years. But this could all be set to change. Indias local news outlet DNA India reported that a committee has been set up by the Finance […]

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November 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokens | DLT
Security tokens are changing traditional finance

Security tokens are changing traditional finance The creation of blockchain has been one of the most important technological advances of the 21st century and it has opened a number of doors to ways of improving the way we live. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) is the technology that underpins Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Tokens also […]

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November 9, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | Regulation | Performance | Collaboration
5 things that need to happen before we can see widespread blockchain adoption

5 things that need to happen before we can see widespread blockchain adoption Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the biggest buzzwords of today and many believe that it is set to revolutionise the way that we do everything from finance, to healthcare. The fact that it is decentralised, immutable, and secure means that it has […]

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November 9, 2018
Blockchain | Bank | Technology | Mastercard | Patent
Mastercard patents, a new multi-blockchain

Mastercard patents a new multi-blockchain On October 9th, Mastercard was granted a patent for a ground-breaking method that would partition a blockchain therefore allowing the storage of multiple transaction formats and types. Blockchain stores transactions that are made over it, into different blocks. For example, BTC uses one type of blockchain system to record data, […]

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November 8, 2018
Bank | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Binance | FIAT | Uganda
Uganda’s first fiat-crypto exchange is launched by Binance

Uganda’s first fiat-crypto exchange is launched by Binance Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has launched a fiat-to-crypto exchange in Uganda that has already gone live. Founder and CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao announced his plans for the exchange back in June and as per the press release, the new branch was set to start […]

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November 8, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Payments | FIAT | Visa
Visa announces a collaboration with big names for its tokenisation service

Visa announces a collaboration with big names for its tokenisation service Visa Inc, one of the world’s largest payment providers has recently announced the expansion of its newly created Visa Token Service for its credential-on-file (COF) token requestors. The official announcement was made ob the 18th of October. This news marks a major milestone towards […]

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November 7, 2018
Blockchain | Guest Post | Crowdfunding | Digital Economy | Fundraising
Vital issues to conduct a successful crowdfunding campaign in the digital era

Vital issues to conduct a successful crowdfunding campaign in the digital era Crowdfunding is a growing sensation in the digital community. As commonly acknowledged, an initial challenge that every innovative entity has to face is raising funds because it does not have a proven track record or operating history. It is the reason why many […]

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November 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta | Law | E&S Group | Conference | Blockchain Leadership Summit
The Pharma Counterfeit Problem on a Global Scale

The Pharma Counterfeit Problem on a Global Scale The investments into blockchain technology in the healthcare industry are growing rapidly, reaching $200M according to a recent report of the major consortium R3. The implementation of the DLT technology in the healthcare industry is caused by the emerging problem of pharma counterfeit and ineffective supply chains. […]

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November 6, 2018
Tax | Aviation | Malta | E&S Group | Jurisdiction | Aircraft Registration
Why is Malta a jurisdiction of choice for aircraft registration?

Why is Malta a jurisdiction of choice for aircraft registration? Amongst all of the blockchain/iGaming and FinTech hype that is prevalent in Malta, people sometimes forget that the country is also a prime jurisdiction for various other types of business. Malta is well known for its long history with the maritime sector, but have you […]

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November 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | E&S Group | Conference | ESTS Initiative | Malta Blockchain Summit | Event
The Blockchain Industry Needs 3 things: pioneers, mass adoption and E&S Group

The Blockchain Industry Needs 3 things: pioneers, mass adoption and E&S Group The biggest event of the year, Malta Blockchain Summit, lived up to its expectations with an incredible 8,500 turnout. The Summit was full of highlights, with interviews from Sophia the robot, to entertaining discussions from blockchain evangelist, John McAfee. Attendees had an opportunity […]

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November 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | VFA Act | DLT
An intro to Malta’s Innovative Technologies Regulatory Framework

An intro to Malta’s Innovative Technologies Regulatory Framework November welcomed two new acts which came into force in Malta seeking to regulate the DLT, cryptocurrency and ICO markets. The country has positioned itself as a leading innovator in the regulatory treatment of such industries, with blockchain technology at the forefront of its agenda. Over the […]

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November 6, 2018
ICOs | Malta | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Statistics
ICO numbers significantly fell during Q3

ICO numbers significantly fell during Q3 Market analysis by a leading cryptocurrency organisation has yielded the expected result that ICO numbers significantly fell during the third quarter of 2018. A report published by CoinGecko shows that the number of Initial Coin Offerings in the third quarter of the year did not match, or exceed the […]

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November 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | White Paper
5 ICO Myths Busted

 5 ICO Myths Busted More and more people are looking to invest in blockchain companies but there is still a lot of concern around the validity of ICOs. When it comes to making investment decisions, it can be pretty hard to separate the fact from the fiction. Here are a few common ICO myths, busted. […]

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November 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokenomics | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
The inevitability of security tokens

The inevitability of security tokens Over the last couple of years, we have seen the emergence of the token economy and since then it is marching on at an incredible rate, despite the regulatory and technical hurdles that have been cast in their way. Without getting unnecessarily over complicated, we can break down blockchain issued […]

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November 2, 2018
Employment | Residence | Malta | Governance | Brexit
Will Brexit impact Maltese businesses?

Will Brexit impact Maltese businesses? On the 29th of March, 2019, The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union. Whilst very little has been negotiated so far, the EU and the UK are working hard to reach a trade agreement that will seek to limit disruption as much as possible. When the UK […]

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November 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Malta Blockchain Summit | Services
Malta Blockchain Summit beats 8,500 attendees and the E&S Group Team was there!

Malta Blockchain Summit beats 8,500 attendees and the E&S Group Team was there! The Malta Blockchain Summit was highly productive and full of new discoveries. It is estimated that around 8,500 people attended the event’s conferences, hackathons and discussions which took place at the Summit. The exhibitors who participated in the event met up with […]

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November 1, 2018
Cryptocurrency | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Bitcoin | Binance
Bitcoin turns 10 and crypto enthusiasts celebrate the occasion

Bitcoin turns 10 and crypto enthusiasts celebrate the occasion As Bitcoin turned 10 years old yesterday, many enthusiasts in the community celebrated 10 years of cryptocurrency itself as well. Despite the ICO and crypto market being in a bit of turmoil, for now, there is no doubt that digital assets and associated technologies have changed […]

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November 1, 2018
Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Google | Advertising
Google ends the ban on cryptocurrency adverts

Google ends the ban on cryptocurrency adverts In a new policy which has started in October, tech giant Google has said it will end its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related adverts. These plans were unveiled in September when Google announced that regulated exchanges in Japan and the US will be able to buy advertising space on […]

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November 1, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | Technology | Regulation | VFA Act | DLT
It’s official, Malta has welcomed the VFAA and ITAS today!

It’s official, Malta has welcomed the VFAA and ITAS today! The long wait is over, Malta has set to become a world leader and a pioneer in regulating the world of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), crypto exchanges, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and FinTech. Its progressive laws have already made waves around the […]

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October 31, 2018
Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Wallet | Halloween Coin
Halloween Coin, a Truly Ghastly Altcoin

Halloween Coin, a Truly Ghastly Altcoin Last year, a cryptocurrency was created with the sole aim of celebrating Halloween 2017. This coin was called Halloween Coin or HALLO, but with the ghoulish festival just around the corner, it seems to be getting a bit of attention this year as well. Whilst the concept of a […]

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October 31, 2018
Blockchain | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Conference | Malta Blockchain Summit
Visit stand 76 at the Malta Blockchain Summit

Visit stand 76 at the Malta Blockchain Summit The next big Blockchain event is starting this week. The Malta Blockchain Summit is welcoming numerous companies offering or operating on the blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrency industry to showcase their products and services while inviting important speakers to refer to the tendencies happening in this growing sector. […]

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October 30, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | Technology | DLT | UN
Prime Minister of Malta tells UN that crypto is the future

Prime Minister of Malta tells UN that crypto is the future Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat has told the United Nation that he believes cryptocurrency is the “inevitable future of money”. Muscat made the remarks as he addressed the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September […]

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October 30, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Bitcoin | NEO
NEO Connect, Canada’s first Bitcoin fund is launched to accredited investors

NEO Connect, Canada’s first Bitcoin fund is launched to accredited investors Whilst the idea of a Bitcoin ETF may be a way away for US investors, across the border in Canada, it is already becoming a reality. First Block Capital, the countries first fully-regulated cryptocurrency investment firm has broken new ground as it becomes the […]

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October 29, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokenomics | Tokens
What is a non-fungible token?

What is a non-fungible token? There is a lot of talk in the crypto-community surrounding fungible and non-fungible tokens but what are they? In this article, we hope to cast some light on what they are and how they can be used. What does non-fungible mean? When something such as a token is called ‘fungible’ […]

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October 29, 2018
ICOs | ICO Legal Service | E&S Group | Tokenomics | Know Your Customer | Anti Money Laundering
What are the pros and cons of KYC when it comes to ICO token sales?

What are the pros and cons of KYC when it comes to ICO token sales? When it comes to the cryptomarket, KYC is one of the most hotly debated topics, otherwise known as Know Your Customer. The number of ICOs that are legally required to undertake KYC procedures on a daily basis is growing exponentially. […]

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October 26, 2018
ICOs | Malta | Law | Technology | White Paper | Funds
Secrets of a successful ICO Whitepaper

Secrets of a successful ICO Whitepaper Whilst Initial Coin Offerings have been around since 2013, it wasn’t until 2017 that their potential was realised and their popularity skyrocketed. In the most basic of terms, an ICO is an alternative way of crowdfunding except that investors receive crypto tokens in return for their investment. The concept […]

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October 26, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta | Law | E&S Group | Conference | Blockchain Leadership Summit
E&S Group is attending the Largest Swiss Blockchain Summit 

E&S Group is attending the Largest Swiss Blockchain Summit  Switzerland has set bars to remain at the forefront, maintaining its position as a world leader in this technology. Statistics released by the investment group Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CVVC) show that over 600 companies and institutions are now located in Switzerland and neighbouring Liechtenstein, with […]

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October 26, 2018
Blockchain | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | E&S Group | Technology | ESTS Initiative | ESTS | DLT | NEO | Competition
ESTS Initiative announces the winner of September’s NEO Seed Competition

ESTS Initiative announces the winner of September’s NEO Seed Competition In September, ESTS Initiative launched a competition targeting start-ups operating their ICOs on the NEO platform. A good turnout of companies showed interest to participate in this competition, to get the chance to win E&S Group tailor-made ICO legal services. Participated companies that showed an […]

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October 25, 2018
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | VAT | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Budget
Malta Budget Summary 2019

Malta Budget Summary 2019 The 2019 Malta Budget was presented on Monday 22nd of October 2018. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna noted a number of economic improvements that have occurred in Malta over the past year, specifically highlighting the following: The first half of 2018 saw a real GDP increase of 5.4%; Public administration, professional services, […]

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October 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Investment | NEO
NEO Decentralisation Process to be completed by the end of 2018

NEO Decentralisation Process to be completed by the end of 2018 In summer NEO announced the election of a new consensus node as well as proudly re-joining the top-10 cryptocurrencies as per market cap in the world. Up until this point, all nodes were operated by the NEO project’s team. July 2018 was a good day for […]

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October 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Advisory | Tokens | Wallet | Startups | Exchanges | DLT | Malta Blockchain Summit
E&S Group is participating in the Malta Blockchain Summit

E&S Group is participating in the Malta Blockchain Summit The Intercontinental Malta is hosting the ‘Malta Blockchain Summit’ on the 1st and 2nd November 2018. This will be the second most anticipated event in a span of two months after the successful Delta Summit in October. During the Malta Blockchain summit, the Maltese government will […]

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October 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Tokenomics | Tokens | Ethereum
Why businesses need to realise the importance of tokenisation

Why businesses need to realise the importance of tokenisation One of the most important implementations of the blockchain technology is to reliably record and verify information monitoring when and where it was added to the network. This combined with its ability to synchronize in real time with an unlimited number of nodes in any location, […]

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October 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Investment | Venture Capital
VC firm speculates that blockchain could be worth trillions

VC firm speculates that blockchain could be worth trillions A New York-based venture capital firm, Union Square Ventures that manages over $1 billion in assets, has given the cryptocurrency investing industry a big boost by saying about its belief in the potentially worth of trillions in the future. The leading VC firm has already heavily […]

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October 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | DLT | bloxlive.tv
E&S Group Director on bloxlive.tv

E&S Group Director on bloxlive.tv In the digital world of rapid changes and fast news streams, blogs and newspapers are not enough. Recently, bloxlive.tv established another channel of communication by creating live stories video streams about the events in the thriving world of blockchain and cryptocurrency by broadcasting breaking news. Since Malta is taking a […]

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October 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Equity Tokens | IPO
What is the difference between utility tokens and equity tokens?

What is the difference between utility tokens and equity tokens? Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are revolutionising the way that businesses and startups go about early seed fundraising. It seems that they also have the potential to completely revamp the mainstream investment ecosystem as well. By using ICOs, a startup can raise funds by issuing tokens […]

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October 23, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Technology | Trading | Ethereum | Exchanges | DLT | Projects | TRON
TRON burns over half a billion tokens and moves to Malta!

TRON burns over half a billion tokens and moves to Malta! At the last week of August TRON gained a good momentum obtaining almost half a billion of its old tokens that ran on the Ethereum network. They also celebrated their new wallet being launched on the iOS Apple Store. TRX has built a name […]

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October 23, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Projects
ICOs- separating the wheat from the chaff

ICOs – separating the wheat from the chaff Newbies in the world of cryptocurrency are often unable to spot the difference between a promising investment opportunity and a scam its design they have. The differences between legitimate ICOs and those that are nothing more than an exit scam can be rather subtle so knowing what […]

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October 22, 2018
Economy | Malta | Governance | UN | Budget
Eurostat released high promising figures showing Malta’s surplus

Eurostat released high promising figures showing Malta’s surplus On the day that the Finance Minister is expected to deliver his budget speech for 2019, the National Statistics Office (NSO) and the Eurostat released promising figures showing Malta having the highest surplus within the EU. The report was released by Malta Today, stated that in 2017 […]

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October 22, 2018
Blockchain | Ethereum | TRON | Platform | Proof-of-Stake
TRON launches MainNet, TRX tokens used to vote

TRON launches MainNet, TRX tokens used to vote Tron (TRX) is steadily becoming a force to be reckoned with in the cryptocurrency market. The blockchain platform aims at becoming the largest decentralized open-source protocol in the crypto space. The launch of the mainnet mid this year put Tron at the forefront of competition. TRX is […]

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October 22, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Securities
Should you go for utility or security token for your ICO project?

Should you go for utility or security token for your ICO project? In 2017, the traditional method of startup fundraising (using VC methodology) was completely revolutionized. A boom in the launching of ICOs saw literally hundreds of companies turning their attention to the blockchain and creating a digital currency born in the form of an […]

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October 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Bitcoin | Tokens | Market | Art
Artists bringing virtual currencies to life

Artists bringing Virtual Currencies to life Many artists globally, are starting to look at cryptocurrency as inspiration for their work, hoping that it will help increase the popularity of the industry. Crypto – Art ‘Stealing the Contents of This Wallet Is a Crime’ by Kevin Abosch’s is a well-known example of Crypto – Art. The […]

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October 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Regulation | Artificial Intelligence | Know Your Customer | Anti Money Laundering | DLT | Budget
A brief overview of Malta’s Budget 2019 

A brief overview of Malta’s Budget 2019 The Maltese Budget for 2019 is set to be announced on Monday 22nd of October, but what can we expect? Following the 2018 budget, 79% of the measures introduced within it were fulfilled during 2018, bringing to over 1,250 implemented measures over the last five years in total. […]

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October 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | E&S Group | Technology
E&S Group debunk some of the most common DLT myths

E&S Group debunk some of the most common DLT myths The blockchain revolution is well underway but with so much uncertainty and ‘fake news’ circulating, it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. At E&S Group, we pride ourselves at being at the forefront in the sector, so who better to set the record […]

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October 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | Wallet | Market | Market Cap | Exchanges | DLT | FIAT
Centralised and decentralised exchanges – what is the difference?

Centralised and decentralised exchanges – what is the difference? In the world of cryptocurrency, there are two different and very distinct types of exchange, a centralised and a decentralised ones. But what is the difference between the two? A cryptocurrency exchange is an online platform where digital currencies are traded or exchanged for other digital […]

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October 18, 2018
Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokenomics | Tokens | Investment | Cryptoeconomics | Venture Capital
$1 Trillion of VC investments to become liquid through tokenisation

$1 Trillion of VC investments to become liquid through tokenisation Institutional and large capital investors are increasingly looking at the crypto market as a way of finding new investment opportunities, as well as solving issues they are facing in traditional markets. Take venture funds for example; investors have to commit their investments to sit in […]

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October 17, 2018
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Technology | Trading | Tokenomics | Tokens | Market | Market Cap | Cryptoeconomics
Why our world needs tokenomics?

Why our world needs tokenomics? There is no doubt that blockchain technology is going to pay a pretty big part in our future. Blockchain has the capacity to unlock a previously untapped economy of trust and it also has the potential to completely revolutionise many sectors from finance to healthcare and everything in between. But […]

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October 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | Law | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokenomics | Regulation | Tokens | Binance | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | DLT
A Half Year Report on virtual currencies in 2018

A Half Year Report on virtual currencies in 2018 2018 has been an interesting year for crypto with colossal crashes, much-needed market adjustments, and of course, the emergence of a large number of new tokens and cryptocurrencies. Along with significant advances in regulation and legal frameworks that seek to understand, support, and protect those stakeholders […]

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October 16, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Bitcoin | Anti Money Laundering | Conference | DLT | Smile-Expo
A Second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Malta

A Second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Malta On October 23, Smile-Expo will conduct the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Malta. This meeting of top industry experts will become the 50th-anniversary event of the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference series. Malta was chosen as the country to organise such event, not by chance. Throughout the […]

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October 16, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Ethereum | Exchanges | Venture Capital
How crypto will run the venture capital show in the near future

How crypto will run the venture capital show in the near future A future is being predicted by global venture capitalists is a future that will be run by cryptocurrencies and tokens. This future, however, needs a lot of work done before it can be truly realised. Regulations must be put in place, lines must […]

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October 16, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | European Commission | European Parliament | University | Technology | Ethereum
Decentralised technology is enjoying its first day at school

Decentralised technology is enjoying its first day at school When we hear the word ‘blockchain’ most of us associate it with cryptocurrencies. Whilst this may be true to some extent, the real potential of blockchain far exceeds just transfers of value. Over the last 18 months, many more use cases for blockchain have been discovered […]

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October 15, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Journalism | Forbes | Media
Blockchain-based journalism platform joins Forbes to publish content

DLT-based journalism platform joins Forbes to publish content Forbes, one of the most well-known names in international business media, has announced a collaboration with a blockchain-based platform ‘Civil” to publish its content over a decentralised network. Matt Coolidge, co-founder of Civil has announced that Forbes will cooperate with Civil by integrating the formers software into […]

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October 15, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokenomics | Tokens | Cryptoeconomics
Token design for Digital Crowdfunding Campaign

Token design for Digital Crowdfunding Campaign One of the key concepts behind an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is to use the blockchain as a way of bringing together a decentralised and self-contained mini investment economy. The token that is created and “sold” as a part of the ICO is the key access point into this […]

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October 12, 2018
University | Academics | Education | Competition | KSU
The E&S Group KSU Fresher’s Week Winner

The E&S Group KSU Fresher’s Week Winner As you already know the E&S Group team took part in KSU Fresher’s Week organised at the University of Malta where we held a competition for attentiveness and agility among the University undergraduates. We offered the participants to go through the labyrinth as fast as possible to have an […]

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October 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Data
Virtual Currency Firm Adds Nobel Prize Winners to its Team

Virtual currency firm adds Nobel Prize winners to its team Cryptic Labs is a leading blockchain research firm, has taken on two new advisors, both of which are Nobel Prize winners in the field of economics. In a press release, Cryptic Labs announced that Dr Eric S. Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides would be joining […]

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October 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | STO | DLT
The digital crowdfunding campaigns sink – the popularity of security tokens surges

The digital crowdfunding campaigns sink – the popularity of security tokens surges After a regulatory crackdown on digital crowdfunding campaigns, the value of the international ICO market has dropped significantly. As a result, investors are being driven towards a new type of crypto investment vehicle; security tokens. ICO fever decreases At the end of 2017 […]

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October 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | E&S Group | Bitcoin | Exchanges
A Better Bet for Merchants: Altcoins or Bitcoins?

A Better Bet for Merchants: Altcoins or Bitcoins? There are lots of reasons why a merchant might be rather hesitant to accept cryptocurrency payments. One such reason is the fact that coins tend to become popular for a short time before fading away to obscurity within a couple of weeks. This means that what might […]

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October 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Tokenomics | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Data | Cryptoeconomics
A guide to token usage, utility, and value

A guide to token usage, utility, and value There is no shortage of information available about cryptocurrencies, but there is very little in the way of defining exactly the type of tokens. When it comes to technical details about blockchain, the concept of a cryptocurrency coin is well understood; a programmable currency until that is […]

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October 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | Regulation | Waves
Blockchain island to welcome Waves

Blockchain Island to Welcome Waves Waves, a popular decentralized blockchain application, is currently in talks to relocate all or some of its operations to the island of Malta. This week CEO of Waves, Sasha Ivanov met with the Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat to discuss the accreditation required to operate within the country. Cooperation in […]

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October 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bitcoin | Tokenomics | Tokens | Wallet | FIAT
The End for Fiat Currencies is Coming

The End for Fiat Currencies is Coming Cryptocurrency has always been a hard concept to sell to the executives of the finance world with many key figures having drastically varying opinions on its validity. But it seems that something has changed, a small shift has taken place, and whilst they may not be ready to […]

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October 10, 2018
Blockchain | ICOs | E&S Group | Tokenomics | Tokens
The Importance of Tokens in Crowdfunding

The Importance of Tokens in Crowdfunding As the crypto sphere continues to expand relentlessly, more and more ground-breaking use cases and offshoots of the technology are being developed and deployed into everyday usage. One of the most recent and disruptive technologies was the Initial Coin Offering which has gone on to become one of the […]

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October 9, 2018
Blockchain | Smart Contracts | IOTA | Proof-of-Concept
Volkswagen to Launch IOTA Decentralized Enabled Cars

Volkswagen to Launch IOTA Decentralized Enabled Cars IOTA, the IoT-driven blockchain platform has announced plans to launch real-world integration with leading car manufacturer, Volkswagen. In a project called The Digital CarPass that is to be released in 2019, data will be performance tracked via the IOTA blockchain with the aim of ensuring its reliability and […]

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October 9, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology | Wallet | DLT
China’s largest bank adopts the decentralised technology

China’s Largest Bank Adopts the Decentralized Technology The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the largest bank in China and a contender for one of the largest banks in the world. A colossal figure in the world of global banking, it is reported that they are moving towards blockchain technology adoption in their […]

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October 8, 2018
Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | University | Academics | Applications | Education | KSU
Refreshing KSU

Refreshing KSU E&S Group was participating in the KSU Fresher’s Week organised at the University of Malta, 1-5 of October. There are around 11,500 students, including about 1,000 international students from 92 different countries and 450 visiting overseas students, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses in the Maltese University. on the 1st week […]

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October 8, 2018
Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | European Commission | Technology
Need for common EU online currency rules

Need for Common EU Online Currency Rules Report prepared for EU finance ministers has stated that European Member States should adopt common rules on cryptocurrencies and DLT technology. These rules should also apply to the process of creation, allocation, distribution and trading of the virtual assets. Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank has made the case […]

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October 8, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | Artificial Intelligence | Finance | Marketing
Artificial Intelligence and Decentralised technology

Artificial Intelligence and Decentralised Technologies Two of the most disruptive industries that the world has ever seen are both coming to prominence at the same time. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain are making huge waves in the worlds of technology and finance, as well as marketing. Big name brands such as Netflix, Amazon, and Airbnb […]

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October 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | DLT | NEO
In-depth look at the Chinese answer to Ethereum

In-Depth Look at the Chinese Answer to Ethereum Formerly known as ‘Antshares’ Neo has a range of features that make it vastly superior to Ethereum. Similar in some ways to the second-generation blockchain platform, NEO supports smart contracts which enable complex logic to be built into blockchain-based transactions. This means that tasks such as payments […]

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October 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Tokens | DLT
Guardian Coin could save the rainforest

Guardian Coin Could Save the Rainforest A Peruvian entrepreneur is looking to save the rainforests of the Amazon, using the power of blockchain. Rafael Benavides is using blockchain technology as a part of a new initiative that will seek to make biodiversity profitable in the area as well as to create a boutique hotel. His […]

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October 4, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Data | Real Estate | Property
Real Estate Agents in Malta to Use Blockchain to Share Property Market Data

Real Estate Agents in Malta to Use Blockchain to Share Property Market Data   Some of the leading real estate agents in Malta have announced plans to use a blockchain-based platform to share information and data that related to the local property market. Ledger Projects is a Maltese company that has also announced an application […]

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October 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
Why should retailers consider ledger technologies?

Why Should Retailers Consider Ledger Technologies? Ledger technologies have the power to allow stakeholders to share the same information without any possibility of it being hacked or manipulated. Due to levels of competition in the market and increasing demand from customers, retail businesses have to pick up the pace when it comes to offering more […]

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October 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Malta | Delta Summit | Panel Discussion
E&S Groups’ Director Christian Ellul Speaks at 1st day of Delta Summit

E&S Groups’ Director Christian Ellul Speaks at 1st day of Delta Summit The world’s first official blockchain event kicked off in Malta yesterday, with E&S Group Director, Dr Christian Ellul partaking in one of the first panels of the event. Taking place over three days at the InterContinental, it is the first event of its […]

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October 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Technology | DLT
Smart Valor gets regulatory approval and seeks a banking license

Smart Valor Gets Regulatory Approval and Seeks a Banking License Smart Valor has become one of the few blockchain enterprises to gain approval from the Swiss authorities to conduct business on the local financial market. This news means that the company is able to take the first step towards creating its own investment platform later […]

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October 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | GDPR | DLT
Can the new GDPR law effect ledger technology Operation?

Can the New GDPR Law Effect Ledger Technology Operation? With Malta’s three blockchain and cryptocurrency related Acts due to come into force in the coming days, many are unsure how blockchain and the EU GDPR will work with each other. The underlying attraction of blockchain and crypto is that it is anonymous, immutable, and decentralized, […]

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October 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
The difference between a private and public ledger technology

The Difference Between a Private and Public Ledger Technology There is no doubt that blockchain is quickly transforming the world of business by offering fast, verifiable transactions and tracking. At the very core of the technology lies its ability to record transactions made between or by every user in the chain. Whilst it is often […]

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October 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
Why security tokens are set to dominate?

Why security tokens are set to dominate? When it comes to ICOs, 2018 was off to a great start but the increase in regulatory attention has caused the industry to slow down over the last couple of months. This has resulted in many investors and issuers to reconsider their position and to opt for the […]

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October 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Know Your Customer | Anti Money Laundering
The KYC Process for ICO Investors

The KYC Process for ICO Investors As ICOs have gained popularity across the world, so are they coming under the watchful eyes of regulatory bodies and authorities now. Whilst many jurisdictions are not particularly clear on where they stand when it comes to ICOs, Know Your Customer (KYC) is a globally understood concept. Issuers of […]

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October 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | Bitcoin | Tokenomics | Regulation
Forbes quotes Muscat’s Bitcoin Prediction

Forbes quotes Muscat’s Bitcoin Prediction The Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat has recently gained the fame as one of the most often quoted politicians in the European space due to his statements on the development of the digital industry and its regulation.   He has already announced his positive attitude towards bitcoin and blockchain from […]

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October 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Law | Bitcoin | Regulation
The Chinese paradox: virtual currencies vs ledger technologies

The Chinese paradox: virtual currencies vs ledger technologies The Chinese government has increased its pressure on those engaging with cryptocurrency related activity within the country. Whilst it is clear that Beijing supports blockchain, the technology that underpins crypto, it is also trying to limit speculation in digital currencies, almost one year since they banned ICOs. […]

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October 1, 2018
Blockchain | Smart Contracts | Data
Hospital in Taiwan launches a ledger technology-based record keeping system

Hospital in Taiwan launches a ledger technology-based record keeping system The Taiwanese government is in the process of consolidating its Hierarchical Medical system policy and this is set to include a blockchain-driven platform that will be used to advance the way that medical records are stored. The Healthcare Blockchain Platform will increase the efficiency of […]

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October 1, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Tokens | Wallet | DLT
British Government testing DLT for securing digital evidence

British Government testing DLT for securing digital evidence The UK Government is currently exploring ways that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could be used to secure identity information, digital evidence, and other pieces of sensitive data. In a blog post published on the 23rd of August, it came to light that Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal […]

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September 28, 2018
Tax | iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | ICO Legal Service | Law | E&S Group | University | Technology | Tokenomics | DLT | KSU | Corporate Services
E&S Group Announces Participation in KSU Fresher’s Week 2018

E&S Group Announces Participation in KSU Fresher’s Week 2018 As Malta continues to stride towards solidifying its reputation as the ‘Blockchain Island’, E&S Group is proud to announce its participation in the KSU Fresher’s Week 2018 at the University of Malta. Held in between the 1st-5th of October 2018, the KSU Fresher’s Week gives new […]

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September 28, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | Law | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | MFSA | VFA Act | DLT
1st of November – Maltese Regulation Comes into Force

1st of November – Maltese Regulation Comes into Force Since March, the Maltese government has begun discussing the ways to regulate the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the related digital space, including Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), cryptocurrency exchanges, Blockchain based companies, FinTech and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Through this progressive approach taken by the authorities, many […]

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September 28, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Smart Contracts | Technology | Lloyd's Bank
Lloyd’s of London enters the digital currency market

Lloyd’s of London enters the digital currency market One of the oldest insurance marketplaces in the world, Lloyd’s of London has moved into the cryptocurrency sphere by offering clients cover against the theft of crypto coins. The Kingdom Trust, a qualified custodian of cryptocurrencies and tokens announced the availability of insurance against theft and lost […]

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September 28, 2018
European Commission | GDPR | Technology | DLT | Privacy | Compliance
What’s changed since GDPR?

What’s changed since GDPR? The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force on May the 25th and since then many things of changed. The regulations were designed to provide a much-needed update to the previous legislation that was designed for a time that did not include the internet as we know it today. […]

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September 27, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | DLT
Walmart to build an army of DLT-based robots

Walmart to build an army of DLT-based robots One of the world’s biggest retailers, Walmart has applied for a patent that would see it create an army of autonomous robots that would be both controlled and authenticated via a blockchain network. The patent application pertains to the “in-field authenticating of autonomous robots”. The idea behind […]

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September 27, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | Trading | Payments | Tokens | Wallet | DLT | Journalism
Associated Press teams up with a blockchain-based journalist firm

Associated Press teams up with a blockchain-based journalist firm The news agency, the Associated Press has started a licensing partnership with a blockchain based start-up called Civil. The news came in an announcement made on the 28th of August and AP will be one of the first, and certainly, the biggest media company exploring the […]

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September 26, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | University | Technology
Oxford researcher wants to open the first blockchain university in Malta

Oxford researcher wants to open the first blockchain university in Malta An Oxford research fellow,  Joshua Broggi is looking to open the world’s first blockchain University, in Malta. A co-founder of Woolf University, Broggi and three other directors have announced plans to open a blockchain-powered university on the island. The university will run on a […]

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September 26, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | New ICO - ChiliZ | Technology | Tokens | Football | Socios.com
Juventus to launch a fan token

Juventus to launch a fan token One of the world’s leading football clubs, Juventus has announced a new multi-year agreement with a blockchain-based fan platform called Socios.com. The partnership will result in the launch of a Juventus Official Fan Token, which will give them voting rights on some of the club’s decisions. It is the […]

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September 26, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
PwC survey says that 84% of companies are dabbling in blockchain

PwC survey says that 84% of companies are dabbling in blockchain It seems that the hype around blockchain is increasing at an exponential rate, with a growing number of businesses saying that they are “actively involved” in the technology. In a new report published by PwC, an impressive 84% of companies said that they have […]

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September 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | DLT
Understanding the potential of new technology for your business

Understanding the potential of new technology for your business Blockchain technology offers a wide range of benefits to businesses and individuals that operate within the public and private sector. The fact that blockchain has the power to significantly simplify and streamline a number of processes, whilst ensuring transparency and authenticity at every step, is proving […]

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September 25, 2018
Tax | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Tokens
Israel considering launching the virtual currency Shekel

Israel considering launching the virtual currency Shekel As cryptocurrency continues to grow in popularity in Israel, whispers of a possible state-backed virtual currency are circulating. The Bank of Israel as well as the states Finance Ministry has been considering such a move since the price of Bitcoin peaked at the end of 2017. Since then, […]

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September 24, 2018
Tax | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Technology | DLT
Corporate tax regimes in DLT-friendly jurisdictions

Corporate tax regimes in DLT-friendly jurisdictions Over the last few months, Malta has worked hard to cement its position as the global hub for DLT, cryptocurrency and related industries. After recently bringing in three new Acts that will provide much needed regulatory certainty within the industry, Malta is currently the most crypto-friendly EU jurisdiction. But […]

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September 24, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Data Protection | Data
Our Freedom Does Not Belong to Us Anymore!

Our Freedom Does Not Belong to Us Anymore! During Julian Assange’s final interview before Ecuadorian officials shut off his internet access, the WikiLeaks founder told the World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona, Spain, that it will soon be impossible for any human being to not be included in global databases collected by governments and state-like […]

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September 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Trading | Tokens
Fighting crime caused by digital currencies

Fighting crime caused by digital currencies There is no doubt that the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain is an exciting one, but that doesn’t mean that it is immune to scams and rogue operators. According to some recent research by an ICO advisory firm, Statis Group, up to 80% of ICOs in 2017 was revealed […]

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September 20, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Tokens | Wallet | Security Tokens | Ethereum | Securities
Why the SEC was right to reject nine BTC ETFs

Why the SEC was right to reject nine BTC ETFs When news broke that the US SEC had rejected a total of nine separate applications for Bitcoin Exchange-traded fund (ETFs), a key player in the industry feared the worst for not just the markets, but the future of the technology as well. But this may […]

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September 20, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Wallet | Security Tokens | Ethereum | Securities
Indiegogo lists its very first security token 

Indiegogo lists its very first security token One of the world’s leading crowdfunding sites, Indiegogo has announced it is expanding its ICO listing service to include what will be the world’s first security ICO token. The first token of this type to be made accessible through the Indiegogo platform was created by the St Regis […]

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September 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology | Bonds
The World Bank has launched a decentralised bond

The World Bank has launched a decentralised bond Despite the news that the SEC refused nine different Bitcoin ETF applications in one go, there has been a bit of a boost for the blockchain industry. The World Bank announced the launch of a blockchain-bond that uses the technology from start to finish. The bond-I, which […]

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September 19, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Securities | DLT
SEC rejects 9 BTC – ETF applications

SEC rejects 9 BTC – ETF applications Bitcoin has been taken a hit, ever since the SEC refused applications for a total of nine different Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs). The applications to list and trade Bitcoin ETFs were made by Proshares, Direxion and GraniteShares and were all refused by the US regulatory agency. The decision deadlines […]

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September 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Ripple
Ripple: one of the most influential DLT companies

Ripple: one of the most influential DLT companies With the cryptocurrency market as unstable as it is, businesses are looking at development and partnership as a marker of growth and success, instead of market prices. One of the key players in the blockchain space, Ripple Inc has been leading the way for some time now, […]

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September 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | Smart Contracts | Technology | Trading | Regulation | Artificial Intelligence | Tokens | Conference | MFSA | DLT | Privacy
MFSA organised a seminar titled: Due Diligence and Cybersecurity in Relation to DLT

MFSA organised a seminar titled: Due Diligence and Cybersecurity in Relation to DLT   Last Tuesday, 11th September, MFSA organised a day seminar for those who work in the field of DLT and Fintech which took place at Corinthia Palace Attard. The seminar titled ‘Due Diligence and Cybersecurity in Relation to DLT’, discussed many challenging […]

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September 18, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Ethereum | DLT
Why Stellar is the best platform for smart contracts?

Why Stellar is the best platform for smart contracts? When it comes to decentralised and highly scalable blockchain solutions, investors and developers are always looking for the next big thing. Whilst Ethereum has been the go-to platform of choice when creating smart contracts and tokens, a growing number of ICOs are considering other blockchains. A […]

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September 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | GDPR | Technology | Payments | Bitcoin | Data Protection | Ethereum
Why is data the new currency?

Why is data the new currency? The EU GDPR came into force at the end of May 2018, and since then our data has become a currency. We now have the ability to earn money from our own data and this has to lead many to call it the “new oil”. Before the GDPR, companies […]

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September 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Tokens | Binance | Malta Stock Exchange
Malta Stock Exchange to team up with Binance

Malta Stock Exchange to team up with Binance   On the 13th of September, Binance, the biggest crypto exchange company, signed a memorandum of understanding with The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) launching a new digital exchange for security token trading. This agreement was signed by Joe Portelli, Malta Stock Exchange Chairman, and Wei Zhou, Binance […]

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September 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Technology | Trading | Tokens | Wallet | DLT
Another digital exchange announces it is heading to Malta

Another digital exchange announces it is heading to Malta In another boost to Malta’s bid to become the ‘blockchain island’, another well-known cryptocurrency exchange is heading to Maltese shores. ZB.com has just made public its intentions to relocate its centre of operations to Malta, following in the footsteps of industry leaders such as Binance and […]

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September 14, 2018
Conference | World Ethical Data Forum | Privacy
The last recording made by Julian Assange  to be Shown on World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona, September 19th and 20th, 2018

The last recording made by Julian Assange  to be Shown on World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona, September 19th and 20th, 2018 Australian-born WikiLeaks founder since 2006, Julian Paul Assange, became scandalously known to the whole world in 2010, when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks including the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan […]

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September 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Trading | Bitcoin | Ethereum | DLT
EOS crowned the world’s best digital currency

EOS crowned the world’s best digital currency EOS has once again been crowned the world’s top cryptocurrency by the Chinese government. The criteria for the award is based on innovation and application rather than market capitalisation. Whilst EOS takes the top spot, Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency in terms of trading volume and market cap […]

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September 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | University | Technology | Education
5 ways DLT Technology can improve education

5 ways DLT Technology can improve education Blockchain is a public ledger, distributed across multiple nodes that automatically records and verifies any transactions that are made on it. This technology powers cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum but it also has the ability to change a range of other industries, including education. But how can […]

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September 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Conference | DLT
E&S Group directors are participating at the Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit

E&S Group directors are participating at the Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit   2018 is the year of radical growth in the blockchain sphere. Events on this technology have been organised around the world, focusing their agenda on the future of the crypto industry. The Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit has commenced on the island of Ibiza […]

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September 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Payments | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Woman
She (256) will help women enter the world of virtual currencies

She (256) will help women enter the world of virtual currencies She(256) is a new scheme that is focussed on helping to encourage women to enter the cryptocurrency job market. The aim of the programme is to enable female students to benefit from the guidance of crypto OG, as well as to provide invaluable technical and […]

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September 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Trading
CEO of Coinbase plans to manage BTC adoption expectations

CEO of Coinbase plans to manage BTC adoption expectations The last few days have been unstable for cryptocurrencies to say the least and in the wake of such devastation, the CEO of Coinbase has warned about premature excitement over Bitcoin adoption. Whilst many investors are pinning their hopes on widespread adoption helping to stabilise the […]

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September 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Voting Systems
The State of Virginia to offer a decentralised voting for midterms

The State of Virginia to offer a decentralised voting for midterms American troops that are based overseas will be able to vote in the November 2018 federal elections, over a blockchain-based mobile platform. The new platform, named “Voatz” will utilise facial recognition software to match each voter with their government-issued ID and allow them to […]

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September 12, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Tokens | Ethereum | Applications
Ethereum PoA algorithm introduced on Azure

Ethereum PoA algorithm introduced on Azure Azure, the cloud platform created by Microsoft has introduced a proof-of authority (PoA) algorithm that will facilitate a more efficient way of designing and executing decentralised applications (DApps) for use in private or consortium networks. The new algorithm will function in a network where all consensus participants are both […]

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September 11, 2018
iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
Online casino operator launches token sale

Online casino operator launches token sale One of Europe’s biggest social casino games, KamaGames has announced it is moving into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The news came this week that they are set to launch their own KamaGames Token that is designed to make life easier for its 100 million + players. Utilising […]

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September 11, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Bitcoin | Exchanges | DLT
Value of BTC falls below $6000

Value of BTC falls below $6000 After steadily climbing in value over the last few weeks, the value of Bitcoin is taking a big hit. At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency is trading at a low of $5992, almost reaching the price set on June 24th of $5785. However, it is not the only […]

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September 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Tokens | DLT
Microsoft files two new distributed ledger-based patents

Microsoft files two new distributed ledger-based patents Microsoft has recently filed two patent applications which suggest they are looking at integrating trusted execution environments (TEEs) into their blockchain offerings. A TEE is designed to store a pre-determined type of blockchain or security protocol code in what is referred to as a validation node. Using this […]

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September 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Tokens | Wallet
The selling of an old palazzo in Valletta is only accepting virtual currencies

The selling of an old palazzo in Valletta is only accepting virtual currencies Malta’s capital city, Valletta has a lot of palazzo’s which are being sold by owners to be transformed as homes or boutique hotels. On CCN (Crypto Coins News), it was reported that a palazzo owner, Ian Fitzpatrick is selling his property and […]

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September 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | European Commission | European Parliament | Regulation
What is the 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive?

What is the 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive? On the 19th of June 2018, the European Commission published the 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) in the Official Journal of the European Union. This directive not only provides important updates and improvements to the 4AMLD but it also makes provisions for businesses that are operating […]

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September 7, 2018
iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Malta | Technology | Trading | Regulation | Exchanges | DLT
Malta and the FATF- fighting money laundering and terrorism financing

Malta and the FATF- fighting money laundering and terrorism financing Over the last decade, the island of Malta has firmly established itself as a leading jurisdiction for various sectors such as iGaming, financial services, and now, cryptocurrency and blockchain. This is due in part to its stringent approach to issues surrounding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism […]

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September 7, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Tokenomics | Advisory | ESTS Initiative | ESTS | NEO | Competition
What is NEO and why is it gaining traction?

What is NEO and why is it gaining traction? The Blockchain technology is overtaking the world by storm. More companies are shifting their business into the world of blockchain, most notably financial services, governments, healthcare and media. Blockchain is a system of agreements working on encryption. A stream of computer nodes is connected to a […]

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September 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Advisory | Tokens | ESTS Initiative | ESTS | NEO | Competition
NEO seeding Competition

NEO seeding Competition Are you an operating ICO using the NEO platform? Do you want to operate your ICO project in a friendly jurisdiction which supports blockchain based businesses? In this month of September, ESTS has launched a competition on NEO where you can be the winner of a fantastic prize; professional legal and advisory […]

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September 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Technology | Bitcoin | Tokens
The World Bank announces a decentralised bond

The World Bank announces a decentralised bond The World Bank has announced the launch of the world’s very first blockchain bond. The honour has been given to The Common Wealth of Australia who is expected to facilitate it in the coming months. Dubbed as the bond-I or Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument, the bond will […]

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September 6, 2018
E&S Group | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | ESTS Initiative | LATOKEN - Crypto Exchange | ESTS
ESTS tokens can now be bought and exchanged on the crypto exchange platform LATOKEN!

ESTS tokens can now be bought and exchanged on the crypto exchange platform LATOKEN! Since July 13th, ESTS Initiative listed its ESTS tokens on the crypto exchange company, LATOKEN. Now investors can easily purchase ESTS tokens through the LATOKEN platform.   Who is ESTS Initiative? ESTS Initiative which stands for E&S Tokenised Services is an […]

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September 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Wallet | Exchanges
IBM-Maersk move ahead with a decentralised platform global launch

IBM-Maersk move ahead with a decentralised platform global launch Maersk, one of the world’s largest supply chain and transport companies has been working on a blockchain platform project with IBM. As a part of moving all of their work onto the blockchain, 92 global companies have signed up to be a part of the new […]

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September 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | European Commission | E&S Group | Technology | Regulation | Tokens | Wallet
How the EU 5th AML Directive will impact the world of digital currencies

How the EU 5th AML Directive will impact the world of digital currencies On the 26th of April 2018, the European Parliament announced the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) which would provide significant amendments and updates to the 4AMLD as well as tackling the growing virtual currency sector. Member States of the European Union have […]

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September 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Wallet | DLT
Reassuring news from DEA as they announce an 80% drop in virtual currency criminal activity since 2013

Reassuring news from DEA as they announce an 80% drop in virtual currency criminal activity since 2013 The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has made a statement that the role of BTC in crimes has dropped to a mere 10% of transactions despite the number of transactions growing exponentially. Special Agent Lilita Infante, a member […]

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September 5, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Technology | Bitcoin | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Exchanges | DLT
Digital currencies are the only digital asset used in the market

Digital currencies are the only digital asset used in the market Whilst there are various different types of digital asset, it seems that only digital currencies are able to be used at the moment. At first glance the two might seem one and the same, upon deeper inspection, one can see that they do in […]

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September 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | European Commission | GDPR | Smart Contracts | Technology
EU warns that the GDPR could cause a headache for DLT innovation

EU warns that the GDPR could cause a headache for DLT innovation An EU body – the Blockchain Observatory and Forum has issued a warning that the recently introduced GDPR could cause a significant delay in blockchain innovation. Due to the lack of legal clarity surrounding blockchain technology as well as exactly how the GDPR […]

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September 4, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Bitcoin | Tokenomics | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | DLT
Bitbay partners with Neufund to create the first crypto/fiat exchange in Malta

Bitbay partners with Neufund to create the first crypto/fiat exchange in Malta Malta continues to cement its place as a global hub for cryptocurrency and blockchain related technologies. Berlin-based Neufund and the Polish cryptocurrency exchange Bitbay have teamed up together to create what will be the world’s first cryptocurrency to fiat exchange. The exchange will […]

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September 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bank | Technology | Exchanges | DLT
Bank of England revamps RTGS system with the help of Decentralised Technology

Bank of England revamps RTGS system with the help of Decentralised Technology The Bank of England is in the midst of executing a total overhaul of its interbank payment system through the introduction of a new blockchain-based platform. They have also confirmed that the network will soon be available for fintech firms and businesses that […]

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September 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Bitcoin | Ethereum | Exchanges | DLT | Litecoin
EY announces the launch of new decentralised-based tax auditing tool

EY announces the launch of new decentralised-based tax auditing tool One of the world’s Big Four accounting and auditing firms, EY has announced the purchase of crypto-related assets that were developed by a San Francisco based company called Elevated Consciousness. One of the tools that it has purchased includes the Andy Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax […]

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August 31, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Startups | Market | Exchanges | DLT
Four ways to optimise your ICO marketing

Four ways to optimise your ICO marketing The ICO industry is currently going through an unprecedented boom which has seen the number of ICOs rise to a level never seen before. Despite the fluctuations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency prices, the interest from companies that want to use blockchain technology has not been affected. This […]

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August 30, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Payments | Bitcoin | DLT
Wikipedia will not launch a decentralised network system

Wikipedia will not launch a decentralised network system Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia, created and updated by volunteers and hosted by the Wikipedia foundation. Today, its founder Jimmy Wales stated that the not-for-profit platform will never hold an ICO or issue its own cryptocurrency or token. After giving a speech at Berlin-based blockchain event, he […]

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August 30, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Utility Tokens | New ICO - Benchmark
Benchmark Token Sale is LIVE NOW!

E&S Group is pleased to announce that its client Benchmark has successfully launched its Token Sale!  Our client Benchmark has developed a blockchain based platform to guide and assist entrepreneurs venturing in sustainable projects in the developing world. Benchmark focuses on projects that can create significant job opportunities, particularly in the developing world where this […]

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August 29, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Ethereum
Virtual currencies need to improve its usability says Buterin

Virtual currencies need to improve its usability says Buterin The founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin has said that he believes the cryptocurrency community places too much importance on an Exchange-traded fund (ETFs) rather than improving its usability. He believes that there needs to be more work to make it easier for consumers to purchase products and […]

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August 29, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology
One of the world’s largest banks will test decentralised-based loans

One of the world’s largest banks will test decentralised-based loans The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) has announced the issuance of its first loan on the blockchain. ABC is owned by the Chinese Government and it is one of the country’s, four big lenders. In a statement issued this week, they announced the issuance of […]

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August 28, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | DLT | Applications
Citigroup and Barclays sign up to a decentralised trial

Citigroup and Barclays sign up to a decentralised trial Two of the world’s largest banking institutions have signed up for a blockchain-based trial. In an industry that was once shunned by global banking giants, the tide has most definitely turned and blockchain options are being seriously considered by some of the largest companies in the […]

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August 28, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Aviation | Payments | Airline | DLT
Singapore Airlines launches a decentralised air miles programme

Singapore Airlines launches a decentralised air miles programme Singapore Airlines has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty programme for frequent flyers. A digital wallet called KrisPay was developed in collaboration with KPMG and Microsoft and it allows customers of Singapore Airlines to turn travel miles into units of payment. These units can then be spent with […]

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August 27, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | DLT
Big Data for decentralised technology

Big Data for decentralised technology Even though the world of blockchain is in its infancy, there are literally millions and even billions of bits of data stored on blockchains across the world. The value of this information is immense but at the moment there is no easy way of extracting it, viewing it studying it, […]

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August 27, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Technology
UK Law Commission to launch smart contract research project

UK Law Commission to launch smart contract research project A research project has been launched by the UK Law Commission that will seek to bring legal certainty to the use of smart contracts based on the blockchain. The agency has already started to carry out research on the topic and a more formalised project is […]

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August 24, 2018
Malta | E&S Group | Funds | Investment
Malta as a fund jurisdiction

Malta as a fund jurisdiction Over the last few years, Malta has firmly established itself as a prime jurisdiction for hedge funds, UCITS Schemes, investment funds, and retail funds. No longer considered as an emerging finds domicile, it offers investors a range of sophisticated investment vehicles for a range of different purposes. But why is […]

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August 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group
Why Malta Makes Sense

Why Malta Makes Sense When you think of the island of Malta, you probably think of sun, sea, and sand. That would be correct, but you would have missed out one very important thing- its flourishing digital technology industry. Over the last decade, Malta has evolved to so much more than a prime holiday destination […]

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August 23, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Wallet | DLT
What is the main difference between the different distributed technologies?

What is the main difference between the different distributed technologies? Each day, more and more use cases for blockchain are being discovered and its name is no longer unfamiliar or confusing. With traditionally centralised institutions such as banks and governments looking to the technology to solve a range of their problems, there is a new […]

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August 23, 2018
iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Technology | esports
eSports Forum Launched in Malta

eSports Forum Launched in Malta Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri has announced the launch of a new strategy that will seek to further encourage the development of the eSports sector in Malta. This comes hand in hand with plans to host the very first eSports international tournament in September. […]

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August 22, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | USA
ETF listing rejected by SEC

ETF listing rejected by SEC The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a second attempt to list shares of the first ever Bitcoin Exchange traded fund (ETF). In June, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini, proposed to list commodity based shares. The attempt was voted down 3-1 by the Commission. […]

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August 22, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
A startup has completely redesign DLT technology

A startup has completely redesign DLT technology Announced in July, a startup has launched a new and improved blockchain that is able to store data as well as the transactions that take place over it. This means that clients and users no longer need to trust a third party with their data good news for […]

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August 21, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Ethereum
What improvements are expected from distributed technologies in 2018?

What improvements are expected from distributed technologies in 2018? One of the most fascinating things about blockchain is that it is still very much in its infancy and at this stage, it is very difficult to tell where it is heading. When the technology was first designed, it was only meant to function as a […]

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August 21, 2018
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | E&S Group | Technology | Trading | Woman | London FinTech week
London Fintech Week discussed women’s involvement in this space

London Fintech Week discussed women’s involvement in this space During London Fintech Week which took place between the 6th and 13th July, brought experts in the blockchain, fintech and crypto industry together to discuss issues about the new fintech technologies. At the moment, Fintech is surging in popularity. Many financial sectors are embarking on Blockchain […]

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August 21, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
A brilliant week for virtual currencies as South Korea extends an “olive branch”

A brilliant week for virtual currencies as South Korea extends an “olive branch” Following Bitcoins 10% price increase, there is another bit of good news that is set to see prices soar once more. After a year of indecision and uncertainty around cryptocurrencies, the South Korean financial regulator has announced that it is restructuring so […]

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August 20, 2018
Shipping | E&S Group | Malta flag
How to register a commercial vessel in Malta

How to register a commercial vessel in Malta If you are the owner of a commercial vessel and you are interested in registering it under the Malta flag, then you will be happy to know that it is a relatively straightforward process. When registering your vessel in Malta, you have the choice whether to register […]

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August 20, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
Tokens to be issued on the DLT platform created by JPMorgan

Tokens to be issued on the DLT platform created by JPMorgan One of the world’s biggest investment banks, JPMorgan has just announced that it is pursuing a patented distribution system that utilises blockchain technology. This platform will issue virtual depository receipts that bear an uncanny resemblance to ICO tokens. The patent filed in January The […]

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August 17, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Payments | Bitcoin | Regulation | Ethereum | Ripple | Market | Market Cap
Virtual Currencies are increasing in value

Virtual Currencies are increasing in value For the first time in two months, the value of Bitcoin has exceeded $8200 and it seems that slowly but surely the value of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is regaining some of the strength that it had before the spectacular crash of January 2018. In July, the value […]

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August 16, 2018
E&S Group | Trust | Foundation
Trust vs Foundation- what is the difference?

Trust vs Foundation- what is the difference? Even if you are not a legal or financial expert, the chances are that you have heard of both Trusts and Foundations. Both of these are available to private individuals such as you, but not everyone can tell the difference between them, let alone know which is the […]

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August 16, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | University | Technology | Ethereum
Digital certificates on the DLT platform to be introduced in an Italian university

Digital certificates on the DLT platform to be introduced in an Italian university The University of Cagliari, Sardinia is set to join a range of other international universities that will be offering digital certificates over the blockchain. The system was introduced at the graduation session of Computer Science on the 20th of July and will […]

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August 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Exchanges
Changpeng Zhao explains the three keys to virtual currency success

Changpeng Zhao explains the three keys to virtual currency success Just over one year ago, Changpeng Zhao founded a cryptocurrency exchange that just 365 days later would be the biggest crypto exchange in the world. Getting a coin listed on a leading exchange such as Binance is the holy grail of the crypto world, almost […]

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August 14, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Carbon Footprint
Could DLT technology help reduce carbon emissions?

Could DLT technology help reduce carbon emissions? There is no doubt about it- the world is moving swiftly towards a token driven economy where all assets, from stocks to real estate and even fine art will be represented by crypto-tokens and traded over a blockchain. This has the potential to release incredible amounts of value, […]

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August 13, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | Tokens | Utility Tokens
New technology is set to revamp 4500-year-old board game

New technology is set to revamp 4500-year-old board game “Go” is one of the oldest board games in the world. An abstract strategy game for two players, the aim is to occupy more territory than the opponent in the shortest amount of time, and as of 2015, there are over 40 million Go players in […]

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August 13, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Payments | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Ethereum | Ripple
Is Amazon about to launch virtual payments?

Is Amazon about to launch virtual payments? Rumours have been swirling for months that e-commerce giant, Amazon is set to launch its cryptocurrency payments. Earlier in the year they purchased a range of crypto-themed domain names such as amazoncryptocurrency.com and amazonbitcoin.com which just fuelled the reports further. Now reports from an anonymous software engineer have […]

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August 10, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | Financial Instrument Test
MFSA published the ‘Guidance note to the Financial Instrument Test.’

MFSA published the ‘Guidance note to the Financial Instrument Test.’   On Tuesday 24th July, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), published the ‘Guidance note to the Financial Instrument Test’. This report discusses, what the Financial Instrument test entails, with step by step procedures as established by the authority. The Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Agents need […]

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August 9, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | Technology | Tokenomics | Tokens | Wallet
Paris welcomed a Fintech conference organised by Smile expo in the wake of new decentralised technologies

Paris welcomed a Fintech conference organised by Smile expo in the wake of new decentralised technologies   A few days after France welcomed their World Cup heroes flooding the streets of Paris with loud cheers and enthusiasm, Smile expo organised their ‘Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference’ in Paris. The event was held on the 18th July […]

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August 9, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Bitcoin
Three Generations of DLT Platforms

Three Generations of DLT Platforms When we think back to the time that the internet first arrived, we can note its progress through several distinct stages. These included the launch of the first wide-area computer networks back in the 1960s, the first emails in the 1970s, the invention of the Ethernet cable a bit later […]

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August 8, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | Law | DLT Regulation | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | VFA Act
Malta – at the centre of the Distributed Ledger Technology

Malta – at the centre of the Distributed Ledger Technology In the light of the new blockchain laws presented by the government of Malta, many fintech organisations praised the government’s progressive approach to these set regulations. The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprises and Industry organised an interesting and detailed conference titled; ‘Blockchain: The New Regulatory […]

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August 8, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens
A new study showing DLT companies falling short of the mark

A new study showing DLT companies falling short of the mark The University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with Law professor David Hoffman and other leading academic figures have published an in-depth study and analysis of ICOs. With a particular focus on ICOs that promise concepts such as autonomous governance and the philosophy that “code is […]

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August 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokenomics | Regulation | Tokens
E&S Group participated in a conference organised by Malta Institute of Management.

E&S Group participated in a conference organised by Malta Institute of Management On the 26th of June, the Malta Institute of Management (MIM), organised a day conference titled; “The MIM Cryptocurrency Considerations for Management Conference”. The conference invited Maltese stakeholders that have a keen interest and are contributing to the blockchain sphere. The main topics […]

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August 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Technology | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | White Paper
Why are white papers important for DLT companies?

Why are white papers important for DLT companies? White papers have always been a very effective way of marketing and promoting virtual currencies. Back in 2008 when Bitcoin first launched, it was marketed through its own white paper that was said to be penned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Since those early days, almost every project on […]

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August 7, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | New ICO - Crypto Souk
CryptoSouk has launched its Pre-Token Sale – Your Gateway to the Crypto World.

CryptoSouk has launched its Pre-Token Sale – Your Gateway to the Crypto World. E&S GROUP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ITS CLIENT CRYPTOSOUK HAS LAUNCHED ITS PRE-TOKEN SALE.   CryptoSouk is dedicated to making digital currency trading accessible, fast and totally secure. Their CryptoSouk platform aims to make digital currency trading accessible to everyone and […]

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August 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Market | Market Cap | Exchanges
How digital exchanges work

How digital exchanges work It seems that everyone is using cryptocurrency exchanges, but if you are someone that is new to the whole concept, you might be a little confused. In this guide, will give you a full, clear, and succinct explanation of what cryptocurrency exchanges are and how they work. Put simply, a cryptocurrency […]

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August 6, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Ethereum | Market | Market Cap
Digital Currency prices go through the roof following announcement from IBM

Digital Currency prices go through the roof following announcement from IBM IBM has just announced a new partnership with a fintech start-up called Stronghold in an aim to become more involved in the world of cryptocurrency. Whilst the tech giant actively involves itself in blockchain technology, until now they have not shown a particular interest […]

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August 3, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Bitcoin | Ethereum
London mosque is accepting other currencies as donations

London mosque is accepting other currencies as donations It is not just international conglomerates that are finding various uses for the cryptocurrency. Two months ago, a mosque in East London announced that it would be accepting donations in cryptocurrency as well as fiat currency. In a statement made yesterday, the mosque announced that they have […]

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August 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Exchanges
FCA to offer support to DLT startups

FCA to offer support to DLT startups When Malta announced it would be passing into force three blockchain, crypto, and ICO bills, it seemed likely that many other jurisdictions would follow suit. Now it seems that the UK is beginning to consider softening its approach and its financial regulator is looking set to recognise the […]

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August 2, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange
How does a P2P decentralised exchange work?

How does a P2P decentralised exchange work? A Peer-to-Peer decentralised exchange works completely dependent on the software that powers it. All aspects of the exchange are operated and maintained via this platform and there is no additional requirement for a third party to facilitate trade or establish trust. All transactions operating in a decentralised manner […]

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August 1, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Pharmaceuticals
DLT is perfect for digital supply chain so why isn’t the industry convinced?

DLT is perfect for digital supply chain so why isn’t the industry convinced? In the pharmaceutical industry, blockchain technology is gaining a lot of momentum. That said, it is also drawing ire from leading consultants such as Pasi Kemppainen who says that caution should be exercised when implementing the technology across the whole digital supply […]

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August 1, 2018
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Interview
Dr Christian Ellul interviewed by Lawyers Monthly Magazine

Dr Christian Ellul interviewed by Lawyers Monthly Magazine The August edition of “Lawyers Monthly” magazine features an interview with E&S Group director, Dr Christian Ellul. During the interview, various topics were discussed most of which centered around the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, taxation and regulations passed by the European Parliament and Malta. Although many regulations are being passed […]

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August 1, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
How DLT can provide a good global payments solution

How DLT can provide a good global payments solution The debate continues to rage regarding the potential benefits of blockchain technology and their role in improving the world of international payments. At the moment, this is a business where many different parties need to reach a consensus in order to route payments, execute currency conversions, […]

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July 31, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Ethereum | Exchanges
Why Vitalik Buterin was right about centralised exchanges

Why Vitalik Buterin was right about centralised exchanges Vitalik Buterin, otherwise known as the founder and creator of Ethereum is without a doubt one of the leading figures in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Whatever he says and whatever he does, it gets investors and the media talking and his latest opinion is on […]

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July 31, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Trading | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet
Interest from Blackrock makes the price of BTC jump

Interest from Blackrock makes the price of BTC jump Blackrock Inc. is the world’s largest asset manager and ETF provider. When news broke that it was exploring the possibility to legally partake in the cryptocurrency market, the price of a single BTC jumped by $270. Blackrock controls a portfolio worth an incredible $6 trillion, and […]

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July 30, 2018
Malta | Shipping | E&S Group
Why should you register your yacht in Malta?

Why should you register your yacht in Malta? When most of us think of yacht ownership, we think about drifting through turquoise waters, stopping at secluded bays for a swim, or dropping in at a picturesque little fishing village for a candlelit dinner. Whilst, of course, all of these things are possible, there are some […]

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July 30, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Bitcoin | Tokens | Wallet | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
First two-way decentralised currency ATM installed in Malta

First two-way decentralised currency ATM installed in Malta Each day, a new development seems to just further cement Malta’s position as the ‘Blockchain Island’. In an announcement by, Moon Zebra, an ATM firm that allows its users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat currency, installed the new machine at their Malta office. Through moon […]

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July 26, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Tokens | Wallet
Internet browser Opera pilots a built-in digital wallet

Internet browser Opera pilots a built-in digital wallet In an effort to appeal to cryptocurrency enthusiasts, internet browser Opera is testing a built-in cryptocurrency wallet in a beta version of its Android browser. The wallet will initially provide support to Ethereum with other coins likely to be added in the future. Investors in Ether that […]

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July 26, 2018
Blockchain | Technology | Food Industry
UK Food Standards Agency pilots a new  technology to regulate food and beverage compliance

UK Food Standards Agency pilots a new  technology to regulate food and beverage compliance The UK Food Standard Agency (FSA) has announced the successful conclusion of a pilot project that uses blockchain technology. This markets the first time that blockchain has been used as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance within the food and beverage sector. […]

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July 25, 2018
Blockchain | Malta | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | Tokens | Utility Tokens
E&S Group – The First Firm to tokenise its services

E&S Group – The First Firm to tokenise its services Malta’s leading multi-disciplinary firm situated in a picturesque village in St Julian’s has tokenised its services. E&S Group is the first-ever corporate and legal advisory firm to accept tokens instead of fiat currencies for its services. As a Maltese firm, E&S Group has been involved […]

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July 25, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Trading | Bitcoin
Wall Street Trader believes that BTC is the best for investors

Wall Street Trader believes that BTC is the best for investors Bart Smith, head of digital asset trading at Susquehanna International Group believes Bitcoin is the best bet for cryptocurrency investors as it is being functionally used. “If you want to own the asset that you can actually use today and that people are functionally […]

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July 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Utility Tokens
Saudi Arabia partners with IBM for governmental streamlining

Saudi Arabia partners with IBM for governmental streamlining The municipality of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has partnered up with IBM to develop a tailor-made system which will streamline government services and transactions on and over a blockchain platform. Following an authoritative decision from the Government of Saudi Arabia, collaboration was formed with the aim to […]

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July 24, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Smart Contracts | Technology | Tokens | Wallet
HTC created a ‘World’s First Decentralised Phone’

HTC created a ‘World’s First Decentralised Phone’ HTC, one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers have recently announced a round of redundancies but have stated that this will not affect the manufacture of the HTC Exodus- the world’s first native blockchain phone. The Taiwan-based tech giant announced that they would be letting go around 1500 […]

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July 23, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens
What is happening with the new digital market?

What is happening with the new digital market? The last few weeks have not been great for the world of cryptocurrencies and the last week of June a drop in the value of BTC was recorded along with other altcoins totalling $8bn. During this time, the value of a Bitcoin has dropped from around $7600 […]

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July 23, 2018
Blockchain | ICOs | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Technology | Tokens | New ICO - LifeTask | Utility Tokens | Startups
LifeTask token offer is now live!

LifeTask token offer is now live! E&S Group is pleased to announce that LifeTask token offer went live! Today, LifeTask launched its token offer. The aim of this initiative is to become the first decentralised competence platform for a talent-driven job market. By means of AI (Artificial Intelligence), LifeTask created a P2P platform to help […]

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July 20, 2018
Blockchain | Tokenomics | Tokens | Utility Tokens
A new tokenised supply chain to be launched by Deloitte veterans

A new tokenised supply chain to be launched by Deloitte veterans A new startup has been created by several Deloitte veterans who are coming together to create a tokenised blockchain protocol to offer a solution to one of the world’s most inefficient markets. The startup will be called Citizens Reserve and its 32-person team will […]

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July 20, 2018
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Technology
UK MP says blockchain can save the UK GBP 8bn

UK MP says blockchain can save the UK GBP 8bn A British MP has made news by stating that blockchain technology could save taxpayers up to GBP 8 million. Eddie Hughes, a Conservative MP has stated that the British government needs to consider recruiting a Chief Blockchain Officer to enable an increase in trust and […]

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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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology | Tokens | Wallet
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Bitcoin
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
Blockchain | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Wallet
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Bank | Technology | 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
iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | European Commission | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | European Parliament | Technology | Regulation | Anti Money Laundering | Malta Gaming Authority
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
Blockchain | Technology | IOTA | Tangle Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Bank | The Blockchain Island | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Regulation | Tokens | Binance
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | European Commission | Bank | European Parliament | Technology
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 | Tokens | Securities
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 | Trading | Regulation
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
Blockchain | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | E&S Group | Technology | Tokenomics | Advisory | Tokens | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens | Ethereum | VFA Act | ESTS Initiative
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | E&S Group | STO | IICO | ISA | SAFT | No ICO
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
Malta | Law | E&S Group | Technology | Regulation | MFSA | VFA Act
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 notice […]

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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
Aviation | Malta | E&S Group | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Payments | Tokens | Wallet
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | GDPR | Smart Contracts | Technology | Financial Institutions
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Airports
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Bank | The Blockchain Island | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Regulation | Tokens | Malta Bankers Association
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bank | Technology | Bitcoin
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Bitcoin | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Tokens | IOTA | Tangle Technology
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
Financial Services | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Bitcoin
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | IOTA | Tangle Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | ICO Legal Service | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group
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
Financial Services | Blockchain | Bank | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | Wallet
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
Residence | iGaming | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | Law | Bank | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Regulation
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
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bitcoin | Ethereum | Market | Market Cap
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Technology | Regulation | Tokens | Wallet | Ripple
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
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
Blockchain | Malta | Law | The Blockchain Island | Regulation | Conference | TOA | Governance
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Bitcoin | Ethereum
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
Blockchain | ICOs | Airline Industry
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 | Trading | Cryptocurrency Exchange | Tokens | IOTA | Tangle Technology
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 | ICOs | Law | GDPR | Tokenomics | Tokens | Guest Post | White Paper | 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
Blockchain | ICOs | Malta | ICO Legal Service | The Blockchain Island | E&S Group | Tokenomics | Tokens | esports | Utility Tokens | Football | Sports
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Economy | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Bitcoin
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | Law | Bank | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | E&S Group | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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 | Law | Regulation
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Law | Technology | Regulation
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
ICOs | Malta | Smart Contracts | E&S Group | Technology | New ICO - Accounting Blockchain
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
ICOs | Law | E&S Group | Technology | Tokenomics | Tokens | White Paper
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
Law | GDPR | E&S Group | European Parliament | Regulation | Data Protection | Data Protection Officer
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | E&S Group | Blog | Utility Tokens | Security Tokens
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | ICOs | Malta | New ICO - ChiliZ | Technology | Binance | esports
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Wallet
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICO Legal Service | E&S Group | Technology | 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 | GDPR | Regulation
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | ICO Legal Service | E&S Group | 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
Blockchain | Technology | 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
ICOs | Malta | E&S Group | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Smart Contracts | Technology
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
Malta | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation | 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
Malta | Law | The Blockchain Island | Regulation
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | E&S Group | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | Credit Rating Agencies | Insurance
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Payments | Bitcoin
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | Malta | The Blockchain Island | 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology | 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 | Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Technology
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | Malta | The Blockchain Island
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Regulatory | The Blockchain Island | DLT Regulation
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
Cryptocurrency | European Commission | European Parliament
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - ChiliZ
$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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - Clear Aid
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Malta | The Blockchain Island
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - Arkadia 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. 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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | E&S Group | Bundle Network
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | NEO Regulation
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 | Law | GDPR
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 | Malta | ICO Legal Service | Bank
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - Wealthe
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - BehaviourExchange
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
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | ICOs | New ICO - Yoo Ping
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 | Tax | Regulatory | Malta | Shipping
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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