Category: Malta

Eight Countries That Don’t Tax Your Bitcoin Gains

Eight Countries That Don't Tax Your Bitcoin GainsAs world governments push through legislation to levy taxes on capital gains from bitcoin (BTC) transactions, seeking to earn more from an asset class that frowns on regulatory oversight, there are still a few countries that remain pro-crypto, allowing investors to buy, sell or hold digital assets at zero taxes. Circumstances vary, but the real […]

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Malta’s ‘Blockchain Island’ Dream Deferred as 70% Entities Shun Licensing

Malta’s 'Blockchain Island' Dream Deferred as 70% Entities Shun LicensingMalta’s futuristic design to be the “Blockchain Island” has suffered a setback as 70% of companies in the sector have not sought licensing. Six months after the deadline, only 26 companies have applied for licensing and none has been granted one. Malta initiated legislation to regulate virtual financial assets in 2018 and invited companies to […]

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These CountriesThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A […]

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Regulators Tackle Businesses in Europe’s Crypto-Friendly Nations

Regulators Tackle Businesses in Europe’s Crypto-Friendly NationsThere’s a group of countries on the Old Continent that have recognized the potential of the newly forming cryptoconomy. In the past couple of years, nations such as Malta, Switzerland and Estonia have been making efforts to attract businesses from the nascent industry, often rebuffed elsewhere. However, registering and running a crypto company, even in […]

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Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto Transactions

Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto TransactionsThe Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has appointed U.S. cybersecurity company Ciphertrace to help with compliance monitoring of crypto assets. Ciphertrace will be expected to keep track of transactions that pass through local crypto exchanges and digital wallets including ICOs, screening for potential money laundering and terrorism financing violations. Also read: Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts […]

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Malta Might Be ‘Blockchain Island’ But Don’t Try Opening a Crypto Bank Account

Malta crypto business bank accounts-minMalta has been hyped up as the happy ending for crypto business who have trouble operating elsewhere, but there’s a problem: banks are reluctant to grant crypto startups business accounts until they’re properly licensed with the MFSA. This process can take up to six months for a first-round response, leaving many businesses unable to operate […]

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In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank AccountsIn this edition of The Daily, Bitmex has updated its Terms of Service. The revised rules prohibit residents of certain countries, including the U.S., from trading digital assets on the platform. Also, the native token of the leading crypto exchange Binance, BNB, has hit a record price against BTC. And in Malta, companies from the […]

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In the Daily: Regulatory Developments in Italy, Mauritius, Malta

In the Daily: Regulatory Developments in Italy, Mauritius, MaltaIn this edition of The Daily we cover recent regulatory developments regarding the use of cryptocurrencies and their associated industries from all over the world. Lawmakers in Italy have approved a definitions mandate, Mauritius has created a crypto custody license, and Malta is set to provide cybersecurity guidance to crypto funds, exchanges and ICOs registered […]

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