Business In Malta
The Malta company formation fees are payable to the Registrar of Companies upon company formation and are calculated on the authorised share capital of the company. The company formation fees are currently a minimum of €245 and can range up to a maximum of €1,750....
Is it the mysterious history of the Knights Templar, the bright blue of the Mediterranean sea, or the picturesque island landscape with its beaches and garigue land? It’s a reasonable guess that you’re not thinking of the world of finance. Yet Malta is a rising star in the high-tech finance firmament. Malta has become a major nexus for the new technologies shaking up the financial world: cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology on which they’re based.
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At the beginning of November 2018, a guideline on how to treat stamp duty, income tax and VAT on transactions that involve Digital Ledger Technology assets was issued by the Malta Commissioner for Revenue as part of the VFA tax Act. In the guidelines, the DLT assets...read more
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched the Sandbox Framework for acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) within the Gaming Industry. Applications For The Use Of DLT Assets The MGA will during this first...read more
Malta has become a popular choice with investors in recent years, many of whom have chosen to base their businesses on this Mediterranean island since it joined the European Union and the currency changed to the Euro, in 2008. Malta offers corporate tax rates that are...read more
In recent times, start-up businesses have drastically changed the way they acquire capital for their new ventures. Nowadays, it is possible for businesses to take their forward thinking ideas to the masses and raise capital from a much bigger pool of potential...read more
Until relatively recently, the tiny island nation of Malta was perhaps best known as a favourite holiday destination for many a European tourist. In fact, this Mediterranean hotspot is still said to host three times as many tourists as actual Maltese residents at any...read more
With an anticipated 5,000 delegates and 222 speakers covering the world-changing applications of blockchain technology, this expo will light up the Intercontinental with technology minded businesses and entrepreneurs.read more
The Continuation of Companies Regulation 2002 is a sub article (425) to the Companies Act (CAP386). This law came into force to allow corporate entities re-domiciliation to other jurisdictions.read more
To maintain its place at the forefront of the cryptocurrency sector, the University of Malta is to provide a €300,000 scholarship fund for students of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
We’ve all seen the movies and read the sci-fi books about machines and robots taking over the world. But how close are we to that becoming a reality? Smart contracts are becoming more and more commonplace in our society. Will they replace lawyers, accountants, and other officials completely or is this still just a fantasy?
While many national systems are seeking to take action against crypto-currencies by banning them and imposing limiting regulations, Malta is taking a totally different path. Malta is, in fact, currently preparing crypto-currency regulations, being the first country to do so.
The rapid increase in digital technology has given many smaller countries the opportunity to attract companies and investors from a range of specialised online industries as they bid to improve their financial resources. The selling of domain names, online gambling and financial enterprises involving digital block-chain cryptocurrencies are just some of the entrepreneurial schemes and investments that small island territories in particular are keen to encourage.
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Binance has now migrated to Malta due to a recent ICO ban enacted by China. This move will essentially transform Malta into a “blockchain island”; a hub destined to transform the current cryptocurrency marketplace.
Modern day entrepreneurs have creative ways of raising money like crowdfunding, which is steadily gaining dominance. ICOs operate under similar principles in that investors are offered shares in a currency that is still in development. In exchange, they contribute the more popular digital currency such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. Fiat currency like the Euro and USD can also be used.
Malta’s recent conference to discuss Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation. The conference was opened by Parliamentary Secretary, Silvio Schembri who expressed the opinion that the Maltese Government was planning to launch a new Digital Innovation Authority Bill (DIA) which will operate as the only regulator for ‘Innovative Digital Technology’. The Technology Arrangements and Services Bill (referred to henceforth as TAS) was also mentioned by Dr Schembri, as was the keenly anticipated Virtual Currency Act. The triumvirate of bills will form the foundation of the Maltese Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation.
In 2009, a seismic shiver ran through the financial sector. The global financial crisis was more than just a practical disaster. On a psychological, philosophical, and ethical level, it exposed crippling uncertainties within the financial arena. Like a weed in the heart of the garden, the roots of this failure ran frighteningly deep.
Virtual currencies, also known by the name crypto currencies, are an entirely digital form of money. They are unregulated by any financial authority, instead being entirely under the control of their developers. National and international banks do not oversee the use of virtual currencies, as there is no physical aspect to them, and they are therefore, not considered to be legal tender.