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Proposed regulatory framework in Malta on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology and Virtual Currencies.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has issued a public consultation document on the 17th February 2018 regulating the proposed establishment of an Authority to be known as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority ('MDIA'), which will include the introduction of a regime for the registration of technology service providers and the certification of technology arrangements, with the MDIA focusing primarily on innovative technology arrangements. The consultation document also provides a framework for the certification of Distributed Ledger Technology ('DLT') platforms and related service providers, which will see the promulgation into law of three pieces of legislation, namely:the…
Ian Busuttil
21st February 2018