Blockchain, ICO's & Crypto Assets

Blockchain, ICO's & Crypto Assets


The global financial services industry has been rocked in the past few years by the arrival of blockchain and cryptocurrency. With the hype that surrounded this disruption now settling into some measure of reality, it is clear that this industry is an important force for change in the fintech sphere.

Blockchain, ICO's & Crypto Assets


The global financial services industry has been rocked in the past few years by the arrival of blockchain and cryptocurrency. With the hype that surrounded this disruption now settling into some measure of reality, it is clear that this industry is an important force for change in the fintech sphere.

As the industry continues to mature and evolve, a number of jurisdictions are enabling further growth by creating the necessary regulatory framework to introduce some stability and reassurance for investors and businesses. Blockchain technology is to some extent going mainstream, as industries now realise the countless advantages it can offer.

This is one of the emerging sectors in the Maltese economy. Government is paving the way to Malta’s future as the ‘Blockchain Island’ by enacting laws that offer comprehensive legal and regulatory coverage of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. This legislation also enables the classification of a virtual currency, or ICO, to be certified in Malta. The Malta Financial Services Authority has issued standard conditions for Professional Investment Funds that want to invest in virtual currencies.

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ARQ offers a comprehensive range of services related to this innovative industry, particularly aimed at companies interested in relocating to Malta or setting up a new business here. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts cover regulatory issues, company incorporation, pre and post ICO strategy, whitepaper reviews, blockchain strategy, taxation issues and AML and compliance.

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JP Fabri

Director – Regulatory & Advisory