The Maltese Parliament has passed 3 bills into law, establishing the first regulatory framework for blockchain, cryptocurrency and DLT Technology (Distributed Ledger Technology). This makes Malta the first country in the world to provide regulations for operators in the blockchain and DLT space.
July 4, 2018 marks a historical day for Malta, as the Maltese Parliament has officially passed 3 bills into law, establishing the first regulatory framework for blockchain, cryptocurrency and DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). This makes Malta the first country in the world to provide an official set of regulations for operators in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and DLT space.
“I think that blockchain technology, DLT and cryptocurrency is where innovation is happening right now and we are very glad that Malta can offer the first jurisdiction in the world to regulate this sector. We are excited about what this will lead to in the future,” Joseph Muscat, Malta’s Prime Minister, told me.
Just last week, the Maltese Parliament voted unanimously to approve 3 cryptocurrency and blockchain bills, which were designed to make Malta one of the most desirable locations to set up shop in the blockchain space. As these bills have now been passed into laws, Malta is sure to become an early pioneer in economic innovation. In turn, this will strengthen the country’s economy with the creation of a new economic niche.
Moreover, Malta’s Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, noted that the passing of the new laws mark an important milestone in which companies will be provided with the necessary tools to operate in a regulated environment.