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Volume: 15 Issue: 8
(August 2018)

Keywords:
virtual currencies blockchain information technology

Authors:
dr. ian gauci dr. bernice saliba

Organisations:
gtg advocates

Jurisdictions:
malta

Malta: Regulating the future: the new legislation on DLT and Cryptocurrencies

The Maltese Parliament approved and enacted into law, on 4 July 2018, three bills seeking to regulate the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (‘DLT’) and cryptocurrencies. Dr. Ian Gauci and Dr. Bernice Saliba, Partner and Junior Associate at GTG Advocates respectively, discuss the creation of a technologically-neutral regulatory framework which intends not only to fill a legal lacuna but to encourage innovation and ensure investor and user protection with appropriate safeguards against fraudulent issuers.

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