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Malta has enacted three revolutionary bills, becoming the first jurisdiction to set-up a robust regulatory framework around fintech and blockchain and in fostering a favourable environment for distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms and related services.

For over a decade, Ganado Advocates has been assisting several payment and electronic money institutions and has also been involved in a number of crowdfunding initiatives, assisting clients with the use of technology for their processes.

The firm is at the forefront of fintech and blockchain developments, working closely with regulatory entities and industry leaders to become fully equipped with legal knowledge in this new sphere. Our team has been active within the area from its early days, and has since been assisting clients, local and international, with blockchain based projects and cryptocurrency enquiries.

We assist clients with the:

  • preparation for compliance with the new blockchain and cryptocurrency laws;
  • legal and regulatory classification of clients’ cryptoassets including issuance of legal opinions;
  • setting up of blockchain oriented companies;
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and other Virtual Financial Assets (VFAs); and
  • setting up of crypto service providers, such as crypto exchanges, crypto brokers and crypto advisors.

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Leonard Bonello


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