Malta the Blockchain Island: The Story so Far

When the Government of Malta announced the launch of a legal framework for Blockchain technologies on February the 16th, 2018, it was a major goal for me, personally. It represents the culmination of almost twenty months of work.

This is a brief recollection of the major of how Malta’s Blockchain strategy came to be and how it unrolled to this event.

The timeline of events looks like this:

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Blockchain: Malta Announces a Legal Framework

On February 16, 2018, the Government of Malta announced a consultation document on “The Establishment of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority; the Framework for the Certification of Distributed Ledger Technology Platforms and Related Service Providers; and a Virtual Currency Act.” The consultation period will close on March 9, 2018. Then the proposed bills will go to Parliament to become effective laws/regulations.