Malta's regulator publishes list of unlicensed digital currency firms

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The Malta Financial Services Agency (MFSA) has published a list detailing 57 fintech and cryptocurrency companies that have failed to secure a licence by virtue of not completing the regulatory process. The MFSA's list should act as a warning to the public "in Malta and abroad," the regulator said in statement, which refers to Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) services, more commonly known as cryptocurrences or digital coins. Since 2013 Malta has become an international centre for cyrptocurrency innovation and trading, yet as such the jurisdiction has frequently found itself in the regulator...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.