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  • The blockchain island

    The blockchain island

    Ever since the Maltese government made blockchain and cryptocurrencies a priority, there have been waves of announcements of renowned foreign companies in this sector choosing to invest in Malta. These include Binance, which is one of the largest...

  • Better safe than sorry

    Better safe than sorry

    If you run a company that relies upon constant access to its data, the proverbial of being safe rather than sorry ought to be more than a cliché to you. It should be a mantra. There are few things in business as frustrating, or as costly, as...

  • Playing a central role

    Playing a central role

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been at the front and centre in Malta’s progression as a primary blockchain jurisdiction. He made a strong statement of intent to the rest of Europe before the legislative process was started at the national...

  • Blockchange

    Blockchange

    Before money was invented, people used to barter. People always needed something that others had. Thus, an exchange of surplus things began to happen. As remarked by Aristotle, “When the inhabitants of one country became more dependent on those of...

  • The joy of text

    Text messages are the fastest and the most effective way of communication. They have been there before the evolution of the internet or the social media platform that support real-time chatting. The first text message was sent 25 years ago, on...

  • Sigma updates

    Global Gaming receives licence in Estonia EMTA (Estonian Tax and Customs Board) has approved Global Gaming’s subsidiary Safe Ent Ltd, a licence for Ninja Casino in the regulated Estonian market, thus officially giving its approval to the company’s...

  • Meet blockchain’s co-inventor

    Meet blockchain’s co-inventor

    W. Scott Stornetta is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of Blockchain technology. Dennis Avorin picked the tech luminary’s brain ahead of his appearance at the Malta Blockchain Summit. What did you envisage would come out of the...

  • Sigma updates

    Pragmatic Play takes content live with Bede Gaming platform Pragmatic Play, the multi-award-winning provider of top-performing casino games, has taken its content live with Bede Gaming. Pragmatic Play’s repertoire of over 80 casino games, which...

  • The changing face of risk management

    The changing face of risk management

    Having exposure to risk management in numerous business sectors, verticals and jurisdictions over the past 20 years has been a journey of learning to play both good cop and bad cop with my professional thinking caps. The proverbial wisdom that...

  • Ensuring your compliance team has optimal efficiency

    Ensuring your compliance team has optimal efficiency

    An essential part of a KYC and AML compliance solution is transaction monitoring – software designed to oversee customer transactions in real-time or on a daily basis, as well as detecting any possible risks hidden in business relationships. The...

  • Brilliant return

    Brilliant return

    The gaming landscape has changed a lot since the 2009 release of Demon’s Souls, a third-person combat and exploration adventure which became Dark Souls in 2011. Yet Hidetaka Miyazaki’s series is still referenced as one of those games which, years...

  • Public or private?

    Public or private?

    Blockchain is an emerging technology that has been around for less than 10 years, yet its surge in popularity over the past couple of years has been remarkable. Being initially launched as the technology powering bitcoin, it has since been through...

  • Why would anyone play slot games?

    When I got my first job at an online casino, I couldn’t entirely understand why so many people found slot games appealing. I could identify with sportsbook and poker players since there was an element of knowledge or skill involved, but I couldn’t...

  • Listen through this

    Listen through this

    The much-loved British audio brand has added to its wireless headphone range with the Marshall Major III Bluetooth. The obvious comparison is with the Major II Bluetooth. Although the styling only has minor variations, the new model is slimmer,...

  • Only a few days until Artificial Intelligence Malta Summit

    In two weeks, speakers and delegates from around the world will converge in Malta for the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Malta Summit, which will be held at Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa on July 12-13. The event will offer attendees from...

  • Affiliate event series set to return to Europe

    Affiliate event series set to return to Europe

    The Affiliate Grand Slam series is all about relationship-building in the best possible environment for deal-making handshakes. Great relationships are at the very centre of the affiliate sphere in iGaming. It is nigh on impossible to be...

  • Setting a benchmark

    Setting a benchmark

    It’s very rare that a piece of technology – a phone, tablet or game – bags the full five stars on most review sites. And yet, the Huawei P20 Pro manages to do just that – building a magnificent smartphone while at the same time upping its brand...

  • Maltese YouTubers to start getting advertising revenue

    Maltese YouTubers to start getting advertising revenue

    Updated 3.13pm - Added Zammit Dimech statement Local YouTube content creators will soon be able to cash in on their work, with Google having finally agreed to add Malta to YouTube’s partner programme. In a statement, YouTube said Malta would join...

  • Imogen Heap to speak and perform at Malta Blockchain Summit

    Imogen Heap to speak and perform at Malta Blockchain Summit

    Imogen Heap, a critically acclaimed Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winner with a strong innovative streak, will be taking centre stage at the Malta Blockchain Summit as the founder of Mycelia. The London-born singer – whose song Hide and Seek was a...

  • In the right direction

    In the right direction

    Malta has thrived in the iGaming industry for almost two decades, but there is a new potential player in town. The march of blockchain technology has been compared by many to the beginning of the internet – it won’t be just a huge driver of...