Malta: The digital island’s financial authority approves

Category: Blockchain, founded in 2016, became one of the first cryptocurrency platforms to receive in-principal approval by the MFSA, the exchange and debit card provider, is pleased to announce that they have “become one of the first cryptocurrency platforms to receive in-principal approvals for a Financial Institution License and a Class 3 Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) License from the MFSA.” 

The in-principal approvals will be officially approved once officially meets a number of criteria. The Class 3 VFA License authorizes the exchange and debit card provider to offer a number of services to a number of experienced and non-experienced investors such as: 

  1. Execution of orders on behalf of other persons; 
  2. Custodian or Nominee Services; and 
  3. Dealing an own account 

In addition to this VFA License, the Financial Institution License “allows to offer payment services and issue electronic money.” 

Kris Marszalek

According to the same statement issued by, the company has been operating under the transitory provisions of the Virtual Financial Assets Act. Having said that, has continuously co-operated with the MFSA to “achieve these important milestones.” 

Co-founder and CEO of, Kris Marszalek (right), stated:  

“We have a long-standing commitment to building a fully regulated business in every market we operate in. Being one of the first cryptocurrency platforms to receive in-principle approval for a Class 3 VFA License and a Financial Institution License is an important milestone and we look forward to securing licenses in more markets throughout 2021.” 

In 2018, the Maltese government introduced new laws to set up a sophisticated framework for cryptocurrency, in a bid to further establish Malta as the ‘digital island’. Moreover, are constantly committed to provide their clients and consumers with a secure and compliant crypto trading platform, protecting their users’ “fiat and crypto funds, across the world, by following and implementing international and local regulations. 

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