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  • Facebook rolls out its Watch video service internationally

    Facebook rolls out its Watch video service internationally

    Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc's YouTube. Facebook's Head of Video Fidji Simo...

  • To tax or not to tax?

    To tax or not to tax?

    The new DLT rules will come into force next October in Malta. If you’re a professional working in this space, potential issuers will contact you because they like the regulatory regime. But they will also ask you a few questions you’d better know...

  • Get smarter

    Get smarter

    The founders of Maltese start-up TechWeave believe time is way too precious to be wasted. For instance, why do new property owners need to spend significant time to inform local authorities and other third-parties about their change in address?...

  • Sigma updates

    Draft Kings reveals plans to open offices in VEGAS DraftKings has announced plans to open new offices in Las Vegas, as it seeks to transform from DFS giant to US gambling leader. The company, which recently became the first operator to launch a...

  • A brave new world

    A brave new world

    Living in the world of crypto means we’re not unaccustomed to historic firsts, but August 1, 2018 will certainly go down as a landmark day for us. On its first opening day for licensing applications for 2019 we submitted CashBet’s platform to...

  • Google is tracking you even when you tell it not to, lawsuit alleges

    Google is tracking you even when you tell it not to, lawsuit alleges

    Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even when they use a privacy setting to prevent it. According to a complaint filed late Friday, Google falsely assures people...

  • 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,...