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  • 35 years of tech innovation

    35 years of tech innovation

    In 1983, a Maltese company was set up as the first IT training company on the island. Run by an entrepreneurial and a tech obsessed young John de Giorgio, the company, Shireburn Software, soon began to develop its own software solutions, and...

  • Brave innovation

    Korea vaunts leading global brands such as Samsung; is highly developed and innovative; and is investing heavily in artificial intelligence. Do these elements create the right context for blockchain to flourish? Korea has seen important internet...

  • The gateway between Silicon Valley and Malta

    The gateway between Silicon Valley and Malta

    Tugce Ergul is used to making difficult journeys. A Turkish-American citizen, she grew up in Istanbul then moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. After graduating, she worked as an investment banker at Rothschild and built a career as a venture...

  • Transaction monitoring a key component of AML compliance

    Nowadays, it has become mandatory for compliance teams to think about regulation in a holistic way, and to find improved methods of managing the vast amount of transactional data being collected each day. Organisations must comply with Anti-Money...

  • Switching on girl power

    Switching on girl power

    I will give you five seconds to think of how many female computer scientists, programmers and developers you know. Five seconds is probably not enough – you need more. And that’s not because you have a whole list of names that fit the description...

  • EU Code Week

    EU Code Week

    Learning to code helps us to make sense of the rapidly changing world around us, expands our understanding of how the technology works, and develop skills and capabilities in order to explore creative and innovative ideas.  You do not have to be...

  • Sigma updates - September 30, 2018

    Sigma updates - September 30, 2018

    SiGMA tours MFCC on October 2 Pencil the date into your calendars. As a preview to SiGMA’s main expo, the team is coordinating a tour of the selected venue – the distinguished MFCC. The tour equips all exhibitors with the chance to instigate their...

  • The game is on: reduce, reuse, recycle

    The game is on: reduce, reuse, recycle

    Just how good is your knowledge on waste management? Are you a waste expert or rubbish at rubbish? While we are much more aware nowadays about the importance of sustainable waste management, waste prevention and the reduce, reuse, and recycle...

  • 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...