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Regulation of Crypto Assets

pencil CPE: Pending

calendar 02 April

clock 8.30am until 4.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

Full programme and registration form available here


The Virtual Financial Assets Act came into force in the recent past, making Malta the first jurisdiction to create a regulated space for virtual assets, cryptocurrencies and other finance-related activities mediated through distributed ledger technologies like blockchain.

A newly regulated area needs licensed operators and service providers, and any practitioner wishing to act as a VFA Agent will need to obtain a license. This course is designed to provide practitioners with a basic understanding of this new digital space in preparation for their license application.

  • To understand the nature and uses of digital assets and blockchain technology
  • To understand and be able to identify why regulation is required
  • To understand Malta’s legal framework pertaining to digital assets
  • To understand the cross-section between traditional financial services and virtual financial assets
  • To understand and be able to identify legal and regulatory issues which emanate from business models seeking to adapt to laws regulations and rules which are currently in force
  • To understand the risks associated with digital assets and services revolving around such
  • To be able to, at a high level, compare different legal regimes
  •  To be able to digest and discuss future developments and challenges associated with digital assets and blockchain technology
Professionals within the financial services industry who have little to medium knowledge about digital assets and blockchain. Attendees would be inclusive of students, lawyers who do not actively work in the fintech industry, finance professionals.
A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.




Tags: cryptocurrencies, Asset Management