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Malta Cryptocurrency License

Malta is a highly regarded offshore financial center known for its compliance and transparency. A full member of the European Union, the country plays host to a significant number of international holding companies seeking to take advantage of the Malta’s favorable tax structure. While Malta’s effective tax rates approach the EU average, a series of credits reduce the effective rate to near zero.

Malta is a party to a series of significant international compacts, but has remained a premier offshore financial services jurisdiction. The Maltese government has fiercely defended this status by passing a series of legislation aimed at attracting significant international corporations and as well as sophisticated financial services professionals. This has included the blockchain sector, in which Malta currently licenses some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges.

Malta is an ideal jurisdiction for obtaining a digital asset license. The Malta Digital Innovation Authority is charged with supervision and enforcement of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act and has been very successful in attracting both high-profile cryptocurrency exchanges and Initial Coin Offerings. As a result, the jurisdiction is held in high regard by distributed ledger technology professionals across the globe.

Advantages of a Malta Cryptocurrency License

Average daily trading in Bitcoin alone exceeds $20 billion. The streamlined and cost-effective process in obtaining a Malta cryptocurrency license can place you in this lucrative market in as little as three months. As worldwide adoption of cryptocurrency increases, cryptocurrency exchanges are estimated to have taken in over $1 billion in profits last year alone. With increasingly complex cryptocurrency regulation in leading economic nations such as the United States and European Union, Malta offers a cost-effective, risk free alternative for starting a licensed cryptocurrency exchange or broker-dealer.

Malta Cryptocurrency License at a Glance

License Virtual Financial Asset License
Time to License 3 to 4 Months
Capital Requirement Not Applicable.
Tax Structure Approximately Fifteen (15%) percent
Economic Substance No
Local Director Yes
Audit Yes


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Malta Cryptocurrency License – Information Sheet and Fee Schedule.
Malta Financial Services Authority – Financial Asset Test
Malta Financial Services Authority – Corporate Questionairre.

Malta Cryptocurrency License Package

  • Establish Malta Exempted Company entity.

  • Preparation and drafting of shareholder and officer agreements.

  • Preparation and drafting of narrative business plan.

  • Preparation and drafting of current financial statements.

  • Preparation and drafting of 3 years financial projections.

  • Preparation and drafting of personal financial statements for owners.

  • Preparation and submission of application with Malta FSC.

  • Preparation and drafting of responses to Malta FSC.

  • Identification and engagement of auditor and local representative.

  • Facilitate opening of bank accounts and trading accounts.

  • Preparation and drafting of AML/KYC policies and procedures.

  • Preparation and drafting of client agreements and disclosures.

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Malta Cryptocurrency License


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