Malta promotes Bitcoin
Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, has revealed his Cabinet has approved the first draft of a national strategy to promote blockchain, the technology underlying the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
Addressing a conference organised by the Financial Affairs parliamentary committee, Muscat said that Malta will become one of the first countries in the world to embrace blockchain and that the strategy will soon be put up for public consultation.
“This is not just about Bitcoin, and I also look forward to seeing blockchain technology implemented in the Lands Registry and the national health registries. Malta can be a global trail-blazer in this regard.”