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Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act exam

A resit of the examination held on 29 September 2018, following the Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act course held between August and September this year, is to be held on Saturday 17 November 2018 at the University of Malta, tal-Qroqq Campus. The multiple choice examination will be two hours long, and will start at 10:00am.
Please note that the examination is open to all who have attended at least three of the four lectures delivered during the first Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act course. The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions and will not be assessed on a negative marking basis It will be set by the IFSp and the lecturers, and will be reviewed by the MFSA.
Kindly note that in order to accommodate candidates who are not available to sit for the November resit paper of the examination, an alternative resit date is planned for Saturday, 15 December 2018, with the same timings and location.
Candidates will have the right to sit for a further attempt at the exam during the alternative resit session. However, those who sat for the first exam and who also fail the resit may be required to pay an examination fee for their third attempt.
To register to sit the examination scheduled for Saturday 17 November 2018, kindly follow the button to the right for online registration, or email us at

Lecture presentations

Lecture 1: 28 August 2018*
What is blockchain/ DLT/ Crypto? How do exchanges work?
Lecture presentation
Lecturers: Patrick Young (Blockchain Malta Association), Joshua Ellul (University of Malta)
Venue: Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat

Lecture 2: 13 September 2018*
Malta’s legal framework for Virtual Financial Assets
Presentation 01; Presentation 02
Lecturers: Leonard Bonello (GANADO Advocates), Antonio Ghio (Fenech & Fenech Advocates)
Venue: Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq

Lecture 3: 19 September 2018*
The rules and regulations
Lecture presentation
Lecturers: Diane Bugeja (Camilleri Preziosi) ; James Farrugia (GANADO Advocates)
Venue: Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat

Lecture 4: 25 September 2018*
Business models
Lecture presentation
Lecturers: Steve Muscat Azzopardi (Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates); Colin German (Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates)
Venue: Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat

Revision lecture: 13 November 2018
Lecture presentation
Lecturers: Leonard Bonello (GANADO Advocates); James Farrugia (GANADO Advocates)
Venue: Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat

17th November 2018 10:00 - 17th November 2018 12:00
University of Malta
Tal-Qroqq Campus
Msida, Malta
Simon Gatt
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners