The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “the Authority”) has become aware of an entity operating under the name of Ivaja Ltd with a registered address at 8, Triq Sant’ Antnin, Birkirkara, BKR 4901 Malta.
The Authority would like to inform the public in Malta and abroad, that although Ivaja Ltd is a company registered with the Malta Business Registry, it is NOT licensed or otherwise authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide the services of a cryptocurrency and exchange platform or any other financial and virtual financial services which are required to be licensed or otherwise authorized under Maltese law.
The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transaction unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator. Financial regulations oblige licensed businesses to comply with strict legal requirements in the interest of investors and the markets. The activities of unlicensed entities are unregulated making transactions with such entities risky for consumers.
A list of MFSA licensed entities is available and can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/.