Living the Monaco dream with alternative citizenship programs

 April 23, 2019

During the past decades, more and more people have been aiming to relocate to the Principality of Monaco and the South of France by using citizenship by investment programs. It is important to highlight that Monaco does not offer a citizenship through investment program, however many other countries in the European Union and the Schengen […]

US citizens will need to register to visit Monaco starting in 2021

 March 11, 2019

“US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021.” – reports CNN The EU announced last year it was creating a European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS, that will require “pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travellers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area.” […]

Britons will have to pay 7 euros for visa-free travel to Monaco after Brexit

 December 14, 2018

British travellers will have to pay 7 euros (£6) for a three year pre-travel authorisation to visit the European Union after Brexit, provided London seals a divorce agreement with the bloc. The EU is readying a new electronic visa waiver system by 2021 to beef up security. The bloc’s executive proposed to exempt Britain from […]

Visitors can now enjoy visa-free travel to Hainan, China

 December 06, 2018

The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has given permission for the island of Hainan to introduce visa waivers for visitors from 59 countries. This new programme, which since 1 May 2018 has allowed nationals of the 59 countries concerned to enter Hainan Province without a visa for a maximum stay of 30 […]

Emmanuel Macron woos French art world with call for new cultural policy that fights extremism

 October 23, 2018

Macron Enlists the Art World to Fight Right-Wing Extremism – At a gathering tied to the FIAC art fair, the French president told leading figures in the French art world that he wanted their support in the “political struggle we have today, fighting against obscurantism [extremism], and the marginalization of creation and culture.” Macron also […]

Hundreds more millionaire Russians could leave Britain in wake of visa chaos

 June 02, 2018

“Hundreds more millionaire Russians could leave Britain in wake of visa chaos as ex-minister calls Government’s handling of Abramovich ‘hamfisted and clumsy’” – reports Daily Mail Roman Abramovich’s £1billion protest over his UK visa could spark a major financial headache for Britain if there is an exodus of other oligarchs, it was revealed today. Chelsea’s […]

Controversial Monaco debit card progresses after 2 years of delays

 March 14, 2018

Controversial Bitcoin debit card issuer Monaco has finally begun closed beta testing after almost two years of development. Originally founded in June 2016, Monaco promises cryptocurrency spending at “perfect interbank exchange rates” but faced controversy after failed deals and drastic reworking of its product offering late last year. Now, the company’s MCO token has regained […]

Monaco Visa card is NOT AUTHORISED!!!

 December 05, 2017

As we wrote before there are serious legal problems behind the Visa card and cryptocurrency platform. Few weeks ago we highlighted that since 2012 Monaco also protects its name as a brand, therefore it is not easy to use the word “Monaco” or “Monte-Carlo” in your company, brand or in your product name anymore. First […]

Monaco selects Gemalto’s Innovative Metal Card to bring power of Cryptocurrency to Every Wallet

 November 14, 2017

Monaco, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that it has selected Gemalto to supply innovative card bodies, among which are high-end metal cards for Monaco’s range of Visa Platinum cards. Such cards, coupled with the Monaco app, deliver perfect interbank exchange rates and up to 2% cryptocurrency cashback on all purchases. In the […]

Monaco Card Program finally receives Green Light

 November 01, 2017

After a scandal-like rocky start, Monaco, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announces that its prepaid card program has received the green light from the card issuer, a FinTech leader in payment processing and issuing products in Singapore. Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Monaco said, “This card program is the first of its […]

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