The first VFA Agents under the virtual financial assets framework were registered by the Malta Financial Services Authority. The list of registered agents can be accessed on the Authority’s Financial Services Register. The VFA agent’s filtering role as a gatekeeper is mainly (i) to act as a regulatory intermediary between the VFAO issuers or service providers and the MFSA, and (ii) to certify that such issuer is acting according to the Act and the MFSA rules and regulations.