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  1. Legal news
    31 October 2018
    China's proposed consultation on "Regulations on the Administration of Blockchain Information Service"
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/china/chinas-proposed-consultation-on-regulations-on-the-administration-of-blockchain-information-service

    On 19 October 2018, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released a draft regulation concerning blockchain information service for public consultation.

  2. Legal news
    10 March 2020
    AA v Persons Unknown: Cryptocurrencies considered property under English Law following Ransom Demand
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/aa-v-persons-unknown

    Cryptoassets such as Bitcoin can constitute property under English law and are capable of being subject to a proprietary injunction, according to a recent decision from Mr Justice Bryan in the Commercial Court.

  3. Legal news
    04 March 2020
    Blockchain And Smart Contracts In Retail
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts-in-retail

    An "informal" article discussing the application of blockchain technology to the retail sector and an overview of key legal issues.

  4. Twobirds news
    11 December 2017
    Bird & Bird's London Corporate team advises Authenteq on its $1.3 million seed round
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2017/uk/bird-and-birds-london-corporate-team-advises-authenteq-on-its-1-million-seed-round

    International law firm Bird & Bird advised Icelandic start-up Authenteq, on its $1.3 million seed round co-led by London-based Initial Capital and Silicon Valley-based Draper Associates.

  5. Twobirds news
    19 June 2018
    Bird & Bird advises EY on the establishment of an innovative joint venture with Guardtime, which aims to transform the $30 billion global marine hull insurance industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/uk/bird-and-bird-advises-ey-on-the-establishment-of-an-innovative-joint-venture-with-guardtime

    International law firm Bird & Bird has acted for EY on the establishment of a joint venture with Guardtime, one of the world's leading blockchain solutions companies, which has the potential to transform the $30 billion ...

  6. Legal news
    21 May 2018
    ICO: Regulation of Types of Token in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/ico-arten-und-regulierung-von-tokens

    ICOs (Initial Coin Offering), often referred to as ITS (Initial Token Sale) or TGE (Token Generation Event), are a current hot topic for debate. The product issued in an ICO is a blockchain-based coin or token ...

  7. Legal news
    25 February 2019
    Initial Coin Offering: What can Germany learn from Australia’s Initial Coin Offerings Issues Paper?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/initial-coin-offering-what-can-germany-learn-from-australias-initial-coin-offerings-issues-paper

    In January 2019, the Australian Department of the Treasury published an ICO Issues Paper initiating a public consultation on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

  8. Legal news
    28 May 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: part 2 - security token
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens-2

    Part 2/5 - Security Token: By issuing security tokens the issuer promises some sort of return. Token can qualify as securities according to the German Security Trading Act (WpHG) and German Security Prospectus Act ...

  9. Legal news
    05 June 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: Part 5 - Hybrid Forms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens-part-5

    Part 5/5 – Hybrid Forms: A token may have features of security token, currency token and/or utility token. These hybrid forms require a case by case assessment of applicable regulation.