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  1. Legal news
    07 August 2019
    Implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Rise or Demise of the German Crypto Market?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/umsetzung-der-5-geldwaescherichtlinie

    The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen – BMF) published a draft legislative proposal (German) to implement the European directive to amend the fourth European anti-money laundering directive ...

  2. Legal news
    16 June 2016
    Blockchain 2.0, smart contracts and challenges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/blockchain-2-0--smart-contracts-and-challenges

    Blockchain is a database of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. This is seen as the main technical innovation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with the potential to disrupt numerous business processes.

  3. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    eWpG: German Ministries publish draft for a new Electronic Securities Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-ministries-publish-draft-for-a-new-electronic-securities-act

    The German Federal Ministry for Justice and Consumer Protection and German Federal Ministry of Finance recently published their draft for the proposed “act to introduce electronic securities”.

  4. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    Insolvency of wallet providers and crypto depositories in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/insolvency-of-wallet-providers-and-crypto-depositories-in-germany

    Especially in view of the crisis resulting from the Corona pandemic, the question arises: What happens to tokens in insolvency, especially if they are held in safekeeping by a service provider for his customers?

  5. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...

  6. Legal news
    20 December 2018
    Technology & Communications: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions for 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/technology-and-communications-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions-for-2019

    As we approach the start of a new year we have asked our legal experts supporting technology & communications clients from around the world to identify some of the challenges and opportunities the sector is likely to ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...