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  1. Legal news
    05 July 2021
    Non-fungible Tokens: what’s all the fuss?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/nonfungible-tokens-whats-all-the-fuss

    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been around for many years but have recently gained huge traction, taking a variety of different forms such as digital kittens (CryptoKitties), sports highlights (NBA Top Shot), music ...

  2. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: part 1 Issuance of coins
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens

    Part 1/5: The Issuance of coins and tokens are an innovative way to raise capital and fund projects using distributed ledger technology. This first part introduces the technology, its structure and basic legal ...

  3. Legal news
    11 June 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens – Update BaFin’s view
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/icolegal-classification-of-tokens

    Depending on the rights a Token conveys, it can be a Security Token, a Currency Token, a Utility Token or take a hybrid form. Legal literature and regulatory practice can at times diverge.

  4. Legal news
    17 February 2021
    Germany: What are crypto custodians allowed to do under the draft eWpG?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/germany-what-are-crypto-custodians-allowed-to-do-under-the-draft-ewpg

    The government draft of the Electronic Securities Introduction Act (eWpG) will also change the facts of the crypto custodian.

  5. Legal news
    09 October 2019
    ICO – Germany’s BaFin publishes new guidance notice on crypto token regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/ico-neues-bafin-merkblatt

    On 16 August 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published an updated guidance notice (German) on the issuance of crypto token (e.g. through ICO, ITS or TGE) providing assistance with ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    10 August 2021
    Can Code Be Law?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/can-code-be-law

    Bird & Bird Partner Dr. Michael Jünemann teamed up with the tech-expert Dr. Udo Milkau to address legal challenges of Blockchain-based contracts. A pdf including notes, citations and sources is available for downloads ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...