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Part 4/5 - Currency Token: Utility Token are a kind of digital voucher which can be redeemed against a promised service of the issuer. “True” Utility Token are not (yet) regulated as financial instruments in Germany.
After Budget 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak asked Ron Kalifa OBE to conduct an independent review of the UK’s fintech sector. The Kalifa Review of UK Fintech (the Review), published on 26 February 2021, outlines a ...
On 21 January 2020, members of our international payments team shared their insights into the state of payments regulation and some of the legal issues that arise for businesses.
Part 3/5 - Currency Token: Currency Token, also called cryptocurrency, are the origin of token. The most well-known example for a coin is Bitcoin. Other examples of Currency Token are Ethereum (or Ether) and Ripple
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.
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 ...
As set out in Mastercard's press release, Mastercard has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the Corporate Services of Nets, for EUR 2.85 billion. The acquisition comprises the clearing and instant ...
The pandemic, lockdown and subsequent restrictions have presented an era-defining challenge to the UK’s economy and to businesses of all sizes and all stages of life. Yet important questions pertinent to the ...
Bird & Bird has been acting for Earthport since 2009 and was appointed to take the company through its global expansion over the last 10 years.
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 ...