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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Blockchain technology and competition law - issues to be considered
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/blockchain-technology-and-competition-law-issues-to-be-considered

    Blockchain has been labelled the single most important innovation since the advent of the internet and many foresee that this information technology has the ability to change the way business is carried out in the ...

  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
    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 ...