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  1. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    LawTech Delivery Panel issues "watershed" Legal Statement Demystifying Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/lawtech-delivery-panel-issues-watershed-legal-statement-demystifying-cryptoassets-and-smart

    Earlier this year, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), part of the LawTech Delivery Panel, published its Consultation Paper to consider what it described as "the perceived legal uncertainty" relating to cryptoassets ...

  2. Legal news
    08 November 2019
    UK tax treatment of cryptoassets for companies finally confirmed
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-tax-treatment-of-cryptoassets-for-companies-finally-confirmed

    HMRC finally published its policy paper on the taxation of cryptoasset exchange tokens for companies and other businesses on 1 November 2019.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    15 July 2021
    International Comparative Legal Guide - Technology Sourcing 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-technology-sourcing-2021

    Bird & Bird’s APAC and UK Tech Transactions specialists have contributed to the inaugural edition of the Technology Sourcing guide, published by IGLG. Lawyers from our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and ...

  8. Legal news
    29 May 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: part 3 - Currency Token
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens-3

    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

  9. 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 ...