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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 ...
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.
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”.
The government draft of the Electronic Securities Introduction Act (eWpG) will also change the facts of the crypto custodian.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
BaFin has published "Guidelines on applications for authorisation for crypto custody business".
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 ...