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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
    17 June 2021
    Germany Jumps Ahead With Crypto Travel Rule Introduction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/germany-jumps-ahead-with-crypto-travel-rule-introduction

    Vixio recently published an article featuring commentary from our German counsel Johannes Wirtz. The article covers the German Ministry of Finance’s decision to introduce new rules for crypto transactions.

  3. 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.

  4. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    eWpG: German Ministries publish draft for a new Electronic Securities Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-ministries-publish-draft-for-a-new-electronic-securities-act

    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”.

  5. 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.

  6. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    Insolvency of wallet providers and crypto depositories in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/insolvency-of-wallet-providers-and-crypto-depositories-in-germany

    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?

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...