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Blockchain & Smart Contracts: 5 Things to Remember

Everyone who has at least some basic idea of what blockchain and cryptocurrencies are is bound to have heard about smart contracts. Given the increasing number of entrepreneurs seeking to register a cryptocurrency company, concluding…

Digital Business in Belgium

Currently, the two most popular digital areas in which you can open a business in Belgium include the sharing economy & mobile commerce (or m-commerce). The sharing economy is based on such platforms as Airbnb,…

What’s new in crypto regulation in Southeast Asia?

Recent changes in cryptocurrency regulation show that Southeast Asia is focused on the security of operations in the cryptocurrency market and compliance with AM / CFT rules. Regulators of the countries of the region are…

Cryptocurrency, Utility and Security Tokens Explained

Tokens is still a new concept that is quite difficult to understand by many. How to distinguish between their functionality? There is too much confusion about it. And this is normal. In our material, we…

Regulation of Cryptocurrency Derivative Market in the Republic of Singapore

According to the recent statement released by the MAS, Singapore’s main financial regulator, the organization will be overseeing contracts in which payment tokens will be used as underlying assets. The supervisor will be also regulating…

Great Kickoff: First Licensed Cryptocurrency Fund in Hong Kong

The first virtual currency trading license was recently issued in Hong Kong. Venture Smart Asia has launched its own cryptocurrency fund here, which buys and tracks Bitcoin prices. How to get a crypto license in…

Cryptocurrency Regulation in the State of Portugal

There are no specific laws in Portugal regarding virtual assets, cryptocurrency exchanges, e-wallets & virtual asset operators. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no regulation in the market of virtual assets. Panning on starting…

Australia’s Cryptocurrency Industry

Over the past several years, Australia has seen an explosive growth of cryptocurrency companies. To date, the government adheres to the position of regulating the crypto sector based on the principle of non-interference. This allows…

Cryptocurrency Regulation in the State of Japan

Creating a cryptocurrency company in Japan requires familiarity with respective legislation. In the state of Japan, cryptocurrencies are regulated by the amendments to FIEA & PSA that were passed in twenty nineteen & will enter…

Establishing AIF in Liechtenstein for Crypto Assets

The Principality of Liechtenstein is particularly appealing for investors for a number of reasons. Some of them include: Liberal regulatory framework Streamlined taxation Protection of sensitive data Access to Europe (EU / EEA) due to…

ESMA – Challenges & Opportunities in the New Millenium

It is common knowledge that ESMA is now focusing on the European securities market. Its major goal is to help protect investors, streamline market practices & guarantee financial stability. Innovation wise, ESMA is responsible for…

Invest in ICO? Learn How to Conduct a Security Check First

Today, huge numbers of people are wishing to register a company under ICO, as well as obtain a license for cryptocurrencies. This number has reached almost a record level thanks to the active assistance of…

Using Blockchain in the Financial Sector

Blockchain technology has the potential to give an impetus to the development of an entire range of new industries. Therefore, companies seeking to engage in cryptocurrency business in the US (and worldwide) are increasingly viewing…

Executing an ICO in the US

All those trading in cryptoassets in the US were taken completely by surprise by the SEC’s recent decision to consider cryptocurrencies securities. But here an important reservation needs to be made – the decision does…

Cryptocurrencies in Switzerland

There is a huge number of assets nowadays, ranging from ordinary money to all kinds of securities. However, their use or sale can cause their holders certain difficulties. Following the first application of blockchain technology,…

Long Live the Bitcoin! Virtual Currencies Gain Popularity in the UK

In this article, we will try to figure out what causes a stunning and constantly growing interest in virtual currencies, in particular, Bitcoin, and why registering a company for working with cryptocurrency is now gaining…

SEC Getting Tough on ICO Startups

A number of startups conducting ICOs in the US have recently been affected by the SEC’s decision to make them more compliant with its regulations. And though some of them have been able to get…

US Lawmakers Seeking SEC Clarification on ICO Regulations

A group of US senators have forwarded a letter to the Head of the SEC requesting the latter to provide clarification on whether ICOs can be regarded securities, and if so, whether trading in ICOs…

SEC & ICO

Founded by US Congress in 1934, the SEC is primarily charged with making sure that statements filed by corporate entities comply with respective regulations and that issuers of securities do not breach the rights of…

How ICO Get Structured in the Cayman Islands

Businesses pondering undertaking ICOs are facing 2 important questions:  Which jurisdiction should they pick? How should an ICO be structured? When it comes to answering the 1st question, they should not look long and hard….

A Guide to German Crypto License Applications

After several years of ups and downs of cryptocurrencies, one can now speak about the emerging sphere of crypto asset management, although the process of its evolution is still ongoing. For example, recently the German…

Legal Framework Governing Cryptocurrencies in Austria

Unlike conventional currency exchanges, cryptocurrency exchanges are decentralized, which is why governments or banking institutions are unable to exercise control over their transactions or act as intermediaries. Everyone who is somehow involved with cryptocurrencies or…

How Virtual Currencies Get Regulated in Switzerland

Switzerland’s Zug is where the Crypto Valley came into being once. It also hosts a large and thriving community of cryptocurrency companies. The city is a genuine mecca for investors seeking to register a cryptocurrency…

HOW CRYPTOBUSINESS IS REGULATED IN MALTA

Malta has been rightfully recognized as one of the pioneering countries in the field of fintech and crypto business both in Europe, and globally. The Malta Financial Services Authority began issuing various advisory documents as…

FINTECH AND CRYPTOBUSINESS REGULATION IN THE USA

Finance and technology are those industries that have long been flourishing separately on their own. What can happen if they become connected? Nowadays, we just see the results of the connection. The area has become…

Cryptocurrencies: a New Tool for Investors and Financiers?

Legal Framework for Operations with Cryptoassets in Japan A cryptocurrency has a number of attributes which help the regulators of cryptocassets in Japan conclude whether it falls within a specific country’s jurisdiction. The main ones…

Legal alert: Digital financial service technologies in Singapore

Striking the eye of financial society, digital currency became a trend in the end of 2017 and caused global regulation transformation to ensure consumers safety and slacken money laundering processes. Despite the decreasing of mentioning…

The State of Global Cryptocurrency Regulation in Southeast Asian countries

Regulators in Southeast Asian countries have taken a great interest in the regulation of the cryptocurrency industry. Regulators in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines have issued guidelines and new regulations in recent months….