Initial Coin Offering (ICO) vs. Security Token Offering (STO) in 2019
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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) vs. Security Token Offering (STO) in 2019

The buzz­word for alter­na­tive fundrais­ing has been ICO for a “long time” —  “long” in rela­tion to the short lived tech­ni­cal world we are all work­ing in. In actu­al terms, the hype last­ed less than 2 years. There has been plen­ty of good and bad news around the ICO, very recent­ly a lot more bad...

OECD report: ICOs for SMEs an appropriate form of financing — under certain conditions
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OECD report: ICOs for SMEs an appropriate form of financing — under certain conditions

While Ini­tial Coin Offer­ings were recent­ly only much dis­cussed among cryp­to fans and com­mon­ly con­sid­ered to be scams, they are now receiv­ing more and more atten­tion from the gen­er­al pub­lic. As ven­ture cap­i­tal firms and start-ups explore whether they are suit­able as alter­na­tive forms of financ­ing, con­ser­v­a­tive and insti­tu­tion­al investors are also begin­ning to take...

Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) Licences in Malta
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Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) Licences in Malta

Under the Vir­tu­al Finan­cial Assets Act (VFAA), Mal­ta intro­duced 4 types of licens­es for com­pa­nies wish­ing to pro­vide ser­vices relat­ed to vir­tu­al finan­cial assets. The 4 licens­es — VFAA Class 1 to Class 4 — com­prise var­i­ous types of rights and require dif­fer­ent lev­els of invest­ment. In this arti­cle, you’ll learn what per­mis­sions these licens­es...

ICO in Malta? 3 Legislative Initiatives You Should Know About
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ICO in Malta? 3 Legislative Initiatives You Should Know About

Many start-ups are con­sid­er­ing the ques­tion of whether they should car­ry out an ICO. Besides loca­tions such as Switzer­land and Liecht­en­stein, the option of an ICO in Mal­ta is increas­ing­ly being dis­cussed. That’s lit­tle sur­pris­ing, giv­en that Mal­ta is not only an inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned finan­cial cen­tre, but has also become known as the “Blockchain Island”...

ICOs: A Comparative Analysis  of the Maltese and Gibraltarian perspective.
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ICOs: A Comparative Analysis of the Maltese and Gibraltarian perspective.

Introduction: The ICO World. ICOs [Ini­tial Coin Offer­ings] or TGE [Token Gen­er­a­tion Events] have attained a ubiq­ui­tous sta­tus with­in the world of Cryp­tocur­ren­cies – as their intro­duc­tion in the finan­cial ser­vices sec­tor has sparked a num­ber of dif­fer­ent views on how to tack­le and even­tu­al­ly reg­u­late these inevitable nov­el coin offer­ings. Crowd­fund­ing ini­tia­tives are inno­v­a­tive...