Tag Archives: fintech

DLA Piper completes global compliance survey of initial coin offerings and securities token offerings

DLA Piper has completed a global compliance survey of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and securities token offerings (STOs), identifying how governments and agencies in more than 70 jurisdictions define, regulate and tax tokens and associated transactions. Regulatory concerns, the survey shows, can range from an outright ban on ICOs and STOs (or any token generation … Continue Reading

Blockchain Breakfast Club

Over 50 people attended our Blockchain Club Breakfast co-hosted with Yigal Arnon & Co. and iCapital.io at Rise Tel Aviv. Martin Bartlam, Head of DLA Piper’s International Finance and Projects Group and Global Co-Chair of the FinTech Group, spoke about Blockchain and ICO trends in the UK market, and Adrian Daniels, Partner at Yigal Arnon … Continue Reading

How will digital transformation impact financial services?

Our Digital Transformation in Financial Services paper examines five themes transforming the financial services marketplace: the evolution of disruption; collaboration and investment; the shifting landscape of regulation and technology; payments and cryptocurrencies; and cybersecurity and monetizing data. It is based on an in-depth global survey and interviews with key industry leaders across the financial services … Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Conference

On 26 April, our colleague Chris Whittaker will be a featured speaker at a Cryptocurrency Conference in Tel Aviv discussing global approaches to the regulation of cryptocurrencies. The conference is bringing together experts, investors, market participants and lawyers from around the globe to consider the impact of global regulatory responses. The conference will highlight particular … Continue Reading

Virtual currency gets regulated under anti-money laundering laws

Virtual currency for the 1st time falls under Italian anti-money laundering law with the decree implementing the European 4th AML Directive. The long awaited Italian legislative decree implementing the European 4th anti-money laundering (AML) directive (the “Italian AML Decree“) is now in place and you can read here about the impact on the gaming sector and here on the … Continue Reading

SEC report on tokens as securities: seven takeaways

One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (ICOs), token generation events (TGEs), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for raising capital. Much has been written about whether the tokens issued in these structures involve “securities”, and last week, the SEC issued a report on tokens as … Continue Reading

Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Much has been written recently on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Unfortunately, for non-computer scientists, trying to understand these concepts and their potential implications can be a bit overwhelming. To help all of those non-technologists trying to get their heads around blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICOs, our colleague Trent Dykes pulled … Continue Reading