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Capital Markets / Blockchain

Blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICO) have spawned innovative and technologies and breakthrough financial products. Companies operating in this field face complex and cross-border legal issues, while regulators around the world are grappling with solutions for the challenges this new technology poses.

Barnea accompanies leading players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. We advise blockchain startups, companies looking to set up crypto trading platforms, established companies developing blockchain-based products, investment funds in crypto industry and companies seeking regulatory licenses.

 

Our services include legal counsel on coin/token offerings, including those classified as securities token offering (STO), initial exchange offering (IEO), the implications of securities laws on digital currency classification, taxation, privacy protection, and compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your client (KYC) procedures.

 

Our legal assistance extends throughout the offering process, including whitepaper drafting and regulatory compliance. The legal services we provide are comprehensive and encompass issues pertaining to tax, commercial law, corporate law, banking, and intellectual property.

 

Our firm works with an extensive network of expert advisors and service providers, in both Israel and abroad, enabling us to maximize legal protection for our clients in the technology and marketing fields as well.

 

As part of our practice, we also advise companies on how to establish digital currency trading platforms, on how to set up and use exchanges and e-wallets, and on how to launch funds for investing in digital tokens and blockchain technology ventures.

 

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News and updates - Capital Markets / Blockchain:


July 21, 2019

An Important Milestone - First Supervised Security Token Offering

After a long wait, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has permitted a startup company to raise funds from the general public through a supervised security token offering (STO) under Reg A+ regulations. Effectively, this is the first time a public STO was granted regulatory approval in the United States.

June 12, 2019

ICO 2.0 - The IEO Financing Model

With the initial coin offering (ICO) era considered over, it seems there is a new tool for financing - the initial exchange offering (IEO). This method of financing is more transparent and reliable for investors, entrepreneurs, and markets, providing partial solutions to the many disadvantages exposed in ICO financing.

March 21, 2019

ISA Makes First-Time Decision on How Cryptocurrency Asset Offerings Will Be Regulated

The committee appointed by the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) to examine regulation of cryptocurrency offerings to the public has published the outline of its regulatory policy in a final report submitted to the ISA chairman. The committee recommended focusing on regulatory models that offer structural flexibility.

Capital Markets / Blockchain

Blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICO) have spawned innovative and technologies and breakthrough financial products. Companies operating in this field face complex and cross-border legal issues, while regulators around the world are grappling with solutions for the challenges this new technology poses.

Barnea accompanies leading players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. We advise blockchain startups, companies looking to set up crypto trading platforms, established companies developing blockchain-based products, investment funds in crypto industry and companies seeking regulatory licenses.

 

Our services include legal counsel on coin/token offerings, including those classified as securities token offering (STO), initial exchange offering (IEO), the implications of securities laws on digital currency classification, taxation, privacy protection, and compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your client (KYC) procedures.

 

Our legal assistance extends throughout the offering process, including whitepaper drafting and regulatory compliance. The legal services we provide are comprehensive and encompass issues pertaining to tax, commercial law, corporate law, banking, and intellectual property.

 

Our firm works with an extensive network of expert advisors and service providers, in both Israel and abroad, enabling us to maximize legal protection for our clients in the technology and marketing fields as well.

 

As part of our practice, we also advise companies on how to establish digital currency trading platforms, on how to set up and use exchanges and e-wallets, and on how to launch funds for investing in digital tokens and blockchain technology ventures.

 

Back to Capital Markets

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News and updates - Capital Markets:


July 21, 2019

An Important Milestone - First Supervised Security Token Offering

After a long wait, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has permitted a startup company to raise funds from the general public through a supervised security token offering (STO) under Reg A+ regulations. Effectively, this is the first time a public STO was granted regulatory approval in the United States.

June 12, 2019

ICO 2.0 - The IEO Financing Model

With the initial coin offering (ICO) era considered over, it seems there is a new tool for financing - the initial exchange offering (IEO). This method of financing is more transparent and reliable for investors, entrepreneurs, and markets, providing partial solutions to the many disadvantages exposed in ICO financing.

March 21, 2019

ISA Makes First-Time Decision on How Cryptocurrency Asset Offerings Will Be Regulated

The committee appointed by the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) to examine regulation of cryptocurrency offerings to the public has published the outline of its regulatory policy in a final report submitted to the ISA chairman. The committee recommended focusing on regulatory models that offer structural flexibility.

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