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Regulatory Framework on ICO

20.10.2017 News

Regulatory framework on ICO’s to supplement Gibraltar DLT Regulations

On 12th October 2017, the Government of Gibraltar published its draft regulations on distributed ledger technology (the Regulations) – Gibraltar Publishes DLT Regulations

The Regulations essentially create a licensing regime for “distributed ledger technology providers” and seeks to regulate the entities involved in DLT-based business.

However, the Regulations are silent on initial coin offerings (ICO). In a nutshell, in an ICO a company sells tokens to early backers of the project in consideration for legal tender (or other tokens). ICO’s are essentially a variation of rewards based crowdfunding but despite their increasing prominence, certain jurisdictions have maintained their doubts (they were recently, and most notably, banned in China).

Wednesday 18th October 2017 saw Gibraltar host its first ever International Fintech Conference (Gibfin). At the conference, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission GFSC stated its intention to release a complimentary set of guidance notes.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact our Financial Services team on: financial.services@triay.com

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This document has been issued on the 20th Oct 2017 by Triay Lawyers Limited, trading as Triay Lawyers, a Gibraltar private company limited by shares with registered office at 28 Irish Town, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA and with incorporation number 112599. The information in this document is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice, legal or otherwise and does not intend to be comprehensive. Triay Lawyers does not accept responsibility for any loss that may arise from accessing or relying upon the information contained in this document.

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