ICO Jurisdiction2018-08-18T10:38:08+00:00

The world and governments in particular are still playing catch up when it comes to understanding ICOs. Each country is approaching how to regulate ICOs differently. While some are taking a liberal approach to them, others are starting to curtail ICOs or banned them entirely. We know and understand the current ICO regulatory landscape, and are prepared for when it inevitably starts to to shift. Where you and how you launch your ICO is key. We can help you get there.

Best legal framework for an ICO

Each country views ICOs differently and has a legal system to grapple with when looking at launching one. This requires understanding the law, the bureaucracy, and just about everything in between. And while understanding these areas are important, launching your company is your primary focus and should take most of your attention. We can help handle the rest, letting you know which legal frameworks are best suited for your ICO and what countries are actively courting ICOs and attracting large amounts of capital.

Best countries for an ICO

There are a few countries that stand out
when it comes to ICOs and how they treat them.

Singapore – Singapore currently does not have any prohibitive regulations on ICOs, and while they’re drafting measures to monitor them, it doesn’t appear they intend to legally crack down on them. That being said, because there are no regulations, all the risk is your own, so weigh it carefully.

Estonia – ICO regulation isn’t mentioned in legislation, and there are instances of companies that have transparently and successfully registered and ICO. As a member of the EU though, the taxation on cryptocurrency transactions depends on the nature of those transactions, which is determined by a countries legislations on the matter.

Switzerland – Switzerland does have laws and regulation around collective investments The CISA, it states that you can’t round up investment unless you’re cleared through the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). That being said, once you’re registered with FINMA you’re good to go. Registration does take time and money though, so while Switzerland is open to ICOs, the barriers to entry in the form of time and cost may not be for you.

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