Why Do I Need A Lawyer for My ICO/STO?
At IBC Legal Group, our team is committed to helping our clients navigate the complex world of cryptocurrency markets with sound ICO/STO legal advice and services. Structuring a blockchain-backed company requires specialized expertise that only experienced ICO/STO attorneys can provide. We will help you design and implement a business model that is fully compliant with all applicable regulations while mitigating risks to protect you, your company, and your investors.
Legal Guidance on the SEC’s Cryptocurrency and ICO/STO Regulations
In March 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) first announced that all platforms used for exchanging cryptocurrencies which are also securities are required to register with the agency (under longstanding rules requiring securities exchanges and alternative trading platforms to register).
ICO White Paper Legal Services
To most people, your white paper is little more than a marketing tool to attract investors to your Initial Coin Offering (ICO). However, there are serious legal implications to consider when preparing a white paper. This is why you need a proper legal assessment of your white paper by qualified legal experts before you release anything to the public. At IBL, our team of attorneys will guide you through the process of preparing an ICO white paper that will limit your legal liability in a way that will maximize investor confidence while minimizing risk.
ICO Legal Document Preparation Services
At International Blockchain Legal, we recognize that you’re not just conducting an ICO, you’re running a business and funding a growing project all at the same time. Besides our general legal advising services, we support our clients by preparing all the requisite offering documents, operating documents, and investing documents your business needs on a day-to-day basis to make your ICO a success.
Your Virtual Currency Projects and the SEC
Anytime you deal with a regulatory agency, understanding how and why the agency works is essential. When that regulatory agency is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that understanding quickly shifts from useful to crucial information. Because the SEC can make or break your ICO in the blink of an eye, coupled with the fact that the legal landscape is changing so rapidly, the importance of regulatory compliance is critical to your ICO’s success.
STO/ICO Risk Assessment
As anyone involved in cryptocurrencies knows, there are always inherent risks with fundraising and promoting projects. Many of these risks involve required disclosures to investors, including issues related to legality and investor confidence. Our attorneys can help you gauge the risk and diminish the likelihood of problems associated with fundraising not only in the United States but around the world. By consulting with our clients to ensure that they are compliant, we can keep you and your company out of harm’s way from the legal and regulatory pitfalls unique to ICOs.
ICO Funding Assistance
Are you interested in assistance with getting your ICO funded? If so, look no further than the International Blockchain Legal; our cryptocurrency lawyers have the know-how, experience, and legal savvy to facilitate all legal matters associated with raising capital and establishing equally valuable credibility in the cryptocurrency community. Venture capital firms know the inherent risks associated with investing in cryptocurrency projects, which means it is crucial for your ICO take every step possible to demonstrate your commitment to due diligence when it comes to mitigating the potential risks.
Intellectual Property Protection
IBC Legal Services helps you not only register your ICO or STO project worldwide but also serves as an invaluable partner when it comes to protecting your Intellectual Property (IP). Our lawyers have the wisdom and prowess to ensure that your Intellectual Property, both new and existing, is adequately protected. At IBC Legal Services, we handle all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including trademarks, patents, domain names, copyright, and trade secrets. With IBC Legal Services on your team, you can rest assured that we will defend your Intellectual Property rights to the fullest extent allowable by law.
ICO/STO Litigation Services
Sometimes litigation is just flat-out unavoidable. When the lawsuits start to fly, you will need the most experienced attorneys by your side who understand the law and the intricacies of the cryptocurrency space. At IBC Legal Group, our cryptocurrency and ICO/STO attorneys know that the development of new technologies and ideas need protection. Our goal is to protect your ICO/STO from needless legal battles during all stages of your cryptocurrency offering. The last thing you need is a lawsuit preventing you from moving forward.
Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Laws
Initial coin offerings are proving to be valuable financial tools in the crypto economic age; however, the chaotic environment of this platform provides a viable platform for illegal operations such as scams/frauds, and money laundering.
Each country views ICO/STOs differently, with each having their own legal system to grapple with the myriad of issues associated with launching one. This diverse legal landscape requires an in-depth understanding of the laws, the legislative process, the bureaucratic machine, and just about everything in between. And while understanding these components of the broader legal system is essential, launching your company is your primary focus and deserves the bulk of your attention. IBC Legal Group can help handle the rest by letting you know which jurisdictions have legal frameworks best suited for ICO/STOs, and which countries are actively courting ICO/STOs and attracting large amounts of capital.
Post-ICO/STO Token and Legal Management
When your ICO/STO is complete, the real work is just beginning. At IBC Legal Group, we help our clients by providing a comprehensive array of legal services while our business development team focuses on growing your business and achieving your milestones. We understand that every step you take is critical and requires professional management by an experienced team of experts. Our goal is to become your partner on this exciting and fulfilling journey.
Tokenomics Advisory Services
Launching a successful ICO/STO is one of the more rigorous, exhaustive, and detail-oriented tasks in the blockchain industry.
In addition to countless hours of strategy sessions and marketing meetings, your ICO/STO team must carefully execute every part of your plan. Perhaps the most pivotal aspect of the execution process is its tokenomics. No matter what the scope of your project is, the team at International Blockchain Consulting can help.
Legal Audit Services
IBC Legal Group provides an extensive array of legal consulting and audit services devised to keep your cryptocurrency projects secure enough for operations and sales in the United States. Because the U.S. is one of the biggest markets in the world, full of plenty of eager investors and token buyers, it is a market that any serious ICO/STO cannot ignore. But with increased opportunity comes increased scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is the cost of business of bringing your offering to the U.S. market.
Understanding the Various Regulatory Options Available for U.S. ICO/STOs
For the previous 80 years, the United States government regulated private businesses in their capacity to raise capital. Under these previous limitations, companies could only raise capital from a group formally known as accredited investors. The textbook definition of an accredited investor means someone who is part of the wealthiest 2% of all Americans.
Security Token Offerings (STOs) Explained
A security token offering is defined as any blockchain-centric representation of an asset. By a process known as tokenization, a security token offering divides a very expensive or complex property into equitable pieces, giving companies wider access to funds and enabling investors to easily enter into the market.