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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HOLDING AN ICO IN MALTA

posted 5 years ago

If you are wondering where to register a
company and get a license under ICO, then our experts can recommend you to pay
attention to Malta.

In 2018, the legislature of this small state adopted a
number of regulations that regulate in detail the ICO procedure.

Before choosing a jurisdiction for a company under an
ICO, it is necessary to analyze the difficulties and to know the main pitfalls
that you will have to face along the way. Let’s take a look at the new
requirements of the Maltese financial regulator, since they have changed and
been completed recently.

WHAT IS
ICO AND WHAT IS IT VALUE

ICO (Initial Coin Offering) – is a cryptocurrency crowdfunding,
that is, the collection of funds. Often, projects that are somehow related to
blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are involved in ICO.

The core value of an ICO is an idea. It is for the
realization of some idea that the investment is collected.

Because of the many benefits of ICO (the possibility
of quick profits, anonymity and investing, usually starts with small amounts),
people are increasingly interested in projects that are conducted online and
are associated with blockchain technology.

NEXT,
WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME INTERESTING FACTS OF THE MALTESE ICO LEGISLATION
THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW.

1. APPOINTING THE FUNCTIONARIES DURING THE ICO IN MALTA

At the legislative level, it is determined that for
each ICO project in Malta, functionaries must have sufficient knowledge and
experience in the field of information technology, and also understand the
specifics of the issuer’s virtual financial assets. These functionaries are the
agent, auditor, system auditor, depository, and anti-money laundering reporting
officer. The appointment of such functionaries is a mandatory requirement and,
of course, an expensive part for the applicant.

In addition, the Malta Regulator (MFSA) has the right
to change any functionary due to the inadequate discharge of his duties. The
fee for the work of the new functionary will be charged to the issuer.

2. PASSING THE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT TEST IN MALTA

This test is carried out in order to determine how a
DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) asset qualifies – as electronic money, as a
financial instrument, as a virtual token or as a virtual financial asset.

Financial Instrument Test takes place in three stages.

1.    
Filling in information about an agent, a characteristic of a
virtual financial asset.

2.    
Determining the type of virtual financial asset.

3.    
Declaring. The agent notes that the test was passed in accordance
with the law, confirms the veracity and completeness of the information
provided.

Only after proper qualification of the DLT asset you
can proceed writing a white paper, a technical document that contains detailed
information about the project as a whole.

3. DESPITE THE MANY BENEFITS OF ICO, THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS.

An unqualified investor has the right to invest no
more than 5,000 euros within 12 months after the release of tokens.

An unqualified investor is an individual or legal
entity whose main activity is not an investment.

Also, in case of violation of the rules by the
issuer/agent, the Regulator may impose an administrative penalty in the amount
of 150,000 euros without going to court.

So, if you are interested in choosing and registering
a company for ISO, obtaining a license and opening a bank account, SBSB
specialists provide full support for the ICO project, from the moment of the
qualified selection of jurisdiction and during the further functioning of your
company.

If you doubt the correctness of the choice of
jurisdiction under your ICO case – we will provide detailed information during
the first consultation.

 

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posted 6 days ago

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