Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Services

Malta has always been on the forefront of technology and innovation.  In the past months, a number of initiatives have been launched, aimed at establishing an innovative and attractive regulatory framework for entities operating in blockchain (and distributed ledger technologies), virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies, and for those entities interested in raising finance through an ‘Initial Coin Offering’ (ICO). 

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an innovative way of raising finance from the public by issuing ‘coins’ or ‘tokens’, usually in exchange for other digital tokens such as Bitcoin or Ethereum’s Ether. 

Initial reviews

Proposed business model is analysed to assess whether it is subject to licensing or regulatory requirements.  Our engagement then proceeds with a review of the proposed business and token generation (ICO). This is very important as there are different regulatory requirements applicable to (a) pure utility tokens (b) securities tokens and (c) hybrid tokens.

Corporate
We are able to assist to set up your corporate structure in Malta. Services also include drafting of founders/shareholders agreements

Tax
We provide advice on Maltese tax matters relating to the ICO, business operations and any transfers.

Banking
Bank account opening in the ICO field may be a complicated process. We are able to assist to set up and open bank accounts with banks/financial institutions.

Advisory
Ongoing advisory services (on a case by case basis)

Accounts and company maintenance

Preparation of financial statements
Audit (independent)
Company maintenance & back office services

Drafting of agreements between the operating company and the tokenizer.
Pre-ICO agreements and related documentation
Private token purchase agreements/private placement
Agreements with the team and advisors of the project
Escrow Agreement
Bounty campaign

Regulatory

Further regulatory advice (on a case by case basis).
Assistance with any licensing application (if required)
KYC advisory

White Paper

Drafting and review of the white paper. This is very important in order to avoid legal, compliance and regulatory issues

 

Privacy Policy / Terms of use/Token Sale agreement

Drafting the user documentation for the ICO website, e.g. Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, the list of disclaimers and risks associated with the participation in the token sale for publication on the website.

For further information please read our article by clicking on the following link.

http://www.act.com.mt/articles-publications/ICO-MALTA.php

You may also contact us by sending us an email on info@act.com.mt.

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