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ICO, STO, ITO – The Requirements If You Launch In Germany

Finally, here it is: a comprehensive list of the requirements you need to keep in mind if you want to launch an ICO, STO or...

The German Perspective on Remuneration Policies and Corporate Governance

The Global Financial Crisis brought the economy to the brink of a full-blown collapse and bankers’ greed was one of the key reasons for that....

A case study in FinTech compliance: N26 v BaFin

For startups product development, financing and other aspects often push FinTech Compliance down on the list of priorities – this can have severe consequences as...

More News on the Sustainable Finance Regulations – A practical example of a regulator’s activities

Sustainable Finance has been catapulted to the top of the list of priorities for regulators. Following ESMA’s technical advice to the European Commission on Sustainable...

A new direction for German Token Regulation?

Germany cannot be considered the most welcoming jurisdiction in terms of token regulation. A recent report might spell a change of direction though. Here is...

BaFin’s focus on RegTech – Just another summary or something to talk about?

The German financial regulator BaFin has published the latest edition of its BaFinJournal (in German), its monthly specialist magazine and main news bulletin that consists...

No country for an ICO – The Sequel

BaFin has issued another warning against ICOs. What doesn’t seem to be a big deal, is also a testament to the lack of proactivity and...

German regulator advises on Cloud services

The German financial watchdog BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) today published guidance with regard to the use of cloud solutions. Produced in collaboration with Deutsche Bundesbank,...

The regulatory mess of German crypto regulation and what banks need to be mindful of now

New rules for Crypto risk assessments that will make German banks even more reluctant to work with cryptocurrencies, a court decision that puts the entire...

Blockchain Regulation Made in Germany

The regulation of Blockchain technology remains patchwork and has left many questions unanswered. The German regulator BaFin takes another stab at clarifying some aspects. The...

The Current State of Play of German Cryptocurrency Rules – Insights from the Government on ICOs, Blockchain and SmartContracts.

The German financial regulator BaFin recently published guidance with regard to the regulatory classification of ICOs as financial instruments, but the report left several questions unanswered. Thankfully...

No country for an ICO – German Regulator highlights risks of ICOs, warns against token offerings

Last week the German financial regulator, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin, published a consumer warning in respect of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Like other...

RegTech and Regulators or the Sandbox isn’t for everyone

As a subset of its bigger sibling FinTech, RegTech was going to attract the attention of regulators sooner or later. Since the main objective of...

The impact of high-frequency trading on German capital markets

The German Bundesbank recently published a report on high-frequency trading and its impact en German capital markets. Following the increase of algorithmic trading over the...

German regulator focuses on FinTech in monthly roundup

The German financial regulator BaFin has today published its latest issue of the BaFin Journal. The regulator publishes this monthly bulletin that contains technical articles, interviews...

BaFinTech – German regulator’s FinTech event discusses innovation and regulation

The timing could not haven been better. A week after the UK’s vote to leave the EU and the following discussion about the future of...

German regulator issues monthly guidance – hot topics: netting agreements and the right to a basic bank account

BaFin, the German financial regulatory authority, has today published its latest issue of the BaFin Journal, its monthly bulletin that contains technical articles, interviews and reports on...

BaFIN focuses on Institutions posing systemic risk in monthly roundup

The German financial regulator BaFIN has today published its May issue of the BaFIN Journal. The regulator publishes this monthly bulletin that contains technical articles,...

Low interest rates put strain on financial sector says German regulator

According to the president of the German regulatory authority, BaFIN, low interest rates put strain on financial sector says German regulator. Felix Hufeld, President of...

Blockchain Country Report Germany

Blockchain has been subject to much discussion recently because of the wide remit of potential applications of the technology and its potential to change the...

German regulator examines credit-linked notes in retail market

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) is investigating the extent to which credit-linked notes are being actively sold to retail clients...

BaFin publishes monthly roundup: focus on PSD 2, Solvency II and Financial Advice

BaFin, the German financial regulatory authority, has today published its latest issue of the BaFin Journal, its monthly  bulletin that contains technical articles, interviews and reports on important national and internationalregulatory issues as well...

German regulator reports on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

The German financial regulator, BaFin, today published a report Distributed Ledger: The technology behind virtual currencies: the example of blockchain. The report describes how the distributed...

BaFIN issues monthly guidance – hot topics: cryptocurrencies, building societies and ring fencing

BaFIN, the German financial regulatory authority, has today published its latest issue of the BaFIN Journal, its monthly  bulletin that contains technical articles, interviews and reports on important national and internationalregulatory issues as well...

Latest BaFIN Journal has been published

BaFIN, the German financial regulatory authority, has today published its latest issue of the BaFIN Journal, its monthly  bulletin that contains technical articles, interviews and reports on important...

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