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SKW Schwarz
On January 13, 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will enter into force, which also introduces higher security standards for online payments.
SKW Schwarz
Cashless payments by smartphone are becoming more and more popular. The phase in which credit card payments have become commonplace in Germany ...
Dentons
While regulators were still discussing the most effective way to regulate crowdfunding within the EU, a new wave of alternative financing overwhelmingly took them by surprise:
Littler Mendelson
The German federal government has announced a sweeping new initiative with the stated goal of making "Germany and Europe the worldwide leader in the field of artificial intelligence."
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The German regulatory practice has been to treat bitcoin as a unit of account and thus a financial instrument.
Jones Day
The defendant was prosecuted for operating a bitcoin trading platform without having obtained a license for providing investment services, which would be a criminal offense under the KWG if bitcoins were to qualify as financial instruments.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Unlike in most other European jurisdictions the regulatory practice in Germany has been to treat Bitcoins as units of account and as such financial instruments pursuant to Section 1 German Banking Act.
SKW Schwarz
In its September 25, 2018 judgement, the 4th Criminal Division of Berlin Court of Appeal ruled that Bitcoin trading is not punishable because Bitcoins are not a financial instrument within the meaning of the Banking Act.
Foley & Lardner
Reuters reported about "Bitkom surveyed 503 top managers and security chiefs from across Germany's manufacturing sector" ...
SKW Schwarz
Dem Urteil des Kammergerichts lag ein Strafverfahren gegen den Betreiber einer Online-Handelsplattform für Bitcoins zugrunde.
Jones Day
The Situation: In February 2018, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ("BaFin") ...
Foley & Lardner
Reuters reported about "Bitkom surveyed 503 top managers and security chiefs from across Germany's manufacturing sector" ...
SKW Schwarz
Die Blockchain ist derzeit in aller Munde.
SKW Schwarz
Digitization of today's working world is ever progressing. Almost on a daily basis, we are facing new forms of work or at least new terminology.
SKW Schwarz
Die Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt schreitet unaufhaltsam voran. Beinahe täglich wird man mit neuen Arbeitsformen oder neuen Begrifflichkeiten konfrontiert.
SKW Schwarz
Augmented Reality (AR) superimposes users' real environment with digitally created content. In the recent past, the AR application "Pokémon Go" has gained particular recognition.
SKW Schwarz
Exclusive listening, together with thousands of other fans, to the album of one's favorite band at a worldwide Virtual Reality Live event even before the release date: the "Gorillaz" made this kind of futuristic idea...
SKW Schwarz
German financial regulatory authority BaFin published further guidance on its view around tokens and crypto-currencies used to structure Initial Coins offerings (German version available here).
Nishith Desai Associates
As Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) begin to gain mainstream acceptance as a mode of fundraising, the German and Swiss financial regulators have recently issued statements detailing their outlook on ICOs.
Jones Day
The initiative includes an https encryption test, under which Bavarian companies may have their websites tested (source document in German) and receive feedback from the DPA.
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Jones Day
The defendant was prosecuted for operating a bitcoin trading platform without having obtained a license for providing investment services, which would be a criminal offense under the KWG if bitcoins were to qualify as financial instruments.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The German regulatory practice has been to treat bitcoin as a unit of account and thus a financial instrument.
SKW Schwarz
In its September 25, 2018 judgement, the 4th Criminal Division of Berlin Court of Appeal ruled that Bitcoin trading is not punishable because Bitcoins are not a financial instrument within the meaning of the Banking Act.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Unlike in most other European jurisdictions the regulatory practice in Germany has been to treat Bitcoins as units of account and as such financial instruments pursuant to Section 1 German Banking Act.
Jones Day
The Situation: In February 2018, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ("BaFin") ...
SKW Schwarz
Digitization of today's working world is ever progressing. Almost on a daily basis, we are facing new forms of work or at least new terminology.
SKW Schwarz
Dem Urteil des Kammergerichts lag ein Strafverfahren gegen den Betreiber einer Online-Handelsplattform für Bitcoins zugrunde.
Foley & Lardner
Reuters reported about "Bitkom surveyed 503 top managers and security chiefs from across Germany's manufacturing sector" ...
Nishith Desai Associates
As Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) begin to gain mainstream acceptance as a mode of fundraising, the German and Swiss financial regulators have recently issued statements detailing their outlook on ICOs.
SKW Schwarz
Die Blockchain ist derzeit in aller Munde.
SKW Schwarz
Die Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt schreitet unaufhaltsam voran. Beinahe täglich wird man mit neuen Arbeitsformen oder neuen Begrifflichkeiten konfrontiert.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 3 November 2017, the German regulator for the financial sector, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, published a new circular titled Rundschreiben 10/2017 (BA) vom 3. November 2017...
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