Author Archives: Oliver Tonkin

New Swiss ICO Guidance – a Welcome Development

Switzerland ICO Guidance

Summary The recent release by the Swiss financial markets regulator, FINMA, of guidance regarding its approach to the regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is a welcome attempt to provide a more granular analysis of the ICO market and the likely applicability of securities regulation to this market. The guidance represents the first attempt […]

Sold some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the taxman

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen. Woman and man doing paperwork together, paying taxes online on notebook pc

If you are one of the lucky few individuals to have bought Bitcoin or another digital asset six months ago, 12 months ago or (and, if so, congratulations) 5 or more years ago, you are, in all likelihood, sitting on some very large paper profits when the value of your holdings are calculated in fiat […]