The ICO's Examination and Regulation Committee of the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) issued a series of "recommendations aimed at eliminating uncertainty and balancing technological innovation and investor protection." This is reported by Bitcoin. com.
As a general rule cryptocurrencies that are designed to be used exclusively as a medium of payment, clearing, or exchange and are not limited to a specific venture; that do not confer additional rights; and are not controlled by a central entity — will not be deemed securities.
Analysts suggest that this decision can become a precedent, since many countries still have not developed their own approach to classifying cryptocurrencies. Israel, however, adheres to fairly progressive views on the regulation of the cryptocurrency. For example, bitcoin terminals installed in this country allow you to buy the criterion for fiat without necessarily verifying the identity.
The question of whether a cryptocurrency should be considered a security will be decided on the totality of the circumstances and features of each case in accordance with the purposes of the law. As a general rule, cryptocurrencies that confer rights similar to the rights conferred by traditional securities such as shares, bonds, and participation units, will be deemed securities. In contrast, cryptocurrencies that represent rights to a product or service and are acquired solely for the purpose of consumption and use and not for investment purposes, will not be considered securities.
Earlier it became known that ISA intends to prevent the emergence of crypto companies in the indexes of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.