Malta to Propose ICO Definition Test

The proposed test will help to find out if the ICO's token is a security or utility token
16 April 2018   740

The authorities of Malta have submitted a test that will clearly determine when a token issued through ICO is considered a security. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The Financial Services Authority of Malta published a consultation document and now accepts public comments on its contents. The document describes the so-called Financial Instrument Test, which would ultimately become part of its proposed Virtual Financial Asset Act (VFAA).

The agency reported that the methodology of the test is based on a discussion of a previous document published in November 2017, when this idea was presented for the first time.

The test includes 3 stages, which first of all will determine whether an asset based on distributed registry technology (DLT) can be classified as "virtual tokens" or utility-tokens that are not securities.

Virtual token is a DLT asset which has no utility, value or application outside of the DLT platform on which it was issued and that cannot be exchanged for funds on such platform or with the issuer of such DLT asset.
 

The Financial Services Authority of Malta proposal document

Tokens that belong to this category will not be regulated by the law "On virtual financial assets".

Assets that are traded on the secondary market will pass to the second stage of testing, where the token will be checked for compliance with various definitions of the security in European legislation, including tradable securities, money market instruments or financial derivatives.

If it turns out that the token corresponds to the definition of one of these assets, it will be regulated in accordance with the EU directive "On the markets of financial instruments".

A negative result in the second stage will allow the token to be admitted to the third stage of testing, at which the issue of token regulation will be decided in accordance with the Law on Virtual Financial Assets. At this stage, both the pan-European and the national criteria of Malta will be presented.

Proposed to cover all ICOs organized in Malta, the paper is currently open for public input until May 5, the agency said.

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Top-3 Ongoing ICO 16th - 22nd Sep Acc. to Our Readers

Let’s check which ICOs from ongoing 16th to 22nd of September are considered the best among our readers
24 September 2018   130

Our readers are dedicated cryptocurrency enthusiasts and fans of blockchain technology. We provide them with the ability to express their opinion regularly. Let’s check top three upcoming ICO according to our readers.

1. World Bit Bank 

Vitsolutions, LLC has been conducting technical development of the World Bit Bank project and researching innovative financial technologies and the blockchain technology since 2016. World Bit Group which manages the World Bit Bank was established in 2018. It was registered in the EU and holds the Virtual currency against fiat currency exchange license and the Virtual currency wallet service license. Being under European jurisdiction, all real and digital assets of investors will have the highest security. By covering a large portion of the globe, we will be able to provide millions of people with banking services using cryptocurrency in conventional banking operations. Such services include: cryptocurrency loans, use of cryptocurrency in VISA/MasterCard debit cards, easy and cheap transfer and exchange of cryptocurrencies and many more financial transactions we make every day.

World Bit Bank ICO
World Bit Bank ICO

As reported, almost €16M raised.

2. Worldopo 

Worldopo gives the players a platform to build, own and trade property, all securely stored in blockchain. The innovative new approach is the use of it’s own cryptocurrency, the WPT as the base of the economic simulation. This gives the game a layer of realism never seen before, because people can earn real money when playing. The addition of AR makes it possible to actually see your empire grow before you eyes. In short Worldopoly is a true revolution in mobile gaming, easy accessible and yet complex like the real life itself. The best is part is: the game has already completed the development of its game engine and major features.

Worldopo ICO
Worldopo ICO

Worldopo team was able to sell 640 700 WPT.

3. Cloudbric  

Cloudbric is a decentralized universal security platform featuring enterprise-grade website, mobile device and crypto asset security, as well as access to a community driven threat intelligence database all powered through a new technology called VISION (patent pending), a CNN-based deep learning AI-tech, featuring one of the most accurate (low false positive rated) engines on the market. Our goal is to not only secure the web in general, but to secure the entire blockchain experience for users and businesses alike whether it’s protecting global exchanges, securing cryptocurrency assets, etc. so that we can help further encourages the widespread adoption of this great technology to masses. Cloudbric is currently a market leading web application firewall as a service vendor in South Korea and Singapore. We boast multiple awards (SC Magazine, Stevie Awards, Info Security PG, more), are industry-certified, and have more than 10,000 customers and partners.

Cloudbric ICO
Cloudbric ICO

As we can see on the pic above, Presale #1 and #2 ended, and looks like 5000 ETH in total was raised.