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   547

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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15 July 2018   55

CBOE Presindent recently warned the ICO community about the issues, that they may face in nearest future. But we had some great news recently - it has became known that in 2018, ICO-projects raised $ 9.29 billion, which is more than double than total for the previous year. The corresponding data is reported by CoinSchedule. It is worth noting that, unlike many other ratings, CoinSchedule takes into account Telegram ($ 1.7 billion) and Venezuelan El Petro ($ 735 million). These projects are the leaders in terms of investment.In each month of the current year, more than $ 1 billion was collected, and at the expense of Telegram, March became the leader - $ 3.8 billion.

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1. CrowdPrecision 

Hype.Codes rate  92

CrowdPrecision offers higher quality results at lower cost and faster. We decided against a solely decentralized platform. Our experiences show that there are always cases that can not be clarified automatically. Therefore, our platform has a group of experts who serve as a point of arbitration and take into account both, the interests of employees and employers in a neutral way. CrowdPrecision tackles two of the most significant challenges in current Crowdsourcing applications - quality control of the work submitted and fast and cost-effective payment mechanisms. 

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Sales dates: Jul 22nd - Aug 19th
Accepted currencies. ETH
Soft cap 7.5k ETH
Hard cap 30k ETH
Website and Whitepaper 

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2. InsCoin for Knox Project

Hype.Codes rate 83

"InsCoin for Knox Project" aims to establish the first insurance company that will accept a Crypto (INSC) for the payment of insurance premiums, and the first that, with the help of the blockchain, will solve the problem of falsification of insurance policies. The KNOX project will be the first insurance company that merges the real world with the digital one using Blockchain technology, creating the most efficient and advanced structure in the sector, to find a solution to the problem of certification and anti-forgery of insurance policies. It will be the first ever to emit insurance policies both in smart-contract and traditional paper form. With the smart contract the spread of false insurance policies is avoided because it is the same system that issues them after receiving the payment. With the smart contract the company won't have delay in collecting credits, as the policy is issued only after receiving the payment.

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Sales dates. Jul 23rd - Aug 30th 
Accepted currencies. ETH
Soft cap 4k ETH
Hard cap 39 444 ETH
Website and Whitepaper

3. METOKEN

Hype.Codes rate 91

Optimized for all users, Style.me is a shoppable, Instagram-like fashion experience. Style.me monetarily incentivises quality content creation from influencers and brands while rewarding users for opting in to receive targeted advertisements. The platform connects and rewards fashion influencers, consumers, and brands. For example, Influencers are able to post brands’ outfits on the platform. Users can like and share such posts, while both parties are rewarded for content creation and engagement. Using Style.me’s patented virtual fitting room, shoppers can try on the outfit, and even purchase directly. Fashion brands are happy due to a satisfied customer and a valued influencer.

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Sales dates. Jul 23rd - Aug 22nd
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Soft cap $10M
Hard cap $30M
Website and Whitepaper

4. Vanig

Hype.Codes rate 89

Vanig is the world’s first integrated E-Commerce platform and Supply Chain ecosystem powered by the blockchain. Vanig Patent Pending solution addresses several significant Supply Chain and E-Commerce challenges and inefficiencies, providing a higher level of brand experience. Our Supply Chain ecosystem leverages the latest in blockchain technology through HyperLedger’s Sawtooth Lake technology. We simplify the E-Commerce experience and its embedded Supply Chain, eliminating intermediaries and manual processes as it ushers in a new level of transparency. The Vanig platform is safe, secure, and user-friendly, benefiting all members of the ecosystem and embraces cryptocurrency payments. It shortens recall process and timelines for manufacturers and retailers, providing real-time product visibility through to the consumer. Provenance information on products, increasingly an essential consumer ask, is fully integrated.

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Sales dates. Jul 23rd - Sep 25th
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC, LTC, USD
Soft cap $2M
Hard cap $20M
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5. Codex

Hype.Codes rate 86

Codex is the leading decentralized asset registry for the $2 trillion arts & collectibles (“A&C”) ecosystem, which includes art, fine wine, collectible cars, antiques, decorative arts, coins, watches, jewelry, and more. Powered by the CodexCoin native token, the Codex Protocol is open source, allowing third-party players in the A&C ecosystem to build applications and utilize the registry. These applications, built with Codex’s partners, will make buying, selling, insurance, asset-backed loans and shipping and logistics easier for everyone. Codex’s first application, Biddable, is a title-escrow system built on the Codex Protocol, which solves long-standing challenges in auctions: non-performing bidders, lack of privacy, and bidder access. It is already live with the Codex Consortium, a group of major stakeholders in the A&C space who facilitate over $6 Billion in sales to millions of bidders across tens of thousands of auctions from 5,000 auction houses in over 50 countries.

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Sales dates. Jul 15th - Aug 15th
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Hard cap $25M
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6. Plentix

Hype.Codes rate 89

The advent of cryptocurrencies and the tokenized economy makes it possible to re-imagine the entire value chain of consumer, products, and producers from a referral perspective. We present Plentix, a tokenized platform that enables users to refer other users to a business entity and enables business entities to leverage existing APIs for industry specific referrals and allows for safe, secure, trustless value exchange to take place. Unlike other referral platforms, Plentix unleashes the potential of a new global ecosystem to monetize referrals for every stakeholder, from the producer to the consumer.

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Sales dates. Jul 11th - Jul 24th
Accepted currencies. ETH, LTC, BTC, USD
Soft cap $3M
Hard cap $24M
Website and Whitepaper

7. WAR FIELD

Hype.Codes rate 85

WAR FIELD is a fully-functional, action-packed multiplayer first-person shooter game with a blockchain-driven gaming economy that uses tradeable Ethereum-based cryptographic GLDR Tokens you can buy, sell, trade, and win for skilful play.

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Sales dates. Jul 26th - Nov 15th
Accepted currencies. BTC, ETH, LTC
Hard cap $3M
Hard cap $12M
Website and Whitepaper

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