Eduardo Vilá, Author at Vila Abogados

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The regulation of Virtual Financial Assets (“VFA”) – the “Malta Route”

On 26th June 2018 Malta passed a package of three rules aimed at regulating blockchain technology on a global basis, ranging from the launch of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) to cryptocurrency exchanges. It could be said that giving a legal framework to blockchain technology and the economic ecosystem that surrounds it is a pioneering initiative. The objective is to build…

Cryptocurrency and the digital economy

In the wake of the judgment given by the EU Court of Justice in 2015, on 22nd February  2018 the German Finance Ministry issued its decision regarding the legal treatment of payments with cryptocurrency, according to which cryptocurrency is coming to be equated to payments made by legal means of payment inasmuch as they are accepted as a form or…

CRYPTO CURRENCIES AND REGULATORY AMBITIONS

  It can be frequently realized that commercial developments and social changes happen much faster than governments and legislation are able to cope with. In the case of crypto currencies, just a few years have elapsed since, in 2009, Bitcoin broke into the market and as a consequence of its quick adoption by users, hundreds of crypto currencies followed suit.…