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Blockchain STO/ ICO/ UTO Licenses

Security Token Offering (STO)

Security Token Offering (STO) combine the technology of blockchain with the requirements of regulated securities markets to support liquidity of assets and wider availability of finance. STOs are typically the issuance of digital tokens in a blockchain environment in the form of regulated securities. The blockchain environment enhances securities regulatory objectives of disclosure, fairness and market integrity and supports innovation and efficiency through automation and “smart contracts”. In terms of the token aspect, an STO is essentially the digital representations of ownership of assets (e.g. gold, real estate) or economic rights.

At GFSC Global we have deep knowledge in blockchain industry. Our team of professionals are ready to help to bring your project to a successful stage of a Security Token Offering – STO. We develop tailor-made token structuring solutions, “tokenization”, specifically for each of our client’s requirements, in shares, gold, art and many others. Our field of expertise lies in areas of legal consulting, registration as token issuer, preparation of prospectuses, reviewing the smart contracts, formation of the legal entity, obtaining of the authorization from the Regulator, operational audit that are vital for a successful STO.

We would be glad to assist you with your STO licensing in the following jurisdictions: Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Lithuania, France, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel, UAE, Canada

Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

With the always changing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) legislation that’s present in our world, it is far from easy to decide what jurisdiction’s rules and regulations will be the most beneficial for your company.

At GFSC Global we would be glad to guide you to get your official authorization or approval for ICO or UTO by competent authority!

Advantages of ICO

  • Attraction of an unlimited number of investors from all over the world, both individuals and corporate
  • ICO projects attract investors due to high probability of profits. There are cases when the cost of tokens grew by 1000%
  • Investments in the ICO projects are available for investors with a minimal amount of funds
  • ICO provides an opportunity to receive funding at the early seed stage of the project and on a better terms than through accelerators
  • Low cost of attracting investments, in comparison with traditional methods

The best jurisdictions are: Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Lithuania

SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING

STO Authorization

Authorizations are granted by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (“FMA”) under the provisions of the Blockchain Act.

Below please find features of the particular category in more details:

Feature/Category STO Authorization
Type of company required to be eligible Liechtenstein Company AG
Corporate taxation 12,5%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 50,000 CHF
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director, registered address, audited financial statements.
Timeframe Company formation usually takes up to 1-2 weeks. A complete application is normally decided upon FMA approval within 3-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 1,000 CHF

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Authorizations are granted by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (“FINMA”) under the provisions of the DLT Securities Act.

Below please find features of the particular category in more details:

Feature/Category STO Authorization
Type of company required to be eligible Swiss Company AG
Corporate taxation 18%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 100,000 CHF
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director, AML Officer (local), registered address, audited financial statements.
Timeframe Company formation usually takes up to 1-2 weeks. A complete application is normally decided upon FINMA approval within 5-6 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 5,000 CHF

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

INITIAL COIN OFFERING/UTILITY TOKEN OFFERING

ICO/UTO Authorization

Authorizations are granted by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (“FMA”) under the provisions of the Blockchain Act.

Below please find features of the particular category in more details:

Feature/Category ICO/UTO Authorization
Type of company required to be eligible Liechtenstein Company AG
Corporate taxation 12,5%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 15,000 CHF
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director (local), Compliance Officer, registered address, audited financial statements.
Timeframe Company formation usually takes up to 1-2 weeks. A complete application is normally decided upon FMA approval within 4-5 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 2,000 CHF

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Authorizations are granted by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (“FINMA”) under the provisions of the DLT Securities Act.

Below please find features of the particular category in more details:

Feature/Category ICO/UTO Authorization
Type of company required to be eligible Swiss Company AG
Corporate taxation 18%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 100,000 CHF
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director (local), Compliance Officer, registered address, audited financial statements.
Timeframe Company formation usually takes up to 1-2 weeks. A complete application is normally decided upon FINMA approval within 7-8 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 10,000- 15,000 CHF*

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Authorizations are granted by the Bank of Lithuania under the provisions of the Law on Markets in Financial Instruments, Law on Securities, Law on Crowdfunding, Laws regulating the activities of collective investment undertakings depending on the type of tokens issued.

Below please find features of the particular category in more details:

Feature/Category ICO/UTO Authorization
Type of company required to be eligible Lithuania Company
Corporate taxation 15%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital The minimum paid-up capital depends on the type of tokens will be issued.
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director, AML Officer (local), registered address, audited financial statements.
Timeframe Company formation usually takes up to 1-2 weeks. A complete application is normally decided upon Bank of Lithuania approval within 6-7 months from the date of filing.
Government fees *

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

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