Crypto | Blockchain | FinTech

Crowdfunding, Digital Financial Services, E-Money, Value Cards, Digital Currencies, Bitcoin, Tokens

Your goals

The digital revolution has found its way to the financial services industry, disrupting traditional ways of doing business. The same way that Amazon has transformed traditional retail, an increasing number of crypto, blockchain and financial technology (fintech) companies are starting to re-invent the way the financial services industry is conducting business.

In order to successfully set up and operate crypto, blockchain or fintech services in Switzerland, regulatory burdens must be overcome and compliance obligations be met. Our team combines knowledge from a legal, tax and compliance perspective and assist you in the management of complex projects.

MME is a founding member of the Digital Finance Compliance Association (http://en.dfca.ch/) as well as the Crypto Valley Association (https://cryptovalley.swiss/).

We are also involved in the developement of the legislation in Switzerland. Watch e.g. our video about the Swiss C-Share, a project with regard to the first blockchain based share certificate, or listen to Dr. Luka Mueller, explaining the status of regulations and crypto in Switzerland.

Our services

MME has set up a team of IT, banking, tax and AML experts jointly providing solutions and expertise for crypto, blockchain and fintech projects. Whether you are developing, procuring, or investing in these areas, we understand the opportunities and challenges your business can face. We have been supporting clients from across the full spectrum. New technologies, such as distributed ledger technologies (blockchain), are part of our daily business. This assures that our legal expertise is combined with a thorough technical understanding of the technology underlying our client's business models.

Our crypto, blockchain and fintech clients range from established international institutions to some of the world's most innovative startups with the potential to become market disrupters. Our experts remain in close contact with the authorities (e.g. FINMA or tax authorities) and are heavily involved in regulatory projects affecting the industry.

We may assist you in:

  • Setting up and operating blockchain applications (e.g. FIAT/DC und DC/DC exchange services, wallet services, colored coins, DOA's smart contracts, gaming applications)
  • Setting up payment, lending, personal finance and wealth management applications
  • Setting up crowdfunding applications and organizing token generating events (TGE)
  • Assist in entering into the Swiss and European market
  • Minimising the regulatory burdens for digital financial services
  • Dealing with FINMA and self-regulatory organisations
  • Setting up FINMA approved compliance schemes
  • Dealing with tax, VAT and customs authorities in order to set-up a cost-efficient business model
  • Incentives for R&D, IP and other business activities
  • E-Money, Digital Currencies and payment card services
  • Entering into a fintech partnership (partnership agreements, IT/IP and data ownership /licensing agreements, commercialisation strategies)
  • Big data issues, data protection and data security, management of cyber risks

From the magazine

How to declare bitcoins?

The declaration of bitcoins and other digital information units ("tokens") in the Swiss tax return is in practice still unclear. Our article (in German) provides some guidelines.

16.8 Millions in 28 Minutes

On April 6th, 2017, the Interchain Foundation based in Zug, Switzerland has raised in a record time of 28 minutes 16.8m USD for the funding of the Cosmos Network.

„Innovation stärkt die Schweiz“

Die Digitalisierung bietet eine riesige Chance für die Schweiz, sagen Thomas Linder und Luka Müller in einem Interview publiziert im Tages-Anzeiger.

Blockchain Workshop

"Blockchain" is one of the current buzzwords in business-related technology of industry 4.0. However, are you really ready to discuss opportunities and use-cases for your business in detail?

Digitales Geld für Start-ups

Junge Internet-Firmen finanzieren sich vermehrt über digitale Währungen wie Ether und Bitcoin. In Zug und Zürich stehen ihnen zahlreiche Anwälte und Steuerberater von MME zur Seite.

MME named integral part of Crypto Valley

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute has created a map representing the most important players in the international bitcoin and blockchain scene located between Zug and Zurich. MME is proud to be an integral part of that map.

Bitcoin: Basics & Functionality

In his article (in German only), Luzius Meisser explains the history of Crypto Currencies and the principles how they work and what potential the blockchain based technology has. Focusing on Bitcoins, the author aims at providing the unacquainted reader and lawyer with the basic know how to understand the functionality and capability of the distributed ledger technology.

Crowdfunding and Taxation

Crowdfunding – i.e. raising money via online platforms – in Switzerland is still in its infancy. This analysis offers a preliminary overview of possible problem areas and demarcation issues from a taxation standpoint.

All magazine reports

Publications

  • Dr. Luka Müller,

    Thomas Linder

    Digitale Revolution im Banking

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  • Thomas Linder

    Crowdfinance: Und was ist mit den Steuern?

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All publications