Ecosystem Impact

Collaborative Effort

Blockchain Policy Initiative

Neufund is a founding member of Blockchain Policy Initiative, which serves as a coordinative platform for blockchain experts to promote sound policy foundations for the global cryptoeconomy. The initiative offers, first, an arena for the exchange of ideas at the intersection of distributed ledger technologies and legal frameworks. This is made possible through an inclusive and decentralised community that collaborates on open source documents. The major effort in this regards is the Blockchain Policy Initiative Report. It offers comprehensive set of concrete policy suggestions that shall help policy makers to find the right ways to fully protect participants and support crypto innovation at the same time. Further, the initiative has come up with a structured and transparent process to carve out the Blockchain Policy Manifesto. Its ‘Ten Calls for the Governance of the Cryptoeconomy’ represent the most concise public declaration of the community’s purpose and intent thus far. As a jurisdictional competition around blockchain regulation is emerging on a global scale, Blockchain Policy Initiative promotes coordination, information symmetry and transparency in the crypto space – among the diverse community itself, as well as between the community and policy makers. As we see vast realms of technological innovations being developed and investors entering the market, this shall to foster certainty for everyone about what the future of blockchain holds.

With the ICO Transparency Monitor, NEUFUND has launched a powerful toolkit that helps the crypto investment space to better evaluate ICOs and other token generating events. As opposed to personal investment advice and other ICO trackers, this service offers an decentralised analysis of underlying blockchain data. These new metrics make it easy and free of cost for anybody to scan through the smart contracts of past, ongoing and future fundraising projects. A clear display allows investors to easily form their personal judgment whether a given ICO is transparent and trustworthy. At the same time, it holds cryptoeconomy entrepreneurs, just like us, accountable for their due diligence. We are convinced that innovative peer-to-peer tools stemming from the community itself are the most practical means to catalyse a healthy progression trajectory of the crypto world. In order to reach its full potential, clear guidance is much needed for the ecosystem in order to prevent fraud and to promote future innovation. That’s why we warmly welcome you to analyse your favourite ICOs on this community platform – join us in our effort to make the entire crypto space a more inclusive and transparent place!

This report summarizes the existing situation with respect to blockchain regulations and proposes a legislative approach serving the interests of businesses, investors, and regular citizens. Its purpose is to help reduce, or indeed completely eliminate, the problem of regulatory uncertainty facing all interested and affected parties. We begin by discussing the nature and dynamics of core blockchain-related technologies, the effects they have on economic processes, and how we might understand common interactions in light of these technical innovations. Next, we survey existing regulations and offer a view of how cryptocurrencies and cryptotokens fit with them, leading us to recommend they be treated as a separate asset class without becoming subject to European VAT regulation. We continue with an overview of approaches to blockchain that other jurisdictions take and extract key lessons to for European regulators to consider. We conclude with a call to action asking the same to work speedily with the relevant parties to establish a simple, yet robust regulatory framework.

NEUFUND’s mission is to establish an active secondary market for startup equity, through providing a solution to represent startup shares as Blockchain tokens. This works also for non-Blockchain projects (e.g AI, biotech, hardware etc.) To demonstrate to the Blockchain community that our concept has practical potential, we have converted the 10% pool of NEUFUND stock reserved for the employees into Ethereum tokens, and have provided a smart contract to govern it in place of a legal agreement. Now any incorporated startup can use our solution to implement their ESOP on Blockchain.

The one piece of equipment that is essential to every crypto-nerd that is serious about their security is probably the Ledger Nano… Learn how you can set it up and use it to store your cryptoassets.

This tutorial takes you through the basics of cryptocurrencies, how to acquire it, store it in a digital wallet and then send it. It has been made so that it includes the ideal mix of theory and practice to introduce newbies to cryptocurrencies and give them some momentum by teaching them the most important functions.

Curious to see how we onboard newbies onto our team and how we introduce them to the world of blockchain? Take a look… This includes a number of must-read articles about blockchain, how to create a digital wallet, how to setup a hardware wallet, basic info on investment funds and a list of the news sources and channels we monitor daily here at NEUFUND.