Round Table “Taxation of Tokens: How to Treat Interest-Paying Debt Tokens Under German Tax Law?” on April 22, 2021


Together with PwC, we will host an online round table on the topic “Taxation of Tokens: How to Treat Interest-Paying Debt Tokens Under German Tax Law?” on April 22, 2021. The goal is to bring together a group of max. 20 experts and decision-makers to discuss possible approaches to the taxation of interest-paying debt tokens. The round table will be held in German. If you are interested and would like to participate, the next paragraphs will give you further information. If you want to apply as a participant of this round table, please fill out the application form (5 minutes).


What is the content of this round table?

The goal of this round table is to foster the exchange of knowledge between a small group of max. 20 blockchain experts and decision-makers in the field of taxation of security tokens. With the expected rise of security token offerings (STOs), distributed ledger (DLT) platforms will provide a global and decentralized infrastructure to represent any type of asset in the form of security tokens. Blockchain technology enables the trading of digital assets, including tokenized debt obligations, on global markets, with the potential to disrupt traditional financing and the processing of the associated payments and liquidity management. Over the medium term, any type of asset will move to DLT-based systems — be it debts, stocks, or the EURO. The reasons for this are, among others, increased international transferability, variable denomination of shares, close to the real-time speed of ownership transfer, and a reduction of transaction costs.

In the capacity of ITSA e.V. as a platform for disseminating and transferring knowledge, we would like to promote discussion in this area focusing on the application side. We aim to discuss — in a small group of max. 20 people — potential best practices for the taxation of interest-paying debt tokens under German law. To do this, we have invited several key experts from the field that will participate in the round table.


Experts invited to the round table:

  • Mathias Link, PwC
  • Stefanie Latrovalis, PwC
  • Kai Kremer, PwC
  • Nikolai Noeske, HSBC
  • Maximilian Portenlänger, Bankhaus von der Heydt
  • Michael Abegg, RedLeafsTAX
  • Monty Metzger, LCX
  • Kristian Bokert, JURIBO
  • Stefan Schmitt, Blockdaemon
  • Maximilian Bruckner, ITSA
  • Christian Viehof, ITSA

Location, date, and application

  • Location: online conference (Google Meets)
  • Date: April 22, 2021
  • Time: 10h00 –12h00 (CET)
  • Language: German
  • Application required by filling out this application form (5 minutes)
  • Maximum number of participants: 20

Who should participate?

  • Decision-makers and employees from STO issuers
  • (Tax) Lawyers
  • Journalists who are interested in STOs


International Token Standardization Association e.V
Phone: +49 151 52580120


About ITSA e.V.

ITSA e.V. is a non-profit organization headquartered in Berlin primarily focusing on the standardization of tokens and crypto-assets. In addition to the development of unique identifiers, an international classification framework, and a token data register (Tokenbase), the center offers a platform for the exchange of knowledge and thought for decision-makers and startups as well as technology and industry experts. ITSA e.V. sets new research impulses for students and organizes educational round tables for executives in the field of tokenization.

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