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U.S. Government Shutdown Leading to Possible Automatic ETF Approval

Trumps Shutdown of the United States Government has, amongst all the chaos, provided Bitcoin (BTC) an opportunity to gain ETF approval by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). According to Bitcoin.com, the U.S. SEC is due to make a decision on the Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin (BTC) ETF next month, and, the deadline cannot be further […]

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Crypto Tax in Chile to Starts in 2019

Starting this year, crypto investors in the South American nation of Chile, will have to start declaring and paying tax on their earnings last year, in 2018. Originally, the tax agency of Chile Servicio de Impuestos Internos SII, declared last year that cryptocurrencies were not subject to Value Added Tax (VAT). However, the tax agency […]

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Tax Relief Offered for Blockchain in South Korea

The South Korean government, has added Blockchain to its research and development tax credit scheme, to aid innovation in the area. The tax relief is scheduled to be implemented in February 2019 according to the document published. The tax credit means that for small enterprises 30 – 40% of research and development expenses would be […]

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French Tobacconists Start Selling Bitcoins

For those around Paris, that long-awaited moment of being able to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) along with a pack of fags has become a reality. Reported yesterday by Reuters, Keplerk–a fintech company–have now installed 6 Bitcoin ATM units around Paris. They hope to have 4,500 Tabacs (tobacconist shops) enrolled by February. Some people find it complicated […]

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WSJ Identifies 15% of ICOs as Questionable

The Wall Street Journal has published a report identifying 513 cryptocurrency offerings (ICOs) which they regard as having questionable content either publicly available or in their whitepaper. Textual analysis was done against thousands of ICO whitepapers in order to flag: Duplicated language from earlier paper Regulators scrutinized project Misrepresented or faked team No team disclosed […]

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$4 Billion Lawsuit Against Craig Wright – Motion to Dismiss Case Rejected by Judge

It’s been a rough year for Craig Wright. Having sided with Bitcoin SV in the Great-Bitcoin-Cash-Fork-of-2018 and acting with threats, bullying, and other lowbrow tactics has done him few favours. The controversy behind the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork has left BCH and BSV market prices and Wright’s reputation in tatters. The pain continues for Wright, […]

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HMRC Provides Guidance On Crypto Taxation

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs UK (HMRC) have published today a policy paper on the tax treatment of cryptoassets for individuals in the UK. As expected, cryptoassets are viewed to be taxable: trades and other disposals should have capital gains taxed. This includes crypto-to-crypto trades. Key amongst the guidance is the following statement to clarify […]

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Ethereum Futures on Hold as Commission Reviews Token

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is looking for additional feedback from the public, before the token can join Bitcoin (BTC) in the futures market. Although in June 2018, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), announced that Ethereum (ETH) was not a security the CFTC is still not comfortable with the decision. More details have been […]

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Samsung Applies for Blockchain Trademarks

Samsung has revealed through trademark applications that it is planning to develop mobile software for the digital asset space. Three separate word trademarks were applied for yesterday, at the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO). Blockchain key box: application 017997747. Blockchain KeyStore: application 017997752. Blockchain Core: application 017997756. As expected, the details on the applications are sparse. All of […]

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SEC Delays VanEck/SolidX ETF Decision Until February

The SEC has confirmed yesterday that it would be delaying its decision on the VanEck/SolidX ETF. They will delay until the final date possible, 27 February 2019.  Full statement can be read here. This has come as no surprise to much of the public, who have been expecting the SEC to drag its heels delay for further […]

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Japan to Tackle Crypto Tax Evasion

The Japanese government will be looking to establish a system to prevent tax evasion from those who have made big profits from cryptocurrency trading. Profits from crypto trading in Japan will be classified as miscellaneous income under the Income Tax Act. The employed who gain 200k yen a year in crypto earnings are required to […]

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South Korea to Tax ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

Although Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are banned in South Korea, the government is planning to tax cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to The Korea Times, finance minister Hong Nam-ki, announced “A task force consisting of experts from relevant government agencies including the National Tax Service and the private sector will be formed to […]

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Crypto Reviews For Sale: More Common Than You Think

Reuters has published a special report that reveals how social media personalities (influencers) are charging thousands for positive reviews, without labelling them as sponsored content. The report indicates the practice is far more common than generally known. Shilling, the promotion of coins, is taken to a dangerous level, when unethical influencers are involved. Hacken paid $7,500 […]

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Crypto Collapse Continues with Bitcoin Cash Down 40%, Here are the 3 Main Causes..

The past 24 hours has been punishing to investors, with Bitcoin (BTC), breaking through the $5k barrier yesterday, for the first time in 2018. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has dropped over 44% with all altcoins now in free fall. What on Earth is driving this? Here are the main 3 reasons, also outlined in forbes;   The […]

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