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South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange Bithumb

The National Tax Service of South Korea (NTS) has decided to withhold income tax from Bithumb’s foreign customers. The total tax to be imposed on their transactions amounts to more than 80 billion won (over $69 million), the leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced. Also read: Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades Bithumb to...
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US Congress to Consider Cryptocurrency Act in 2020

The U.S. cryptocurrency scene might be on the way to seeing clear cut crypto regulations as Congress prepares to consider a new bill detailing modalities for digital asset oversight. Clear Definition for Digital Assets According to Forbes, the proposed bill titled ‘Cryptocurrency Act of 2020’ seeks to provide a clear framework for crypto regulations in...
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German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New Law

Fintech companies in the Federal Republic are quickly moving to develop and offer custodial solutions for digital assets under the new German legislation that will allow banks to store, transfer and trade cryptocurrencies next year. Berlin-based Solarisbank has established a subsidiary that will focus exclusively on the niche. The new entity and another German startup,...
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New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims to transpose the FATF standards into national law, also identifies who is to take responsibility for the oversight of cryptocurrencies in the country. Also read: Crypto Startups to Get up to...
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Thai SEC Mulls Tweaking Existing Crypto Regulations to Boost Growth

Asian nations such as Thailand are wasting no time in preparing their economies for a future that involves crypto assets. China is full steam ahead on blockchain technology, and Thailand is making plans to open up further to the digital asset industry with amendments to existing regulations. Paving The Way For Thai Crypto Industry According...
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Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under Zelensky

The new administration in Kiev, headed by the young president Volodymyr Zelensky, has brought renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. Fresh energy is now being injected into efforts to legalize decentralized digital money and regulate related economic activities. New draft laws have been proposed or are under preparation to accommodate the nascent industry, from which the Ukrainian...
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OneCoin Update: Former Locke Lord Attorney Faces Laundering Charges

A former attorney from Locke Lord LLP pled not guilty on a new indictment that further charged him with bank fraud and laundering $400 million related to a widely known cryptocurrency scam, OneCoin. OneCoin Trial Continues Mark S. Scott appeared at a conference before U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan, ahead of the trial...
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Tether Keeps On Printing, Unfazed by $1.4 Trillion Lawsuit

Tether keeps printing new USDT coins, despite facing a recent lawsuit with claims for $1.4 trillion. The stablecoin producer revealed several transactions that expanded the USDT liquidity. The recently launched class action lawsuit finally calls out Tether directly on what was only unofficially discussed on social media. USDT coins have been created and used with...
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Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related Bills

After much deliberation in the past months and years, Moscow has recently taken important steps toward regulating the crypto space. These are part of the efforts to open the way for the development of the Russian digital economy. The country, heavily dependent on energy exports and hurt by Western sanctions, needs alternative sources of revenue...
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