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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

As digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get...
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Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading

In times of mounting pressure on crypto companies to comply with expanding due diligence requirements, Poloniex has taken a step in the opposite direction. The exchange is lifting restrictions that applied to unverified users in response to customer demand. New and current accounts will enjoy access to unlimited trading and deposits. Also read: P2P Crypto...
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SEC to Boost Access to Crypto Investments With Proposed New Accredited Investor Definition

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amending the definition of “accredited investor” — a move that will increase access to regulated cryptocurrency investments. A number of them are currently only available to accredited investors. Among other changes, a person can qualify based on professional knowledge, experience, or certifications. Also read: Lagarde Sees...
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Australia Probes Big Four Bank Accused of 23 Million Money Laundering Breaches

With stricter new regulations on the horizon for the crypto space around the world, Australians have found that it’s actually their traditional financial institutions that have been breaching well-established anti-money laundering rules and other industry standards this year. Westpac, one of the country’s largest banks, is now under investigation for millions of purported violations of...
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IRS Issues New Crypto Tax Guidance After 5 Years – Experts Weigh In

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued long-awaited guidance on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies. It is generally described by the crypto community as a mixed bag since some parts are useful while others have raised many more questions, particularly how cryptocurrencies from hard forks and airdrops are taxed. Also read: 10 Tax Tools...
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Top European Official Taking Closer Look at New Cryptocurrency Rules

One of the European Union’s most influential officials has promised to introduce new regulations on cryptocurrencies for member nations of the economic and political bloc. That official is Valdis Dombrovskis, who currently serves as the Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro as well as the Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and...
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Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the World

Salaries paid in decentralized digital coins have become a norm across the crypto industry, but there’s really no reason why cryptocurrencies can’t be used for remuneration by businesses in other sectors as well. In many jurisdictions that should be legal even in the absence of dedicated legislation. Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan and Estonia are a...
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