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Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know

With the rise in price and the growing adoption of cryptocurrencies, more governments worldwide have been ramping up efforts to tax them. Some countries are using extreme measures to get their hands on this new source of untapped revenue, but there are also tax-friendly countries…

IRS to Require 150 Million Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Dealings

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unveiled a new draft tax form used by some 150 million people in the country to file tax returns. It has a section that requires them to answer whether they have received, sold, sent, exchanged, or acquired any…

Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, Stripe Join Paypal in Leaving Libra

Most payment companies have now pulled out of Facebook’s Libra project. Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, and Stripe have followed Paypal in dropping out of the project amid regulatory concerns. The Libra Association has responded to the exodus of these companies. David Marcus, who is in charge…

5,200 Tobacco Shops in France Now Sell Bitcoin

Bitcoin can now be purchased at 5,200 tobacco shops in France. Fintech startup Keplerk launched the service on Oct. 10 after halting it for many months. France’s 24,000 licensed tobacco shops have diversified into non-tobacco products to boost revenue. Also read: IRS Issues New Crypto…

SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal

Another high-profile proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been denied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency, however, emphasized that the disapproval was not based on whether bitcoin has utility or value as an innovation or an investment. Shares of…

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…

United Nations Agency Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency Fund

Unicef announced Wednesday that it has launched a cryptocurrency fund and become the first United Nations organization to hold onto its crypto donations. Without converting them into fiat, the fund will hold two cryptocurrencies and disburse them to support projects benefiting children worldwide. Also read:…

Major German Coop Bank Passes Negative Interest Rates to Customers

One of Germany’s largest cooperative banks has begun charging its retail customers a negative interest rate. Other major banks could follow suit since the European Central Bank cut the deposit rate to a record low. Deutsche Bank recently said that it needs to be “much…

Indian Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Crypto Case Next Week

The Supreme Court of India has confirmed a new date to hear the crypto case after multiple delays. During the last hearing, the court directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reply to crypto exchanges’ representation within two weeks, which the central bank has…

Bank Raided, Arrests Made but RBI Still Restricts Withdrawals

The crisis has elevated at the cooperative bank recently placed under regulatory restrictions by India’s central bank. Multiple branches have been raided and several arrests were made. However, the RBI continues to impose a withdrawal limit, preventing bank customers from accessing their savings. The bank…

7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock Exchange

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange now has seven cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed. They allow investors to either gain exposure to individual cryptocurrencies or invest in portfolios of top cryptocurrencies. Four ETPs track the prices of single cryptocurrencies. Also read: New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI…

RBI Ban Stops Indian Police From Cashing Out Seized Crypto

The effects of banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have reached an Indian police department. The police sold some cryptocurrencies they seized only to find out that they cannot access the Rs 8.42 crore (~$1.2 million) proceeds due to the current RBI…