Japanese Taxation Committee Seeks to Simplify Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting

A Japanese taxation policy committee held a debate with the aim of simplifying cryptocurrency tax Wednesday, Oct. 17, Japanese daily news outlet Sankei News...

Binance Increases Anti-Fraud Measures With Chainalysis Partnership

Crypto compliance provider and research firm Chainalysis announced it had partnered with exchange Binance in a press release Wednesday, Oct. 17, in order to...

US CFTC Official Tackles Accountability in an Era of Smart Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s Brian Quintenz has addressed the question of accountability in an era of disintermediated finance and smart contracts....

Russian Accused of Hacking Public Servers to Mine Bitcoin Faces up to Five Years...

A 21-year-old Russian from the Siberian city of Kurgan is facing criminal charges for illegally mining Bitcoins (BTC) via government-owned servers, local news agency...

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ICOs Should be Considered Securities

Former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler said that most tokens sold through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) should be...

Roger Ver: ‘Undercover US Government Agents Go on LocalBitcoins and Arrest People’

The interview has been edited and condensed. Roger Ver is one of the most famous personas in the crypto industry. He calls himself “the...

Hong Kong’s Security Watchdog to Propose Crypto Regulation, Chairman Says

Hong Kong’s securities and futures commission (SFC) is planning to introduce crypto regulation to protect investors, the SFC chairman told Hong Kong English-language newspaper...

Nouriel Roubini Versus Blockchain: Notes from the Senate Floor

Normally, there is very limited room for drawing legitimate comparisons between a Senate hearing and an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight. Yet the hearing entitled...

Report: SEC Expands Crackdown on ICOs, Regulatory Ambiguity Remains

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expanded its crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), putting “hundreds” of projects at risk, according to...

Crypto Regulations for UK Could Take Two Years, Says Legal Expert

Jeff Kaufmann, Legal Director at British law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), said that the introduction of cryptocurrency market regulations in the U.K. could...
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