What Happened To Bitcoin’s Promised Influx Of Institutional Investors?

The next big bitcoin bull-run was supposed to be led by an incoming swathe of institutional money. Lured in by potential profits unheard of in traditional investment products, and reassured by trusted brands offering institutional-grade custodial solutions. So what happened? Patience Is A Virtue According to Bloomberg, the biggest investors are still on the sidelines biding their […]

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Korean Government to Tax Crypto Capital Gains from 2020

The Korean government is preparing legal tools to tax capital gains from the sale of crypto assets. Specialized legislation to target digital asset deals is expected to arrive from the tax season for 2020. Korean Authorities Hope to Tax Crypto Capital Gains Until recently, Korea was one of the most active markets for crypto speculation. […]

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Blockchain To Ensure ‘Ethical Provenance of Gold’, Protect Miners Health

The global luxury jewelry industry and the mining industry are exploring blockchain technology to improve efficiency, tracking of materials, and enhancing transparency. Most importantly, the aim of using blockchain technology includes protecting miners’ health and the environment. NYT: “Blockchain Is a Growing Niche Within the Global Jewelry Industry” The World Gold Council indicates that the […]

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No Investor Misled Over Crypto Mining Boom, Nvidia Claims

Nvidia has urged a US judge to dismiss a case brought by investors who say it misled them over crypto mining revenues. The company claims that the plaintiffs had cherry-picked information and relied on analysts who were clearly speculating on its financials. Lack Of Transparency Over Crypto-Mining Demand The case was initially brought, back in December 2018, […]

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BIS Fears Central Banks May Lose Relevance to Private Cryptos

For Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), central banks cannot concede their roles as gatekeepers of the global financial system to private cryptos. Meanwhile, authorities in the U.S. say no plans exist to create a digital U.S. dollar (USD) despite reports of some major nations looking to float their own sovereign […]

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Brazil IRS Creates Penalty Code For Dishonest Crypto Taxpayers

The IRS in Brazil has turned the spotlight on crypto deals and transfers, creating a special penalty code to fine for misreporting. Brazil Requires Monthly Filings for Crypto Activity Failing to file a monthly report of crypto asset movements triggers “Revenue code 5720 – Default for Default / Incorrect / Delay in Reporting on Transactions […]

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Waltonchain CEO Steps Down, Makes Way For New Leader

Waltonchain, the blockchain-based supply chain tracking platform, is reshuffling its leadership. The position of CEO will now be taken by Do Sang Hyuk, who will bring in experience as a business leader in South Korea. Mo Bing, Former CEO, Will Remain in Consultant Role According to an official announcement, Mo Bing, the former CEO of […]

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SoFi Gets Bitlicense Approval for Crypto Trading Service

US-based personal finance company Social Finance (SoFi) obtained the approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for its BitLicense application. New Yorkers Can Trade Cryptos via SoFi Digital Assets The NYDFS has permitted Social Finance to provide crypto trading services to its New York customers via its subsidiary SoFi Digital Assets. […]

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