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Crypto capital gains one of four key areas for Australian Tax Office

“Remember, you can’t offset your crypto losses against your salary and wages,” said ATO assistant commissioner Tim Loh. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has outlined crypto capital gains as one of four key areas of focus in 2022. A capital gain or loss refers to the price difference between the time an asset was purchased and the time it was sold. The percentage owed to the ATO varies between income brackets and duration of ownership, but in general, the rate is reduced for assets held longer than […]

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Turkish Referee Flips Bitcoin at Istanbul Derby Kick-Off, Soccer Authority Launches Probe

A soccer referee’s decision to toss a bitcoin before the start of a recent match between Istanbul giants Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe has sparked controversy in Turkey. The country’s football authority is trying to establish why a crypto coin was used for the ritual when that role should have been reserved for the Turkish lira. Bitcoin Coin Toss at Soccer Game Under Investigation in Turkey The latest clash between Istanbul soccer clubs Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe ended in a 1-1 draw but it’s not the tight game that drew […]

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Square Enix plans to issue tokens and invest heavily in Web3 gaming

The major game developer is reshaping its business strategy to include a more robust NFT ecosystem by investing in blockchain gaming infrastructure. Gaming giant Square Enix has revealed in its Q1 earnings report that it will expand nonfungible tokens (NFT) into more game products as part of its medium-term business strategy in 2022. Square Enix (SE) is a Japanese game developer with $3 billion in assets under management according to its latest earnings report. The firm owns the Final Fantasy property and sold the Tomb Raider franchise […]

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Goldman Sachs and Barclays invest in UK crypto trading platform Elwood

The global head of digital assets for Goldman Sachs said the demand for cryptocurrency from institutions is rising and the firm has been “actively broadening” its market capabilities to cater to that demand. Banking giants Goldman Sachs and Britain’s Barclays have joined a $70 million Series A funding round for the institutional crypto trading platform Elwood Technologies, founded by billionaire British hedge fund manager Alan Howard. Joining the round was crypto-friendly German bank Commerzbank, crypto investment manager Galaxy Digital, and Dawn Capital as reported by the Financial […]

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Vitalik: Terra should protect the smallholders, not the whales

Vitalik Buterin has called for relief for the average UST smallholder who got lured in by promises of high stablecoin yields by crypto influencers. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks that the beleaguered Terra (LUNA) project should prioritize small hodlers as part of any proposed reimbursement plan. As widely reported, the Terra eco-system suffered a death spiral around May 9 which resulted in LUNA tanking 100% and the Terra USD (UST) stablecoin losing its USD peg (priced at $0.16 at time of writing). With LUNA and UST investors […]

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UK Affirms Commitment to Regulate Stablecoins Following Terra Meltdown

The British Treasury Department has affirmed its commitment to regulate stablecoins after the collapse of terrausd (UST) and terra (LUNA). “This will create the conditions for issuers and service providers to operate and grow in the U.K., whilst ensuring financial stability and high regulatory standards,” said an HM Treasury spokesperson. Regulation of Stablecoins in the UK HM Treasury, the U.K. Treasury Department, is moving forward with plans to regulate payment stablecoins despite a crypto market meltdown last week, The Telegraph reported Saturday. The affirmation followed the collapse […]

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President Nayib Bukele Announces 44 Countries To Meet In El Salvador To Discuss Bitcoin

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced that 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities are meeting in the country to discuss Bitcoin. Late Sunday night, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced on Twitter that 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities from 44 countries are to meet on Monday, May 16, to discuss financial inclusion, digital economy, banking the unbanked, the El Salvador’s Bitcoin rollout and its benefits in the country. In follow up tweets, the president announced that the Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe, […]

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Major validator calls for ‘completely new chain’ to replace Terra

The operator of a major validator node on Terra is displeased with how events unfolded leading to the cessation of the chain, and hopes a whole new blockchain will be created to replace it. As the dust settles from the Terra ecosystem crash, and the community decides what the next steps should be, the CEO of a validator runner in South Korea thinks the old Terra chain should be shut down permanently. Jiyun Kim, CEO of blockchain solutions company DSRV, wrote an opinion post on his own […]

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Veteran Investor Bill Miller Remains Bullish on Bitcoin — Confirms He Has a Lot of BTC

Famed value investor and fund manager Bill Miller says he has “a lot” of bitcoin and has not sold any despite the recent crypto sell-off. He insisted that investors should put some of their liquid net worth in the cryptocurrency. Bill Miller Shares His Bitcoin Outlook Famed value investor Bill Miller is still bullish about bitcoin despite recent price declines. He confirmed in an interview with CNBC Thursday that he owns “a lot” of bitcoin and hasn’t sold any. Miller is the founder of Miller Value Partners […]

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Utility tokens vs. equity tokens: Key differences explained

With both types of tokens forming the bulk of crypto-asset purchases, both utility and equity tokens serve different purposes. Read here! Utility tokens vs. equity tokens Investors familiar with the concept of equity investing will find equity tokens to be an extension of the same thought process as initial public offerings while those with a riskier appetite can venture into plonking their capital on the utility tokens in which they believe. One glaring difference between utility and equity tokens is the fact that the former is not […]

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