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Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption in the U.S.

U.S. states with positive attitudes have advanced towards bitcoin legalization – a process that a growing number of elected officials consider inevitable, if not desirable. Numerous crypto-friendly bills have been introduced, and some of them have received approval...

Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Reports have indicated that some investors are relocating in search of alternative taxation regimes in order to avoid heavy capital gains taxes. Japan currently taxes capital gains on profits derived through virtual currency trading at between 15% and...

The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO

The famed hub of American 1960s radicalism and counterculture, Berkeley, California is at it again. Dormant for a few years, the US presidency of Donald Trump has awoken defiant spirits, as the city challenges administration policy over everything...

Arizona Closer to Accepting Bitcoin and Regulating ICOs

Arizona may become the first U.S. state to legalize bitcoin as a payment option for tax purposes. Bills to that end have been advancing in the State Legislature, with one of them already passed by the Senate Finance...

The IRS Takes Its Tax Evasion Hunt to the Blockchain

As the adage goes, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. For any U.S. bitcoiners considering wriggling out of the latter, that task just got a little harder. The country’s Internal Revenue Service has revealed that...

Bank of Russia Allows Crypto Mining But Proposes Miners Sell Their Coins Overseas

The Bank of Russia said it will allow cryptocurrency mining in the country, given tax, control, and reporting considerations. However, the central bank also proposes for crypto miners to sell their coins overseas, which will still oblige them to...

Russia Developing System to Identify Crypto Miners but Considers Giving Them Tax Break

A Russian ministry is preparing a bill for the regulation of cryptocurrency mining which reportedly includes a “special system” to detect crypto miners. In addition, there may be a 2-year tax break for miners as well as energy...

Russia’s Longest-Serving Finance Minister Backs Crypto “Self-Regulation”

Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin favors “self-regulation” in the cryptocurrency sector. He believes it will be more effective, at this early stage, than any imposed regulations. Others have expressed similar views about the currently proposed regime. Kudrin...

Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days

Under mounting pressure to make decisions and take steps to clarify cryptocurrency matters, the Indian government may soon shed some light on one of many unclear aspects – taxation. Local media have turned the spotlight on Budget 2018,...

Tax Loophole Closing For South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The South Korean government is working on taxing cryptocurrency transactions. While the media reports that up to 24.2 percent taxes will be collected this year from crypto exchanges, the regulators say that the tax rates have not been decided....