Tagged: virtual currencies

CBDCs Might Help Reduce Fraud, Streamline Auditing Processes, and Enable Financial Inclusion, NEM Group Executive Explains

Antony Welfare, Chief Commercial Officer at NEM Group, an organization supporting the development of NEM, a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) based platform for building enterprise-grade applications, states that blockchain tech is now more than 10 years old (as far as its application is… Read More

FATF List of Cryptocurrency Service Red Flags to Help Standardize how Jurisdictions Track Illicit Transactions, Chainalysis Says

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently published a document for regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies. The FATF listed several different “red flags” in cryptocurrency transfers and service user profiles that may indicate that the entities involved in the transactions are engaging in money laundering,… Read More

CBDCs: Ukraine’s Reserve Bank Official Claims Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Private Sector to be Successful

Ukraine’s reserve bank claims that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may work well when the private sector is involved. The country’s central banking institution had launched a pilot program back in 2018 that had focused on developing a digital version of Ukraine’s national currency (the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Payments Firm NetCents Technology Joins Visa Fintech Fast Track Program

NetCents Technology Inc (CSE:NC) (FSE:26N) has reportedly joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program in order to enhance its payments platform. NetCents is a digital currency payments technology firm that will now be offering a Visa payment card to customers in the US and Canada. Like… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Publishes Updated List for Approved Virtual Currencies for NY Businesses

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently noted that there are several different paths that virtual currency businesses may take to begin using or listing digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), among many others. The NYDFS is the department of the… Read More

CBDCs: Wang Yongli, Former VP of China’s Reserve Bank, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies can Serve as Cash Substitute

Wang Yongli, the former VP of China’s reserve bank, has argued that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can serve as a substitute for cash or paper money in circulation. Yongli, the director of the Haixia Blockchain Research Institute, noted that virtual currencies can effectively serve… Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

The EU has Fallen Behind on FATF’s Timelines, including Adopting Rules for Virtual Asset Service Providers, Elsa Madrolle from CoolBitX Claims

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, recently concluded its year long review of its Travel Rule standards for virtual asset service providers (VASPs). The FATF confirmed that it will be extending its… Read More

South Korean Digital Asset Investors Might Have to Pay Up to 20% in Taxes on Capital Gains from Crypto Trading

South Korea’s private sector members have revealed that the nation’s citizens may have to pay as much as 20% of their cryptocurrency earnings in taxes. The country’s lawmakers have said that virtual currencies are like electronic or digital certificates of economic value that may be… Read More

Bitcoins Used to Pay for Products are Taxable Income, Wages Paid in Virtual Currency are Subject to Witholding, Turbo Tax Explains

Gary Guthrie from ConsumerAffairs notes that the July 15, 2020 tax-filing deadline for US taxpayers is approaching, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to ensure that US residents have the appropriate tools and services to assist them with filing taxes and meeting their obligations…. Read More

New York Supreme Court Rejects Crypto Exchange Bitfinex and Parent Co. iFinex’s Appeal Involving $850 Million in Lost Funds

A US state appeals court on July 9, 2020 confirmed that it will be siding with the New York Office of the Attorney General (NYAG) as it aims to obtain documents, involving an investigation, from Bitfinex, a major digital asset exchange, and its sister company… Read More

CBDCs: China’s E-commerce Platform, Meituan, and Nation’s Largest Video Sharing Site, Bilibilibili, Now Working on Digital Yuan

Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan, which has more than 240 million customers and works with 5 million local merchants, has reportedly begun working cooperatively with several banks in China that are involved in the development of the digital yuan. Bilibilibili, which is China’s largest video sharing… Read More

Cuy Sheffield, the Head of Crypto at Visa, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies Could be One of the Most Important Developments in the Coming Decade

Cuy Sheffield, the head of Crypto at Visa, says that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) could potentially prove to be one of most important developments in the coming decade. Sheffield, who previously worked in business development at TrialPay, is now responsible for overseeing Visa’s crypto-related… Read More

CBDCs: South Korean Reserve Bank Appoints Legal Team to Explore Feasability of Issuing a Digital Currency

South Korea’s reserve bank has reportedly appointed a six-member legal advisory team to look into the feasibility and potential benefits of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Korean central bank’s advisory group includes three university professors, two legal experts, and a senior official… Read More

New Crypto Ban Proposal in India Recommends Over $3 Million Fine and Up to 10 Years Prison Sentence for Entities Dealing in Virtual Currencies

Indian officials are reportedly considering passing a law that would ban the use of decentralized cryptocurrencies.  As reported by India’s Economic Times, the nation’s government might see a legal framework as being more effective than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) blanket ban on crypto-assets…. Read More

Digital Transformation: Japan’s Big Banks are Studying Virtual Currencies and how to Make Banks and Cashless Payments Systems Interoperable

Japan’s largest banks will be looking into the potential benefits of using electronic money and digital currencies in order to make banks and cashless payments systems interoperable. The initiative has been launched by Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the world’s fifth-largest bank in terms of… Read More

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Establishes Digital Monetary Institute

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), an independent think tank organization focused on central banking, economic policy, and public investment, recently established the Digital Monetary Institute. The Institute aims to serve as a high-level group that brings together policymakers, tech specialists, financiers and regulators… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Remains a Widely-Used Cryptocurrency for Dark Web Transactions, a New Report Claims

A recent report from Rand (Research And Development) Corporation, an American non-profit global policy think tank that’s funded by the US government (and private endowment corporations, universities, and private individuals), claims that Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is being used to carry out a relatively… Read More

CBDCs: Reserve Bank of the Netherlands Plans to Play a “Leading Role” in Developing National Digital Currencies

The reserve bank of the Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank, recently revealed that it’s planning to play a key role in the ongoing development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). As mentioned in a notice published on April 21, 2020, the Dutch central bank said that… Read More

South Korea’s Tax Authorities Recommend Imposing a Low-Level Trading Tax on Capital Gains Made from Cryptocurrency Transactions

South Korea’s tax authorities have advised the nation’s government to impose a low-level trading tax on capital gains made from digital currency trading before requiring Korean residents to pay a transfer income tax.  South Korea’s government will be introducing its new tax reform plan later… Read More

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