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Spill Your Sats: US Tax Advisor Tells Crypto Customers to Self-Report on Taxes, Even If Imperfectly - Bitcoin News
Tax season for United States residents is fast approaching, and the IRS wants to know about everyone’s involvement in the crypto space. Thanks to a
Gemini Hires Former Circle Compliance Officer to Oversee European Market - CoinDesk
Blair Halliday becomes chief compliance officer for the U.K. and Europe at Gemini as the EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) goes into effect.
Swiss Bank Julius Baer Offers New Digital Asset Services With Licensed Crypto Bank SEBA - Bitcoin News
Switzerland, a nation that’s been quite positive towards crypto business, is facilitating the integration between its traditional financial sector and the
Oil Giant Saudi Aramco Buys Into Blockchain Trading Platform Vakt
Saudi Aramco has joined the already sizeable list of oil companies partnered with Vakt, the provider of a blockchain-based trading settlement platform for North Sea oil
Uphold Introduces Commission-Free Trading for Users - CoinDesk
The move to commission-free cryptocurrency trading was based on Uphold’s ability to net trades at a lower cost after gaining more liquidity providers, said Uphold CEO JP Thieriot.
Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Act Now in Force - Bitcoin News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the commencement of the city-state’s new Payment Services Act. The law mandates the implementation
Swiss Company Gets Green Light to Incorporate for a Blockchain IPO - CoinDesk
In what’s being called a first for Switzerland, a company has been allowed to incorporate for an IPO of tokenized shares on a blockchain.
Former Coinbase COO Joins Blockchain-Based Lending Firm Figure - CoinDesk
Asiff Hirji, Coinbase’s former president and COO, will take on a new role as president of blockchain-based lending startup Figure Technologies.
Paris Saint-Germain Teams up With Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform CoinCasso - Bitcoin News
Paris Saint-Germain and cryptocurrency exchange platform CoinCasso have joined forces in a multi-year international partnership, with the virtual currency giant becoming an Official Partner of the Parisian club in all markets outside of France. CoinCasso is a blockchain specialist and will now be in…
Coinbase Custody Goes International With New Entity in Ireland - CoinDesk
Coinbase has launched Coinbase Custody International Inc., a European entity for handling cryptocurrency deposits.
Nomura Launching Benchmark for Japan’s Crypto Assets - CoinDesk
Pegged to Japan’s cryptocurrency market, Nomura’s benchmark will be available to domestic and overseas institutional investors and crypto exchanges, among others.
Google Executive From India Joins Coinbase as Chief Product Officer - Bitcoin News
A Google executive from India has joined Coinbase as the new chief product officer after 11 years at Google. He aims to help Coinbase make cryptocurrency mainstream. “I am excited about what crypto and blockchain technology can do to democratize our financial systems,” the executive said, citing his…
Bitfinex Adds Margin Trading on Tether Gold With Pairs of Up to 5x Leverage - CoinDesk
Bitfinex has launched margin trading for Tether Gold with select pairs of up to five times leverage.
Bermuda Is Planning a Comprehensive Crypto Ecosystem - CoinDesk
Denis Pitcher, chief fintech advisor to the Premier of Bermuda, talks about the island nation’s blockchain plans.