Privacy coins have been a quite controversial topic for long. While many users favour them as a way to preserve their privacy, cryptocurrency exchanges and regulators are against them. But do they really pose a threat?
The beginning of 2020 was quite stressful for most cryptocurrency exchanges. On January 10, 2020, the 5th Anti Money Laundering (AML) Directive took effect. Some platforms announced their closure, while some threw all their strength into the struggle to meet the new requirements. This article will tell you how to win this battle.
US Tax body Internal Revenue Services (IRS) is demanding that American Citizens who hold cryptocurrency deposits in their wallets be taxed. The tax agency sent warning letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders over failure to pay appropriate taxes or falsifying taxable income.
With the alarmingly increasing rate of illicit activities associated with cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, the Maltese government, through a Financial Crime team created by the MFSA, a monetary regulator, has decided to up its game by reinforcing inspection and compliance in order to combat the challenge of financial crime. With this result, the MFSA’s existing resources have been increased by a newly established team offered by FTI Consulting, a multinational business consultancy company based in the United States (US).
The financial banking institutions in Italy must change to blockchain decisively because a conservative reaction, targeted at minimizing technological developments and limited to just meeting compliance obligations, may not guarantee endurance in the market. Carmelo Barbagallo, head of supervision in Bank of Italy, revealed on Feb 8, 2019 in Napoli, Fasi reports.
Fresh from accomplishing its maiden funding round, Bakkt declared its first acquisition on January 14. The daughter firm of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also considering the feasibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market.
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is taking crypto tax compliance to the international stage, joining other major tax authorities from four nations to create a strong coalition tasked with fighting crypto-related tax crimes.
Recent research examining 25 of the world’s crypto exchanges has shown that 68% of crypto exchanges are failing to comply with “Know Your Customer” (KYC) policies. Non-compliant companies have a lot of work to do as new anti-money laundering regulations will come into force next year.