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The new government of Italy plans to impose a 26% tax on capital gains from crypto trading, according to the draft budget for next year. The center-right coalition in power is also preparing to oblige Italians to declare their digital assets and pay 14% on their holdings. Government in Italy Intends to Tap Into Cryptocurrency
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In October, Toronto-based Coinsquare became the first crypto trading business to get dealer registration from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). That means a lot as now Coinsquare investors’ funds enjoy the security of the Canadian Investment Protection Fund in the event of insolvency, while the exchange is required to report its financial
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Crypto users have been complaining about a recent Consensys privacy policy update that says when Infura is leveraged as a remote procedure call (RPC) via Metamask, wallet and IP address data is collected. The news follows a similar decision the decentralized exchange (dex) platform Uniswap recently made concerning data collection. The dex platform’s operator, Uniswap
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Three high-ranking executives of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX have reportedly been dismissed. Among them is one of the co-founders of what was one of the industry’s largest trading platforms, which is currently in bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. court system. 3 Members of FTX Management Lose Their Jobs, Spokesperson Quoted Troubled cryptocurrency exchange FTX has
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Smart contract platform tokens and decentralized finance (defi) protocols have taken a beating since the FTX collapse last week. The market capitalization of all the smart contract platform tokens in existence lost more than $22 billion during the last 36 days. The total value locked (TVL) in defi protocols has dropped to $43 billion, the
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Crypto exchange Kraken has frozen a handful of accounts owned by the bankrupt FTX Group, Alameda Research, and their executives. Kraken has been in contact with law enforcement after discovering that an account on its platform was used in connection with unauthorized transfers at FTX. Kraken Freezes Accounts Belonging to FTX, Alameda Research, and Executives
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Despite being underpinned by blockchain technology that promises security, immutability, and complete transparency, many cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin SV (BSV), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) have been subject to 51% attacks several times in the past. While there are many mechanisms by which malicious entities can and have exploited blockchains, a 51% attack, or a
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After it was discovered that FTX was dealing with financial issues and the crypto exchange paused withdrawals, U.S. regulators started to take notice. On Nov. 10, 2022, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) published a consumer alert and said the state regulator was “investigating the apparent failure of crypto asset platform FTX.” California’s
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The Bank of Ghana recently warned businesses quoting U.S. dollar prices that the practice is still prohibited and that the cedi remains Ghana’s sole legal tender. The bank said it is working with law enforcement to “clamp down on illegal foreign exchange operations.” In addition to naming and shaming businesses violating the law, a Ghanaian
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