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The South Korean government could introduce capital gains tax on crypto earnings – and may unveil its proposals as early as next month. Per a report from Digital Today, the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance is seriously considering imposing the same sort of tax rules on crypto earnings...
A smartphone created by South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom, in conjunction with Samsung, is the world's first 5G handset, say its makers, who also claim the new device is equipped with a blockchain-powered authentication feature. Per the carrier, the new device is named the Galaxy A Quantum, and is...
Though Etherem (ETH) has a "credible claim as money" within the Cryptosphere, stablecoins rise as its challengers, according to crypto market analysis firm Coin Metrics. That said, the growth of stablecoin is a good thing for Ethereum, at least for now. (Updated at 15:13 UTC: updates in bold.) As reported,...
The move from fiat currencies to new central bank digital currencies appears to be gaining traction, as one of Europe’s biggest central banks admitted that (unspecified) parts of Bitcoin’s underlying technology could be used in creating a new type of currency. The paper, which was written by the Dutch National...
The courts, not the lawmakers, will likely be the ones that'll make "new sources of law" for the crypto industry within the next couple of years, according to Marco Santori, the recently appointed Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at major crypto exchange Kraken. Stating that cypto companies got "serious about their...
After a historic crash in March and partial recovery, Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty is set to see its biggest jump since mid-September last year, threatening to push more miners out of the market less than three weeks before the BTC mining reward halving. Another mining difficulty adjustment is expected to...
Either more Spanish citizens than ever before traded in cryptoassets in the past financial year or the country’s tax authorities have become more adept at monitoring citizens’ crypto-related activities. That appears to be the takeaway after Spanish tax authorities said that they were set to send out over four...
Blockchain-powered decentralized browser operator Brave (BAT) has filed a formal General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) complaint against Google, stating that the search engine giant has violated regulations pertaining to its users’ data. Brave claims Google has violated Article 5(1)b of the GDPR, a European Union data protection and privacy law...
Tokyo police say they have arrested two men over the hack of Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck. The platform was raided for some USD 400 million worth of NEM (XEM) tokens in January 2018, in what remains the world’s biggest-ever theft of cryptocurrency. Police have been chasing the perpetrators ever since,...
David Sønstebø, the Co-founder of IOTA, stated that he will personally repay the victims of the recent attack on the network and that the mainnet will be back up tomorrow, March 10. Following the alleged messages shared on IOTA Discord a few days ago, Sønstebø has confirmed to Cointelegraph that...