Crypto capital gains one of four key areas for Australian Tax Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has outlined crypto capital gains as one of four key areas of focus in 2022. A capital gain or loss refers to the price difference between the time an asset was purchased and the time it was sold. The percentage owed to the ATO varies between income brackets and duration of ownership, but in general, the rate is reduced for assets held longer than 12 months. The ATO, which has fired off many warnings to crypto investors over the past few years, has also directly…

Goldman Sachs and Barclays invest in UK crypto trading platform Elwood

Banking giants Goldman Sachs and Britain’s Barclays have joined a $70 million Series A funding round for the institutional crypto trading platform Elwood Technologies, founded by billionaire British hedge fund manager Alan Howard. Joining the round was crypto-friendly German bank Commerzbank, crypto investment manager Galaxy Digital, and Dawn Capital as reported by the Financial Times on May 15. The fundraising round valued the company at around $500 million according to the report. Despite the recent fall in crypto markets, Elwood said it’s betting that traditional financial institutions such as hedge…

Singapore’s Regulators Will Be Eyeing Local Crypto Companies After Terra Collapse; Bitcoin Rebounds

Bitcoin was recently trading above $31,000, up nearly 6% over the past 24 hours and more than 16% from the $26,600 depths it sank to mid-Friday. “Bitcoin did indeed face downward pressure that saw it losing the $30K support, but it did not fall below the 25K level,” Joe DiPasquale, the CEO of crypto fund manager BitBull Capital, wrote to CoinDesk. Author: Sam Reynolds, Damanick Dantes, James Rubin Source link

The Collapse of UST and LUNA Was Devastating, but There Is Still Hope for Crypto

On the bright side, somehow bitcoin didn’t completely collapse. Over 80,000 BTC from that almost $4 billion treasury was potentially sold (we can’t yet confirm if the bitcoin was actually sold, but it was sent to exchanges) during the mad dash to get UST back to $1. That caused a price reaction, sure, but then again, the broader crypto market sold off because bad things were happening to a big crypto project (LUNA was once the 10th most valuable cryptocurrency). Add on the tenuous macroeconomic environment and general risk-off sentiment…

$1.9T wipeout in crypto risks spilling over to stocks, bonds — stablecoin Tether in focus

The cryptocurrency market has lost $1.9 trillion six months after it soared to a record high. Interestingly, these losses are bigger than those witnessed during the 2007’s subprime mortgage market crisis — around $1.3 trillion, which has prompted fears that creaking crypto market risk will spill over across traditional markets, hurting stocks and bonds alike. Crypto market capitalization weekly chart. Source: TradingView Stablecoins not very stable A massive move lower from $69,000 in November 2021 to around $24,300 in May 2022 in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has caused a selloff frenzy…

Terra ecosystem collapses, Sam Bankman-Fried buys Robinhood stock, and crypto trader receives jail sentence for a ponzi scheme: Hodler’s Digest, May 8-14

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Breaking: Terra blockchain officially halted following LUNA price collapse This week, news about the Terra ecosystem dominated the headlines after algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) lost its peg to the U.S. dollar — and continued to crash.  At its lowest point during the week, UST fell…

Web3 and a digital space for your crypto belongings

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Remember “cyberspace?” We don’t think much about this term these days, but in the early days of the web, it was a whole new space. Things had meaningful addresses, not unlike physical addresses. There were even references, aka links, that could connect places together. In a URL, the L stands for “location.” Everything had a place. In physical space,…

Argentina Was at the Cusp of a Crypto Boom. The Central Bank Had Other Plans

According to sources, the BCRA’s decision generated bewilderment among the numerous exchanges operating in Argentina, which have recorded high growth rates in the last three years, largely because Argentines are not prevented from acquiring dollar-pegged stablecoins on their platforms. Consequently, in 2021, for example, the use of stablecoins increased sixfold, with DAI leading the way. Author: Source link