Category: crypto

Exploit Forces Crema Finance to Temporarily Suspend Services, $8.7 Million Stolen

Exploit Forces Crema Finance to Temporarily Suspend Services, $8.7 Million Stolen

According to the decentralized finance (defi) protocol Crema Finance, the application was hacked on July 2, 2022. A Twitter account called “Solanafm” says the defi protocol lost around $8.7 million from the attack. Crema Finance Vulnerability Causes Defi App to Lose Millions — 6 Flashloans Executed Another defi protocol has lost funds to a hacker […]

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Blockfi CEO Says FTX Has an ‘Option to Acquire’ Crypto Lender at a Price of up to $240M

Blockfi CEO Says FTX Has an ‘Option to Acquire’ Crypto Lender at a Price of up to $240M

According to Blockfi’s co-founder Zac Prince, the company has signed definitive agreements with the crypto firm FTX and the deal is currently up to shareholder approval. The deal represents a total of $680 million, but Prince also noted that $240 million of that total could be used to acquire Blockfi at a variable price up […]

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Tax Agency Starts Checking Crypto Traders in Romania

Tax Agency Starts Checking Crypto Traders in Romania

Authorities in Romania are going after investors who failed to report revenues from crypto trading and pay tax. The offensive is part of efforts to respond to financial trends, the country’s tax body said in a statement, unveiling it was able to identify almost €50 million of undeclared crypto gains. Tax Authority in Romania Verifies […]

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EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

Representatives of key European Union (EU) institutions and member states reached an agreement on the Markets in Crypto Assets regulatory proposal. The progress in the negotiations over the comprehensive legal framework for the Union’s crypto space comes after earlier this week European officials agreed to adopt a set of anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrency transactions. […]

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Crypto issuers exempted from VAT in Russia in a newly approved draft law

Lawmakers in Russia have approved a draft law that could potentially exempt digital assets and crypto issuers from Value-Added Tax (VAT). Morocco is also reviewing its money laundering and anti-terrorism financial regulations in the country. Russia has maintained a strong stance against crypto with the Central Bank raising serious concern over the financial instability threat […]

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Miners dumping likely to put more pressure on Bitcoin price – JPMorgan

According to CoinMetrics, miners are estimated to have sold over $500 million worth of Bitcoins in June, Bitfarms in particular is reported to have sold about 3,000 Bitcoin for $62 million. According to Arcane Research, several Bitcoin miners collectively sold about 100 percent of their output in May. Miners are reportedly selling off more coins […]

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Russian Parliament Adopts Tax Rules for Digital Assets

Russian Parliament Adopts Tax Rules for Digital Assets

Russian lawmakers have approved amendments regulating the taxation of transactions with digital assets. The legislation concerns business operations with cryptocurrencies and tokens. In some cases, the burden for Russian companies will be reduced as compared to foreign entities. Russian Duma Passes Law to Tax Crypto Transactions A bill amending the Tax Code of the Russian […]

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Twitter User Accuses Nexo of Embezzlement Through Charity, Crypto Lender Denies Allegations

Twitter User Accuses Nexo of Embezzlement Through Charity, Crypto Lender Denies Allegations

A Twitter account has accused the Bulgarian co-founders of the Swiss-based cryptocurrency lender Nexo of misappropriating funds from a charity platform. The company has rejected the allegations in the anonymous attack, which comes after Nexo offered a buyout deal to troubled rival Celsius. Anonymous Allegations Against Co-Founders Circulated on Social Media A Twitter user going […]

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Mining Ban Sparks Negative Reactions From Iran’s Crypto Community

Mining Ban Sparks Negative Reactions From Iran’s Crypto Community

The recently reintroduced seasonal ban on cryptocurrency mining has provoked backlash from the local crypto community. This week, the country’s power distribution company ordered miners to suspend activities citing electricity shortages during the hot summer months. Restrictions on Crypto Mining Are Ousting Iran From Global Coin Minting Industry, Critics Say After last year crypto miners […]

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Iran Aims to Roll Out Pilot Version of Crypto Rial Within 2 Months

Iran Aims to Roll Out Pilot Version of Crypto Rial Within 2 Months

The government in Tehran is taking steps in preparation of the launch of Iran’s new digital currency, referred to as the crypto rial. The monetary authority of the Islamic Republic hopes to initiate the pilot phase of the project within the next two months. Crypto Rial to Be Different From Cryptocurrencies, Central Bank Says Iranian […]

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