Category: Australia

Craig Wright Ordered to Personally Appear at Bitcoin Theft Mediation

Craig Wright has been ordered to appear personally at mediation to address allegations that he stole 1.1 million bitcoin (BTC) from Dave Kleiman, court documents filed on June 10 show. The Australian entrepreneur had requested permission to appear by videoconference, arguing that physically attending the courtroom would have caused him […]

Binance DEX: Navigating Country-Specific Cryptocurrency Trading Restrictions

At the start of June 2019, reports emerged that Binance DEX’s website was blocking users with IP addresses from 29 countries. This news immediately caused confusion with some commentators, using it as an opportunity to reaffirm their stance that Binance DEX is not truly a decentralized exchange (DEX). However, as […]

Aussie and Japanese Tax Agencies Crackdown on Crypto Tax Evaders

Cryptocurrency tax evaders may not be able to hide in the shadows any longer, as tax agencies are now on the alert. Countries like Japan and Australia have placed virtual currency evaders on their priority list and are seeking effective means to nab cryptocurrency tax offenders. This according to reports by The Sydney […]

Australia Investigating Major Tax Crimes as Part of Crypto-Focused Tax Enforcement Taskforce

Australia’s tax agency, the Australian Tax Office (ATO), is investigating 12 major international tax avoidance schemes, with a key focus on cryptocurrency-enabled activities. The news was reported by local broadsheet The Sydney Morning Herald on June 6. The ATO’s intensified cross-border investigations were reportedly revealed following a meeting of the […]

Examining Australia's Updated Regulations for ICOs and Crypto Trading

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on May 30, 2019 published an updated guideline for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency trading. These new guidelines are aimed at helping cryptocurrency-related businesses understand their compliance requirements vis-à-vis existing laws contained in the Australian Corporations and ASIC Acts. The ASIC’s revampled ICO and cryptocurrency trading […]

Australian Securities Watchdog Updates Guidance on ICOs and Crypto Assets

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued updated regulatory guidance for businesses involved with ICOs and crypto assets. Announced Thursday, the guidance details the legal obligations for cryptocurrency firms under the country’s Corporations Act, the ASIC Act and other laws. “These regulatory requirements are in place to maintain […]

Australian Securities Regulator Releases Cryptocurrency, Mining, ICO Guidelines

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) published new initial coin offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency guidelines on its official website on May 30. The regulator detailed the prerequisites that a cryptocurrency business needs to follow in order to comply with both the Australian Corporations and ASIC Acts, but did not […]

Protocol Enables Real-World Assets to Be Tokenized on Bitcoin SV Blockchain

A company has launched a protocol enabling businesses to create tokens for real-world assets on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, according to a news release published on May 27. Tokenized says asset types including shares, loyalty points, admission tickets and memberships are supported through its ecosystem — with the Australian firm placing an emphasis […]