Australian Authorites to Launch Public Crypto Debates

Special page is opened on the website of local watchdog where everyone can leave their comments and suggestions
27 March 2018   317

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has initiated a public debate, aimed at "understanding the practical aspects associated with tax obligations in relation to the cryptocurrency." This is reported by CoinDesk.

As stated in the message of ATO, a special page is opened on the website of the department where everyone can leave their comments and suggestions. 

In particular, we are interested in any practical issues that may impact on taxpayers' abilities to calculate and substantial any capital gains and losses for (cryptocurrency) capital gains tax (CGT) purposes.
 

Australian Tax Office

The updated recommendations also note that income received as a result of the exchange of one crypto currency for another is subject to taxation. Taxpayers should provide information about such transactions, including their purpose and value in Australian dollars, time and details of the parties involved.

Line to Launch Bibox Exchange in Singapore

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem
16 July 2018   140

One of the most popular messengers in Asia Line has launched a Bitbox exchange in Singapore. Trading on the platform started this morning and is limited to pairs with crypto-currencies, Cryptovest reports.

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem.

BITBOX is only for trading cryptocurrencies (Digital Tokens). Fiat currencies (USD, KRW, etc.) cannot be exchanged on BITBOX.
 

Bitbox Website

Bitbox charges a 0.1% commission and supports 15 languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French and German. In Russia, the US, Japan and some other countries, the exchange is not available.

At the beginning of the year, Line Group applied for a license to the Japan Financial Services Agency, but the process dragged on because of tightening of the regulator's requirements in the light Coincheck exchange hack. All crypto exchange, wishing to provide services in the Japanese market, are required to obtain permission from the local regulator.

Currently, Line is also in the process of obtaining a license in the US. The company decided to open its first trading platform for crypto-currencies in Singapore, as this city-state adheres to a progressive approach to the regulation of the digital currency sphere.

With cryptocurrency, we are going to take our challenge in financial services global.
 

Takeshi Idezawa

CEO, Line

In May, Line Group denied rumors that it intends to release its own token and distribute it through the ICO. Every month Line is used by about 200 million people. The messenger is extremely popular in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.