Australian Tax Office To Impose Tax On Cryptocurrency

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is establishing a task force that will seek to ensure cryptocurrency investors are paying the correct amount of tax
10 January 2018   1641

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is establishing a task force to monitor cryptocurrency transactions, according to a report in The Australian Financial Review.

The taskforce will seek to ensure cryptocurrency investors are paying the correct amount of tax. It is stated that a team of specialists across tax law, technology, banking and finance will devise strategies to follow the money on gains made from investment in digital currency.

We are consulting with key stakeholders who have expressed an interest in tax issues relating to cryptocurrencies. We will discuss common queries and scenarios, practical issues and the tax implications for current and anticipated future developments in relation to cryptocurrencies.

 

Spokesman

The Australian Tax Office

The first meeting of the ATO and various industry experts is expected to take place next month.

Recently, we have reported that the Swiss government has announced the creation of a new group to strengthen its regulatory framework related to blockchain startups and ICOs.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   104

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.