Binance to Freeze 12B TRX

12 000 000 000 Tron tokens are the 1/6 of the total circulation
01 October 2019   489

Binance cryptocurrency exchange froze over 12 billion TRX tokens and, having voted for them, came out on top in the list of 27 Tron super-representatives (block manufacturers). It is reported by UToday.

Binance’s voices are believed to have provided user funds that are stored on its staking platform.

The head of the BeatzCoin project (now in third place on the list) Misha Lederman noted that the exchange froze ⅙ of the total volume of TRX in circulation. In his opinion, such a reduction in the supply of coins in the market will strengthen their price.

Binance's sudden entry somewhat disrupts the SR voting system that has been in place since the beginning of the TRON SR voting process that truly began on July 25, 2018. By buying 12 billion votes, freezing them, and voting for themselves, they might be setting a precedent for other large exchanges to follow. However, bringing major players like Binance into the TRON ecosystem will likely also bring closer cooperation between working products built on TRON such as VibraVid.io and TronWallet.Me with Binance and other major exchanges likely to make similar moves like Binance just did.
 

Misha Lederman

Head, BeatzCoin

At the same time, Lederman noted that this Binance move violates the established system of voting in the network. The exchange received 59.2% of the vote, the next in the list of block producer, Sesameseed, only 2.57%, BeatzCoin - 2.27%.

Bithumb Filed Appeal Against Korean Tax Office

Looks like the korean exchange doesn't really want to pay an additional tax worth $67 000 000
16 January 2020   103

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has filed a complaint against the National Tax Service (NTS) because of the requirement to pay additional taxes for the transactions of its foreign customers.

The company claims that cryptocurrencies do not have an official status in the territory of South Korea, which is why the authorities cannot have sufficient reasons to levy any taxes.

The tax court will have to decide within 90 days whether to retain or withdraw from Bithumb the obligation to pay the $ 69.1 million tax that was assigned to it by NTS in November. The Office declares that the withdrawal of income from accounts in Korean won by foreign residents is a taxable event. It is assumed that the exchange itself had to withhold tax from its foreign customers.

We paid the full amount and have since been preparing for arguments. We believe we will be given a chance to clarify our stance in court.

 

Bithumb

 The ministry has its own position on this issue.

Bitcoin under the current law is not an asset. It is clear and simple. The Ministry of Economy and Finance already made that clear. The NTS pushing ahead with the tax imposition is baseless and groundless, especially since it is still awaiting the ministry opinion on the same matter it sought again.

 

Choi Hwoa-in

Adviser to Financial Supervisory Service

According to the expert, the NTS maneuver is well thought out and aimed at starting to levy a tax on income that is currently not taxable.

We cannot comment on the ongoing matter. We will await the judgment from the Tax Tribunal.

 

NTS

Earlier, Bithumb was ordered to pay an additional $ 67 million in tax.