ETC Team to Report on EAgharta Scam

The "project" appeared the day after the Agharta hardfork, so devs believe it may be from the people that were doing similar after Atlantis
14 January 2020   142

The Ethereum Classic (ETC) development team warns traders of a fraudulent EAgharta project trading non-existent Agharta coins on behalf of ETC. It appeared the day after the Agharta hard fork on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.

On January 12, Agharta hard fork was successfully activated on block 9 573 000 in order to improve the compatibility of the ETC network with Ethereum. In all likelihood, scammers decided to take advantage of this event and began to trade Agharta coins, hoping to confuse traders.

Representatives of the fraudulent EAgharta project posted a tweet on behalf of Ethereum Classic with a link to their website, where users are asked to enter and save a password to create a new wallet. As stated on a fake site, otherwise users cannot access the account, restore keys, reset passwords or cancel transactions.

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   97

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.



 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.



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