Australian Scammers Charge "Taxes" From BTC Holders

According to Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Tax Office, damage from the actions of scammers to date is around $ 50,000 in the cryptocurrency
13 March 2018   651

The Australian Tax Office issued a warning for residents of the country, in which it reported on persons posing as employees of the agency and demanding payment of tax debts in bitcoins and other crypto-currencies. This is reported by news. com. au.

According to Assistant Commissioner of the Office Kath Anderson, the fraud is not wide-ranging. According to their estimates, the damage from the actions of scammers to date is about $ 50,000 in the cryptocurrency.

Scammers contact the victims by phone, SMS or email and ask them to pay through one of the bitcoins-terminals, the number of which in Australia has recently increased significantly.

Email Scam
Email Scam

At the same time, tax officials urge citizens not to forget on time to make payments to the state treasury in accordance with the requirements of the law.

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   167

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.
 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.