U.S. IRS wants to know your crypto ownership in updated income tax form
The U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has added a question about cryptocurrencies in its updated 1040 income tax form for the coming tax season. As per a draft of the “Additional Income and Adjustments to Income” section, the following question has been added: “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?”
U.S. SEC, CFTC, FinCEN issue rare statement warning crypto users to abide banking laws
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have issued a three-party joint statement on cryptocurrency. The rare statement warned crypto users that their activities must abide by their anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) obligations via the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
SEC solicits comments on Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin and T-Bills ETF proposal
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking comments on an exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal based on bitcoin and Treasury bonds. On October 04, Wilshire Phoenix and NYSE Arca filed an amendment to their proposed ETF to provide for the issuance and redemption of securities and the listing and trading of the fund’s shares.
South Korea seeks to transform trade finance using blockchain technology by 2021
The government of South Korea is pushing to implement blockchain technology in the country’s trade finance sector by 2021, CoinDesk reported. On October 14, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki introduced the Development Plan for Digital Trade, which outlines the government’s intention to leverage cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G, to revitalize the trade environment and strengthen exports.
Oxford English Dictionary officially adds ‘satoshi’
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, has included “satoshi” in its comprehensive English language vocabulary compilation. CoinDesk reported that the inclusion of the new word was made as part of a quarterly update to the OED database.
Stablecoin initiatives highlight shortcomings in cross-border payments: G7 Working Group