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Israel Tax Authority is Looking to Collect from ICOs

Israel is calling for a tax on upcoming ICOs for both issuers and investors, opting in a double-edged sword scenario to tighten the noose on regulation as opposed to a more severe approach taken by China and South Korea.

Israel’s Tax Authority, which is comparable to the IRS, has published draft legislation with details of the proposed ICO tax, targeting blockchain companies that turn to the wildly popular token sales to raise funds. While a tax was inevitable, it is also a sign of maturity within the ballooning ICO market, which raised more than $4 billion last year.
One ICO that under the new law may have been subject to the tax is Swiss-Israeli startup Sirin Labs. The startup, which is developing a blockchain smartphone and which issued the SRN tokens, attracting $118 million to its coffers in an ICO at year-end 2017.
The draft makes it clear that it’s addressing utility tokens, which is how the lion’s share of issuers characterize their digital coins as opposed to securities, with tax authority director Moshe Asher emphasizing transparency.
Quote:“The Tax Authority is monitoring the technological developments and is working to provide an answer regarding the tax implications of virtual currency transactions and the issuance of digital tokens, thereby increasing the certainty and tax transparency of those operating in the field.”
Similar to a recent declaration by the Tax Authority to treat bitcoin as an asset, ICO tokens are being deemed an asset, and issuing companies behind them as well as the investors who buy the tokens would be subject to the tax. It’s a balance sheet event, with companies being required to report P&L with cryptocurrencies similar to how they would with other assets. The tax may be postponed until the product in development is actually supplied. According to the draft, as translated by Finance Magnates:
Quote:“A person whose income from the sale of tokens reaches the level of a business, his income will be classified as a business income and it will be subject to tax rates under sections 121 or 126 of the ordinance.”

Back to Barter
Israel’s central bank previously revealed its position on bitcoin, saying that it didn’t recognize the cryptocurrency or altcoins as a legitimate form of payment. Meanwhile, The Tax Authority’s draft legislation addresses bitcoin, saying that transactions involving the cryptocurrency would be treated as barter based on the value of assets.
Israel’s securities regulator previously moved to block bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Taxing ICOs sends a message to issuers that while they may dream of being the next bitcoin, their cryptocurrency similarly will have limitations. Israel is currently pursuing a digital shekel, whose value would be equal to the country’s fiat money.
Public comments on the proposed law are being accepted for two weeks before the rule becomes final.

Source ccn.com

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Wall Street Creates Global Cryptocurrency Data Feed

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) parent Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) has announced it is creating a global cryptocurrency data feed, active by the year’s first quarter.
Also read: Have Lunch with Bitcoin Jesus!

Wall Street Teams with Bitcoin Developer
“Access to comprehensive price discovery is vital to accurately value the cryptocurrency market,” a newly created ICE landing page reads. “Our Cryptocurrency Data Feed, available on the ICE Consolidated Feed, gives you access to streaming real-time, end of day and historical data for the most actively traded digital currencies.”
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) owns several exchanges from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to subsidiaries in Singapore and Netherlands. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s a Fortune 500 company looking to enter the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. Blockstream is a private company geared toward bitcoin core applications, especially sidechains, and funds many bitcoin core projects, and will act as its partner.

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The Feed will include “broad coverage” of six major cryptocurrencies: bitcoin core, ethereum, litecoin, dash, ripple, and bitcoin cash. The collaboration also promises “to offer multi-asset and multi-venue data from cryptocurrency exchanges globally, which will be available in the first quarter of 2018,” capturing “nearly 80% of crypto-exchange trading volume for the most active currency pairs.”
“All crosses are captured and normalized,” ICE explains, “which creates a unique sequence number, details on where the trade took place, and other relevant order book data such as quantity, price, currency and timestamp.” ICE also promises over “two years of Bitcoin (XBT) history; XBT/USD averages over 200,000 updates per day; in excess of 600,000 updates per day across all digital pairs.”
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Low Latency, Quality Information
The new feed “initially include data from more than 15 cryptocurrency exchange venues globally,” ICE COO Lynn Martin is quoted as saying, “With the broad array of cryptocurrencies and exchanges, and given the price variances between exchanges, it’s critical that investors have a comprehensive source of pricing information.”
The six cryptocurrencies will be “measured against the U.S. Dollar and other major currency pairs,” the announcement continued. “Blockstream works with cryptocurrency exchanges around the world and consolidates the disparate data sets into a normalized and standardized data source that includes real-time and historical trade information, as well as other relevant order book data such as quantities, prices, currencies, and timestamps.”
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Lynn Martin
The team’s hope is to limit latency in price discovery, providing as close to real-time and quality information as possible. “The ICE Data Services Consolidated Feed provides access to over 450 normalized real-time market data feeds and is part of ICE’s Connectivity service,” they stress.
It’s too early to know just yet if The Feed will compete with Coinmarketcap and other aggregators already established, but perhaps Wall Street professionals will be drawn to the legitimacy and gravitas ICE brings, furthering the crypto mainstreaming trend.

Source news.bitcoin.com

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Keep Calm And Hold? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to ‘Piss Off’

The mainstream media debate over Bitcoin as a success or failure approached live comedy this week after a “brawl” broke out between guests on a CNBC panel.

In an exchange which ended an edition of the network’s increasingly notorious Fast Money segment, regular contributor and RiskReversal.com editor Dan Nathan told Evercore ISI technician Rich Ross to “go piss off” after he criticized Bitcoin’s performance.
Ross had previously maintained that Bitcoin was a poor investment choice in the past few months due to its near-50% fall this week. Traditional stock investments, on the other hand, had allegedly fared better, with Ross giving the example of Boeing’s 200% gains since 2016.
As Zerohedge notes, reproducing the unedited version of the exchange, Ross had failed to note Bitcoin’s annual gains of over 1000% in 2017 alone. Nathan labeled him “glib” to deride it.
“You’ve been wrong, so don’t say that I’m glib,” Ross retorted before Nathan weighed in with the fateful remark:
“You don’t know what I’ve done, you don’t know what my call is, so go piss off, seriously.”
The episode continues Fast Money’s somewhat bizarre approach to Bitcoin reporting. In December, the segment made headlines for suddenly switching allegiances to become extremely bullish on altcoin Bitcoin Cash.
At the time, its dedicated Twitter account began publishing material which strongly criticized Bitcoin, telling respondents to “deal with” the rise of Bitcoin Cash instead.
That style of content has since not made a return.

Source Altcointoday.com

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A Brief Description about Stellar Lumen and why it has a promising future ahead..


Lumens are the 'native assets' of the Stellar network. Stellar is a somewhat different blockchain protocol than other cryptocurrencies, and often draws comparisons to Ripple. Like XRP, Lumens are digital tokens designed to help dissolve inefficiencies among financial institutions and consumers.Dec 17, 2017


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Read More Read More, Posted by: Munareal
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Read More Read More, Posted by: Sakib31
Hi Everyone,

I've done a bit of research and it seems I'm screwed but I thought I'd just post to ask on the off chance.........

I set up a stellar term wallet, saved secret key and public key into a password manager on my phone. Sent over XLM from exchange and then when I went to log into my wallet later I opened the password manager to copy and paste my secret key and the app must have crashed because it hadn't saved the info I had put in earlier in the day. This has left me not knowing my secret key. I know I should have written it down or taken a screenshot etc but I didn't.

Is there any way to get my XLM back? Does anyone know how I contact Stellar Term admin? I have the proof of sending from my exchange. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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I created a wallet in the Stellar Account Viewer, deposited some lumens and they were withdrawn in minutes!   Please help!

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Bitcoin has done what regulators haven’t been able to accomplish — getting cybercriminals to lay off of cryptocurrencies as the ransom payment du jour in malware attacks.
Bitcoin’s price swings over the past few days — from below $10,000 24 hours ago to more than $11,500 today — have stoked emotions ranging from fear of a bubble bursting to euphoria for a buying opportunity. But recent volatility has also unearthed an unlikely trend, causing cybercriminals to forego the sci-fi effect in ransomware demands and name their price in local currency rather than bitcoin.
It’s not that bad actors have stopped developing malware, but due to an inability to properly value the cryptocurrency amid the wild ride between Q4 2017 and this week, they’re increasingly turning to more stable fiat money instead to protect their bottom line, according to a Proofpoint report. The below chart reflects activity for the 90-day period leading up to mid-December.

While it may not be commonplace to think of cybercriminals as running a business, that’s what they’re attempting to do, albeit on the dark side. And like any business owner, they must attach a value to the nefarious services they are engaged in — but a volatile bitcoin price makes it difficult for them to do so. The pendulum began to shift from demanding bitcoin to government-issued currency in November with the Sigma virus, whose ransomware was denominated in US dollars.

That was only the beginning, as the volatility in the bitcoin price only became more pronounced in December.  As a result, there was a 75% drop-off in bitcoin-denominated ransomware demands in Q4 2017.  This was in stark contrast to the trend over the past two years during which time cyber thieves mostly held data ransom in exchange for bitcoin.

According to the report:

Quote:“Denominating ransoms in a government-issued currency—even if the actual payment is made in the form of Bitcoin—has two big benefits for an attacker. It allows the threat actors to maintain pricing stability and still accept their payments anonymously, and in a currency that, for the moment, continues to appreciate quickly.”

Bitcoin Antidote
Meanwhile, the bitcoin volatility over the Christmas holiday was no joke, with the bitcoin price approaching $20,000 and falling below $11,000 all in a matter of days, but this month’s trading activity could bring cyber thieves back. According to the Proofpoint report, making demands in traditional currency instead of cryptocurrency is a reflection of a rising bitcoin price. “The trend,” they say, “may reverse if bitcoin falls back to earth.” Ultimately, bad actors are after one thing — “show me the money,” whether it’s fiat money or cryptocurrency that inflates their bottom line.

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According to BitPay chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, whenever Bitcoin’s price surges high or drops low, the situation is blown out of proportion.
“You know every time there’s good news or bad news, the market tends to overreact. And now we are seeing an overreaction of the downward side”, Singh said in an interview with Bloomberg yesterday.
He spoke about the recent changes in the prices of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin went as high as $17,000 in the first week of this year, and then dropped below $10,000. Similarly, Ripple dropped by 28% within 24 hours on Wednesday.
When asked what Singh thought of these sudden crashes, he said it was ‘exciting’, “What’s another 25% drop amongst friends I always say right? So, it’s exciting.”
While analysts have been calling Bitcoin a bubble, a topic as old as the cryptocurrency itself, others are blaming price fluctuations on uncertainty in regulations.
Singh explained, “So, there’s talk about, you know, Asian regulators trying to manage and maybe ban some crypto exchanges in Korea. China’s already been stopped from bitcoin trading for a while and now Korea’s in focus.”
According to him, regulators are not planning on banning cryptocurrencies but only ‘regulate [them] more’ to make the entire process legal. He believes this move will be in favor of the crypto market.
Co-host Cory Johnson agreed with Singh and pointed out that as soon as people realize that an Asian country might change its laws for cryptocurrencies, the prices take a plunge.
Sonny Singh: Smooth-sailing at Bitpay
Singh clarified that transactions on BitPay were not affected by the recent developments in Bitcoin. He said, “So we checked, we actually had a record, obviously, December. Then for the last coupe of weeks we’ve been right on schedule to keep up with that same volume so we don’t see any difference in our volume actually.”
Singh, who has 15+ years of experience in advising tech companies, is not worried or concerned about the future of Bitcoin. Since, Bitcoin’s market cap saw 16X rise in a span of one year, a correction of 25% is not a big deal. He agrees that Bitcoin is volatile which is why it could rise to its original price in no time.
“This is the first drop we’ve seen though in the last year when a lot of new retail buyers have come in. So it’s new for a lot of new people. But people who have been in the industry for four or five years, this happens quite often actually”, Singh concluded.

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According to Choi Heung Sik, the director of South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSC), the country’s integrated financial regulator that examines and supervises financial institutions, several officials and employees of the FSC sold bitcoin immediately before the premature statement on a possible cryptocurrency trading ban was released by Justice Minister Park Sang-ki.
Insider Trading Probe
In a hearing conducted by the South Korean financial committee, director Choi was asked by an opposition party’s lawmaker Ji Sang-wook about an insider trading allegation that emerged earlier this week. Ji directly inquired director Choi if one or more employees of the FSC sold bitcoin before statement of the Justice Minister was released and in response, director Choi stated, “yes.”
As CCN previously reported, on January 11, South Korea’s Justice Minister released an independent and premature statement during a press conference that the government is planning to ban cryptocurrency trading. Merely hours later the press conference was aired on national TV, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance along with the Blue House, the executive office of President Moon Jae-in, officially refuted the potential of imposing a cryptocurrency trading ban.
Quote:“The cryptocurrency trading ban proposal introduced by Justice Minister Park Sang-ki was a suggestion made by the Justice Ministry on December 28 to bring speculation within the cryptocurrency market under control. The proposal will be discussed and changed by the task force participated by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, central bank, Fair Trade Commission, and other agencies,” saidBlue House spokesperson Jeong Ki-joon.
At a financial committee hearing, FSC director Choi admitted that several officials within the agency committed insider trading by obtaining knowledge about the Justice Ministry’s statement prior to its release and selling bitcoin immediately before the statement was introduced to the public.
Hong Nam-ki, the head of the state coordination division, clarified at the hearing that the employees or officials who are accused of initiating insider trading will be investigated and punished accordingly by law. Hong emphasized that the agency will likely enforce a law to prohibit officials within the agency from trading cryptocurrencies, as it would prevent the agency, which is a part of the cryptocurrency regulation task force established by the government, from being neutral and transparent in regulating the cryptocurrency market.
“The government is currently investigating into the several government officials that were alleged to have initiated insider trading. Given that it is not appropriate for a government official to trade cryptocurrencies, the agency will encourage its employees to prevent from trading cryptocurrencies i the short-term.”
Citizens Outrage
South Korean citizens, who already submitted a petition to the Blue House signed by more than 250,000 citizens to reject the cryptocurrency trading ban, were outraged once again by the negligence demonstrated by the FSC, an agency that is supposed to remain neutral for the benefit of the market and consumers.
The FSC will undeniably have to face questions on whether insider trading initiated by the officials within the agency impacted the motivation of Justice Minister to release such a statement in a press conference in the future.

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A delegation of officials from Venezuela’s government is reportedly pitching the country’s upcoming cryptocurrency petro in Qatar in an attempt to gain the latter as an early investor.
Citing source with knowledge of the diplomatic meetings, Bloomberg is reporting that a group of Venezuelan officials led by ‘crypto superintendent’ Carlos Vargas is currently in Qatar, hoping to land the oil-rich Middle Eastern state as an early investor. The delegation is luring Qatar by ‘currently negotiating discounts’ ahead of the oil-backed cryptocurrency’s upcoming ‘sale’ in February, the report added.
It’s notable that Venezuela is reaching out to Qatar to buy into its cryptocurrency. Qatar is facing its own economic blockade by a Saudi-led coalition since mid-2016 and has been making friends elsewhere by purchasing Airbus commercial planes from France ($6.35 billion), warships from Italy ($5..91 billion), 24 Typhoon fighter jets from the UK ($8 billion) and a $12 billion deal with the US for 72 F-15 fighter jets.
The Pre-Sale
A month-long ‘private pre-sale” will begin on February 15, where government officials expect to raise as much as $1.3 billion, before the sale extends to individuals. Venezuela’s government also intends to pay public workers in the digital token before encouraging them to use the cryptocurrency with tax benefits.
As reported in December, controversial Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro first announced the state cryptocurrency as a solution to circumvent economic sanctions imposed by the United States’ presidential administration. The sanctions have proved a crippling blockade, cutting Venezuela’s access to global finance and international banking. Petro will be primarily backed by oil, Maduro said, alongside other commodities in gold and diamonds.
On January 9, Maduro doubled down on the plan to launch the petro by announcing the upcoming issuance of 100 million petros – some of which is currently being offered on a discount to Qatar. Each petro will be backed by an oil barrel in Venezuela’s reserves, valuing the first issuance of the petro at approximately $6 billion.
The following day, the opposition-run Venezuelan congress outlawed Maduro’s petro as an “illegal and unconstitutional” instrument that was effectively “an effort to illegally mortgage” Venezuela’s oil reserves.
The Venezuelan Parliament’s legislator Jorge Milan said:
Quote:“This is not a cryptocurrency, this is a forward sale of Venezuelan oil. It is tailor-made for corruption.”

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