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EU Formally Agrees on New Crypto Tax Data Sharing Rules
The rules, set to be published in the EU's official journal, force crypto firms to report on customers' holdings to be shared between tax authorities.
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Digital Dollar May Pose 'Significant Risk,' Fed Governor Bowman Says
Governor Michelle Bowman suggests other payments services, including FedNow, may do a CBDC's job better, and she's also suspicious of the dangers of stablecoins.
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Capitol Hill building, Washington DC (Darren Halstead/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Why Congress Will Be the Dollar’s Downfall
Congressional inaction is likely to cause de-dollarization as the country’s foes — and friends — move even faster to get off the U.S. dollar. Americans deserve to know what’s...
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What’s Holding Crypto Back? It’s the Founders, Not Just Regulators
Crypto companies and projects need to rethink how users interact with digital assets to build a safer, more decentralized economy, Margaret Rosenfeld, chief legal officer at C...
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Ben Armstrong, Founder of Bitboy Crypto Channel, Released on Bail After Arrest
Armstrong has had an apparent fallout with his former business partners, several tweets suggest.
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Licensing consultants are charging up to $1 million to advise firms on the application. (Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost/Unsplash)
Hong Kong's New Crypto License Could Cost Exchanges a Pretty Penny
The city’s new licensing regime paves the way for exchanges to operate legally and serve retail clients but tough compliance requirements could cost firms as much as $20 milli...
Licensing consultants are charging up to $1 million to advise firms on the application. (Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost/Unsplash)

H.K. Lawmaker Johnny Ng said he hopes for more Web3 talent exchanges with mainland China. (Ruslan Bardash/Unsplash)
Hong Kong Lawmaker to Explore Digital Asset Link With Mainland China
Johnny Ng floated the possibility of licensed Hong Kong exchanges being connected with Shanghai's exchanges.
H.K. Lawmaker Johnny Ng said he hopes for more Web3 talent exchanges with mainland China. (Ruslan Bardash/Unsplash)

Nairobi, Kenya (Amani Nation/Unsplash)
Worldcoin Suspended by Kenya on Financial Security and Privacy Concerns
Kenya is the first country to fully suspend Worldcoin operations. Data protection offices in Europe have started investigations.
Nairobi, Kenya (Amani Nation/Unsplash)

Binance Japan users can access spot trading, earn products, and an NFT marketplace. (CoinDesk)
Binance Japan Starts Onboarding Users
Two years earlier, the exchange was warned by Japanese regulators that it was operating in the country without permission.
Binance Japan users can access spot trading, earn products, and an NFT marketplace. (CoinDesk)

The SEC has ordered listed firms, including crypto firms, to report materially important cybersecurity breaches. (Shutterstock)
U.S.-Listed Crypto Firms Will Need to Report Cybersecurity Breaches
Companies are poised to begin reporting cybersecurity incidents and strategies to the SEC later this year.
The SEC has ordered listed firms, including crypto firms, to report materially important cybersecurity breaches. (Shutterstock)