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FTX Creditors List Include Apple, Google, Amazon, WSJ, and Even Australia’s Govt

A recent document filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware revealed that FTX’s creditors consist of over 9.7 million companies and individuals. Some of the most famous entities include the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, Meta, Netflix, Microsoft, and more. Who Got Burned? One of the darkest moments in crypto’s recent history – the collapse of FTX – triggered massive financial losses for people and organizations. The lawyers of the bankrupt...

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Australia Hints Crypto Regulation Will Arrive in 2023

The government of Australia has hinted it’s going to be implementing cryptocurrency regulations in 2023. The announcement comes on the heels of the FTX collapse, which will likely go down as one of the biggest embarrassments of the crypto space. Australia Could Regulate Crypto Next Year Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has stated that regulators are eager to ensure crypto traders remain protected. Chalmers acknowledges that digital currency trading in Australia is...

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Aussie Crypto Platform Cancels $1 Billion Merger Plan After FTX Crash: Report

The Aussie cryptocurrency exchange – Swyftx – and the investment platform – Superhero – have reportedly abandoned the previously planned $1 billion merger deal. Some of the main reasons are the enhanced control over crypto firms in Australia and the diminishing interest in digital assets following the spectacular collapse of FTX. Swyftx Takes Another Punch As reported by The Australian Financial Review, Swyftx will sell Superhero back to its founders – John Winters and Wayne...

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Australia Will Not Treat Digital Assets Like Foreign Currency

Australia has made a specific taxation decision when it comes to crypto assets, and members of the industry and active traders are not happy about it. Australia May Have Made a Severe Choice Regarding Crypto Not long ago, Australia announced that for tax purposes, it would continue to treat digital currencies as physical assets rather than foreign currency. The government of Australia is now set to introduce full legislation cementing the decision. What does this mean?...

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BTC Miner Arkon Energy Secures a $28 Million Fundraiser to Boost Mining Capacity

Arkon Energy – an Australian-based bitcoin mining firm – raised $28 million and acquired Hydrokraft AS (a Norwegian energy-based data center). These will double down on the companyr’s green strategy and aim to increase its mining capacity. Distressed Cycles Could Produce Winners According to a recent document seen by CryptoPotato, the Hydrokraft AS purchase was part of Arkon Energy’s plan to expand its global reach. Both entities use renewable energy to mine bitcoin, ensuring...

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Aussie Regulator Terminates FTX Australia’s License

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) suspended the FTX Australia license until May 15, 2023, following the exchange’s recent fiasco. The crash has affected around 30,000 Aussie consumers who are exploring how to retrieve their funds. The Latest Strike on FTX Despite the termination of its license, FTX’s Australian subsidiary will be able to provide limited services to local customers until December 19, 2022. The ASIC reminded that the crypto exchange...

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Australians Embrace Crypto Amid Record Inflation Numbers: Report

Australia’s inflation hit 7.3%, which is the highest rate in 32 years. Considering the soaring prices of real estate and gas, analysts expect this figure to surge even more before the year’s end. To preserve their wealth during these turbulent times, locals have displayed increased interest in alternative financial assets, including cryptocurrencies. The Aussie government has also put crypto on its agenda. The new Prime Minister of the nation – Anthony Albanese – vowed to...

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Australia’s ASIC Is Seeking to Regulate Crypto

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is expanding its digital currency team and says it’s looking to impose more regulation on crypto assets and their respective users, thus making it hard to sell digital currencies within Australia. ASIC Is Going to Be Tough on Crypto Under the new rules, all digital currencies would be classified as “financial products.” The decision comes after Ethereum – the world’s second largest digital currency by market cap...

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Australian Senator Andrew Bragg Introduces Crypto Regulation Bill

Andrew Bragg – a liberal senator in the Australian Congress – believes that the lack of digital currency regulations within the nation are hurting Australia’s chances at making its mark in the crypto world. He is now working to create a solid bill that drafts legitimate digital currency regulation for the nation that he plans to introduce the next time parliament convenes. Andrew Bragg Wants to Regulate Crypto Crypto regulation is something of a two-sided coin (pardon...

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Coinbase Expands its Services in Australia Via 2 New Crypto Features

The US-based cryptocurrency exchange – Coinbase – announced it will strengthen its presence in Australia, allowing locals an “easier and safer” option to enter the digital asset industry. The company described “The Land Down Under” as a “hotbed of fintech innovation.” More Crypto Options for Aussies In a recent announcement, Nana Murugesan – Managing Director at Coinbase – claimed that Australians are among the early adopters of digital assets and “savvy investors.” As such,...

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