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Former BlackRock Executive Becomes Blockchain Australia’s New CEO

Blockchain Australia – an industry body representing Aussie businesses and individuals participating in the crypto industry – announced the appointment of Laura Mercurio as its next Chief Executive Officer. She has a rich experience in the financial field, working previously for BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup. Recently, numerous other individuals who were part of monetary institutions and even government officials moved to the digital asset space. Such an example is...

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Australian Federal Police Established a Crypto Unit to Target Criminals (Report)

The Australian Federal Police – an independent agency responsible for investigating crime and protecting the country’s national security – reportedly formed a new cryptocurrency unit. The goal is to detect criminals who use digital assets in their activities, such as money launderers, and bring them to justice. Applying strict regulations on the digital asset sector has been a mission for the Aussie government for a while now. Last year, former Federal Treasurer – Josh...

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Celsius Customers in Australia Try Desperately to Get Their Crypto Back

Australia and crypto are becoming a huge pair, which is why so many people in the nation flocked to the Celsius Network earlier in the year to obtain potential interest on their coins. Thus, we can understand that many of them are not too happy about what’s occurred with Celsius over the past few weeks. Celsius Customer in Australia Are Going Through a Tough Time Things got off to a very rocky start when the crypto lending platform decided to halt all withdrawals a few...

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Asset Manager Monochrome Receives Approval to Launch Spot Bitcoin ETF in Australia

Digital asset manager Monochrome has received regulatory approval from the Australian securities watchdog to offer spot crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). According to an official announcement, Monochrome is one of the first asset management firms to secure an Australian financial services license (AFSL) from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) for crypto-related ETFs. Monochrome Bitcoin ETF The firm noted that the products, dubbed the Monochrome...

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Crypto Regulation is Among Australia’s New PM Primary Concerns (Report)

Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister – Anthony Albanese – reportedly has three top issues to deal with it as the new leader of the country. These include battling climate change, reducing the cost of living, and imposing comprehensive rules on the cryptocurrency industry. Crypto Included as a top Priority The Australian Labor Party won the government elections and will try to guide the nation through the economically turbulent times ahead. For his part, the leader of the...

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Australia to Focus on Crypto Taxation This Year

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced Monday that it will focus on digital assets this year as it expects to see more Aussies report capital gains or losses in their tax returns. Aussies Are Engaging With Crypto The tax regulator treats crypto assets as digital property, hence Aussies who sell their digital assets, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are expected to calculate and record their capital gains or losses in their tax returns. For clarity, capital gain...

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Massive BTC Price Rollercoaster and Australia’s First Bitcoin ETF: This Week’s Crypto Recap

This week saw the cryptocurrency market go through some serious turbulence, as the prices for the largest coins by means of total capitalization went on a rollercoaster. The tumultuous market dynamics ultimately resulted in a slight gain of about $15 billion added to the cap. Leading the market was, of course, Bitcoin. The price was sitting at around $40K this time last week, and it remained there for a few days. On April 18th, we saw BTC crashing below $39K to a monthly low,...

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21Shares and ETF Securities to Launch Bitcoin and Ethereum Spot ETFs in Australia

The Switzerland-based investment product issuer – 21Shares – joined forces with ETF Securities to launch the first two exchange-traded funds in Australia that will provide customers with direct access to cryptocurrencies. Those products will track the performance of BTC, and ETH will go live on April 27. Crypto EFTs Popping out in Australia While the American financial regulators keep rejecting cryptocurrency spot ETF applications by major firms, such products started...

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Animoca Brands Acquires Aussie Digital Agency (Report)

The blockchain gaming platform Animoca Brands reportedly purchased the Aussie digital agency – Be Media. The latter will become the Australian marketing arm of Animoca, which plans to double down on its NFT and Metaverse endeavors. Animoca Bought Be Media The Hong Kong-based blockchain entity continues to spread its presence globally. According to a recent coverage, it completed the acquisition of the Australian digital agency – Be Media. Found in 2013, the Aussie company...

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Novel Crypto Product Offered by Australian Bank Runs into Regulatory Snag

Australia’s financial regulators have yet to approve plans by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to offer access to crypto products for its over 6.5 million customers. The regulatory watchdog says the onus is on the CBA to comply with laid-down rules and regulations for financial products. Opposition from the regulator has prevented the CBA from moving beyond the pilot phase of the project. Will CBA’s Crypto Product Be Delayed? According to a report by Financial Review...

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