New world, new rules – Cointelegraph Magazine

Photography often has to weather disruptive changes — from film to digital, for example — and photographers find themselves needing to master new technologies or face losing out to more tech-savvy competitors. NFTs are just another transformation in how we consume images. Can photographers adapt and benefit from them?     Coming to grips with the NFT market can give a whole new lease of life to a photographer’s work.   Back in the dark ages I go back a long time in photography. To the dark ages — or…

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Appeals court rules Do Kwon, Terraform Labs must heed SEC subpoena served in September

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday rejected Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon’s dispute of a subpoena by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The federal agency was seeking documents and testimony in connection with its investigation of whether Terra used the Mirror Protocol to sell unregistered securities. Kwon was served with the subpoena in September 2021 while he was attending a conference in New York City. Kwon claimed in an October filing that the SEC had violated its own rules, the Administrative Procedure Act…

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FCA will ‘absolutely’ consider recent stablecoin depegging when drafting crypto rules: Report

Sarah Pritchard, the executive director of markets at the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, reportedly said the regulator will look at the recent volatility in the crypto markets when creating rules for the space in 2022. According to a Friday Bloomberg report, Pritchard said the financial regulator will “absolutely” take into account stablecoins like TerraUSD (UST) and Tether (USDT) depegging from the U.S. dollar in drafting regulatory guidelines with Her Majesty’s Treasury for release later this year. While the USDT price only briefly dropped to $0.97 on May…

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Chinese court rules marketplace guilty of minting NFTs from stolen artwork

A court in the Chinese city of Hangzhou issued a one-of-a-kind judgment against a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace for allowing a user to create (or mint) NFTs of stolen artwork. As reported by South China Morning Post, the court verdict toward the NFT marketplace was made after Shenzhen-based company Qice filed a lawsuit against NFTCN’s parent company, BigVerse. The lawsuit claimed that an NFTCN user stole a copyrighted artwork of Ma Qianli, a Chinese artist specializing in drawing and printing. The user of the NFT platform allegedly poached one of…

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Here is what the rules might look like

In the last few months, the standoff between the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) and the country’s Ministry of Finance over crypto regulation has become the key regulatory plot for the Russian crypto community to follow. Simultaneously, however, another important legislative development has been unfolding somewhat under the radar: negotiations around tax code amendments that would make cryptocurrencies a taxable asset class. Here’s how it went down so far. 13% for individuals and 20% for companies As the head of the State Duma’s (the lower chamber of Russian Parliament) financial…

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Indian minister wants global crypto rules to curtail money laundering risk

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her address to the International Monetary Fund called for a global cryptocurrency framework to keep a check on the use of cryptocurrencies for illicit activities. LIVE NOW: A panel discussion on the policy challenges and opportunities of #DigitalMoney to the international monetary system. #CBDC https://t.co/JznM8apoGt — IMFLive (@IMFLive) April 18, 2022 Sithraman’s comments came during the “Money at a Crossroad” panel discussion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank in Washington on Monday. The panel discussion also featured Kristalina Georgieva, managing…

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Crypto tax rules will reduce US budget deficit by $11B over ten years — White House

The United States government’s budget for the 2023 fiscal year included roughly $11 billion in revenue over the next decade from modernizing rules around digital assets. According to U.S. President Joe Biden’s FY2023 budget, which was released by the White House on Monday, modifying the tax rules on digital assets will reduce the deficit by $10.9 billion from 2023 to 2032. The White House said it will “modernize rules” to include certain taxpayers reporting holdings of digital assets in foreign accounts, amending mark-to-market rules to include digital assets and requiring…

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Making a crypto fortune is easy, but here are 5 rules to follow to keep it

Investing in any financial asset can be a tricky exercise, but this is especially true for the fast-paced cryptocurrency market, which comes with its own unique set of pitfalls and challenges.  A popular saying dictates that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill and become an expert. In cryptoland time, this is measured in market cycles, which subject each trader to a few trips on the roller coaster of volatility as a crash course on navigating the market. Here are five important lessons every trader should learn when it…

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Privacy rules, tax shelters and the future history of art

After a banner year of 2021 for individual object sales through nonfungible tokens (NFTs), 2022 is poised to be the year of MetaFi. A recap of Beeple, Christie’s, Visa and endless aping-in celebrities hardly feels necessary, except to point out that we seem to be standing on (or perhaps have already crossed over) a fundamental precipice. While the rocket-propelled ascent of NFT prices will not continue forever, numerous voices have predicted that a mature tech stack for discovering, vetting, valuing, trading and protecting collections of digital assets will soon emerge,…

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Crypto innovators of color restricted by the rules aimed to protect them – Cointelegraph Magazine

Historically, Black and Brown communities have had restricted access to opportunities for generational-wealth building. Crypto offers a chance to redress that balance… but an opaque mess of laws and regulations around crypto services and a prohibition on certain wealth-generation opportunities are standing in the way of that happening.  Controversial language in the United States’ recently enacted infrastructure bill may have unintentionally contributed to that cycle. The document contains broad tax-reporting language directed at “brokers.” The ambiguity of the term means it could apply to those who have nothing to do…

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