Ukraine to Revise Virtual Assets Law in Line With EU Crypto Rules

Work is underway in Ukraine to update the legal act that applies to cryptocurrencies in order to align the nation’s legislation with European standards. Several government institutions in Kyiv are preparing changes to the bill “On Virtual Assets,” which was signed into law earlier this year. Ukraine to Transpose European Crypto Regulations Into National Law Ukraine’s law “On Virtual Assets,” the main piece of legislation that concerns the country’s crypto space, will be amended in accordance with the provisions of the European Union’s Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislative package.…

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Says ‘Europe Has Run out of Energy’ Amid Russia’s Gas Standoff

Europe is suffering and struggling to contain an energy crisis according to various reports that say the eurozone might have to deal with a cold winter that could lead to energy rationing and blackouts. A recent survey published by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) shows seven out of ten Greeks purchase less food in order to pay for energy costs and fuel. Moreover, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban explained in a social media post on Saturday that “Europe has run out of energy.” EU Deals With Ongoing Energy…

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Despite the Historical Blunders of Price Fixing, European Commission and G7 Pledge to Impose Price Controls

With the global economy looking gloomy and financial trade more restricted than ever before in history, government-mandated prices are seemingly coming back with a vengeance. Europe is suffering from significant financial hardships stemming from the Ukraine-Russia war, and just recently the Kremlin disrupted the European Union’s main gas supplies. Now members of the European Commission and G7 finance ministers are attempting to implement price caps on crude oil and electricity. Axios Editorial Claims Price Control Ideas Are Being Taken up by ‘Influential Economic Thinkers’ The Ukraine-Russia war, following the Covid-19…

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Tax Agency Starts Checking Crypto Traders in Romania

Authorities in Romania are going after investors who failed to report revenues from crypto trading and pay tax. The offensive is part of efforts to respond to financial trends, the country’s tax body said in a statement, unveiling it was able to identify almost €50 million of undeclared crypto gains. Tax Authority in Romania Verifies Gains From Cryptocurrency Trading Romania’s National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) announced this week that officials from its department responsible for prevention of tax evasion and fraud have initiated inspections to establish the revenues received…

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Coinbase Warns Some Russian Users Their Accounts May Be Blocked, Report Reveals

Leading U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has reportedly notified certain Russian customers that their accounts may be blocked at the end of this month. According to Russian media, the trading platform has offered them to withdraw their funds unless they prove they are not under sanctions. Coinbase Reportedly Asks Russian Clients to Withdraw Funds Some Coinbase users from Russia have received letters informing them that their accounts will be blocked on May 31, the crypto page of the Russian business news portal RBC reported. The company suggested that these customers withdraw…

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Top ECB Official Ramps Up Anti-Crypto Rhetoric, Calls for Global Regulations

Comparing the rise of crypto assets to the gold rush, a top executive at the European Central Bank has urged governments to take action to prevent “a lawless frenzy of risk-taking.” Speaking in the U.S., the ECB official called for a global regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies and stepping up efforts to issue central bank digital currencies. ECB’s Fabio Panetta Lashes Out at Crypto Assets, Says They Fail to Fulfill Promise A century and half after Americans pushed westward to seek fortune, a growing distrust of banks and technological innovation have…

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