UK Shuts Down Crypto Advisory Firm for Misleading Investors and Poor Financial Records

The UK government announced this week that the Insolvency Service has secured a winding-up order against cryptocurrency advisory firm Amey Finance Academy Ltd at the High Court. The company, created by Desmond Amey in 2018, claimed to offer investment advice and financial education. However, complaints emerged that consumers lost money, and the Financial Conduct Authority … Read more

Bitcoin Profits Deemed Taxable by Denmark’s Supreme Court

Profits from the sale of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are taxable, according to two rulings by the Supreme Court of Denmark. The verdicts in the cases, which involve crypto purchases and payments as well as income received from bitcoin mining, uphold decisions of lower courts. Denmark’s High Court Considers Crypto Gains Taxable Under Current Law Profits … Read more

Former Bitcoin Dev Gavin Andresen Revises 2016 Blog Post, Calls Trust in Craig Wright a ‘Mistake’

During the first week of Feb. 2023, the United Kingdom Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision from March 2022 in the case of Craig Wright’s Tulip Trading Limited (TTL) vs. 16 cryptocurrency developers. The case will proceed to trial as Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, stated his team was “delighted” with … Read more

Pakistan Government Not Against Crypto Investments, High Court Calls for Regulations

The executive power will not oppose cryptocurrency investments, a high-ranking government official has told lawmakers in Pakistan. The statement comes as a regional high court has urged the federal government to regulate cryptocurrencies and formed a committee to look into the matter in the coming months. Minister Says Pakistan Government Has No Objection to Investments … Read more

South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw Their BTC

A South African High Court recently granted a provisional liquidation order against Mirror Trading International (MTI) following an application for relief by two investors who failed to withdraw their bitcoin. According to a statement released by lawyers of one of the aggrieved investors, this provisional order paves the way for the appointment of a liquidator … Read more

Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO’s Conviction for Manipulating Data

A Japanese high court upheld the Tokyo-based lower court’s decision to reject the former Mt Gox CEO’s appeal. Mark Karpeles was arrested in 2015 and accused of “manipulating electronic data” and managed to duck embezzlement charges. The former boss of Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, now has to face the music for his prior “manipulating electronic … Read more

Owner of Romanian Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to the US

The Romanian judiciary has decided to hand over to U.S. authorities the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been accused of a number of crimes including the laundering of illicitly obtained funds through his digital asset trading platform. Also read: Russians See Growing Number of Options to … Read more

Reserve Bank of India Admits Issuing Crypto Ban Without Research

RBI, the central bank of India, has not made a proper effort to thoroughly research the nature and usage of cryptocurrencies before issuing its crypto ban. This is according to a reply sent by the bank to a Right to Information query filed by a lawyer. Copies of the communication have been distributed on social … Read more

Zimbabwe Exchange Granted “Interim Relief,” Ban Appeal Still Ongoing

Despite reports of the Zimbabwe High Court’s reversal of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) recently issued cryptocurrency ban, the country’s leading bitcoin exchange, Golix, is yet to restore trading on its platform. In an email recently sent to customers of the exchange, Golix sought to clarify that it has been granted “an interim relief,” … Read more