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Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency in Court Case Over Taxes on BTC Gains

An Israeli judge has ruled that bitcoin (BTC) is an asset and not a currency, local news site Globes reported on May 21.The judgment is significant because it means profits made by selling the cryptocurrency will now be liable to capital gains tax, Globes notes.Noam Copel, who founded the blockchain startup DAV, had bought

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New York Supreme Court Grants Bitfinex’s Motion to Modify Injunction

Justice Joel Cohen of the New York Supreme Court has granted the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange’s motion to modify an injunction from the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Bitfinex announced on May 16.Per the announcement, the court order will allow Bitfinex and affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to continue their normal

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