Understanding SEC’s Classification of Crypto-assets: Securities or Commodities?

Cryptocurrency growth in the last decade has taken the technological world by storm, and with this growth came a lot of questions and concerns. The classification of cryptocurrency is, primarily, a chief concern. The subject is one that courts, government agencies, and even financial markets struggle to grasp.  The primary debate begs an answer to an essential question: are they securities, or are they commodities?  Cryptocurrency traverses local, national, regional, and international boundaries. Hence the need for classification is both…

A Guide to Legislation and Taxation on Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency Legislation Over the past 4-5 years, the legislation of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and similar instruments has become one of the most important regulatory authorities tasks. Even though regulation is of utmost importance, the sudden spark has its reasons. Scrupulous practices such as ICO scams, exchange hacks, unregulated creation of monetary schemes, etc. have made it necessary. Governments worldwide are acknowledging the importance of regulatory oversight for keeping a check on the space. This has received a lot of backlash from…