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New Kenyan Digital Tax to Affect Crypto Platforms

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced new regulations that compel users of digital marketplaces to pay digital tax. At a rate of 1.5% on gross transaction value, the new tax is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. According to a report, the KRA will create a special tax unit to track and tax transactions using “data-driven detection.” Still, the report notes that “at this stage, the precise meaning of a digital market place and those who will be impacted by the digital tax is unclear.” Kenya’s Finance Act broadly defines digital marketplace “as a platform that enables the…

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Bitcoin P2P Trading Soars in India as New Exchange Launches

Bitcoin P2P trading volume in India has been growing rapidly, hitting record highs over the past weeks. Meanwhile, a new P2P trading platform has launched in India as the crypto industry awaits the government’s decision on a cryptocurrency law. P2P Trading Volume Soars in India Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin trading in India has been hitting all-time highs over the past weeks. The growth accelerated after the country’s supreme court quashed the circular by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in March that banned banks from providing services to crypto exchanges. According to Usefultulips.com, which combines data from two…

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