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Tax, blockchain and cryptocurrency – what's all the fuss about

Publication date: 28 Nov 17 | Source: WEEKLY TAX BULLETIN

Issue: Issue 48, 17 Nov 2017

Pages: pp. 1-6


Cryptocurrencies are on the rise, so it's important to have some idea of what's going on, and some appreciation of likely tax consequences of the cryptocurrencies and structures around them. There are a lot of details and consequences to become familiar with and this article sets out a useful starting point.

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Joni Pirovich
Joni is highly regarded for her client advisory and policy work with respect to the legal and tax implications of blockchain and digital assets. Increasingly, she is working with clients and universities to develop smart legal contract templates so that, by design, laws are complied with and investor and consumer protections are upheld. Joni is a recognised thought leader, being named a finalist in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Awards and the 2019 Blockchain Australia Awards. In 2019, Joni participated in the roundtables as part of Treasury’s review in Initial Coin Offerings, National Blockchain Roadmap consultations with the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science and was an Australian delegate to the OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris. Joni is a Fellow of Blockchain Australia and an industry mentor for RMIT Online’s Blockchain Business Strategy course. - Current at 16 October 2019
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