The role of cryptocurrencies was thrust into the spotlight during a hearing between Congress and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held a hearing with the Wall Street regulator on April 26, and they explored regulating cryptocurrencies in what they still seem to believe exist in a Wild West environment. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton was looked to as an authority on the topic of cryptocurrencies in what was his maiden testimony before this specific committee.
France has more than halved its cryptocurrency income tax rate on capital gains, incentivizing citizens to invest and even take some profits in the market.
The French Council of State has decided to change the classification of cryptocurrency capital gains, thereby lowering the tax rate from as high as 45% to a flat rate of 19%, a French online publication revealed. With the added generalized social contribution (GSC) for most incomes, the tax rate would rise but still falls well below the 40% threshold.