Citizens of Ukraine and Moldova bought EU passport for bitcoins. The scheme disclosed

Law enforcement authorities of Bulgaria have uncovered a shadow scheme for the sale of Bulgarian passports in the country. The criminals were selling the documents for Bitcoin the citizens of Eastern Europe. According to the investigation, in the Commission of a criminal act were involved the official representatives of DABCH (sovereign Agency for bylgaria in a foreign land).

Note that DABCH deals with all matters related to the acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship by foreigners. After several suspicious transactions three members of the authority has come to the attention of the police. Later the Prosecutor-General Ivan geshev revealed the names of suspects.

Peter Haralampiev, green Toms and mark Stogov was arrested for the illegal issue Bulgarian passports to citizens of Ukraine, Moldova and Macedonia.

And although all three of them completely deny his involvement in the fraud scheme, the Prosecutor’s office has solid proof of illegal transactions. In Bulgaria this scandal has gained serious momentum, he became involved even Prime Minister Valery Simeonov. Recently, he publicly stated that he is not going to relinquish power because of the high level of corruption in one state Agency.

Recall that Bulgaria is in the EU and provides a passport issued by the European Union. Possession of such a document gives the right to free movement and residence throughout the EU. Because of this, selling fake passports has become very common in shady business. Recently the Bulgarian police managed to uncover another group of 20 criminals who were selling fake documents for 5600 dollars.

A similar scheme was also uncovered in Greece in 2016. Then Europol has covered even a branch of the offenders in the Czech Republic. Five persons from the “managers” were Ukrainians, the rest had the nationality of the Sudan and Bangladesh.

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Bill: in Ukraine will not pay taxes associated with cryptocurrencies until 2030

In Ukraine a new bill according to which, the country will not levy taxes on income from activities associated with cryptocurrencies until 2030.

Deputy Yury Derevyanko, a member of the anti-corruption Movement, founded in 2017 by former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, has presented its version of the bill in the conciliatory Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Commenting on his bill Derevyanko stated that:

The bill provides tax incentives for all participants of the cryptocurrency market until 31 December 2029.

I think we need a moratorium on taxation [cryptocurrency region] for the next 10 years. We need to regulate and legalize this segment, which will be the engine of the new economy”.

An alternative bill, registered on September 27, has different definitions for cryptocurrencies, blockchain, hashing and tokens. According to the document, the tax holiday will apply to all income from transactions with cryptocurrencies as for individuals and legal entities.

Document Derevyanko unlike the bill that was put forward by several deputies of the presidential party Petro Poroshenko in early September, offers to create much more comfortable conditions for the development of the cryptocurrency industry in the country.

In the first draft proposed to introduce a five percent tax for individuals and legal entities operating with digital currencies and tokens. Starting from 1 January 2024 the tax on income from activities related to cryptocurrencies will increase to 18 percent. This, according to the authors of the bill may attract an additional budget of 1.27 billion ($ 43 million) on an annual basis.

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The Parliament of Ukraine proposes to impose a tax on income derived from transactions with cryptocurrencies

The Ukrainian Parliament wants to start to tax the income related to cryptocurrencies.

Lawmakers have proposed to introduce a 5 percent tax on any profit associated with cryptocurrencies. The tax would apply to both individuals and legal entities. In accordance with the bill, these revenues should be reported separately from other forms of income.

In addition, if the bill is passed, starting from January 1, 2024, the tax rate will rise to 18 percent.

The bill also proposed to define the concept of cryptocurrency in the Tax code of the country as a “virtual asset in the form of a token that functions as a medium of exchange or store of value” and defines virtual assets, as “a form of” recording in a distributed registry that can be used as a medium of exchange, unit of calculation, or as a store of value.

The bill also introduces a definition for mining

In the explanatory Appendix to the bill noted that Ukraine was one of the leaders of the mining industry, as previously, its territory was located a mining-pool GHash. As of 2014, it controlled 55 percent of the total power of the bitcoin network. But later, because of the uncertainty of regulation in Ukraine, mining companies left the country and moved to more friendly jurisdictions, such as Canada, Georgia and Finland.

Given the current state of Affairs, the Ukrainians are deprived of the opportunity of raising funds to implement their ideas using traditional instruments. So, last year the Ukrainian company has not received a single dollar through initial public offering (IPO). At the same time, according to the Ukrainian Association UVCA and Deloitte in 2017, 19 Ukrainian startups attracted about $ 160 million or more than 4 billion UAH through the ICO.

According to estimates of the Ukrainian authorities, the country’s citizens to own cryptocurrency for about $ 98,7 billion, so the tax on income related to cryptocurrency transactions will bring to the Treasury annually not less than 45 million USD.

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Hackers threaten 9 hours to destroy the data of the website of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine

Unknown hackers attacked the website of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine and threaten nine hours to destroy all the files.

As of 11:05 the website of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine is not working. Unknown require you to pay them in cryptocurrency for unlocking his work. According to running timer, energy has less than 9 hours, after which “files are deleted”.

The hacker or group of hackers calling themselves X-zakaria, demand a ransom in the amount of 0.1 bitcoin (as of the morning of April 24 this more than 900 USD or about 24 thousand of Ukrainian hryvnia).

“Your important website files are encrypted. Many of vasimr,.css.js and other files are no longer available. Perhaps now you are busy looking for ways to restore files, but don’t waste your time! Nobody can decrypt your files without special decryption service,” reads the hackers left the record.

Posted at www.mev.gov.ua the Ministry website was launched on 17 January 2018. He replaced the previous site mpe.kmu.gov.ua which remains available as an archive.

Earlier hacker attack suffered by the website of the airline “Antonov” — there was supposedly a letter to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the output of the plant of the state concern “Ukroboronprom”.

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