Bill Fuggle


Last month, the Australian Tax Office published a notice detailing its latest data collection and surveillance requirements for crypto designated service providers in Australia. Specifically, the ATO will acquire account identification and transaction data from crypto designated service providers for the 2023-24 financial year through to the 2025-26 financial year inclusively. The data items include: client identification details (names, addresses, date of birth, phone numbers, social media account and email addresses) and transaction details (bank…

In late March 2022, in the opening hours of Blockchain Week, Minister Jane Hum announced that the Australian Government had released a consultation paper which proposed a new regulatory and licensing regime for ‘crypto asset secondary service providers’ (CASSPrs). This followed a call by Senator Andrew Bragg earlier that day for crypto reforms to be consolidated into a comprehensive legislative package (including a ‘Digital Services Act’). A write-up concerning these proposals may be found here.