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Is Bitcoin now legal in China?

A civil case ruling involving Bitcoin in the Shanghai People’s Court this month has prompted speculation regarding China’s stance on the legality of cryptocurrency. The wider implications, however, remain to be seen. China’s ban on crypto In September 2021, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), along with nine other authorities including the Supreme People’s Court […]

Innovations & regulation – the future of crypto

As cryptocurrency moves beyond the periphery of financial services into the mainstream, most people now understand the basics of crypto, but its independence from regulated systems and the pace of its evolution remain problematic for governments. Since the first transaction of bitcoin in 2009, new cryptocurrencies, networks, platforms and brokers have been established and continue […]

Jonathan Thomas, Partner

Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
Jonathan is recognised as a leading advisor to the banking, water and education sectors. With over 25 years’ experience in the provision of outsourced internal audit and risk management services, Jonathan specialises in probity, project governance, risk assessments, control evaluations and performance reviews. Jonathan is recognised as an expert in his field and has delivered […]

Abi Chellapen, Partner

Director, Tax
Abi has over 15 years’ experience in providing strategic tax advice in all areas of tax law. She has strong technical and practical skills advising and assisting clients across a range of industries, but with particular emphasis on funds management and property. Abi’s clients include a number of ASX listed and wholesale property funds, equity […]

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