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Cryptocurrency and Taxes: A Starter Guide

As the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin passes by, murky waters continue to cloud the crypto seascape. Skeptics, supporters and talking heads alike have tabled the same questions that arose when cryptocurrency cannonballed into the public discourse in 2009: How exactly does it work? How can we ensure its security? Which cryptocurrency might emerge as the dominant medium […]

The socio-politics of crypto

Image: Blockchain illustrated – courtesy Simply Explained – Savjee You Tube channel By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Let me say upfront that I have stayed clear of the exuberance and hype over cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the over 2,000 others called “altcoins” currently listed on CoinMarketCap.com and others listed on other sites. Also, I […]

Here’s what nine cryptocurrency experts say to expect in 2019

The crypto craze started off 2018 with a bang, but 12 months later, bitcoin prices have sunk to below $4,000. Can bitcoin and other digital currencies mount a comeback in 2019? Here’s what nine experts say to expect from digital currencies in 2019. SOURCE: CNBC The crypto craze ended 2018 with a whimper — Here’s […]

Bitcoin is 10!

On Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, Coindesk has compiled a collection of untold stories about this cryptocurrency. Its Bitcoin’s 10th birthday special edition include: A tipsy interview with the man who coined the term ‘HODL,’ the bitcoin buzzword that’s become a rallying cry throughout the crypto industry. Bitcoin’s biggest celebrities share the pointed words of those who […]

The Case for Digital Asset Regulation: Case studies from Thailand and Abu Dhabi

Progressive regulation has helped the digital asset market thrive in countries like Japan. This is despite setbacks, such as the Mt Gox hack, that had many people calling for an outright ban. Like Japan, Thailand’s Central Bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), was reacting to market demand for digital assets when it moved decisively in […]

Vo1t: Inside the secret bunker where billions in crypto is stored

So, you’ve become a bitcoin billionaire, with a fast car, luxury mansion and jet-setting lifestyle. There’s just one problem: How on earth are you going to keep your newfound digital fortune safe? At the end of a dark corridor, behind blast doors buried some 60 feet underground in the bowel of an abandoned nuclear bunker, […]

Anybody want Bitcoin futures? Anybody?

Ten months after its launch, some of the hopes for Bitcoin futures look more like pipe dreams. Cboe and CME combined traded about 9,000 contracts a day in the third quarter of 2018. “It has not been what you would call a roaring success,” says Craig Pirrong, a finance professor at the University of Houston […]

How a Bitcoin exchange is surviving a central bank crackdown in India

Indian regulators’ clampdown on cryptocurrency businesses is forcing the exchange startup Unocoin to experiment with stablecoins and ATMs to continue receiving fiat deposits from customers. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/unocoin-bitcoin-exchange-atm-stablecoin-central-bank-crackdown-india/ SOURCE:Coindesk (6)

Crypto bounty hunting is becoming a high-tech way out of poverty

Platforms such as BountyOx provide opportunities for people in third world economies to delve into the world of digital “bounty hunting,” where they are paid in cryptocurrency. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-bounty-hunting-is-offering-a-way-out-of-poverty/ SOURCE:Coindesk (10)

PBoC will ‘crush’ foreign ICOs targeting Chinese investors: official

A vice governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has again issued strong statements against initial coin offerings (ICOs), singling out those that have moved overseas, but are still marketing to investors in China. Read the full story at https://www.coindesk.com/pboc-will-crush-foreign-icos-targeting-chinese-investors-official/ SOURCE: Coindesk (16)

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