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From Sin City Model to GOP Congresswoman? (ozy.com) 01/26/2020 - 9:59pm
We all watched the Facebook hearings!” Sutton said, speaking on a panel about Bitcoin regulation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. Regulation “has to be balanced. It has to be ...
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Bitcoin legal status around the world - REPORT (PDF) (loc.gov) 01/25/2020 - 7:02am
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Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Predicts The U.S. Will Welcome The Firm’s Payment Solutions (cryptogazette.com) 01/25/2020 - 5:33am
Ripple has been enjoying a lot of success during the past year and massive recognition in the financial sector. The company has been making increased efforts to eliminate the flaws that the traditional payments system SWIFT has these days. Banks and financial institutions have been using SWIFT for decades now, but its technology has become...
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The IRS Is Coming for Your Crypto Gains (cheddar.com) 01/24/2020 - 11:09am
"This is a really broad question," said Daniel Winters, president of Global Tax Accountants, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based provider of international and bitcoin tax services. "If you receive crypto it ...
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US Government Joins the Trillion Tree Initiative (nextbigfuture.com) 01/21/2020 - 12:53pm
Technology Revolutions Should Enable Ten Times the Production of the Prior Generation Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for ...
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Bitcoin, Crypto Day Traders Won’t be Excluded from the New Congress Bill on Capital Gain Tax (coingape.com) 01/21/2020 - 5:53am
A new proposed bill in the US House of Representatives could see capital gain tax for personal cryptocurrency transactions apply if profits exceed $200. This is an amendment of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude taxation of gross income gain of virtual currency in a personal transaction, a radical shift that could spur more participation...
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Last-minute truce (politico.com) 01/21/2020 - 2:00am
RSVP. YE OLDE BITCOIN TAX: South Korea is considering whether to impose a simpler 20 percent tax on earnings from cryptocurrency deals, Coindesk reports via the Yonhap News Agency. Yonhap reported ...
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Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues (e-cryptonews.com) 01/18/2020 - 3:45pm
Part of the problem stems from a lack of oversight. There has been no real public input into adoption of Clearview’s software, and the company’s ability to safeguard data hasn’t been tested in practice. Clearview itself remained highly secretive until late 2019. It’s certainly capable of looking at search data if it wants — police helping to test...
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Bitcoin (BTC) Ban Scares Institutional Investors the Most, But it’s Impossible in the US (coingape.com) 01/18/2020 - 11:47am
Bitcoin (BTC) performance in the first half of January has been nothing short of impressive. Expectations have been exceeded and the community’s is pumped with dopamine. However, gains would be better if institution grade investors had unfettered access into the market through several products including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (...
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US government files twin lawsuits against operators of Blockchain Terminal's $30 million ICO - The Block Crypto (theblockcrypto.com) 01/17/2020 - 11:55am
US government files twin lawsuits against operators of Blockchain Terminal's $30 million ICO The Block Crypto
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Former CFTC Chairman Launching Digital Dollar Project to Develop New Currency Fully Backed by the US Government (dailyhodl.com) 01/17/2020 - 10:15am
Christopher Giancarlo has an idea. The former Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is launching a digital dollar project to develop a virtual currency that’s fully backed by the United States government. While speaking at this year’s Crypto Finance Conference held on January 15-17 in St. Moritz, Giancarlo remarked , “We sent a...
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Ripple Blew Serious Cash to Sway US Crypto Regulations, Data Shows (bitcoinist.com) 01/17/2020 - 8:00am
Recent information reveals that Ripple spent a significant amount in 2019 to try and shape crypto and blockchain regulations in the US through lobbying. Ripple spent $170,000 on lobbying in 2019 The new year is already well underway, and yet, the crypto industry continues to struggle with the same issues as it did in years before. The crypto space...
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North Korean Crypto Conference a No-Go, Warns the UN (cryptobriefing.com) 01/15/2020 - 8:25am
Sanctions experts from the United Nations have warned blockchain enthusiasts against attending an upcoming cryptocurrency conference in North Korea. Attending the Pyongyang Event Could Breach Sanctions According to Reuters, a confidential report will be submitted to the UN Security Council warning that the event will include discussions that cover...
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How to Ensure Bitcoin Tax Compliance in 2020 and Beyond (themerkle.com) 01/15/2020 - 5:29am
2019 was the year when the term “cryptocurrency tax” became deeply embedded in token-holders’ lexicons. Sure, the idea that you’d have to pay tax on your bitcoin or other digital assets has been kicking around for years, but more column inches were devoted to the taxation of crypto last year than any preceding it. Undoubtedly this stems from...
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Alex Jones is now eligible for BAT cryptocurrency browser rewards (oracletimes.com) 01/14/2020 - 2:21pm
In a surprising move, Alex Jones, of InfoWars.com, recently verified with Brave, making him eligible for basic attention tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Below we explain why this move is significant and what each of the components to this story means. Who is Alex Jones? If you're a fan of conspiracy theories, you will probably have heard of...
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SEC Files Motion For Sanctions Against Blockvest Founder (bitcoinist.com) 01/14/2020 - 9:30am
Remember Blockvest? The ICO entangled in a web of deceit with the SEC for its fraudulent securities offering? Reginald Buddy Ringgold III’s case is back under the microscope as the SEC seeks sanctions over false evidence. Blockvest – A Fraudulent Securities Offering The Blockvest ICO was first thrust into the purvue of the SEC in Oct 2018 when the...
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Off-Blocks Launches US Government-Tested Digital Signature Service in Beta (coindesk.com) 01/14/2020 - 5:00am
Digital signature platform Off-Blocks is bringing its Department of Homeland Security-tested file verification tool to the public.
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Iranians Turning to Bitcoin as Safe Haven (bitcoinnews.com) 01/12/2020 - 6:59pm
Iranians considering Bitcoin as an alternative safe haven Iranian searches show 45 times increase in Bitcoin-related searches The Iranians are now increasingly turning to Bitcoin as a safe haven due to the current tense climate in the Middle East with the US announcing fresh waves of sanctions against the country. While the traditional safe havens...
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US Threatens to Shut Down Iraq’s Bank Account As Crypto Proponents Point to Censorship-Resistant Bitcoin (dailyhodl.com) 01/12/2020 - 10:15am
Iraqi officials tell The Wall Street Journal that the US government is threatening to cut off access to its central bank account held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Such a move could further destabilize Iraq’s economy. The Trump administration issued the warning last week, according to WSJ , in an effort to compel Iraq to think twice...
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Political Instability Tests Bitcoin And Gold (oracletimes.com) 01/12/2020 - 6:03am
Not too long ago, it’s been revealed that the tensions between the US and Iran affected prices for oil and gold. Bitcoin went up, on the other hand, showing that it's definitely seen as a viable safe haven for investors. It's been reported that Alex Mashinsky, chief executive officer of Celsius Network, stated the following: “The rapid escalation...
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Why JP Morgan Sees CME Bitcoin Options as ‘Highly Anticipated’ (bitcoinist.com) 01/11/2020 - 3:01am
US banking giant JP Morgan believes bitcoin traders are anxiously waiting for Monday’s CME BTC options debut. Highly Anticipated Bitcoin Options When Bakkt announced its bitcoin futures contracts last year they were widely seen as highly anticipated in the build-up to launch day in September. What actually happened was another bearish day on...
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Trump Administration Slaps New Sanctions on Iran As Growing Instability Tests Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold (dailyhodl.com) 01/10/2020 - 2:06pm
Rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran took a decisively sharp turn on Friday morning with the US government slapping fresh sanctions against Iran following strikes on US targets. The sanctions are designed to land another economic blow to Iran, crippling the country’s major industries. The penalties follow Iran’s missile...
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US government urges everyone to update Mozilla Firefox to v72.0.1 because of an active exploit that allows remote code execution (privateinternet.cc) 01/10/2020 - 5:03am
Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization. Caleb holds a Master's in Digital Currency from the University of ...
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New York Cryptocurrency – Own Digital Currency If This Proposal Passes (thecoinrise.com) 01/08/2020 - 5:36pm
A pair of state lawmakers and a Cornell Law School professor are teaming up to push a proposal that would establish a statewide public alternative to banking – New York Cryptocurrency , as well as a state digital currency, New York Cryptocurrency . Nationwide, more than 14 million American adults lacked bank accounts in 2017, according to data...
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New York Will Launch Its Own Digital Currency If This Proposal Passes (dailyhodl.com) 01/08/2020 - 5:15pm
A pair of state lawmakers and a Cornell Law School professor are teaming up to push a proposal that would establish a statewide public alternative to banking in New York, as well as a state digital currency. Nationwide, more than 14 million American adults lacked bank accounts in 2017, according to data from the US government’s Federal Deposit...
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John McAfee Lays Down Crypto Transparency Challenge to US Congress (e-cryptonews.com) 01/07/2020 - 5:00pm
One of the biggest issues many people have with government is its complete lack of transparency and accountability, which in turn creates national populations with a high level of distrust in the ruling classes. With their immutable transaction ledgers, financial innovations, like Bitcoin and other crypto assets, could help restore some of this...
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Bill Gates Rips Inequality and His Multi Billion-Dollar Fortune (dailyhodl.com) 01/06/2020 - 11:54pm
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-wealthiest person with an estimated fortune of $108 billion, is calling out the the “gross inequities” that separate the privileged from the underprivileged. In a new op-ed, Gates, who is often asked about his tax contributions, says he’s “more optimistic than ever” about the progress being made...
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Turkey’s Regulatory Board CMB Moves Against Bitcoin (s32659.pcdn.co/turkeys-regulatory-board-cmb-moves-against-bitcoin/) 01/05/2020 - 1:34pm
\n Turkey’s regulatory group, the Capital Markets Board (CMB), is planning to accelerate its Bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation efforts by 2020. The move comes largely due to pressure from public institutions and local authorities. The CMB will likely emphasize surveillance , regulation, and audit of Bitcoin, as well as for cryptocurrencies in...
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Turkey’s Regulatory Board CMB Moves Against Bitcoin (beincrypto.com) 01/05/2020 - 1:34pm
\n Turkey’s regulatory group, the Capital Markets Board (CMB), is planning to accelerate its Bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation efforts by 2020. The move comes largely due to pressure from public institutions and local authorities. The CMB will likely emphasize surveillance , regulation, and audit of Bitcoin, as well as for cryptocurrencies in...
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IRS Says Charity Crypto Donations Must be Declared (bitcoinist.com) 01/03/2020 - 9:00am
Recently, the US government’s revenue service, the IRS made a few changes to its set of FAQs on crypto assets. Charity organizations that are generally exempted from tax collections have to report virtual currency based donations on Form 990, the agency said on December 26. Apart from the aforementioned amendment, there’s something else. In...
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‘Hidden Recession’ Could Spell Financial Disaster for US Economy, Not Bitcoin (beincrypto.com) 01/03/2020 - 1:18am
\n The United States government has been generating the economic growth of the last decade artificially. This relatively well-known fact was made abundantly clear through a simple analysis of debt vs. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Should investors move to outside sources like Bitcoin or gold to prepare for a crash? In the last decade the US added...
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7 New Year’s Resolutions For Bitcoin HODLers (bitcoinist.com) 01/02/2020 - 11:30am
As 2020 begins, what’s on your to-do list? From running a full node to straightening out your Bitcoin tax filings, check out these top Bitcoin HODLers New Year’s resolutions. Bitcoin HODLers New Year’s Resolutions There’s something about a New Year that fills people with hope and promise–and a desire to make it better than the one before. We vow...
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Huawei reaches record $122 billion revenue despite US government sanctions, warns of tough times ahead (e-cryptonews.com) 12/31/2019 - 9:49am
Recap: It’s been a strange year for Huawei. In May, the Chinese giant was added to an Entity List that effectively banned US organizations from doing business with it, yet the company still managed to reach a record $122 billion in revenue during 2019. But the firm has warned that 2020 will be a lot more challenging as it goes into “survival mode...
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Primer on the Howey Test and how it's shaped debates about Bitcoin regulation (blog.sfox.com) 12/26/2019 - 5:11pm
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Bitcoin regulation in South Africa – What you need to know (mybroadband.co.za) 12/25/2019 - 7:28pm
South African cryptocurrency exchanges are prepared for upcoming regulation, with both Luno and VALR stating they are in discussions regarding the future of cryptocurrency regulation in the country.
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Is Bitcoin Legal? - CryptoTicker (cryptoticker.io) 12/25/2019 - 8:26am
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Paraguay Audits Local Crypto Industry to Prepare for FATF-Style Regulations (e-cryptonews.com) 12/24/2019 - 1:45pm
Paraguay is preparing to take its nascent cryptocurrency industry mainstream. Last week, the Latin American country’s anti-money-laundering (AML) chief, the Secretary for Preventing Money and Property Laundering (SEPRELAD), announced a nationwide crypto survey. Every one of Paraguay’s virtual asset service providers (VASPs) was directed to open...
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Mnuchin Affirms $1.5 Trillion Unaccounted For, Still Demands Strict Bitcoin Regulation - Bitcoin News (news.bitcoin.com) 12/23/2019 - 11:20am
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Bybit CEO Ben Zhou on Crypto Derivatives and Market Predictions for 2020 (news.bitcoin.com) 12/21/2019 - 7:15pm
12 months ago, crypto derivatives platform Bybit officially launched. The Singapore exchange, which also has offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan, has enjoyed a fruitful first year, attracting users from North America, Europe, Russia and Asia. With products including BTC , ETH , XRP and EOS perpetual contracts, and a matching engine capable of handling...
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Fomo3D Team Launch New Dapp That’s ‘Not Just a Game’ (news.bitcoin.com) 12/21/2019 - 1:00pm
Team Just, the brain trust behind viral hit Fomo3D, are back with an eagerly anticipated new dapp, this time on Tron. Just.game has been dubbed “a showcase of how blockchain technology can be used to create an autonomous company that constantly generates revenue and distributes it to anyone crazy enough to play with it.” In other words, it’s...
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Snowden Book Royalties Seized by US Judge: Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Demonstrates Use Case (coinspice.io) 12/20/2019 - 3:19pm
TL;DR: After a court ruling this week about book royalties from famed whistleblower Edward Snowden being confiscated by the US government, he responded , “The government may steal a dollar, but it cannot erase the idea that earned it.” While the judge’s decision was widely viewed as an ominous sign for privacy advocates and freedom of the press,...
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Tim Draper Opens Up on Blockchain, Crypto, and the Future (bitcoinist.com) 12/19/2019 - 5:09am
Billionaire Tim Draper recently spoke about emerging technologies, especially blockchain and crypto, revealing what he expects will come in years to come. The year 2019 is at its end, and the next decade is ready to begin. However, while the new decade means a new beginning for a lot of people, it also means a continuation of the struggle that...
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