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Crypto and the IRS: Why It Doesn’t Have To Be So Taxing

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Crypto and the IRS: Why It Doesn’t Have To Be So Taxing

With cryptocurrency prices and trading volumes soaring, more and more Americans lament having to figure out how to report their earnings to the taxman. Inaccurate reporting on a tax return could land one in hot water and create lots of hassles. With the Coinbase/IRS saga continue to garner a lot of attention, it is clear that the U.S. Department of...

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Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

One chain or two chains? The Bitcoin community fears that the Bitcoin blockchain will split into two persisting chains when Bitcoin Unlimited miners initiate a hard fork, even if it is done with a majority of the hash rate. But is this true? How can the majority chain attack - and how can the minority chain resist? The past days...

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GDAX Introduces Margin Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

GDAX Introduces Margin Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin

While Wall Street will have to wait a bit longer until the SEC approves the first Bitcoin ETF, professional traders have been introduced to yet another channel through which to try bitcoin. Coinbase, the most prominent Bitcoin exchange which also trades Ethereum’s cryptocurrency ether, now allows margin trading on its institutional trading platform, GDAX. With over $100 million in funding...

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7 Bitcoin Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

7 Bitcoin Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

As the price of bitcoin has increased substantially over the last few years, so has the number of malicious individuals and organizations looking to take advantage of others in the Bitcoin community. Bitcoin scams are not a new occurrence as they have been around since the currency first gained some popularity. Today, however, there is a broad range of bitcoin...

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Stormy Weather: How the Hard Fork Crisis Evolved Over a Weekend

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Stormy Weather: How the Hard Fork Crisis Evolved Over a Weekend

Since March 17, the possibility of a Bitcoin Unlimited hard fork has not ceased to dominate the discussion in the Bitcoin community. From the statement of the exchanges to list Unlimited as another asset to BitClub mining a block signaling support for the alternative client - we provide the details on what happened. Wow. For Bitcoin journalists, the weekend beginning...

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Crypto and The Regulatory Gamble

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Entertainment, News, Regulation

Crypto and The Regulatory Gamble

The impact of both traditional and online gaming relative to local economies has been massive. Despite generating high revenue flows, the industry, however, is viewed negatively in some circles and has long faced heavy regulation and compliance oversight. In 2016, we saw the traditional gaming world embrace digital cash systems. Simultaneously, cryptocurrencies found their way to online gaming sites, ushering...

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Bitcoin Price Dips Below $1000, Sentiment Dampens on Hard Fork Concerns

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $1000, Sentiment Dampens on Hard Fork Concerns

BTC-USD dipped below $1000 to a five-week low, temporarily trading below $975, the low in the market following the COIN ETF’s disapproval. Two factors which precipitated the panic in markets are the possibility of a split in the network due to the standoff between Bitcoin Core and a substantial proportion of miners and the proposed verification of bitcoin users’ identities...

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Could a User-Activated Soft Fork Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Challenge?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Could a User-Activated Soft Fork Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Challenge?

How to address Bitcoin’s scalability issue has turned into a heated discussion in the Bitcoin community and no agreement has yet been reached. As it stands, it looks like no agreement will be achieved anytime soon, which is threatening bitcoin’s use as a payment network as the number of unconfirmed transactions is increasing, and micropayments are becoming increasingly difficult to...

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Exchanges Issue Contingency Plan in Event of Bitcoin Split

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Exchanges Issue Contingency Plan in Event of Bitcoin Split

As the likelihood of a Bitcoin hard fork increases, a document published March 17 details a contingency plan that nearly 20 exchanges plan to be a part of in the event of a split in the Bitcoin network. Exchanges include ones with massive amounts of volume, such as Bitfinex, BTCC, Kraken, and ShapeShift, as well as some lesser-known exchanges. The...

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Waves of Sidechains Hit Full Crest

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Waves of Sidechains Hit Full Crest

The blockchain-powered custom tokens platform Waves launched a secure, reliable speedier bitcoin gateway for holding bitcoins on the network on March 11. This move comes amid continued concerns within the Bitcoin community about block sizes and slow transaction confirmation times. According to the Waves team, bitcoin is here for the long haul and should be acknowledged as such. As the...

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