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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Prominent venture capital firm and growth stage investor Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has revealed its new $1.5 billion fund that will focus on early-stage startups in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sectors. Over the past two years, IVP has experienced significant success in funding bitcoin startups. In August 2017, IVP invested $100 million in Coinbase, the world’s largest bitcoin wallet platform…

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Coinbase Exchange Targeted by New Trickbot Variant

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Coinbase Exchange Targeted by New Trickbot Variant

Computer security software firm identifies a Trickbot variant that now targets individual’s cryptocurrency wallets.   Forcepoint Identifies Trickbot Variant A new variant of banking trojan was discovered and reported on by cybersecurity firm Forcepoint on August 29 of this year. Although Trickbot has been primarily developed to target bank accounts, a new variant has now been shown to target cryptocurrency…

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Coinbase and the Evolving Crypto Taxation Landscape

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Regulation

Coinbase and the Evolving Crypto Taxation Landscape

Further reflecting the ongoing uncertainty around today’s cryptocurrency tax environment, newly released court documents appear to reveal the intention of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to more narrowly focus its investigation in its ongoing saga on obtaining user information from Coinbase. According to the July 6 notice, the IRS is only going to be seeking records on users who…

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Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Due to bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymous nature, which makes it difficult to link transactions to the individuals conducting them, bitcoin has become the new go-to ransom payment method in ransomware attacks. This development has led cybersecurity firms to buy and store bitcoin in case their clients decide to pay the ransom. However, regulations are making it increasingly difficult for cybersecurity specialists to…

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Coinbase Experienced Degraded Performance Amidst Bitcoin Surge

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Coinbase Experienced Degraded Performance Amidst Bitcoin Surge

On May 22, Coinbase.com, the largest centralized online bitcoin exchange, operating in 32 countries, experienced a partial outage resulting in degraded performance, deposit/withdrawal delays, and some customers were unable to log in to their accounts. Bitcoin crossed the $2000 mark on May 20, 2017, and continued to climb to a new all-time high of $2,760 on May 25. The price…

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Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

The Bitcoin ecosystem evolves. Coinbase, with six million users the largest exchange platform in the US, reacts to the emerging fee market and does no longer pay the transaction fee for its customers. Off-chain transactions, from Coinbase account to Coinbase account, however, are still free. Besides some minor updates in its so-called “Spring Cleaning” Coinbase also adjusts its wallets to…

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The Taxing Coinbase-IRS Dilemma: And Now, 1099-B Reporting?

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

The Taxing Coinbase-IRS Dilemma: And Now, 1099-B Reporting?

“The 1099-B solution being suggested by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong isn’t going to help matters unless they are dealing solely with investors who keep their assets within the Coinbase ecosystem. As soon as a customer removes bitcoin from Coinbase, you have to track the valuation changes along the way.” Perry Woodin, CEO of Node40 It goes without saying that the…

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Coinbase Co-Founder Leaving To Seek Out New Opportunities in Crypto

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Coinbase Co-Founder Leaving To Seek Out New Opportunities in Crypto

Co-founder of Coinbase, Fred Ersham, announced on January 18 that he would be leaving the company at the end of the month. Ersham will still hold a position on the Coinbase board. However, he stated that he would be taking some time off, and then seeking out a new venture in the crypto space. When asked why he has decided…

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Coinbase CEO Asks IRS For Reasonable Agreement

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Coinbase CEO Asks IRS For Reasonable Agreement

Brian Armstrong, CEO of prominent bitcoin exchange and wallet platform Coinbase, firmly believes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided an unfair assumption that the majority of Coinbase users are evading taxes. Armstrong and his team are asking the IRS for a more reasonable agreement and an alternative approach in dealing with the matter. In late 2016, the IRS sent Coinbase…

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BIP70 Payment Failures at Coinbase: Major Issue or Random Blips?

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

BIP70 Payment Failures at Coinbase: Major Issue or Random Blips?

On the heels of its recent tug-of-war with the IRS, news has now surfaced of intermittent payment failures at Coinbase involving the use of (BIP70) protocol. According to Bitcoin product tester and UX specialist Patrick Patton, reports began trickling in during December of users experiencing trouble paying with or donating to sites like Overstock, Wikipedia, and GiveDirectly.org. Patton started researching…

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