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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

Crypto-friendly Switzerland faces a referendum on June 10 that could fundamentally change the concept of money in the small European nation. With the rise of bitcoin as a permissionless, decentralized alternative to national currencies, have the Swiss been forced to rethink what money really is? The rise in the popularity and use of bitcoin has been phenomenal since 2009, in…

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Bitcoin Banknotes of Low Value Launched in Singapore

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Bitcoin Banknotes of Low Value Launched in Singapore

The sovereign city-state Singapore is going to be the first country to issue bitcoin (BTC) banknotes or smart notes for hardware storage. Tangem, the company behind the notes, announced the launch on May 3 at the Megafash Suntec City store in the island nation. Tangem’s banknotes are available in lower denominations of 0.01 and 0.05 BTC. At current bitcoin prices,…

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Why Do People Trust Satoshi Nakamoto More Than the Federal Reserve?

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Why Do People Trust Satoshi Nakamoto More Than the Federal Reserve?

On April 9, the chief of the NYSE declared that crypto trading is an area that they cannot ignore, and stated that people trust the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, more than they trust the Federal Reserve (or ‘the Fed’), the central bank of the world’s largest economy. In this article, we answer the question, ‘why do some people…

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Their Bitcoin and Altcoin Transactions

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Their Bitcoin and Altcoin Transactions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an official reminder to taxpayers that they need to report any income in the form of virtual currencies on their income tax returns. On March 23, 2018, the IRS deemed that cryptocurrency transactions are taxable by the law. Any taxpayer who does not report their virtual currency transactions can be audited and liable for…

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21 Percent of College Students use Their Loans to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

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21 Percent of College Students use Their Loans to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and crippling student loans, the two things which are defining the financial futures of most college students in America. According to a survey held by Student Loans.net, college kids are using money from their student loans to buy bitcoin and other digital currencies. The Student Loan report polled over 1,000 students for purposes of this survey and found out…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Made a Bold Prediction about Bitcoin’s Future

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Made a Bold Prediction about Bitcoin’s Future

Give it another ten years and bitcoin will emerge the single currency of the internet, as opposed to more than 1,000 different digital tokens circulating today. As for fiat-equivalence, the most widely used cryptocurrency in the world could even overtake the U.S. dollar in importance. Skeptical as you probably are about the predictions above like many of us, they are…

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Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

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Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

Charlie Schrem, the former CEO of bitcoin startup BitInstant, went to prison a few years back. It was found in 2014 that his service was used to facilitate illegal transactions on the former Silk Road black market. Charlie went to prison in 2015 for this, and so like any true bitcoin fan, he created a thought experiment to consider how…

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Bitcoin Transactions to Be Treated as Legal Tender for Tax Purposes in Germany

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Transactions to Be Treated as Legal Tender for Tax Purposes in Germany

In yet another forward-thinking maneuver, the German Federal Ministry of Finance has released a report on Tuesday, February 27, outlining taxable events regarding bitcoin payments. Specifically, the financial authority looked into how to tax miners, cryptocurrency transactions, and the taxable role that exchanges play in the ecosystem.  Whatsmore, the document based these statements on the contents of the European Union’s…

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Bill Gates’ Three Attributes of Bitcoin: Risk, Volatility, and Death

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Bill Gates’ Three Attributes of Bitcoin: Risk, Volatility, and Death

Microsoft co-founder and the world’s former richest man Bill Gates has raised concerns about cryptocoins being used for financing criminal and other illegal activities. During a Reddit ask me anything session (AMA) on February 27, 2018, he squarely blamed cryptocurrencies for causing death in a fairly direct way. His remarks were in reply to a question asked by another Reddit…

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Forgotten Proceeds from 2014 turns 50 Cent into a Bitcoin Millionaire

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Forgotten Proceeds from 2014 turns 50 Cent into a Bitcoin Millionaire

Curtis James Jackson III, better known as the rapper ‘50 Cent,’ has just realized that he is a bitcoin millionaire. He was one of the earliest musicians to be associated with cryptocurrencies in 2014. During the worldwide release of his album Animal Ambition at the time, he was also the first one from the music industry to accept bitcoin payments….

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