Category: Crypto

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators to Pay Taxes in CryptocurrenciesThe Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Looking North? Bitcoin Price Dip Forms Bull Flag Pattern

Bitcoin’s minor pullback from two-week highs could end up fueling a breakout above the key hurdle of $4,140.

Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security Features

Wallets Samourai Wallet has announced that, due to the Google Play Store’s “new extremely restrictive policies,” a number of security features are being removed from the wallet. The developers have applied for an exemption to

Ledger Unveils Bluetooth-Enabled Hardware Wallet

Wallets Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has unveiled its newest cryptocurrency wallet. The Ledger Nano X is Bluetooth-enabled and can hold up to 100 different cryptocurrencies at a time. A mobile app is also being launched

Breakout Ahead? Bitcoin Closes on Key Price Hurdle

Bitcoin’s bears would be put on the back foot if prices climb past key resistance lined up at $4,140.

McKinsey: Despite Billions of Dollars, Corporate Blockchains Have Achieved Little

Blockchain During the last 18 months, companies have claimed to be able to use blockchain technology to improve the supply of everything from vegetables to automobiles. An increasing body of evidence, however, suggests that the

How to Calculate and File your Cryptocurrency Taxes using TurboTax

For those who have traded cryptocurrency in the past year, you would have to report them in your tax filing. Here’s how you can consolidate trades, calculate your gains and file it using TurboTax It’s tax

RIP ICOs: 2019 Will Be the Year of Enterprise Blockchain Tokens

In 2019, tokens will invade the enterprise in full force and the line between public and private networks will start to disappear, writes ConsenSys’ Ajit Tripathi.

Thousands of Banned Binance Customers Remain Cut off by the Exchange

Exchanges Binance, the world’s second largest digital asset exchange by traded volume, has withdrawn its services from countries targeted by U.S. economic sanctions, in line with its controversial revised terms of use. However, the ban

Surviving Crypto Winter — Part Two: Blockstack and the Great Pendulum of History

Welcome to part two of the Surviving Crypto Winter series (part one is here), where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at surviving the winds of crypto winter and thriving when dreams

Bitcoin Payments Aren’t Dead, They’ve Just Gone Niche

Accepting crypto payments can help niche businesses build deeper relationships with customers – as this real-world example shows.

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Chile’s Antitrust Court Orders Banks to Keep Crypto Exchange Accounts Open

Exchanges Following the ruling by Chile’s supreme court that a bank can legally close accounts of a crypto exchange, the country’s Court of Defense of Free Competition reaffirmed that banks must reopen crypto exchanges’ accounts. The

Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows Cryptocurrencies Are Not Currently a Threat

Indian Central Bank's Report Says Cryptocurrencies Are Not Currently a ThreatThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published a report indicating that cryptocurrencies are not a threat currently. However, the central bank says, with rapid growth and adoption of cryptocurrencies, this assessment could change, adding that constant monitoring of cryptocurrencies is needed. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations No […]

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Coinbase Exec Leaves Crypto Exchange for Stablecoin Issuer

Vaishali Mehta, a senior compliance manager at Coinbase from November 2017 to November 2018, has joined TrustToken as head of compliance.

Analysis: Why Crypto Derivatives Are Considered Dangerous

There is a new generation of cryptocurrency-based derivatives being launched in 2019 which could significantly increase overall trading flow and attract a new breed of investors. Derivatives are not without their controversies however. Over the years, they have acquired a negative reputation in some quarters, exacerbated by movies such as “The Big Short.” Also read: Market Slump […]

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Thai Government Agency Develops Blockchain Tech for Elections Voting

A Thailand government agency has developed a blockchain-based solution that’s set to digitalize elections voting in the country.

South African Officials Create Regulatory Working Group Dedicated to Cryptocurrencies

The Minister of Finance of South Africa, Tito Mboweni, explained in a letter on Jan. 2 that the region’s government has created a regulatory working group dedicated to cryptocurrencies. According to Mboweni, the working group includes representatives from multiple South African agencies and aims to produce a comprehensive regulatory response to the growing digital asset […]

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Down More than 70% in 2018, Bitcoin Closes It’s Worst Year on Record

Bitcoin’s price just finished its worst performing year ever, closing 2018 at a more than 70 percent lower price than its yearly open.