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February 4, 2019 - Crypto Assets And The IRS: Understanding Bitcoin Taxes And How To Calculate Profits And Losses
The legal situation regarding cryptocurrencies in the US remains difficult to navigate, as there are no official tax legislation passed by the Congress. However, there is also a lack of any type of proper guidelines introduced by the IRS. This is something that the Internal Revenue Service received a lot of criticism for.

February 4, 2019 - Switzerland Quietly Becoming Hub For Cryptocurrency Development
The Swiss leadership has been very proactive in exploring blockchain’s possibilities, and has welcomed greater exploration of its use cases. With the number of Swiss blockchain firms growing rapidly, it is clear that the nation is positioning itself to be a global leader within the sector.

January 29, 2019 - Bitcoin [BTC] exchange says, they do not “alert the IRS about your crypto”
Recently, news erupted in the market that the revenue service of United States, Internal Revenue Service [IRS] will gain access to information about the cryptocurrencies held by US citizens and that this information is provided by three of leading cryptocurrency exchanges: Coinbase, Kraken and Gemini.

January 29, 2019 - John McAfee Claims IRS Targeting Him For Crypto After Not Filing Taxes for 8 Years
He is now running his 2020 campaign “in exile,” since the IRS is hunting him down for his use of cryptocurrencies. The correlation between his claim of not filing taxes for eight years and this cryptocurrency issue remains unclear.

January 24, 2019 - Bitcoin Bull John Mcafee Is Running for President While Running from the Law
John McAfee announced Tuesday afternoon in a video tweet that he and his wife have been indicted by a grand jury in Tennessee on federal, felony charges related to what McAfee acknowledges in the video are eight years of delinquent U.S. federal income taxes to the IRS.

January 24, 2019 - McAfee to Lead 2020 Presidential Campaign ‘in Exile’ After Alleged IRS Indictment
United States entrepreneur and serial cryptocurrency advocate John McAfee has fled the country to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign, he said in a video statement Jan. 22. McAfee claims he has been indicted by U.S. tax authorities and plans to run his campaign from a boat in international waters.

January 8, 2019 - John McAfee is set to do battle with the IRS over taxes
In preparation for my battle with the IRS: I purposely never transacted using privacy coins. Nor anyone in Team McAfee.

September 27, 2018 - FBI And IRS Unmasking Crypto Investors By Paying Firms
Agencies are awarding contracts to blockchain analysis firms with much of the taxpayer-funded dollars having been awarded to New York-based Chainalysis. “Blockchain analysis is … frequently used by law enforcement agencies to identify illegal activity and attempt to link identities to pseudo anonymous bitcoin addresses.”

June 7, 2018 - Bitcoin's chance at $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market
Depending on the study, as much as $20 trillion is hidden away from government tax farmers. However, loopholes are closing as lawmakers discover them, perhaps creating just the use case bitcoin needs to thrive in the near future.

June 7, 2018 -- How Blockchain Technology Can Save The IRS
Blockchain is encrypted and can be public or private. Blockchain encryption involves public and private keys (much like a two-key system to a vault) to ensure security. Each time a transaction is verified by a network, the transaction is stored in a block which is linked to the preceding block, thus, creating a chain.

May 7, 2018 - Banks don't want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution
Blockchain, the cutting-edge technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin, has the potential to play a disruptive role in the global finance sector, experts say, as banking behemoths seek to connect with its opportunities.

April 19, 2018 - New York’s attorney general is investigating bitcoin exchanges
He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to protect consumers.

April 16, 2018 - Crickets Still Chirping on US Crypto Tax Returns; Crypto Taxation Complexities to Blame?
“There’s a good chance that the perceived complexities of reporting cryptocurrency gains are pushing filers to wait until the very last minutes. I want to reassure people that it’s not as complex as it may seem at first glance and that Credit Karma Tax has a number of resources about how to approach Bitcoin and taxes,” said Jagjit Chawla, the company’s general manager.

April 3, 2018 - Switzerland at epicentre of cryptocurrency revolution
Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action.

March 16, 2018 - Coinbase Releases Cryptocurrency Tax Calculator
In a blog post published on Tuesday, the firm explained that the calculator can be used to generate a report which outlines their capital gains (or losses) on its platform, using a first-in-first-out (FIFO) accounting method.

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