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US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation

US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations to Hamper InnovationCarol Goforth is a professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She recently published a paper about the consequences of having cryptocurrency regulations fall under a number of conflicting laws, defined by various U.S. authorities, all at the same time. Also Read: IRS to Face Record Number of Crypto-Related Loss Claims Confusing, Prohibitive […]

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IRS to Face Record Number of Loss Claims, Says Crypto Accounting Firm

IRS to Face Record Number of Loss Claims, Says Crypto Accounting FirmNode40, a developer of bitcoin tax-reporting software, expects the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive a record number of cryptocurrency-related tax return claims this year, as it predicts that many investors will decide to declare their losses. Also Read: G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets Pros and Cons of Reporting Cryptocurrency traders […]

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Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets SeizedIn recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of Amit Bhardwaj, and the Bank of International Settlements finds cryptocurrencies to “not, at this point, […]

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US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

US Representatives 'Urge' the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax GuidanceOn Wednesday September 19, a committee of US bureaucrats sent an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in regard to the way cryptocurrencies are taxed. The representatives’ letter directed towards IRS commissioner David Kautter wants the taxation office to publish provisional guidelines on how digital currency transactions and investments should be handled when US […]

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US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

US Representatives 'Urge' the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax GuidanceOn Wednesday September 19, a committee of US bureaucrats sent an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in regard to the way cryptocurrencies are taxed. The representatives’ letter directed towards IRS commissioner David Kautter wants the taxation office to publish provisional guidelines on how digital currency transactions and investments should be handled when US […]

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Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be Confusing

Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be ConfusingOver the last two years in the US, the federal government and states have been trying to grasp the concept of cryptocurrencies and apply them to traditional finance laws like taxes. The task has proven to be extremely difficult for federal agencies and officials however. One confusing issue is the application of state sales tax […]

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Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be Confusing

Sales Tax and Bitcoin in the United States Can Be ConfusingOver the last two years in the US, the federal government and states have been trying to grasp the concept of cryptocurrencies and apply them to traditional finance laws like taxes. The task has proven to be extremely difficult for federal agencies and officials however. One confusing issue is the application of state sales tax […]

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US Judge Orders Alleged Hacker to Pay Bail in Cryptocurrency

US Judge Orders Alleged Hacker to Pay Bail in CryptocurrencyA US federal judge has ordered an alleged hacker to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency for bail. The man was charged with hacking video game company Electronic Arts (EA), obtaining in-game currency used to buy and sell in-game items, and selling access to online games though black-market websites. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in PrisonA Southern Californian Localbitcoins trader has been sentenced to prison for a year for unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering. The trader, Bitcoin Maven, reportedly exchanged between $6 and $9.5 million for customers across the country, according to the notice by the U.S. Department of Justice. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax CrimeTax enforcement authorities from five nations announced that they have created a united alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, known as “the J5.” The J5 said they are committed to combating transnational tax crime “through increased enforcement collaboration,” in other words: working together to gather information, share intelligence, and conduct joint operations. Also […]

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