Indiana, New Hampshire May Be Next to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Taxes

A house bill for amending the currently existing taxation Code of Indiana has been filed January 24 seeking acceptance of cryptocurrencies for paying taxes. Another bill requiring the state treasurer of New Hampshire to develop an implementation plan for accepting cryptocurrencies for tax payments has also been filed.  Pay Taxes With Cryptocurrencies in Indiana House […]

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Davos: IMF’s Lagarde Says Fintech Will Shake The System

International Monetary Fund Head, Christine Lagarde, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, “fintech is going to shake the system.” She also urged against relying on central banks in the next financial crisis, at the CNBC-hosted panel. Central Banks Have Very Limited Ammunition Her comments followed UBS CEO, Sergio Ermotti, saying that he hoped “we […]

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‘Ethereum 2.0’ PoS Blockchain Aims to Cut Energy Use by 99%

Ethereum not only hopes to maintain its position as one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies but also to achieve supremacy by becoming more energy efficient. Ethereum leadership plans to accomplish this objective by minimizing blockchain energy consumption by 99 percent. ‘Ethereum 2.0’ PoS Blockchain Being Built From Scratch Vitalik Buterin, inventor and co-founder of Ethereum, […]

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Cryptocurrency Winter Special: Two to HODL and One to FODL

This week provides another opportunity for a cryptocurrency HODL vs. FODL analysis. With Black Friday having just passed this is the perfect opportunity to do some shopping. Cryptocurrency Winter is Here BTC 00 having fallen more than 30% in the prior week has brought many cryptocurrencies lower with it. However, with a lower BTC comes […]

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Crypto ‘An Intellectual Experiment’ That Can Still Fail – Says Xapo CEO

Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, described cryptocurrency as “an intellectual experiment” that might still fail, in a recent interview with Bloomberg. However, he further stated that the experiment was more likely to succeed, although the results are still several years away. Experimental Casares, the Argentinian entrepreneur known as ‘patient zero’ for his role in promoting bitcoin within […]

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The SEC Wants to Engage the Crypto Community through FinHub

The launch of FinHub shows that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is increasingly focusing on 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. Among these technologies, Bitcoin and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to enjoy prominence. Crypto Enthusiasts Can Engage the SEC through FinHub On October 18, 2018, the SEC launched the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to […]

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Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The […]

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France Contemplating Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Intermediaries

France is considering enacting the country’s very first regulatory framework governing crypto-asset intermediaries. The move will require fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges as well as custodians of cryptographic keys to undergo a mandatory AMF registration.  Getting Serious About Cryptocurrencies France is one of the more active members of the European Union when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations. The […]

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China’s Oldest Tech Publication Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments

The oldest Chinese publication for science and technology news will begin accepting Bitcoin as subscription payments in 2019. As such, it’s going to become the very first media to accept cryptocurrencies for subscriptions. 0.1 BTC For 1 Year Subscription Beijing Science and Technology News’s Technology Life announced in an official press release that it will […]

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Research Attempts to Uncover Political Leanings of Crypto Community

Although Bitcoin is inherently neutral, its influence is becoming increasingly pervasive in U.S. political spheres. This phenomenon is triggering researchers to try to identify the dominant political ideology of the cryptocurrency community.  What is the Prevalent Political Ideology of the Crypto Community? Bitcoin’s neutral and democratic nature is one of its primary virtues. As such, […]

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