How the IRS tracks down people who don’t report their crypto

Crypto income taxation is a murky arena at present. It would seem that even the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has a tough time figuring out who owes what, according to Wendy Walker, solution principal at the tax compliance company Sovos.  “In the typical tax system, the IRS uses 1099 reporting,” Walker told Cointelegraph in an interview. “So, 1099, W2, that tax reporting, it’s the primary tool that they use to enforce tax compliance,” she added. When people fail to report their crypto activities, the IRS is left with a…

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After Praising Bitcoin, JPMorgan Pushes JPM Coin, Sets Up Dedicated Crypto Unit

JPMorgan Chase has revealed that its own JPM Coin is now being used commercially by a large tech company. The company has set up a dedicated crypto business unit with a focus on cross-border payments. This news follows a group of JPMorgan analysts praising bitcoin as an alternative investment to gold. JPMorgan’s Crypto Now Used Commercially Global investment bank and financial services company JPMorgan Chase has set up a dedicated crypto business unit called Onyx with more than 100 staffers, CNBC reported Tuesday. Takis Georgakopoulos, JPMorgan’s global head of wholesale…

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MicroStrategy’s crypto holdings may be paying off more than its business

Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin investment is paying off in a big way, with an estimated $100 million in profit.  According to data published Oct. 27 by independent crypto researcher Kevin Rooke, MicroStrategy has earned more from its Bitcoin (BTC) investment than it did through its actual business for the last three years, from Q1 2017 to Q2 2020. Rooke’s data shows that the business intelligence firm’s 38,250 BTC holdings — worth roughly $425 million at the time of purchase in August and September — were valued at more than…

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South African Regulator Raids Home of Key Members of an Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme

A South African regulator along with the country’s police have reportedly seized electronics devices and computers belonging to two principal members of Mirror Trading International (MTI), an alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme. The raid at Clynton and Cheri Marks’ home on October 26 was conducted by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) officials who are looking for proof of trades and bitcoin balances. MTI Remains Defiant The raid comes after the South African regulator previously advised MTI clients to withdraw funds after determining that the company did not have the required operating…

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Max Hillebrand On Wasabi And Crypto Anarchy – Bitcoin Magazine

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How to build a crypto mining rig in 2020 to earn Bitcoin and Ether

In a time of global crisis, a pandemic, and a generally unstable political and social environment, cryptocurrencies have shown remarkable stability. Moreover, the pandemic-induced economic downturn played into the hands of the industry by not only attracting professional cryptocurrency traders but also reviving mining as a way of generating passive income.  It is not surprising that countries experiencing difficult political and economic situations have witnessed a boom in the purchase of GPU cards in recent months. In the region of Abkhazia, where all crypto activities have been illegal since 2018,…

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Corporate disclosure is the only way to get crypto institutionalized

Some people predicted that crypto assets were going to be a fad that would quickly come and go. But in just a short time, we’ve seen crypto assets become the focus of new innovation. Cryptocurrencies have offered value exchange, the ability to generate income, and a viable investment option. Young companies are turning away from traditional VC to offer token options to investors. And blockchain technology is offering new value in the form of frictionless data exchange. As a result, crypto is making an ever-expanding effect on global economies, technology…

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Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Crypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd is buying LGO Markets, a French cryptocurrency exchange focused on corporate investors. The two firms will merge under one brand, Voyager, and their two separate native tokens, VGX and LGO, will also merge. The deal grants Voyager, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed (CSE) firm, access to the European retail market through LGO’s Virtual Asset Service Provider licence held with the French financial regulator, industry media reports. LGO will cease to concentrate on institutional investors on Oct. 31, as it simultaneously assumes the Voyager brand. To complete…

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Bitcoin blasts through $13K following PayPal’s entrance into crypto

Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied above $13,000 for the first time since July, and only the third time since the all-time high bull run of late-2017. The move follows the long sustained period of five-figure price action, with BTC having spent nearly the entirety of the past 12 weeks trading above $10,000. Weekly BTC/USD chart: BitcoinWisdom The spike was triggered by news that the global payments giant PayPal is launching support for Bitcoin, in addition to Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan said the…

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Bitcoin soars to $12.9K as PayPal proves crypto is ready for everyone

Bitcoin (BTC) hit highs of $12,865 during trading on Oct. 21 as news that PayPal would support cryptocurrency continued to boost markets. Cryptocurrency daily market overview. Source: Coin360 BTC price closes in on 2019 highs Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView confirmed Bitcoin’s best day in over a year as 24-hour gains topped 7%. At press time, hours after rising to $12,400, BTC/USD crossed $12,500 to only see resistance at just below $13,000. BTC/USD 1-hour price chart. Source: TradingView As Cointelegraph reported, PayPal plans to support Bitcoin and three…

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