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

Node40, 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[…]

Three Bitcoin Lies That Just Won’t Die

Did you hear that China’s just banned Bitcoin? Or that mining is killing the planet? Course you did. It’s hard to ignore the FUD when it’s all around you, like a thick fog that just won’t shift. Some Bitcoin falsehoods are so pernicious and pervasive they they refuse to die, despite all efforts to set[…]

Atomicpay Launches Private Beta of Digital Currency Payment Gateway

Startup Atomicpay.io announced the beta launch of its cryptocurrency payment gateway on Dec. 3, with support for six different digital assets. The payment processor eliminates third parties and allows merchants to accept cryptocurrencies in a noncustodial fashion. Also read: US Law Enforcement Wants Blockchain Surveillance Tools for Privacy Coins Developers Launch Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway The private beta version of Atomicpay will be[…]

Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency

A new Russian online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services priced in cryptocurrency has rapidly expanded in recent months. The Mentalmarket website has been publishing a growing number of ads in a dozen categories, from “cryptoindustry” to “real estate.”  Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Audis[…]

Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process

On Nov. 27, the world’s second-largest semiconductor chip maker, Intel, was granted a patent for a processing system that mines Bitcoin but utilizes more “energy-efficient hardware accelerators.” According to the patent called the “Optimized SHA256 Datapath,” the newly invented “high-performance” Bitcoin mining process could reduce overall power consumption by 15 percent. Also read: Sirin Labs Launches[…]

Wendy McElroy: Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the State

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 7 Crypto Justice: Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the State. The 19th century individualist-anarchist Benjamin Tucker referred to anarchism as “society by contract.” The contracts could express any exchange, from leases to prostitution, from insurance policies to drug[…]

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

In this edition of The Daily, we look at the latest regulatory development in Europe – Belarus High Technologies Park has adopted new regulations for cryptocurrency companies. We also cover Galaxy Digital’s report into its third quarter financial results and an alert issued in Texas about a new scam promising refunds to Bitconnect investors.  […]