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Borders and Customs: Do You Need to Declare Your Crypto?

When arriving in the United States – and most other countries – customs officials often ask that travelers fill out a form to declare various items. Most of this is to try and catch various contraband items, unapproved foods, and exotic (dangerous to native ecosystems) animals from entering the country. However, these forms also ask about carrying certain amounts of money. […]

How to Protect Your Bitcoin and Your Privacy When Passing Through Customs

Border patrol don’t like bitcoin. In fact they dislike anything they don’t understand or have been programmed to distrust. Encryption, cryptocurrency, graphics cards, all of the tech we take for granted is anathema to suspicious customs agents. Whether you’re traveling into the U.S. or any other surveillance state, here’s what you should do to avoid raising […]