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Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A 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 […]

Five Nations Join Efforts to Punish Transnational Bitcoin Tax Crime

Tax 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 […]

What Are Cryptocurrency Trusts?

The topic of cryptocurrencies and taxes has been kicked around a fair few times. It seems cryptocurrency trusts offer a legal method of avoiding taxes. They are not necessarily for everyone, yet they do raise some interesting issues. The Future of Cryptocurrency Trusts It has become apparent that not everyone wants to pay taxes on their […]

Survey: Almost Half of Crypto Investors Who Profited in 2017 Are Not Disclosing to the IRS

Today, April 17th, is tax day here in the U.S, but a significant number of investors have apparently not reported gains from digital currency trading to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). TeamBlind and Credit Karma According to a survey from TeamBlind, the anonymous messaging app popular in fintech circles, 46% of people who made money trading cryptocurrencies in… […]

Analysts Expect Bitcoin in Bullish Mode After ‘Tax Day’

‘Tax Day’ in the U.S. is today, April 17, and a number of analysts are bullish on Bitcoin as the much-anticipated tax deadline should trigger the next upward momentum. ‘Tax Day’ to Spark New Bullish Momentum For Bitcoin The cryptocurrency market has been hungover ever since Bitcoin entered the futures trading market in December 2017. The… […]