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Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous. The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers. The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives … Continue reading

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Crypto Exchange Volume Being Falsified

“Slippage” is a measure of the liquidity of digital assets by selling $50,000 worth of each asset across various exchanges to see the effect of the sales on the price of the asset. It was used by crypto trader Sylvain … Continue reading

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Did You Know That a Bitcoin Is a Commodity?

Neither did Derivabit until it was heard from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the form of a cease and desist order. Derivabit operated an online facility, offering to connect buyers and sellers of Bitcoin option contracts. According to the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding With Bitcoins – Multiple Tax Bites?

Let’s say you bought a Bitcoin for $200 a few months ago and then used it to buy some shares on Angel List today at its current value $448.60 (according to ¬†http://preev.com/). Here’s the problem. That transaction may have resulted … Continue reading

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FINRA Issues Warning On Bitcoins

Under the title “Bitcoins: More Than A Bit Risky,” and with a URL that includes the words “fraud” and “scams,” FINRA has issued an investor warning about Bitcoins. Briefly, the warning notes that risks of using Bitcoin include: Bitcoin is … Continue reading

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