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South Africans Instructed to Pay Tax on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Earnings



South Africa has joined a growing list of countries that expect citizens to pay income tax on their cryptocurrency earnings. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a statement today, April 6, 2018, making it clear that, even though the country does not consider cryptocurrencies legal tender, you still have to pay taxes on the […]

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SEC Freezes $27 Million in Stock Trades From Blockchain Company Longfin



On April 6, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order to freeze $27 million in stock trades from Longfin Corp., a publicly traded blockchain technology company. According to the SEC’s official statement, the company’s CEO and three other affiliates are under investigation for the illegal distribution and sale of restricted […]

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Chinese Private Equity Group Unites Blockchain and Investment Strategies



As cryptocurrencies continue to make their mark on the financial arena, many capital investment firms are looking to bring the power of the blockchain and traditional investment strategies together to give traders more opportunities in an adapting industry. Leading Chinese private equity group JD Capital is one of those firms. Founded in 2007 and headquartered […]

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Bitcoin is ‘Financial Dynamite’ – Saifedean Ammous (Interview)



Bitcoinist spoke with Saifedean Ammous, assistant professor of economics at Lebanese American University, Bitcoin economist, carnivore grill-master, and author of the new book, The Bitcoin Standard. I think Bitcoin is the most advanced and best form of money ever invented. –Saifedean Ammous Bitcoinist: First, why did you decide to write The Bitcoin Standard? Saifedean Ammous (SA): I found myself […]

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Blockchain-Based Automation Changing the Crypto-Payments Space



Automated systems comprise a fast growing technology paradigm that is already changing various industries, especially the payments industry. And, while various online payments companies offer their customers perks similar to those given by traditional banks, nowhere is there potential for radical value transformation in payment systems usage incentivization greater than in the blockchain space. A […]

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In a Blow to Bitcoin, India Bans Banks from Dealing in Cryptocurrencies



In what amounts to a major clampdown down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced in a press release today, April 5, 2018, that it is banning banks and regulated financial entities from dealing with digital currencies. “In view of the associated risks, it has been decided that, with immediate […]

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Accepts Monex Takeover Bid



Coincheck, the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange that has been struggling to get back on its feet since it suffered a devastating hack on January 26, 2018, has agreed to accept a takeover bid by Monex Group, a Japanese online brokerage firm. As part of that, Chief Operating Officer at Monex Toshihiko Katsuya will to take over […]

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