The Most Important Aspect of Bitcoin Is the Separation of Money and State

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Many cryptocurrency supporters believe the technology allows for the separation of money and state in a manner that’s never been seen before. Governments inflict two forms of robbery against nonviolent citizens by forcing them to pay taxes while also stealingRead More

Bitcoin History Part 15: Silk Road Is Born

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Silk Road launched in February 2011 as the darknet’s first bitcoin-based marketplace. Within four months, it would be the darknet’s most notorious site whose reputation extended all the way to the U.S. Senate. The origins of the drugs marketplace canRead More

Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

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There are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an activeRead More

IRS Revoking Passports Shows How Government Erodes Everything We Hold Dear

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If you have outstanding tax debt, the IRS may now want to take your passport. For U.S. crypto holders still waiting on promised IRS guidelines for filing — especially those overseas who may have missed these warning memos — theRead More

Bitcoiners Brace for More Performance Art and Another ‘Satoshi Reveal’

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On Friday, a variety of paid press releases were published stemming from a company called Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings, a firm that claims a big “reveal” is coming on Sunday, August 18. According to the announcement, Satoshi Nakamoto will divulgeRead More

Passing the Burden of Negative Rates to Bank Clients Opens Door for Cryptocurrencies

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Record low and negative interest rates have put commercial banks in a difficult spot. Across Europe, they have been passing the burden to their clients. Some have introduced fees for those with large account balances, while others are punishing everybodyRead More

How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

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On August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide,Read More

These Portfolio Tracking Tools Will Also Prepare Your Crypto Taxes

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Tax season is months away, which is why you need to start preparing for it now. Leave everything to the last minute and you’ll only end up cursing your procrastination. Organize your cryptocurrency activity in advance and you’ll breeze throughRead More

Samsung Adds Bitcoin Support to Its Blockchain Keystore

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On August 13, Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate, published the company’s new Blockchain Keystore SDK for developers and the latest release supports Bitcoin Core (BTC). The version follows Samsung’s previous Keystore release which only supported ETH and the ERC20Read More

Ron Paul Slams Fednow Payment System and Encourages Crypto Competition

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Ron Paul, the muckraking former congressman from Texas, is stirring things up once again, this time taking aim at the new real-time digital payment system proposed last week by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Presented as an innovative solution by governmentRead More