Op Ed

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With the recent price rise, many bitcoin traders have incurred capital gains that need to be reported on year-end tax returns. But how?
Op Ed: Are You Paying Taxes on Your 2019 Bitcoin Gains?

With the recent price rise, many bitcoin traders have incurred capital gains that need to be reported on year-end tax returns. But how?

“At the very least, the IRS should heed Portugal’s prudent policy and treat cryptocurrency transactions like typical currency transfers.”
Op Ed: Portugal Clarified Its Bitcoin Tax Code; Other Nations Should Take Note

“At the very least, the IRS should heed Portugal’s prudent policy and treat cryptocurrency transactions like typical currency transfers.”

A Bitcoin Socratic Seminar fosters cooperative yet argumentative dialogue with participants asking questions and challenging their answers.
Op Ed: Want to Learn About Bitcoin? Try a Local Socratic Seminar

A Bitcoin Socratic Seminar fosters cooperative yet argumentative dialogue with participants asking questions and challenging their answers.

Energy suppliers should be clamoring over the opportunity to get a steady, predictable power use customer, and Bitcoin is exactly that.
Op Ed: Bitcoin Uses a Lot of Energy, So Where Are the Energy Companies?

Energy suppliers should be clamoring over the opportunity to get a steady, predictable power use customer, and Bitcoin is exactly that.

Recent FATF regulatory guidelines have paved the way for virgin bitcoin because they have no recorded transactional history.
Op Ed: Will Regulations Put a Premium on Virgin Bitcoin?

Recent FATF regulatory guidelines have paved the way for virgin bitcoin because they have no recorded transactional history.

Layer 2 protocols like the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain can make it easier for those who leverage bitcoin for remittances.
Op Ed: How Layer 2 Protocols Can Improve Bitcoin for Remittances

Layer 2 protocols like the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain can make it easier for those who leverage bitcoin for remittances.

Combining an understanding of natural law and human nature, the creator of Bitcoin found a way to coordinate human actions to build a new economy.
Op Ed: Bitcoin, Native Currency of the Internet, Restores the Law of Nature

Combining an understanding of natural law and human nature, the creator of Bitcoin found a way to coordinate human actions to build a new economy.

Bitcoin remains the most valuable cryptocurrency because of three essential factors: elegant design, the solving of a real problem and resilience.
Op Ed: Why Bitcoin Is Still the Most Valuable Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin remains the most valuable cryptocurrency because of three essential factors: elegant design, the solving of a real problem and resilience.

Executing a hedging transaction can be a type of insurance contract on another investment or on an entire investment portfolio.
Op Ed: How to Hedge Your Digital Asset Portfolio Using Bitcoin Futures

Executing a hedging transaction can be a type of insurance contract on another investment or on an entire investment portfolio.

What does the SEC and FINRA joint statement on broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities mean for the cryptocurrency space?
Op Ed: The Latest on FINRA and SEC Security Token and Custody Rules

What does the SEC and FINRA joint statement on broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities mean for the cryptocurrency space?

By 2014, financial companies were repeating “blockchain not Bitcoin” at every major conference; but blockchain technology is not why we’re all here.
Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: ‘We Need Blockchain, Not Bitcoin’

By 2014, financial companies were repeating “blockchain not Bitcoin” at every major conference; but blockchain technology is not why we’re all here.

Op-ed - Where to Spend Your Bitcoins
Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: “It’s Not Secure”

Let’s take a closer look at Bitcoin security. Is Bitcoin secure? And is it possible for the digital asset to be stored safely by most users?

This Might Be Facebook’s Real Plan for Libra
Op Ed: This Might Be Facebook’s Real Plan for Libra

To fully understand Facebook’s goals, consider how Libra will function at launch and compare it to the “permissionless” version that it may evolve into later.

Op Ed: Three Things to Watch for in Upcoming IRS Cryptocurrency Guidelines
Op Ed: Three Things to Watch for in Upcoming IRS Cryptocurrency Tax Guidelines

With the IRS planning to release further cryptocurrency tax guidelines, there are three major things investors need to watch out for.

Op-ed - Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: ‘It’s a Ponzi Scheme’
Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: ‘It’s a Ponzi Scheme’

The accusation that bitcoin is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme is perhaps the oldest, longest-standing criticism of the digital bearer asset.

Op-ed - Op Ed: Bitcoin in Africa
Op Ed: Bitcoin in Africa, What Needs to Be Done to Encourage Adoption?

If Bitcoin is to help Africa catch up with the rest of the world, what is preventing Africans from adopting the cryptocurrency?

Op-ed - Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: The ‘Intrinsic Value’ Fallacy
Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: The ‘Intrinsic Value’ Fallacy

One of the earliest criticisms of Bitcoin was that the underlying token in the system had no intrinsic value. But is that true?

Op-ed - Op Ed: How Fiat Could Fall and Bitcoin Could Soar
Op Ed: How Fiat Could Fall and Bitcoin Could Soar

Instead of impactful decisions about the monetary system, like a bailout or quantitative easing, depending on the perfect honesty and competency of a single individual or small group, Satoshi envisioned Bitcoin as a more robust monetary system.

Law & justice - Winklevoss Twins Reach Settlement With Charlie Shrem
Op Ed: A Summary of  NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether

The New York Supreme Court has modified an injunction, now allowing Bitfinex to continue using Tether reserves that were loaned to it to maintain its ordinary course of business. But how did we get here?

Op-ed - Op Ed: Understanding the Latest FinCEN Guidance for Cryptocurrencies
Op Ed: Understanding the Latest FinCEN Guidance for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued new “interpretive guidance” about how its regulations apply to businesses that conduct money transmissions in virtual currencies. What do you need to know?

Investing - Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bearish Market Structure Breaks with a Single 20{c230f713c017dc65f4779ea962a30172a02822e5b61dcd2c1a3f0b90288e8727} Move
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bull Trend Continues as Market Marches To $6K Level

Bitcoin’s strong uptrend resumes as, once again, the market has claimed new highs in the $5,900 zone.

Op-ed - Op Ed: 3 Reasons Why Crypto Has an Exchange Problem
Op Ed: 3 Reasons Why Crypto Has an Exchange Problem

In this op ed, Ajeet Khurana argues that for crypto to truly thrive, the ecosystem needs only five or six exchanges — and certainly no more than a dozen — in the long run. Here’s why.

Op-ed - Debunking Bitcoin Myths: "It’s Only for Criminals"
Debunking Bitcoin Myths: “It’s Only for Criminals”

Bitcoin can be quite useful for criminals, much like physical cash. However, the permissionless nature of Bitcoin also enables other valuable use cases for this new technology.

Op-ed - Op Ed: Bitcoin Is Turning Left vs. Right Into Big Data vs. Privacy
Op Ed: Bitcoin Is Turning Left vs. Right Into Big Data vs. Privacy

Technologies like Bitcoin and end-to-end encryption are changing how political leanings are defined.