Belarus Adopts Crypto Accounting Standard

Days before legalizing crypto activities, Belarus has adopted a new accounting standard that deals with cryptocurrencies. It classifies digital tokens according to their acquisition and intended use. The document defines the information companies will be required to share with authorities. The presidential decree regulating the crypto sector comes into force on March 28. Also read: […]
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This Week in Bitcoin: A New Dawn

It’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel […]
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Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain Transactions

The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic transactions.” The new bill also “protects the ownership rights of certain information secured by blockchain technology” under state law. Also Read: Hydro-Quebec Turns Down New Applications for Crypto Mining Operations Tennessee […]
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Cryptocurrency Has Already Made You Rich – You Just Didn’t Notice

When your altbags are weighing heavy and you haven’t checked your portfolio in days. When your long has been liquidated and the ICO that promised the moon has taken your ether and fallen silent. When regulators are cranking up the rhetoric and FUD is the only acronym in town. When all of these things conspire […]
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Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Halts Major American City’s Government and Police

Many government services in Atlanta, Georgia, a major metropolitan US city, were brought to a halt this week. Ransomware appeared on municipal computers, urging a payment of $51,000 in equivalent bitcoin, otherwise vital city functions would be shut down. The hackers made good on their threat, and services all over the city were impacted, including […]
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Toronto Stock Exchange Operator Launches Crypto Brokerage

TMX Group, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, has announced it’s launching a cryptocurrency brokerage platform. The service will be offered through its Shorcan Digital Currency Network subsidiary and focused on bitcoin and ethereum. The project will be implemented in partnership with the local fintech startup Paycase Financial Corp. Also read: Israeli Crypto Companies […]
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ICOs Are Keeping More of the Pie to Themselves

With diminishing returns, increased demand, and pre-sales muscling out public sales, profiting from ICOs in 2018 is a tall order. Just to add to investors’ woes, the percentage of tokens allocated for public sale is also on the decline. On average, ICOs now keep more of the pie to themselves and dole out increasingly slender […]
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0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”

With the increasing popularity of bitcoin and the like, this year’s tax campaign in Europe comes with many questions on how to report and pay crypto taxes. Despite the obvious hesitation on the part of many governments to comprehensively regulate/legalize the sector, cryptocurrency incomes and profits “enjoy” special attention. Different decisions on the matter pose […]
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Snowden on Bitcoin: Blasts Public Ledger and Core Developers

The world’s most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, gave a dynamic, wide-ranging interview to Peter Van Valkenburgh during Blockstack Berlin 2018. Mr. Snowden discussed ongoing issues of privacy and cryptocurrency, his preferences, and revealed how bitcoin helped him in his most historic hour. He also took the opportunity to chide growing crypto tribalism, calling out maximalists, […]
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Here Are 7 Crypto Comparison Sites Chasing Coinmarketcap’s Crown

It’s tough at the top. There’s always some new upstart trying to shake you off your perch, whether you’re a monarch, a blockchain, or a cryptocurrency listing site. Coinmarketcap (CMC) has been the crypto community’s go-to price checker for as long as anyone can remember. While its dominance looks assured for now, a clutch of […]
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