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The Classification of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency by the IRS

In 2014, after many years of speculation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance in Notice 2014-21 that classified cryptocurrency as …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Tax Laws Are A Nightmare So People Ignore Them

One of the easiest ways to tell when a law doesn’t make sense is if people rarely follow it yet don’t face reasonable consequences. Such is the case …

Cryptocurrency

German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on ICOs and cryptocurrencies

Yesterday BaFin (the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) issued a statement about the ICOs and cryptocurrency tokens. It is the first …

Bitcoin

This Visa card lets you spend bitcoin anywhere

A British cryptocurrency exchange is launching a Visa card that it says will allow users to spend their bitcoin savings.<p>London Block Exchange (LBX), a newly-launched website that will allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, plans to launch a spending card in the coming weeks that will convert …

Cryptocurrency

Man Group, a large hedge fund in London, ready to launch bitcoin products

Share<p>Total: 4<p>Man Group, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund company, reporting $103.5 billion in funds under management as of September …

Finance

Interactive Brokers chairman warns that bitcoin futures could ‘destabilize the real economy’

• <b>The chairman of the largest electronic brokerage firm in the US took out an ad in The Wall Street Journal to warn regulators about bitcoin</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Why Cryptocurrencies Could Push The Dollar From World Reserve Currency Status

This year, blockchain technology has skyrocketed in popularity — and for good reason. Blockchains have the potential to decentralize how trust is guaranteed in anything that can be stored digitally, which includes money, data, identity and ownership records. It is hard to exaggerate the potential …

Bitcoin

20 banks likely to join frenemy trade pact between Hong Kong and Singapore

SOME 20 global banks are expected to join the landmark partnership between Singapore and Hong Kong to build a blockchain-powered trade network - the …

China

WALKTHROUGH: How traders 'pump and dump' cryptocurrencies

LONDON – "This is the biggest pump community which will help you make money," reads the ad sent to a Telegram channel with 17,000 followers.<p>The group in question is the "PumpKing Community." It is one of many groups on the messaging app that appear to be dedicated to "pump and dumps" — coordinated …

Cryptocurrency

The evolution of blockchain technology

Repositories reveal interesting trends about organizations<p>The core code supporting Bitcoin was published in April 2009. Since then, the number of …

Bitcoin

‘In 3 years, 1,44,496 cyber security attacks in India’

Concerned over growing incidents of cybercrime, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed various measures, including strengthening of …

Cybersecurity

IDG Contributor Network: Information security – let's get physical

In the past few months, I have visited a variety of medical facilities, some as a risk management professional, and others as a patient. While I am …

Security

The crypto coin offering that raised $232 million in non-refundable donations has been sued by people who thought they were investors

• <b>A lawsuit alleges that a cryptocurrency initiative that raised $232 million misled participants</b>• <b><br>The cyrpto project, called Tezos, raised money from people who believed they were investors. But the funds were raised as non-refundable donations.</b><p>A second lawsuit was filed this week against the …

Cryptocurrency

Make Cybersecurity About Innovation and Growth

Cybersecurity doesn't have to be just a cost of doing business. With the right approach, it can both protect while creating new levels of business …

Cybersecurity

How the digital economy continues to evolve as popularity and interest grows

Jibrel takes a different approach, but it still works towards the goal of giving investors a stable platform to invest. The company will be creating PwC audited, KYC/AML compliant tokens that are basically created through the value of real world assets. These tokens are called Crypto Depository …

Bitcoin

New Android App Vulnerability Tricks Users Into Recording Screens

New Android Vulnerability Tricks Users Into Recording Their Screen<p>Android is on billions of devices worldwide, and new vulnerabilities are discovered …

Mobile Development

Trust, but Measure

There’s a lot of confusion around what devices have this trusted, hardware-based, secret vault of sorts that we talk about a lot here.<p>CEO Steven …

Mobile

This Cryptocurrency Miner Says It Solved Bitcoin's Power Problem

A green-energy startup says it can solve bitcoin’s surging electricity consumption without boosting pollution, an issue threatening to halt the …

Cryptocurrency

This Island Nation Wants To Become The First Regulatory Body Of ICOs

Anguilla is moving to become the first regulatory authority on initial coin offerings and utility token offerings.The government of the Caribbean …

Ethereum wallet firm was warned about critical bug that left $162m 'frozen in time'

587 wallets holding 513,774.16 coins ($162m) were compromised, Parity said.<p>In early November, a bug in the digital wallets maintained by Parity …

Cryptocurrency

Why Bitcoin Splits Are Both a Cash Windfall and a Tax Nightmare

Bitcoin owners received a surprise this August when a parallel version of the currency, known as Bitcoin Cash, was distributed to every existing …

Cryptocurrency

Tax Tips for Cryptocurrency

Virtual currency has been in the light for the past few years. One type of virtual currency is the cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency is a digital or …

Cryptocurrency

Dark Web Shops Are Leaking IPs Left and Right

The takedown of three major Dark Web markets by law enforcement officials over the summer has driven many vendors of illegal products to set up their …

Information Security

How Blockchain Turned Into An Unassuming Billion-Dollar Industry

Shutterstock photo<p>If you haven’t been paying attention to cryptocurrency, it’s the perfect time to start taking notes. Blockchain started in a very …

Bitcoin

Another Dangerous App Found on OnePlus Phones

The security researcher who found a hidden backdoor in OnePlus phones earlier this week is back with more bad news for the Chinese handset maker.<p>"Hi …

Anti-Virus Software

[Interview] Nokia Managers on Choosing Your IoT Network

<b>Jason Elliott</b>, 5G market development manager<p><b>Samuele Machi</b>, marketing manager, 4th industrial revolution<p><b>ReadWrite:</b> <i>When we talk about networking around IoT there’s a lot of smaller networking models e.g mesh networks and protocols. Everything from that to large networks talking about 5g deployments.</i> …

Internet of Things

Half of UK consumers do not trust firms with personal data

Businesses face far more than just fines for non-compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, a survey has revealed.<p>Half of UK …

Privacy

A bitcoin-buying feature helped Square’s stock price, but the news is even better for bitcoin

Jack Dorsey’s <i>other</i> company, the payments firm Square, introduced a feature to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin in its Square Cash app in the past week, Forbes reported. This was rolled out to a “small number” of Square Cash users to start with, the firm said in a statement. It was good for Square’s …

Cryptocurrency

Boards Should Take Responsibility for Cybersecurity. Here’s How to Do It

With news of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and zero-day vulnerabilities making headlines, cybersecurity is likely appearing even more frequently on the agenda in many board meetings. After all, no company wants to become the next brand on the front page of the Wall Street Journal or have their …

Cybersecurity

MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of their cryptocurrency holdings but were happy to use blockchain technology to speed up transaction times. Many of those …

Bitcoin