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Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she used a […]
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6:26 PM GMT+0000 / November 10, 2018

French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

According to a French news website, France’s lower house of parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has backed a proposed plan from its finance commission which will effectively bring the taxes on bitcoin gains in line with other capital gains taxes in the country. At present, bitcoin sales are taxed about 20 percent more than traditional capital gains […]
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6:12 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Texas Hits Cryptocurrency Mining Firms with Cease and Desist for Fraud

Texas executed regulatory action recently against two cryptocurrency mining companies. The Securities Commissioner for Texas sent EXY Crypto (also known as Execrypto) and AWS Mining PTY LTD. cease and desist letters based on fraudulent activities. EXY Crypto Texas order number ENF-18-CDO-1771 against EXY Crypto specifically names Morgan Nolan, Rafael Logan, and Melissa Spring as involved in the ordeal. […]
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3:42 PM GMT+0000 / November 8, 2018

Hackers Breach Popular Web Analytics Site to Target Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io was apparently the target of hackers who compromised a widely used web analytics platform this week. According to a report from internet security firm ESET on Tuesday, bad actors compromised Ireland-based web analytics site StatCounter, in an attempt to steal bitcoin from the exchange’s customers. The attackers managed to inject malicious code into the […]
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5:35 PM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

3 Tips to Minimize your Crypto Tax Liability

Cryptocurrency capital gains taxes are becoming a point of interest for governments tax organizations. Don Fort, the Chief of the IRS criminal investigation unit, recently spoke on a tax conference panel and discussed at length how “cryptocurrency is becoming a new area of enforcement.” Other events like the IRS Coinbase Summons and the IRS warning sent to tax filers […]
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9:41 AM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

Fake Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scam Gets 0.4 BTC as Twitter Fails to Vet Advert

On November 6, a paid advertisement emerged on Twitter, showing a verified account Tweeting out a fake crypto giveaway scam. A verified account with Twitter handle “@patheuk,” the official account of a UK-based film studio Pathé UK, began to Tweet out fake Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway scams, claiming to be Tesla and SpaceX […]
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4:57 PM GMT+0000 / November 6, 2018

More Crypto Exchanges Now Support Circle’s Stablecoin USD Coin

USD Coin has been in the spotlight of late and the reasons should not be far-fetched for anyone who has been following proceedings in the crypto ecosystem of late. In less than a month, the company rose in value and notched the 58th position of top cryptocurrencies, according to data on CoinMarketCap. More overwhelming is the […]
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3:46 PM GMT+0000 / November 5, 2018