According to Rettig, the IRS is working on providing clarity for “acceptable methods for calculating cost basis, acceptable methods of cost basis assignment, and the tax treatment of forks.” This article addresses the most important things to watch out for in the new guidance and why they matter.
RISE Wealth Technologies, a FinTech start-up based in Grünwald near Munich, is a leading software technology company and solutions provider for the implementation of trading strategies based on Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Merging the gap between regulated centralized exchanges and decentralized privacy conscientious exchanges was a seemingly impossible task, at least until the next exchange came along and started changing everything by bringing Satoshi's vision to exchanges!
Blockchain North America Expo, the World leading Blockchain expo series, has announced dates for the final event in the 2019 Series. The conference will take place in North America at the Santa Clara Convention Centre, 13-14th November 2019.
Guests were Bill Barhydt CEO of Abra, Jared Tate Founder of DigiByte, Ajeet Khurana CEO of ZebPay, and Jean Philippe Beaudet CTO of ZeU Crypto Networks, and the host was Stefania Barbaglio Founder of Cassiopeia Services.
Launched earlier this year, the NEO EcoFund will be available to projects at different phases of their life cycle, from seed phase, through to growth, and maturity. Travala.com, currently in its growth stage, will utilise the funding to further drive its current marketing efforts, expand the team and advance the technology.
CoinGecko, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency aggregators, today published its 2019 Quarter 2 Cryptocurrency Report. The 46-page report gives an overview of the state of the cryptocurrency market and the major events that happened in the second quarter of 2019.
Dukascopy Bank and Swiss Crypto Exchange have implemented a crypto trading integration that will be available from Friday July 12th. Customers with a bank account at Dukascopy will be able to trade Swiss Francs and Euros versus Bitcoin and Ether as well as crypto-to-crypto through SCX instantaneously.
The Digitex Liquidation Engine will intervene with traders who have insufficient account balances and force close their positions. Since this is a risk vector for the exchange, in such a situation, the trader must pay a penalty which is then allocated to the Digitex Insurance Fund.
Mel Gelderman, CEO of TokenCard, says launching on the iOS App Store is the first step towards displacing the centralised economy of old with a smarter, more agile system that gives its users full control over their money.
The ICO market has seen quite some ups and downs during 2018. We’ve seen lots of scams and the market evolved to meet the expectations of the investors and trustworthy projects alike. The most common scenario seen during the ICO hype was raising the funds with a shiny website combined with a revolutionary whitepaper and disappearing of the team along with investors money afterwards. That’s why STO’s are becoming more popular, as a safer alternative.
For the third year in a row and the second year within BlockchainBH, we are running our yearly Warm Up campaign to help the homeless of Brazil. The aim of the campaign is to gather donations in cryptocurrency which will be used to buy and distribute blankets to the homeless population of Belo Horizonte.
Dr Abdalla Kablan, Executive Chairman of DELTA Summit and an award-winning entrepreneur specialising in artificial intelligence, said partnering with OKEx was a natural choice for Malta’s inaugural Tech Week.
MXC team said: "A good exchange, in addition to saving time, they also need to do things. In addition to eliminating the worries of investors, we should also strive for opportunities for investors, so that we can all be better off.”
BitStarz is the true home of big wins, but we’re sure you know that already. Records are being smashed every month, with the latest big winner blowing away all previous record payouts that have ever come before at the world’s leading Bitcoin casino. Scooping an epic $2,459,124 from a single spin on Azrabah Wishes, BitStarz is breaking new ground with the biggest wins around!
Fundstrat’s Thomas J Lee joins a stellar line-up of speakers including Andreas M. Antonopoulos, best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts; and cryptocurrency experts from Coinbase, Binance, London Stock Exchange Group, Nasdaq, Refinitiv, UBS and VanEck.
At Consensus 2019 in New York, NEO unveiled its new US$100 million EcoBoost fund designed to drive ecosystem growth and development. NEO also outlined various initiatives in its pursuit of making NEO the most developer-friendly blockchain, including NeoFS, NEO Toolkit for Visual Studio, and the NEO Express Node.
The anticipated roadmap below represents the best approximation of our efforts and is subject to further changes and updates based on the progress of the project, and technological and market developments. As we listen to the feedback of the community and businesses onboarding, we may adjust the deliverables and the schedule. Let’s take a closer look at what we have achieved:
The Alliance of Blockchain Professionals (ABP) and Cointelligence sign a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) solidifying their mutual interests to promote research and education as well as setting international standards and ethics in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
The next-generation of decentralized exchange is different — it’s fast, functional and secure. That’s why decentralized exchange as a backbone for de-fi (decentralized finance) is set to grow to a multi-billion-dollar industry in the foreseeable future.
Blockium’s main goal? To make the stock market and the trading of digital assets seem a little less bullish, and more like an additive game you can play with family and friends. Users are invited to create different competitions. These mock competitions have specific entry fees, asset classes, prize money, time limit and more.
Following its successful beta launch in Spain, 2gether is expanding Europe-wide. EU citizens can now download the app on the App Store or Google Play, pass the KYC process, and be at the top of the waiting list to start using 2gether’s functionalities.
Speaking on a live YouTube stream, Digitex Futures CEO Adam Todd outlined his plans for the future, SmartDec’s experience, and the next steps for the launch of the trading platform. He also answered questions from members of its community and promised the team was working hard to bring things back on track following the launch delay.
In order to get this concept off the ground, there needs to be ample opportunity to actually spend and use your crypto coins. After all, you don’t buy arcade tokens for an empty arcade, right? You see that sweet skee-ball ramp and that’s when you reach for your wallet.
While some say Bitcoin will fundamentally change how money works, others have condemned it using all kinds of pejorative terms. With many open questions about Bitcoin’s future, business leaders must now go deeper than superficial mainstream information.The best solution is to systematically weigh the information on both sides and understand what leading experts think.
The University of Nicosia (UNIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) and the Dubai Blockchain Center earlier this month. The MoU was signed by Mr. Antonis Polemitis, Chief Executive Officer, University of Nicosia, Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD‘s Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Blockchain Center.
Backed by the Maltese Government, DELTA Summit 2019 will continue to cement Malta’s international global status as The Blockchain Island and will expand further to focus on artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IOT), eSports and game development.
Chicago, IL, April 9, 2019 — Phore, a leading blockchain platform, FinTech ecosystem, and B2B services organization, announced today the appointment of former Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager, Mike Trisko, as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, along with other leadership changes.
This unique online Marketplace has combined not just Cryptocurrencies but a Smart-Escrow system with a built in arbitration function to allow users to buy and sell Products or Services without listing fees.
The new capital will be used to accelerate the implementation of the EOSIO blockchain protocol as the central feature of MakerOS’s Overflow service. This will enable businesses to connect, share and collaborate on projects with verified reputation - ensuring quality and standards are met.
ZBX is one of the few exchanges outside of the United States that operates in a regulated environment, is integrated with major banks, while also offering deep liquidity. ZBX recently announced its first listing, the Decimated DIO token, a post-apocalyptic multiplayer survival game with true digital scarcity and item ownership.
“It is a tremendous honour for me to be nominated in the top 100 women in Fintech and Blockchain tech for 2019, a list which showcases female empowerment in what is gradually becoming a more vibrant global Fintech community”, remarked Prof. Louca.
Finance Magnates and Ultimate Fintech are proud to unveil the first cohort of speakers at the Barcelona Trading Conference (or simply BTC). The inaugural event will draw the industry’s biggest players between July 10-11 at the Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona.
DECENTRALIZED 2019 will feature more than 100 speakers (leading business executives, academics, and technical experts) from over 50 countries, as well as more than 60 companies from Greece and abroad as exhibitors, presenting their innovative products and services to an anticipated 1,500 attendees.
The Distributed Ledger Technology in Finance Certificate (DLT) is a 12 week qualification comprising of 3 modules, 12 lecture weeks, 3 assignments, a practical final project and a final sit down 3 hour examination using our global network of examination centres.
Binance and Crypto Voucher are making the process of buying BNB token as simple and accessible as possible to non-cryptocurrency users. The appeal and simplicity of transferring value with a click of a button using the Crypto Voucher mechanism, combined with the market and exchange expertise that Binance brings align perfectly with the demands of today's crypto market.
Decimated has been listed as one of the top ICOs of 2019 by Inwara and allegedly has a community of more than 33,000 users. The Founder of Fracture Labs can now announce that the Decimated token ‘DIO’ is becoming listed on the exchange ZBX.
The integration has major implications for this nascent project’s growth prospects and future trajectory. TOMO is already compatible with leading cryptocurrency storage solutions like MyEtherWallet and MetaMask, along with the team’s homegrown TomoMaster and TomoWallet applications.
Pledgecamp uses smart contracts to hold its pledger’s funds in escrow, instead of the creator getting all the money upfront. Funds are released based on the backers, who vote based on if the development plan is on track.
It’s no secret that in today’s marketplace, holding a side gig in addition to your regular nine-to-five job is not uncommon. Whether you’re walking dogs on the weekends or helping your neighbor mow their lawn, picking up a second job is a great way to earn more cash as well as expand your professional network within your own community.
The January Monthly Review provides an overview of the current exchange landscape as well as a monthly evaluation of how spot volumes vs futures volumes have developed historically, including both crypto exchanges (BitMEX and BitflyerFX) and traditional exchanges (CBOE and CME).
COUNTER, a start-up founded by McKinsey alum Yaniv Neu-Ner, has raised $650K to build a Crypto exchange which never holds custody of tokens. Neu-Ner mentioned that the team wanted to create a crypto exchange that is 10X more secure than the existing exchanges while keeping the user experience familiar.
The local presence gives NEO a significant foothold in the US market. The Seattle area is famed as the birthplace of such tech giants as Microsoft, Amazon, and Expedia, and home to Facebook, Google and Twitter engineering offices, among many others.
Winding Tree is a travel distribution platform that incorporates blockchain-based and open-source technology to bring much-needed innovation in the space. The company has just announced a new partnership with Airport Hotel Basel to communicate and educate the people in the industry about blockchain and open-source technology.
Sweden and the Nordics is home to an innovative start-up environment and a strong blockchain and crypto community. The Stockholm Blockchain Forum taking place on April 11th has now confirmed Jimmy Zhao from the recently launched crypto exchange ZBX to speak at the event.
The Crypto Assets Conference deals with the following topics, among others: How are crypto assets regulated and taxed? What developments are there in Germany and Europe? Which business models are behind the dozens of blockchain start-ups? What effects will Security Tokens (STO) have on traditional IPOs? How will Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) evolve?
In partnership with leading blockchain investment and advisory group NKB, WXY Group, as the turn-key global marketing and consulting firm service for blockchain and crypto projects, is bringing its highly successful ELEVEN Global Meet Up Series world tour to London on 25 January
The one-day matchmaking event features up to 16 carefully selected Projects (with a minimum ranking of 4.0 on a scale of five and average ranking of 4.5 on aggregated ICO ranking sites) with 80+ top investors and funds experienced in the digital currency sector.
Offering their thoughts on the direction for cryptocurrencies in the future, experts such as Nick Szabo and David Chaum enlightened audiences with their views towards the technology’s solutions, but also on its shortcomings.
Contentworks, a leading content marketing agency for the finance sector will be an official media partner for Nakamoto’s Den it was announced yesterday. The investment blockchain conference will take place in Limassol Cyprus from 19th-20th February 2019 at the Carob Mill and will welcome some of the brightest minds in the blockchain space from educators, investors and innovators to start-ups and established companies looking to secure investment from leading capital firms.
The main aim and vision of Nakamoto's Den (ND), is to bring together digital start-up companies, established international companies, investors, VC funds, family wealth funds, blockchain influencers and industry leaders.
Sweden and the Nordics is home to an innovative start-up environment and a strong blockchain and crypto community. On April 11 of 2019, the Swedish blockchain community is opening its arms and welcoming blockchain luminaries from across to world to the Stockholm Blockchain Forum by Techbook.
The EQS COCKPIT's newswire service now distributes corporate news to specialist media for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. EQS Group customers with projects in the two industries can now quickly and efficiently target all relevant key journalists covering these emerging business areas.
From February, 28th to March, 2nd, European Blockchain Investment Congress will be gathering top blockchain professionals, market leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and blockchain-based startups to provide outstanding learning, discussion and networking experience first ever in such scope in Europe.
CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces the launch of its new API service in response to customer demand for more complex and highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions.
Napoleon AM will thus become the first asset manager in Europe funded by an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and incorporated under French law. It will be specialized in quantitative strategies through liquid instruments and among the first AM to focus on offering investment strategies opening access to crypto (bitcoin or ether) exposure.
In less than four years, founder Da Hongfei have helped create one of the most successful and well recognized projects in the emerging blockchain industry. According to data collected by NewEconoLabs, a Chinese community of open source developers, there are over 1.8 million NEO wallet addresses and the blockchain has processed over 22 million transactions since its inception. The NEO token ecosystem is currently the 18th largest by market capitalization.
How does it work? The Solo Pro is composed of 3 physical supports, all with the same public address, the 'account number'. If you lose or if you are the victim of the theft or the destruction of one of the supports, you do not lose anything because only 2 of the 3 supports are necessary to recover the private key, and thus to have access to the crypto-assets.
In Switzerland, a project was recently launched, with the goal of helping cryptocurrencies adoption: it's a deck of playing cards, but not any deck. Instead of playing poker or blackjack with spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs, you're now playing with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and NEO.
EtherMania was soft launched and within the first 24 hours had over 1,000 hits and 300 users sign up to the game to win the main prize. The team made the game to bring an educative element to Cryptocurrency trading where people with zero knowledge could better understand how to use Cryptocurrencies for trading and learn about the fundamentals and the risks involved in real world trading.
Launching today, Blockchain Bytes is the premium forum for business leaders, decision makers, entrepreneurs and investors within the blockchain industry to network, learn and grow. The stellar offering from EAK Digital will bring the best and brightest in blockchain together at some of the world’s best restaurants to meet, debate, share information and make new friends.
This year's annual DECENTRALIZED conference, powered by the University of Nicosia (UNIC), was held in Athens, Greece, following last year’s tremendously successful inaugural summit in Cyprus. DECENTRALIZED focuses on the business, technical, political and societal implications of blockchain technologies, across several key industries, along with analysis of the long-term implications of the blockchain, decentralization and cryptocurrency.
The concept is simple: leading industry companies will host their own 'decentralized' events, all across the city. One of the them is TNW's very own Hard Fork Pitch Battle, taking place on December 12 at 4:30pm. Applications are now open!
ELSOL, the leading brand publishing company in South Korea, has decided to tackle the inefficiencies in the advertising industry by launching INFLEUM, its blockchain-based platform aimed at decentralizing brand publishing and helping startups promote their businesses in a profitable way.
The month of November will bring to you the World Blockchain Summit’s debut into ‘The Venice of the North”, Amsterdam, at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel on 9th November 2018. A few weeks back, Dubai saw the success of the World Blockchain Summit that hosted more than 900+ attendees including governments, enterprises, investors, innovators, corporates, and emerging startups from all around the world.
This conference should be attended by individuals that have an interest in cryptocurrencies whether they be from the cryptocurrency community itself, the banks, the exchanges or the trading platforms or acting as their professional advisers, both in the UK and Europe. It will also be of interest to public officials, regulators, relevant associations and experts on financial crime.
The buzz around the Malta Blockchain Summit is palpable. It’s no surprise that the Expo floor has been sold out for some time now. Due to the high demand for a sought-after-stand we’ve added a special section to accommodate extra booths. In addition to a slew of carefully curated exhibitors, a line-up of some of the most influential movers and shakers in the crypto-world have signed on as speakers.
In partnership with CryptoFriends, the Malta Blockchain Summit will host Blockchain Hackathon and two-day ICO pitching session. The Malta Blockchain Hackathon will be held from October 31st to November 2nd. If you are a developer with your eyes set on making it in the blockchain industry then this is for you.
Triphop is launching a blockchain program that will incentivize hotel guests to share their trips on social media. In return guests will receive benefits ranging from room upgrades to possession of Triphop’s very own token, the Tripcoin.
CryptoKitties, the furry tradable cats, were all the rage in 2018, making headlines in various top media. The rise of CryptoKitties shows a shift in society from collecting material objects, such as baseball cards or snowglobes, to collecting the intangible. In such a digital world, it only makes sense that various objects of our daily life are migrating into the virtual world. So what’s next in the digital collectible world?
If you look at the stats, Instagram marketing is indeed worth the hassle. This photo and video sharing app has over 1 billion monthly active users up from 800 million in September 2017. It is expected to cross 2 billion active users by 2023 showing the upward trajectory and positive sentiment for this totally cool social media site. The largest user group is between 25 and 34-years old too; a generation that readily embraces new technology and is happy to engage with companies online.
Most people in the cryptocurrency industry seem to have given up on the goal of decentralization - specifically within the ICO and tokenization space. It would seem instead they mostly have ideas and plans and seek to launch in ICO space because it’s the new and cool thing to do, and simply by creating a cryptocurrency project they can get all sorts of people willing to invest in their plans.
Neufund, the Berlin-based equity fundraising platform regulated under German jurisdiction, that allows for any type of financial asset to be tokenized and liquidized, announces the first companies to officially conduct security offerings through its blockchain technology
On April 12th, Shanghai will host over 800 delegates, 50 innovative companies, and 300 institutional investors to the Second Annual Global Fintech and Blockchain China Summit. The summit will focus on real life applications of blockchain technologies.