Coinbase has sent notifications to approximately 13,000 of its older customers, cautioning them it will be forced to hand over certain personal and financial details to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Those concerned face IRS scrutiny over their cryptocurrency trades between 2013 and 2015, which will now also be personally identifiable. Also see: Bitcoiner Amélie … [Read more...] about Coinbase Notifies 13,000 Customers it Must Hand Over Their Records to IRS
With her victory for Bitcoin still fresh in mind from Las Vegas last October, Money20/20 Payments Racer Amélie Arras is confident she can do it all again in Asia. Speaking to Bitsonline, Arras said the pressure's higher this time -- thanks to more challenging locations and the fact she's defending Bitcoin's title, rather than competing as a plucky outsider. Also … [Read more...] about Bitcoiner Amélie Arras Plots Another Victory in First Money20/20 Payments Race Across Asia
Distributed applications (DApp) platform Lisk has countered criticisms that its big "relaunch" in Berlin this week lacked substance. While the relaunch focused on simplicity to attract newcomers, a spokesperson said, there are plenty of new technical tools for existing developers to explore. Also see: BitFunder CEO Charged by SEC with Defrauding Exchange Users Subscribe … [Read more...] about Lisk Hits Back at Critics: Our Relaunch More Than Just a New Logo
The Venezuelan government has begun a chaotic pre-sale campaign for its national "crypto-asset", the petro (PTR). However there are several caveats for investors seeking profits or even novelty value from the world's first government-backed cryptocurrency -- pre-sale tokens are not themselves petros, exactly what and where the tokens are is unclear, and U.S. investors may … [Read more...] about Venezuela’s Petro Cryptocurrency Is Actually a Thing… but What Kind of Thing?
Video content now accounts for 80 percent of internet traffic and that's compounding every year -- says CNET, Salesforce.com and Google Voice founder Halsey Minor. It's also resource-taxing and expensive, meaning powerful entities like Amazon and Google are in a position to dominate and control the space. Only a decentralized, blockchain-based infrastructure can challenge them … [Read more...] about Interview: Halsey Minor Says VideoCoin Will Make Internet Video Cheaper for All