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Top 5 Tax Tips for Cryptocurrency Investors, Traders and Miners

Reporting Is The Taxpayers Responsibility Most Cryptocurrency exchanges that you trade on will not provide 1099 reporting data. The exchanges that do provide this data like Coinbase or Gemini have historically only provided Form 1099-K which does not provide the relevant cost basis information required to accurately report your transactions for tax purpose and also… Read more

David Marcus’ Testimony To Congress Highlights That Libra is DOA

This story was originally posted on Tuesday. Tomorrow, David Marcus is going to testify in front of congress on Libra. He’s an incredibly smart guy, working for another incredibly smart guy, Mark Zuckerberg. And they’re both great capitalists. They’ve both earned themselves and their shareholders wealth beyond their wildest dreams. But life is about “more”.… Read more

Ripple (XRP) Has Lost 88% of Its Value Relative to Bitcoin (BTC) Since January 2018 While Ripple Labs Earned More Than $700 Million Selling Ripple (XRP), Showing Danger of Supply Centralization

Bitcoin (BTC) has performed poorly over the past few weeks, dropping from the 2019 high of $13,880 to as low as $9,050, a loss of 35%. However, Ripple (XRP) has performed even worse, dropping 15% relative to Bitcoin (BTC) during the same period of time.  This continues the long term trend of Ripple (XRP) losing… Read more

What Was Bitcoin’s (BTC) True All-time High? $21,200 in Korea, and Possibly as High as $26,000 on LocalBitcoins

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has skyrocketed in 2019, rising from the bear market low of $3,100 in December to as high as $13,880 near the end of June, which is an increase of 348%. This profit percentage is equivalent to the past 23 years of gains on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), but… Read more

Four Reasons Asia Loves Crypto

asia loves crypto
Well, at least people in Asia do.  The soaring values of cryptocurrencies these last few years have naturally caught the eye of investors in the region looking to grow their wealth fast. In general, cryptos are viewed as investment vehicles that possess a real potential for strong performance and handsome profits.   However, for governments… Read more

Alternative Cryptocurrencies Have Drastically Weakened Relative to Bitcoin (BTC), Reminiscent of the Collapse of the Dot-Com Bubble. Ultimately This Is Making the Crypto Space Stronger Than Ever

The Bitcoin (BTC) dominance percentage, which is the Bitcoin (BTC) market cap divided by the total crypto market cap, has now risen to 66%. In other words, the Bitcoin (BTC) market cap, which is $188 billion, is now nearly double the $96 billion combined market cap of the other 2,266 cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap. This… Read more

Trump Says Bitcoin (BTC) Not Money, Blasts Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, Claims US dollar Stronger Than Ever — Despite Losing 36% of Its Value Since 1999

US President Donald Trump launched an attack Thursday on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency in general in a series of three tweets.  In the first, he derided Bitcoin (BTC). Then he blasted Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. Finally, Trump declared that the US dollar (USD) the only real currency, saying it is stronger than ever. I am not… Read more

In 2013, a Self-proclaimed Time Traveler Correctly Predicted Bitcoin (BTC) Would Hit $10,000 in 2017, Says Bitcoin (BTC) Will Reach $100,000 Before Yearend 

On Aug. 31, 2013 Reddit user Luka Magnotta posted the thread “I am a time-traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing.” This was the first and only post from this Reddit user. Magnotta claims to be from the year 2025, a time when the world is on the… Read more
Name Current Price 24h %
Bitcoin $10,249.56 +6.02%
Ethereum $223.14 +6.22%
Monero $82.81 +6.24%
Litecoin $96.52 +10.01%


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Four Reasons Asia Loves Crypto

Well, at least people in Asia do.  The soaring values of cryptocurrencies these last few years have naturally caught the eye of investors in the region looking to grow their wealth fast. In general, cryptos are viewed as investment vehicles…

Alternative Cryptocurrencies Have Drastically Weakened Relative to Bitcoin (BTC), Reminiscent of the Collapse of the Dot-Com Bubble. Ultimately This Is Making the Crypto Space Stronger Than Ever

The Bitcoin (BTC) dominance percentage, which is the Bitcoin (BTC) market cap divided by the total crypto market cap, has now risen to 66%. In other words, the Bitcoin (BTC) market cap, which is $188 billion, is now nearly double…
Bitcoin (BTC): No Matter What
Today’s post-holiday candle on the Bitcoin (BTC) chart from BitMEX doesn’t seem like much. However, appearances can be deceiving. Using hand kept Gann work, we found a setup for another…
Market Analysis: Bitcoin (BTC) Rises to Over $11,000 as Bitcoin (BTC) Dominance Percentage Increases to 62.2%
Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to gain since hitting a low of $9,700 yesterday morning, rising as high as $11,500 today. Currently, Bitcoin (BTC) has leveled off slightly and is trading…

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Erlay Proposal Would Decrease Bandwidth Usage of Bitcoin (BTC ) Nodes by 40%, Making the Bitcoin (BTC) Network Scalable and More Secure
Bitcoin (BTC) developers Gleb Naumeko, Gregory Maxwell, and Peter Wuille published a paper titled “Bandwidth-Efficient Transaction Relay in Bitcoin” on…
Blockchain Scaling: Relax and Trust the Process
The process of technology discovery, innovation, and improvement is a fundamentally human story. When humans discover a new technology or…
Is There a Quantum Threat To Bitcoin (BTC)?
Quantum computers have the potential to be the next big leap forward for humankind. However, there has long been speculation…
BLOCKv's Butterfly Effect
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What is the Cost of Keeping Blockchain Secure?

Last March 25, cryptocurrency data portal Messari published a new screener that revealed how much miners are paid for top-listed “proof of work” coins. The figures estimated that $7.3 million dollars worth of BTC tokens are issued on a daily basis. Meanwhile with regards to mining fees, it is shown that more than $115,000 are distributed. These…
The Large Bitcoin (BTC) Collider: a Pool of Computers Attempting to Brute Force Bitcoin (BTC) Private Keys, Calculates 300-500 Million Keys Per Second and 36,080 Trillion Private Keys Generated So Far, but Would Still Take at Least 2.58X1024 Years to Find a Private Key Collision
In July 2016, Bitcointalk user Rico666 began to formulate the large Bitcoin (BTC) collider, a project to determine how feasible it is to brute force Bitcoin (BTC) private keys via…
Rogue Block Producer Compromises EOS Blacklist, 2.09 Million EOS Worth $7.5 Million Escapes, Rogue Block Producer Fired, EOS42 Proposes Giving ECAF More Power, Perhaps It Is Time To Get Rid of the ECAF?
EOS has a centralized system for disputing and freezing accounts via the EOSIO Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF). The ECAF runs a blacklist of EOS accounts that contain supposedly stolen funds,…
How Blockstream is Fighting Crypto Exchange Fraud
It is no secret that cryptocurrency exchanges have a bad reputation for mismanaging, losing access to, and misrepresenting customer funds and liquidity. The most recent debacle was the “death” of…

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David Marcus’ Testimony To Congress Highlights That Libra is DOA

This story was originally posted on Tuesday. Tomorrow, David Marcus is going to testify in front of congress on Libra. He’s an incredibly smart guy, working for another incredibly smart guy, Mark Zuckerberg. And they’re both great capitalists. They’ve both…

Numerous Countries Have Made Bitcoin (BTC) Illegal Even Though It’s Impossible to Ban Bitcoin

Bitcoin is secure, decentralized, and can be anonymous when users take the proper precautions. These characteristics make Bitcoin resilient in the face of government bans, but that doesn’t mean governments have given up on trying to ban Bitcoin or at…
Wyoming Leads the Way on Cryptocurrency Legislation: Crypto is Money
In the United States, Wyoming recently passed a bill that legally recognizes cryptocurrencies as money as of Jan. 31, 2019. The bill was presented and proposed on Jan. 19 and…
Chat App kik (KIN) Fighting Back Against Possible SEC Enforcement
Popular Canadian chat app Kik made waves in 2017 when it announced its ICO and intentions to integrate a cryptocurrency into the Kik platform. In September, Kik raised almost $100…

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In 2013, a Self-proclaimed Time Traveler Correctly Predicted Bitcoin (BTC) Would Hit $10,000 in 2017, Says Bitcoin (BTC) Will Reach $100,000 Before Yearend 

On Aug. 31, 2013 Reddit user Luka Magnotta posted the thread “I am a time-traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing.” This was the first and only post from this Reddit user. Magnotta claims to be from the year 2025, a time when the world is on the…
Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show June 25: Bitcoin (BTC) Rises to New 2019 High Near $11,500, 98% of Bitcoin Sv’s (BSV) Blockchain Activity Is from a Weather App, Facebook’s Libra Team to Testify Before Congress on July 17, Two Israeli Brothers Arrested in Connection With 2016 Bitfinex Hack, First Margin Trading Liquidation on Binance
Listen to the June 25 Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show On this edition of the Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show, we do a deep dive market analysis. Bitcoin (BTC) and the total…
Bitcoin (BTC) Will Become Increasingly Valuable as Tensions Escalate Among the United States, China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela 
The news this year has been filled with headlines regarding increasing tensions among the United States, China, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela. A full-fledged trade war is underway between the United…
Craig Wright, Dave Kleiman and Satoshi Nakamoto Part 1 — A Pattern of Deception
This piece ran in last month's edition of Proof of Brain, Crypto.IQ's monthly newsletter. People love a good mystery, and there is none better in crypto than the identity of…