Author - Adam Gardiner

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Coinbase Cryptocurrency VISA Card Continues to Expand in Europe

We had reported earlier on Coinbase’s introduction of a VISA card in Europe that would allow consumers to use cryptocurrencies to purchase goods at point of sale. That initial experiment has become so successful that Coinbase is now expanding the number of cryptocurrencies that users can use, as well as the number of countries in […]

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CFTC Chairman Confirms Bitcoin, Ether Are Commodities

One of the biggest uncertainties facing cryptocurrencies is their legal status and the prospect of future financial regulation. With the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) providing minimal tax guidance, cryptocurrency users and investors have been largely operating in a gray area for the past several years. One of the biggest questions to face cryptocurrency investors was […]

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Bitcoin Has Failed, According to BIS: Oh Really?

Central bankers aren’t the most aware people on the face of the planet. They continue to drive country after country into recession, then feign ignorance, as if inflation weren’t the product of their monetary policies. So when a central banker comments on matters of money and currency, you have to take everything with a grain […]

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IRS Issues First Bitcoin Tax Guidance Since 2014

While Bitcoin has gained tremendously in popularity over the past decade, regulatory issues surrounding Bitcoin have yet to catch up. Among the most important of those to most Bitcoin investors were tax issues, with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) most recently giving tax guidance on Bitcoin in 2014. Aside from being told to treat Bitcoin […]

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Central Bankers Pulling Out the Stops to Kill Competition: Will Bitcoin Get the Axe?

It’s no secret that central bankers don’t like competition. Governments of any type don’t, that’s why their governments. They enjoy their monopoly and seek to squelch anything that might threaten it. That’s why cryptocurrencies have come in for such strong opposition from central bankers, as they directly threaten the monopoly of monetary control that central […]

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What’s the Best-Performing Asset of 2019? Bitcoin

The Bitcoin ecosystem contains a funny mix of bulls and bears. For every person who thinks that Bitcoin will hit $100,000 by the end of the year you probably have two or three who think that it will sink below $1,000. Yet despite the bearishness of many on Wall Street who think that Bitcoin is […]

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Is Cryptocurrency Privacy a Thing of the Past?

One of the the reasons so many people decided to use and invest in Bitcoin was the private nature of the cryptocurrency. With Bitcoin addresses consisting of a series of numbers and letters, people could transfer money to and fro without anyone knowing who was on the other end of a transaction. Governments hate having […]

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Just How Secure Are Cryptocurrency Transactions?

One of the highlights of Bitcoin when it was first introduced was the relative anonymity with which Bitcoin users could buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin. While all transactions are recorded on the blockchain, they merely record which addresses sent Bitcoin where, with no one being able to tie a single address to an individual person. […]

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