Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up: 17 April 2018

Andrew Munro 17 April 2018 NEWS

What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Tax time, Coinbase acquisitions, IMF on crypto, AFP on crypto and Bitmain negotiates a party in the USA.



1. "Tax"

"Don't mention it."

Without a gun to their head, about half of crypto users are happy to admit that they have no intention of declaring their gains to the IRS.

2. Earn $$$ from home with a focused mergers and acquisition strategy!!!

Coinbase's latest acquisition brings it a new CTO, along with a profitable new blockchain product.

3. IMF declares cryptocurrency to be pretty cool

Pretty cool indeed.

4. Australian border control is now on the blockchain

That is to say it's making a concerted effort to track dark web bitcoin purchases. That kind of "on the blockchain".

5. Counteroffer: Soiree in the USA

Bitmain is aiming to open up shop in the USA, but the local community isn't unanimously down to party.

The argument gives a nice subset of opinions on bitcoin and shows the sheer scale of industrial bitcoin mining operations these days.


Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, BTC, XRB

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