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Taxman Could Collect Millions Within 48 Hours Of Bitcoin Cash Fork

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New York, US – 15 November 2018 – One of the least talked about but most significant consequences of the upcoming Bitcoin Cash fork will be the tax authorities collecting millions from the individuals involved, according to cryptocurrency taxation experts NODE40.

The company, which is behind the pioneering cryptocurrency taxation reporting software Balance, has said that the IRS will receive a massive windfall if the upcoming fork is anything like the 2017 Bitcoin Cash fork.

Looking at the number of individuals who sold their Bitcoin Cash tokens from the previous fork, the IRS and the relevant tax authorities worldwide could be set to collect nearly $100m in tax in just 48 hours. This assumes trading volumes are at a comparable level, with as many cashing in on the new Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin ABC tokens they’ve received, and assuming a value of around $400 each. The amount the taxman receives will also depend on how many individuals are US tax citizens.

Bitcoin Cash BCHDespite the Bitcoin Cash fork of 2017, there is no existing law and no guidance from the IRS that address whether receiving a new cryptocurrency from a fork could trigger a taxable event.

“Unlike dividends of publicly traded companies that investors opt-in to, if an individual receives additional cryptocurrencies through a fork, they should not owe taxes on the amount received,” said Sean Ryan founder of NODE40, whose cryptocurrency taxation reporting software integrates directly with major exchanges.

“However, if an individual later disposes of all or part of the forked currency, tax should be owed on 100% of the proceeds as a capital gain.”

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) came about as a direct result of a Bitcoin fork that occurred on August 1, 2017. The day after the fork on the 2nd August 2017 the price of Bitcoin Cash was $473.03 with a 24 hour trading volume of $366,633,000 according to Coinmarketcap. If the trading volume had been cashed out on the 2nd of August it would result in a tax income to the tax man of $91,658,250 USD (based on a 25%) tax rate.

The IRS is under increasing pressure to provide updated guidelines on how taxpayers should report profits associated with investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency assets, having not done so since 2014.

“If the recipient chooses to dispose of the forked coins, then and only then should tax be accessed. It should be a gain of 100% of the asset’s value at the date of disposition. This is a critical point that needs to be addressed because the openness of blockchains in general could open the flood gates to unreported income that no one actually considers income,” continued Ryan.

“When guidance falls short of addressing specific tax issues, it is important to take a position that has a reasonable chance of standing up to scrutiny if challenged.”

The AICPA May 30, 2018 letter to the IRS Commissioner requesting more guidance recommended forked currencies be assigned a cost basis of zero.

“To me, the AICPA’s 400,000+ members make a good point,” concluded Ryan.

Despite the ongoing lack of guidance from the IRS, individuals likely to receive Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin ABC tokens should nonetheless be aware of possible tax obligations involved in trading forked currencies.

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Bitcoin Gambling/Gaming Guide Provides GOSU Bitcoin Casino Reviews

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February 15, 2021 – BTCGOSU, an independent guide to Bitcoin Casinos, provides detailed reviews of online casinos and gambling sites. All reviews include valuable, honest information with insights from real players, that are updated regularly.

“Our goal is to enable you to enjoy Bitcoin gaming while remaining confident that you’re dealing with casinos that operate with integrity,” said a spokesperson for the site. Those interested in gambling online with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies can find starred ratings, promotions, overviews, and full write-ups that explain how each reviewed online casino works. Insights into variables such as VIP programs, deposits/withdrawals, customer service, and security are analyzed and tested in detail as well.

BTCGOSUBTCGOSU includes the world’s largest third-party Provably Fair Verifier, a technology that enables players to verify bets and ensure they are not manipulated. Reviews specific to Bitcoin casino slots and games such as Dice, Crash, and Plinko are also provided. A section on the latest GOSU Bitcoin game reviews is included on the website, as is a section exploring the advantages of Bitcoin gambling.

In addition, you can also find News, promotions, and guides on the site. This provides visitors the chance to find out the latest happenings with some prominent Bitcoin gambling sites and learn more about popular games such as Poker. BTCGOSU promotes only fair and reliable gambling sites; it is designed to provide unbiased, honest reviews of online Bitcoin casinos.

On top of that, visitors can use the site’s Casino Comparer, Provably Fair Verifier, and take advantage of BTCGOSU’s unique Disputes & Mediation service and Deposit Guarantee. They can also navigate to locate reviews specifically focused on the casinos themselves, bonus types, and games. The BTCGOSU comes from a prominent user of bitcointalk.org, where a complete Announcement Thread (ANN) for this crypto gambling website can be found.

For more information about BTCGOSU, and to read complete reviews written by actual players who contribute to our listings, go to www.btcgosu.com.

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Investors in Africa Can Now Purchase Stocks from the US Market Using Cryptocurrencies

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Passfolio is a new investment app that’s calling the attention of the market. Through its US registered broker-dealer, Passfolio Securities, the company aims to democratize the access to US investments in countries like Nigeria, by allowing investors to trade 3,800+ US stocks, ETFs, and REITs from the US market with no commission fees*.

PassfolioRecently, Passfolio has been growing in African countries like Nigeria and wants to facilitate access to US investments in the region. David Gobaud, Passfolio’s founder and CEO, says:

“People outside the United States often need hundreds of thousands of dollars to invest in the US stock market – we reduce the minimum to $1 to invest in US stocks of your favorite companies”.

What makes Passfolio different from other brokers? Simply put, the possibility of trading and funding your account with cryptocurrencies, through Passfolio Financial*.

Passfolio makes it possible for users to fund their accounts using cryptocurrencies by first converting them into dollars through Passfolio Financial, then moving the dollar proceeds to their brokerage accounts at Passfolio Securities, where users are then able to buy stocks. This way, investors can deposit Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Zcash and other cryptocurrencies and access the US market.

The full list of cryptocurrencies supported by Passfolio (through Passfolio Financial*) can be found below. You can deposit and trade all of them in the app:

  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Zcash (ZEC)
  • Filecoin (FIL)
  • 0x (ZRX)
  • Aave (AAVE)
  • Amp (AMP)
  • Basic Attention (BAT)
  • Balancer (BAL)
  • Chainlink (LINK)
  • Compound (COMP)
  • Curve (CRV)
  • Dai (DAI)
  • Decentraland (MANA)
  • Kyber Network (KNC)
  • Maker (MKR)
  • Orchid (OXT)
  • Pax Gold (PAXG)
  • Ren (REN)
  • Storj (STORJ)
  • Synthetix (SNX)
  • Uma (UMA)
  • Uniswap (UNI)
  • Yearn Finance (YFI)

To invest with Passfolio, the first step is to complete your registration. The registration can be done in a few minutes through this link, and you will be asked for some basic information. Then, the account is typically approved in a few hours and you’ll be able to add funds to your account and start investing.

For US stock trades, Passfolio Securities offers commission-free* trading for assets priced at $5 or more. You can check all other fees that may apply on Passfolio’s website: http://passfolio.us/fees

*Securities less than $5 cost $0.02/share. Please see Passfolio’s disclosures on other charges.

Disclosures:

Passfolio LogoPassfolio is the brand name of Panchain, Inc. Passfolio Securities LLC and Passfolio Financial LLC are fully-owned subsidiaries of Panchain, Inc. Securities and cryptocurrencies are very different types of assets. Cryptocurrencies are not securities. Purchasing cryptocurrencies comes with a number of risks. Please read Passfolio Financial Cryptocurrency Risk Disclosure.

Currency and cryptocurrency exchange services provided by Passfolio Financial LLC (“Passfolio Crypto”), a US Money Services Business registered with FinCEN. Passfolio Financial LLC is not a broker-dealer. Cryptocurrencies are not protected by either

FDIC or SIPC. Securities products and services offered to self-directed investors through Passfolio Securities LLC Member FINRA / SIPC. Passfolio Securities, LLC does not provide cryptocurrency-related services. Passfolio Securities LLC is a member of SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash).

Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org. To purchase securities using cryptocurrencies, you must first convert them into U.S. Dollars using Passfolio Financial LLC. You must then move the U.S. Dollar proceeds to your brokerage account at Passfolio Securities LLC where you can use it to buy securities.

Please see Passfolio’s fractional shares disclosure.

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Nigerians Living in South Africa Can Now Verify Their Remitano Accounts Using Their Nigerian Documents

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The Remitano ecosystem is a community built on trust, this is why every Remitano user must complete their KYC to gain full access to the entire features of Remitano.

Remitano LogoOver time, we realized that a lot of our Nigerian users who have migrated and now live in South Africa are finding it difficult to verify their accounts due to the lack of proper South African documents. As a result of our pledge on continuous improvement, we are now allowing Nigerian traders in South Africa to verify their Remitano accounts using their Nigerian identification documents.

South Africa based Nigerians can now use their Nigerian government-issued National Identity card, Driver’s license, international passport, or Voters card to verify their Remitano account despite they no longer live in Nigeria.

This is part of Remitano’s effort in a bid to enhance borderless access to financial and cryptocurrency services. Remitano strives on making cryptocurrency trading easy for its users regardless of nationality and location.

What Exactly is KYC and Why Do You Need to Complete It?

KYC is an acronym for “Know Your Customer.” It is a means for Remitano to verify its users by requesting and verifying their personal details.

There are five levels of KYC in order to enjoy the highest trading experience on Remitano. The level of KYC you complete will determine your daily deposit and withdrawal limits.

Level one verification requires phone number verification only. This allows users to buy up to $1000 worth of cryptocurrency. However, you would not have access to your Remitano fiat wallet.

Level two verification involves document verification. It involves the confirmation of your identity by providing your government-issued ID card. This will help remitano verify the personal details and address you provided during registration. Level two users can buy cryptocurrencies worth $100,000 per day with a daily withdrawal limit of $1000.

Level three verification requires your bank verification. You need to verify your bank detail to make fiat deposits and withdrawals. Level three increases your buying limit to $200,000 per day and withdrawal limit to $2,500 per day.

Level four and five KYC are for long term traders, and you will need to complete the first three levels. Learn how to complete level 4 and 5 KYC.

The acceptance of KYC (Know Your Customer) has made Remitano one of the most secured peer-to-peer crypto exchange platforms as it has recorded no scam attempts.

The KYC has been used to filter out users with bad intentions and ulterior motives. Traders and investors on Remitano carry out their activities without the fear of being scammed and ripped off their hard-earned money.

Complete your KYC now and begin to buy bitcoin in South Africa on Remitano!

About Remitano

Remitano is a product of Babylons Solutions Limited based in Seychelles. Remitano’s purpose is to offer a robust, quality trading experience to all users as a fast-moving marketplace. With necessary safety standards in place, buyers and sellers can come together, store, trade, and withdraw assets, thus avoiding issues common to other crypto exchanges.

Launched in 2014, Remitano is a global cryptocurrency exchange serving international markets, such as Malaysia, China, Nigeria, Vietnam, Australia, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

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