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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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Amber Group Now Licensed to Operate in Hong Kong With Acquisition of Celera Markets Limited

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The acquisition enables Amber Group to conduct relevant regulated activities under the auspices of Type 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9 licenses from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

SINGAPORE, 14 June 2022 – Amber Group, a leading global digital asset platform, today announced its acquisition of Celera Markets Limited, a fully licensed financial group by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. The acquisition represents a significant milestone for Amber Group, as it continues to strengthen its product portfolio to bridge the gap between traditional and digital finance globally.

As a licensed corporation under the Hong Kong SFC, Celera Markets is a discretionary asset management firm that engages in traditional securities and derivatives brokerage services, with an emphasis on algorithmic execution spanning global venues and asset management mandates.

The acquisition leverages the synergies between Celera Markets and Amber Group, as the latter sets its sights on broadening its advisory and deals offering for financial instruments while adhering to the regulatory parameters set by the SFC. Through the acquisition, Amber Group has secured five types of SFC licenses – Type 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9 – which allows the company to carry out a broad range of services including advising on and dealing in securities and futures contracts as well as providing asset management services.

Amber GroupThis is a landmark moment for Amber Group amid an increasingly complex regulatory landscape in the finance industry. The acquisition strengthens Amber Group’s foothold in Hong Kong, a leading global financial center and one of the world’s most active and liquid securities markets, effectively widening the reach of the company’s products and services to legacy financial market participants.

“Hong Kong holds tremendous strategic value as a key global finance hub, and we are proud to be integrating the best from traditional and digital finance as we expand our presence in the market. As an asset management player with a decade-long track record, Celera Markets offers valuable market expertise and TradFi experience which is critical to our global mission to facilitate the convergence of TradFi and digital asset finance. This acquisition also marks a significant milestone in Amber Group’s commitment to regulatory compliance as we strive to build institutional investors’ trust and confidence in crypto assets. As we continue to hold ourselves to the highest compliance standards and win the trust of an SFC-approved institution, we look forward to welcoming a new era of finance in Hong Kong,“ said Michael Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Amber Group.

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Introducing the Next Generation of Trading: EmpireChain Announces Unique New Feature That Makes Profitable Peer-to-Peer Crypto Exchange a Possibility

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EmpireChain platform is a breakthrough development in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The new platform allows users to exchange currency and form a reliable trading community while earning profits by selling cryptocurrency at their own rates.

EmpireChain is now offering people a unique chance to enter the crypto space with confidence and start earning profits with little to no experience. The platform has introduced an innovative peer-to-peer crypto exchange feature that will break many boundaries, and open many doors for people who previously felt like they didn’t have enough money to invest in crypto.

In many African countries where people face a lack of online payment sources, EmpireChain will fill a big gap in the market by allowing easy online payment access to all users. By empowering a new generation of traders from all across the world, EmpireChain will diversify the cryptocurrency market with users who bring new dynamics to the table, thus becoming a stepping stone for the evolution of crypto.

Empirechain MabhenaEmpireChain founder Elson Mabhena has been proactively involved in the blockchain and crypto space since 2014.

He is passionate about helping people enter the crypto space and aims to spread his knowledge, skills, and his expertise to a large number of future crypto experts. Over the years, he noticed limitations in the crypto space that stopped some people from investing in cryptocurrency and making a profit. These limitations range from lack of money to be in a geographical location where reliable online payment options are not available, and many more. This gave Mabhena the idea to create a platform that is not only available to users from all across the globe but also allows them to exchange crypto, create a community and forge friendships with crypto enthusiasts.

A spokesperson for EmpireChain made an official statement for the press: “EmpireChain is an easy and innovative solution to the limitations and challenges that come with making a profit from cryptocurrency. For a long time, cryptocurrency has only been available to those who have a large amount of funds to invest, or those who have reliable online payment and crypto platforms available to them. With EmpireChain, a large demographic of people from many parts of the world will finally have access to crypto trading. They will also be able to take advantage of the peer-to-peer exchange feature to easily buy and sell currency.”

The spokesperson further explained the peer-to-peer exchange feature “Our peer-to-peer currency exchange feature is a profitable opportunity for traders who want to earn money daily by exchanging crypto or fiat on their own rates. EmpireChain gives users the freedom to use their trading skills to maximize their profits, which means ordinary people with no crypto background can enter the platform. By forming a community with like-minded traders, users can increase their trading knowledge while creating long-term business relationships that will be highly beneficial for them.”

With Arbitrage trading and convenient payments in local currencies, EmpireChain is also protected by Escrow to ensure that all users get their payments on time, without any delays or hassle. Furthermore, the company is also offering a unique giveaway for new users.

During its Pre-launch offer, EmpireChain is giving away free Shiba Inu coins to users who register on the company website and verify their details. This gives new users an opportunity to kickstart their crypto journey and start earning profits from the very first day.

Interested people can register now on the official company website at https://empirechain.net.

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Conflux Labs x ChainIDE: Hydra Developer Bootcamp

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Co-hosted by the Conflux Network and ChainIDE, the Conflux Labs x ChainIDE: Hydra Developer Bootcamp is launching its opening ceremony starts on April 2nd at 1 p.m. UTC+1. In providing cutting-edge knowledge to African developers, the Bootcamp is free to participate with a 7000$+ prize pool to be claimed.

The event is expected to provide African developers with a four-week free course, covering topics from in-depth Africa crypto industry analysis to intensive developer courses for all-level developers. The topics of the courses also cover the most trending fields like Metaverse, Web3.0, and multi-chains, providing both theoretical and practical knowledge to future Web3ers.

Guest speakers of the event include industry pioneers of blockchain technology and the African crypto market, amongst them, will be present the CEO of White Matrix, Global Expansion Manager of Conflux Network, founder of ChainIDE, founder of Lead Wallet, founder of Cassava Network, CTO of Quidax, founder of Blockchain Nigeria User Group, as well as the co-founder of GIGx. More industry pioneers are to be discovered in the short future.

ChainIDE is the world’s first cloud-based multi-chain blockchain IDE and has hosted multiple bootcamp events in collaboration with industry leaders including Binance. ChainIDE supports more than 10 well-known blockchain ecosystems including Facebook Diem, AntChain, Ethereum, and Huawei Kunpeng. So far, ChainIDE has helped developers in more than 185 countries, providing over 8.5 million smart contract compilation services and 70 million blockchain middleware traffic.

Conflux is committed to building next-generation blockchain infrastructures, and the Conflux network uses a scalable consensus algorithm based on the tree-graph structure. This solves the problem of wasted computing resources and reduced security caused by forking in highly concurrent networks so that consensus is no longer a bottleneck for blockchain performance. It is worth mentioning that the Conflux network has achieved a high throughput of 3000+ TPS without sacrificing any degree of decentralization, making it an industry pioneer.

Event Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScx-OzoePNhf4-w7uo6SAEPT_Ckw9JH7VccyuIq_9askqWF9w/viewform

Latest bootcamp info:

https://t.me/ChainIDEAfrica

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