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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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Get Lucky Tickets for World Cup Bets on 1xBit

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World Cup Bets

The long-awaited World Cup 2022 is here, bringing many opportunities to win big. Are you excited about seeing your favorite players on the pitch? Then the World Cup is an opportunity not just to do that but also to win big from your passion. 

Participating in 1xBit’s Ticket Rush is all you need to have a fun World Cup experience. This tournament offers you the avenue to stay on top of the game, enjoying fascinating matches and securing impressive prizes.

1xBit1xBit has created Ticket Rush with numerous fanciful prizes that could change your entire gambling experience. With multiple prize draws designed to select many winners, you have a chance at winning big. The prize pool is 3 BTC, with numerous winners per category. 

To participate in the offer, you must log in or register on 1xBit. Proceed to the offer page, click “Take part,” and bet on World Cup 2022!

Participants collect tickets for bets on World Cup 2022 matches. There are three ticket categories:

  • Individual match tickets – for bets on any World Cup matches 
  • Supporter tickets – for bets on the picked 8 countries during the group stage 
  • Play-off tickets – for bets on play-off matches 

For the Individual match tickets prizes, the 1st place winner will emerge with 500 mBTC. The first-place winner in the Supporters’ tickets prize draw goes home with 10 mBTC, while the first-place winner in the Play-off tickets prize draw will win 250 mBTC. 

1xBit: Your Best Bet

Ticket Rush is one of the many tournaments designed by 1xBit to help players profit from their passion while enjoying the World Cup. With 1xBit, you can rest assured about sumptuous prizes that make your gambling experience worthwhile.

As the fastest and leading crypto sportsbook, 1xBit is passionate about rewarding players’ efforts in an exciting fashion. The platform provides its users with numerous benefits to maximize the crypto gambling space. 

You can make bets on 1xBit using over 40 supported cryptocurrencies. This crypto adoption eliminates the need for fiat currency. It removes the stress of first converting your cryptocurrency to fiat before depositing it in a sportsbook to bet on your favorite games. 

Instead, you can utilize these currencies directly, allowing you to maximize their value without losing any of it to conversion fees. Even more, 1xBit is constantly looking for relevant partnerships and new coins to add. 

You also enjoy instant payouts with zero fees. This allows you to enjoy your winnings without adversely affecting the platform’s fee structure. 1xBit also provides educational blogs on crypto gambling to help you get started with the necessary tips to navigate the field. Whether a beginner or a veteran, 1xBit covers all you require.

Additionally, 1xBit offers users a Welcome Bonus of up to 7 BTC following their first 4 deposits – it gives you the required jumpstart to experience the platform and play your favorite games. 

Final Thoughts

All roads lead to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, and you don’t want to miss out on any match. With the Ticket Rush tournament, you can spice up your experience and win crypto!

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Crypto Lists Announce Bitcoin Maximalist as Head of Content

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Bitcoin Maximalist Tom White

CryptoLists.com is delighted to announce the arrival of the new Head of Content, Tom White.

Tom is now a key member of the speedily growing crypto info site, with ambitions to take the content up a level and define and refine the tone of voice. A keen follower of crypto and Bitcoin, in particular on a personal level, he’s well acquainted with blockchain and DeFi technology and has been investing in digital assets for some time.

In other news, Crypto Lists are also pleased to announce an updated mission statement and a new slogan: Crypto Done Smarter

As a native English speaker, Tom is well-positioned to take over the tone of voice and editorial oversight of the website, which was founded by two Scandinavians. Alongside this, Tom’s main focus will be to ensure that fresh and informative news articles are released even more frequently, and reviews of new coins and brokers are published swiftly.

Tom White – A Bitcoin Maximalist?

While open to the potential of various altcoins, as somewhat of a Bitcoin Maximalist, Tom sees Bitcoin as digital gold of the new economy. A keen chart-watcher, he’s excited about the next halving event in 2024 and seeing how high BTC can go during the next bull run. A bull run where he believes incredible new ATHs will be reached. A full review of Bitcoin with breaking news, FAQ, historical background, and the most recent updates can be found at https://www.cryptolists.com/coins/btc/

Things Tom will oversee

During his first week at the company, Tom has covered subjects surrounding changes within the traditional banking sector in regard to crypto, as well as a multitude of other topics. Being such a big advocate of Bitcoin and its potentially revolutionary capabilities, a topic he found especially interesting is how to survive on Bitcoin. He recently published a piece about Arnhem, a Dutch town that some call the world’s only Bitcoin city. Alongside such specific topics, he will be making sure that the Crypto Lists brand voice is consistent across both the website and all externally facing written comms.  

Upcoming events in Africa

Tom will also write articles and releases about recent and upcoming Bitcoin and crypto events. In the near term, one such event is the Ghana DeFi Summit 2022.

Crypto Lists – Crypto Done Smarter

cryptolistsTom also brought his creative mind to the forefront when brainstorming the new brand mission alongside the wider team. Crypto Lists had been searching for a new slogan, that is both accurate, descriptive, as well as evergreen – taking into consideration the future developments and growth of the company. Along with the senior leadership, a general consensus was reached: Crypto Done Smarter.

Why smarter? Well, Crypto Lists is there to help people make more informed decisions. The entire ecosystem of the site revolves around educating people on the crypto space, and the coins, platforms, brokers, exchanges and at the same time doing reviews of blockchains that compose it. In a nutshell, Crypto Lists is a site where you learn to make smarter decisions in the crypto space.

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

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Amber Group Celera Markets Limited

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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