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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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This Blockchain Startup Wants to Help Users to Accelerate Wealth Creation Using Their Unique Offerings

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Blockchain Startup OroPocket is working towards enabling users to create wealth by bridging the gap between physical assets and DeFi.

OroPocket’s conception goes back to the Reserve Bank of India’s prohibition of facilitation of cryptocurrency transactions in Indian banks nearly immediately in 2018. This essentially signaled the beginning of the bearish ‘crypto winter,’ in which blockchain and crypto companies struggled to go ahead.

OroPocket LogoCo-Founded by Tarusha Mittal with Mohit Madan after the realisation to develop financial software that logged transactions on blockchain. This was the impetus behind Delhi-based Oropocket, a company that enables users to diversify their portfolios beyond conventional assets by investing in digital commodities such as digital gold and silver. Furthermore, it offers financial services to users on top of these investments, assisting with the liquidation of the assets.

As the world is starting to open up towards investing in digital assets, OroPocket is working towards meeting the increased demand from users wanting to explore new wealth creation opportunities.

OroPocket is a fast, simple-to-use online platform that enables access to digital assets on the go. Customers may invest in digital gold or silver, where they own the assets but do not have physical possession of them. The 45-person company keeps gold and silver reserves, which are distributed to users when they buy them online. Ethereum, Tezos, and Polygon blockchains all record ownership and future transactions. Users may spend, purchase, or execute UPI transactions that are backed by these assets. As a result, there is a guarantee that digital gold and silver are extremely liquid.

OroPocket received a $2 million investment in early 2021 from AU21 Capital, LD Capital, Rarestone Capital, Morningstar Ventures, NGC Capital, Alphabit, Moonwhale Ventures, Acheron Capital, Zokyo Ventures, and others.

According to Tarusha, they, like other blockchains, record transactions in secure, public ledgers, giving consumers peace of mind regarding the security of their assets. “When these transactions are recorded on blockchain, everyone can see them, resulting in greater transparency and security. With the introduction of Layer 2 scaling solutions like Polygon and Ethereum 2.0, the procedure becomes even easier owing to low gas costs (transaction fees),” she says.

OroPocket promises that its asset-backed banking services on blockchain (which are decentralised) are free of hidden fees and time-consuming procedures associated with conventional banks (which are centralised entities). The company earns money by collecting a 0.25 percent transaction charge on these transactions.

It also earns money from two other products, OpenDefi and UniFarm, which are part of the broader OroPocket family. “OpenDefi is a decentralised finance (DeFi) solution that combines real and synthetic assets (tokenised derivatives). The backend in this case operates on P2P (peer-to-peer) networks. We charge transaction fees to consumers as well as integration fees to developers that build on top of our protocol,” Tarusha says.

UniFarm enables users to bet their cryptocurrency holdings and earn up to a 250 percent yearly percentage return (APY). It is a farming approach in which blockchain projects collaborate to form a reward pool. Users may stake any token and get numerous tokens in exchange. Staking crypto is a procedure in which crypto assets are committed to maintain blockchain networks and validate transactions. The company does not charge users in the UniFarm concept, but rather the projects and blockchain networks that are connected.

Recently OroPocket has launched Auto-Invest Plan (AIP) with tokenised gold & silver, where users can start small by investing as little as ₹100 per day and have full access to their money. They can withdraw via UPI anytime, anywhere without incurring any fees. With one tap deposit, users can deposit INR in their wallet using OroPocket’s payment gateway. Money will be automatically invested every month (or the set frequency). It is a cakewalk to redeem your assets at maturity, you just have to sell your assets and redeem them from your wallet directly to your bank account at the time of maturity.

​​While there are many alternative DeFi solutions and crypto-backed yield farming protocols available worldwide, OroPocket says that it has no overall rivals with its product line. It is presently working on obtaining an NBFC license in order to offer lending services to customers as it seeks to create a comprehensive financial ecosystem for the crypto and DeFi sector.

OroPocket gold and silver tokens are the latest entry in the asset-backed crypto tokens space. Users can also withdraw their holdings to any ERC20 compatible Ethereum wallet. Since the assets are tokenised, they can be instantly transferred to any user across the globe even if that user is not on OroPocket, or even if that user does not have a bank account. Exchange your existing crypto with $ORO here. 

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South African Users Can Now Mine RENEC Token for Free on Remitano

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Mine RENEC

Global peer-to-peer crypto exchange Remitano is currently developing its native token, RENEC, to improve the quality of services delivered to customers, reduce transaction fees and ensure secure and swift transactions. While Remitano Network is still in the development phase, Remitano has provided an amazing opportunity for old and new Remitano users in South Africa to earn FREE RENEC via a mining program.

What is RENEC?

RENEC is an abbreviation of Remitano Network Coin. It is the token of the Remitano network, a blockchain designed to facilitate quick transactions at a reduced fee, a fast decentralized exchange with efficient escrow in place. The launch of the RENEC token was announced on June 30th, 2021.

What makes RENEC different?

Remitano Network is not a single blockchain, rather it is a set of blockchains. The initial network will be a simple value transfer one, similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin but with faster block time and more efficient consensus protocol. At this stage, RENEC will be called Remitano Electronic Cash.

RENEC will also be the base currency for the Token Decentralized Exchange and the decentralized fiat-token escrow that will be built on the Remitano Network. With RENEC, crypto swap and P2P trading fees will become cheaper.

Remitano commits to deliver the first 3 products for the Remitano Network as follows:

1. Low fee decentralized P2P electronic cash with Multisig capability

2. Low fee decentralized tokens exchange

3. Low fee decentralized escrow service

After that, remitano.com will work closely with the community in order to build other blockchain products.

The Remitano Network is designed to be scalable, therefore, new products will be built on it, consequently increasing the value of RENEC.

Check out the Official RENEC whitepaper to learn more about this token.

How to own RENEC?

Because Remitano holds its investors and traders in high esteem while also reducing risk, Remitano will not hold any ICO for RENEC. It is different from other ICO’s where investors will have to pay ETH or BTC to secure a specific amount of the coin. Instead, RENEC will be given out freely to both new and old Remitano users in South Africa and other countries through mining.

For now, Remitano only allows mining through the Remitano mobile application. So you need to Install Remitano App and begin mining RENEC at the tap of a button.

4 easy steps to mine RENEC

1. Download the Remitano app on PlayStore and AppStore.

2. Register or log in to the app

3. From the list of menu that is displayed, click on “Mining RENEC”. This should take you to the mining page.

Mining Renec 3

4. Click on the “Mine RENEC” button to start mining

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Eventually, it will show the progress of your mining RENEC like this image:

Mining Renec

Users must have registered an account with Remitano and verified their phone number to be eligible to mine RENEC. Mining RENEC is not automated so once you already have the app you have to log in to your account every day to mine RENEC.

A user can mine up to 0.02 RENEC per hour depending on the level of verification. Complete up to level 2 of verification to increase your mining power. You can also boost your RENEC rewards through Remitano referral. When your referrals mine successfully, you earn 20% of their mined RENEC.

Check out the definitive guide of the RENEC token.

Remitano will continue to build products on the RENEC network. This will give RENEC a lot of utility and usage. Also, the fact that Remitano is a very popular escrowed P2P cryptocurrency exchange in multiple countries across the world, with time, the value of RENEC is likely to increase which is why you should try and get the token now that it is free.

About Remitano

Remitano is one of the largest peer-to-peer (p2p) cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, currently serving users in more than 30 countries. The platform provides an escrowed p2p crypto marketplace allowing users to buy bitcoin in South Africa and cryptocurrency easily and safely. Remitano is a market leader in the p2p platform space, featuring an intuitive and user-friendly interface, 24/7 customer support, and boasts some of the lowest fees in the industry.

Got Questions?

Reach out to Remitano via:

E-mail: marketing@remitano.com 

Socials: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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BC.GAME Achieves Major Crypto Milestone! Converts License Into NFT

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August 28, 2021 – We have fantastic news to share with you today! BC.GAME just added another feather to their cap! BC.GAME is now the proud owner of the much-awaited Curacao License!

LicenseCuracao Interactive Licensing N.V.(CIL)  is one of the top four most popular globally acknowledged casino licenses! In addition, Curacao Interactive Licensing N.V.(CIL) is one of the four master operators who received oversight roles from the Curacao government. The other three are E-Gaming (N.V. 1668/JAZ), Antillephone (N.V. 8048/JAZ), and Gaming N.V. (365/JAZ).

Curacao has an excellent reputation for having a trustworthy, responsible, and stringent licensing protocol. Having a Curacao license means adhering to all rules and complying with all applicable regulations!

In easy terms, it means BC.GAME will have a better standing with other companies and partners in the crypto gaming industry! This further strengthens the company’s beliefs of providing complete security and an optimal & provably fair gaming experience to their users! 

A Curacao license opens up more significant avenues for a crypto gaming platform! This further makes it possible for BC.GAME to provide their players with better games, bigger rewards, highly recognized providers, easier integration of new currencies, to name a few!

For you, our dear community, it means a better and more trustworthy platform with a great gaming experience and a wide variety of games to choose from!

Obtaining the Curacao License helps BC.GAME attain a recognized standing in the global market and significantly strengthens its position as one of the Best Crypto Casinos! You can find the original company license here.

As the first-ever casino to support Bitcoin Lightning Network; BC.GAME is determined to achieve a globally acclaimed compliance standing! But all in good time as this is just the beginning!

For security, the license was uploaded to the decentralized storage blockchain, the IPFS, and minted into an NFT compliant with the EC-721 standard before being transferred to BC.GAME’s ENS bcgame.eth account.

The online crypto gambling platform’s decision to secure the CIL sub-license in the IPFS before minting it as an NFT shows the flexibility and possibilities of blockchain, which BC.GAME is amongst the first ones to achieve!

All users, including regulators worldwide, can now view the license, which is an efficiency win, considering how governments have stepped up, shifting their muzzles to crypto entities.

BC.GAME would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to each of their amazing players who stood by them and pushed them to reach greater heights with each achievement!

BCGAME

The company further mentions, “Thank You for trusting us and providing your unwavering support to BC.GAME! We are because of you! Thank You ! We aim to provide our players with the best crypto casino experience full of huge winnings, fun, and good times! But, as we always say, Don’t Trust, Verify It.

Once again, we thank you, dear players, for constantly pushing us to be the Best!”

And to all the new users, they say: “Welcome! Become a part of the most rapidly growing crypto gaming community and have an experience like no other!”

Congratulations to all, and we wish you a super lucky winning time!🍻🍻  Join BC.GAME now!

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