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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 Events to Host South Africa’s First Crypto Festival

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Crypto Festival

Bitcoin Events is delighted to be hosting South Africa’s first Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019.

Bitcoin EventsThere’s been a lot of renewed interest in cryptocurrencies in Africa and globally, and the Crypto Festival will highlight the exciting opportunities that cryptocurrencies offer individuals and organisations: from investing, trading, mining and transacting to privacy, security, price volatility, tokenisation of assets, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs).

South Africa is at the forefront of crypto adoption. It has the highest percentage, 10.7%, of internet users owning cryptocurrencies, twice the global average of 5.5%, according to a recent international survey by social media management firm Hootsuite in partnership with London-based WeAreSocial.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have certainly changed the way we think about money, privacy, investments, payments and more. Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive innovation that numerous start-ups and individuals are leveraging, along with blockchain technology, to build innovative products and services for consumers and businesses alike.

We are expecting about 150-200 attendees from various backgrounds and industries at the Crypto Festival: crypto exchanges, payment systems, investment firms, mining operations, trading enthusiasts and companies, ICOs and IEOs, legal practitioners, crypto enthusiasts, blockchain developers, thought leaders, industry innovators and entrepreneurs.

Grab your Early Adopter ticket now for ONLY R450!

The Crypto Festival Call for Papers is Open

Our call for papers is now open, so don’t miss this opportunity to share your insights and expertise with our audience by submitting your paper now.

For more information on the Crypto Festival, visit Cryptofest or email the team at info@blockchainafrica.co.

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“Mobile Localbitcoins” Totalcoin Integrates Ripple

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Mobile cryptocurrency platform Totalcoin to add support for Ripple. Users of Totalcoin will be able to create wallets for XRP in addition to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dash wallets.

For the first time in the history of cryptocurrency, XRP can be transferred anywhere in the world by phone number.

The update is currently being tested and will be released soon.

TotalCoin

Moreover, Totalcoin added a feature of instant exchange of Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV for Bitcoin and vice versa. The platform now supports 20 cryptocurrencies for exchange.

The nearest plans of Totalcoin are the development of a web version of the app, an increase of the number of supported cryptocurrencies, and redesign of user interface elements.  

Totalcoin is a unique mobile cryptocurrency app, that combines a cryptocurrency wallet, a P2P platform for buying and selling Bitcoin, and an opportunity to instantly exchange Bitcoin for another cryptocurrency and vice versa.

Beta testing of Totalcoin was successfully completed late in 2018. The app has been downloaded more than 15 thousand times.

Major advantages of the app are low fees, built-in cryptocurrency wallet, opportunity to send cryptocurrency using a phone number, live customer support, convenient user interface, and profitable referral program.

The application is available on iOS and Android.

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AnthemGold Announces Minting of First 1000 AGLD Gold Stablecoins Fully Backed And Fully Insured Gold Bars In Highly Secure Class 3 Vault

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April 29, 2019, Austin, TXAnthemGold, Inc. a Texas-based blockchain company, is proud to announce the minting of its first 1000 AGLD gold stablecoins on April 23rd, 2019.  After successfully launching mainnet live on April 10th, 2019, the company now has 100% insured, fully gold-backed with all bars on video asset tokens available for purchase. 

Anthem Blanchard, CEO of AnthemGold, states, “Our team is very excited to combine gold with a stablecoin, bringing the power of freedom of wealth movement and store of value stability to people all over the world.”

AGLD gold token is the first gold stablecoin offered to U.S. citizens as well as to residents of 174 total countries.

Cynthia Blanchard, President of AnthemGold, says, “We have been working toward this goal for five years. This is a very proud moment for us.”

Grey Jabesi, AnthemGold’s Chief Visual Officer, adds: “AnthemGold is a perfect hybrid for those who strongly believe in both physical assets like gold, as well as the revolutionary potential of cryptocurrencies.”

All AGLD tokens are fully backed by .9999 fine gold kilogram bars. Each kilobar backs 1000 AGLD stablecoins.  All kilobars are stored in a high security, private Class 3 vaulting facility on video surveillance.  All kilobars are fully insured, making AnthemGold the first blockchain stablecoin to have this highest level of security and insurance.

All bar inventory is photographed with x-ray spectrometer, tracked and stored by the Hercules protocol, an indisputable tracking system launched October 29th, 2018.  All bar inventory logs are viewable and all kilogram bars are on video display live on the AnthemGold website. 

About AnthemGold, Inc.

AnthemGoldAnthemGold offers a new, cost-effective, convenient and secure way to buy, own and utilise physical gold electronically as a peer-to-peer store of value. Its blockchain-powered crypto token/digital asset AGLD provides one of the lowest cost and most flexible forms of direct gold ownership. Each AGLD is backed by one gram of gold, and each token represents direct ownership of physical gold bullion held in the form of fully-allocated, segregated London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery bars within the highly-secure and insured Anthem Bunker storage facility.

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Josh Gunter, Director of Client Services jgunter@anthemgold.com

Website: https://anthemgold.com/

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