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Bitcoin and Government Regulation Globally

Global Regulations Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified author of the Bitcoin white paper, described the cryptocurrency as a, “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash [that] would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Those “financial institutions” that Nakamoto wished to bypass when conducting online commerce referred not only […]

The End of the Tether?

Concept of Tether (or USDT) equals to1 US Dollar, Cryptocurrency

What is Tether? According to Tether’s website, “Tether converts cash in digital currency, to anchor or tether the value to the price of national currencies like the US dollar…” The primary manifestation of Tether is the “USDT”, the cryptocurrency coin which is pegged to the American dollar. In other words, in theory, for every USDT […]

Sold some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the taxman

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen. Woman and man doing paperwork together, paying taxes online on notebook pc

If you are one of the lucky few individuals to have bought Bitcoin or another digital asset six months ago, 12 months ago or (and, if so, congratulations) 5 or more years ago, you are, in all likelihood, sitting on some very large paper profits when the value of your holdings are calculated in fiat […]

Market manipulation in an unregulated cryptocurrency environment

Freak news VS Fake news

Pump & Dump Schemes (P&D) There’s a delicate balance for regulators to put into place measures that don’t stifle innovation while at the same time ensuring consumer protection, and with cryptocurrency, that crosses multiple jurisdictions. I welcome regulators not rushing into the marketplace but taking a more considered approach, but it does mean investors need […]

Bitcoin – Reader Beware

Two children at a laptop reseraching Bitcoin

Bitcoin – You’ve heard of Buyer Beware, but what about Reader Beware? Bitcoin has become the hot topic of conversation with media coverage, casual conversations, social media posts, videos and blog posts popping up everywhere. I believe it’s great to see conversations arising because they ultimately lead to education. Yet only this weekend I saw […]

Litecoin (LTC) – an altcoin introduction

For those who enjoy technical details BTC (Bitcoin Core) the first and biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation ($250bn) at the time of writing, and trading over $14,500 is one of 1,337 cryptocurrencies according to http://coinmarketcap.com, with the total market capitalisation of all cryto currencies around $417bn. The journey to understanding cryptocurrency takes one into a […]