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BitcoinTalk Lost A Third Of Its Users In February

The BitcoinTalk forum lost a third of its referrals from the bitcoin community in February, according to available traffic data from website analytics firm SimilarWeb. The old message forum was created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. The very first bitcoin transaction was negotiated on the BitcoinTalk forum– 10,000 BTC for some pizza. But February referrals from several cryptocurrency websites and a couple major platforms (like Twitter and Github) declined markedly for BitcoinTalk in February. Their numbers are down by nearly a third in one month. Google Trends Search Interest in…

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Tesla Will Eventually Dive Head-First into Bitcoin

In a rare comment from Elon Musk on cryptocurrency, the Tesla and SpaceX founder said that Bitcoin “is quite brilliant.” He continued: “Paper money is going away and crypto is a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper, that’s for sure, but it has its pros and cons.” Musk also gave Ethereum props on the ARK Investment podcast Tuesday (listen here): “There seems like there is some merit to Ethereum as well.” Elon Musk: Bitcoin Is Brilliant, But Tesla’s Not Going Full-Crypto “Paper money is going away…

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South Africa Establishes a Consultation Paper to Regulate and De-Anonymize Bitcoin Transactions

Image: Shutterstock The South African Reserve Bank has released a consultation paper to regulate cryptocurrencies in the region. However, the government is seemingly introducing banking-like features to the crypto-markets, going against the very ethos of what Bitcoin stands for. The bank chooses to call cryptocurrencies as crypto “assets” over the former term, deeming the distinction makes it easier for authorities to enforce tax policies and various protection laws dealing with the possession of a digital property. Published in collaboration with the National Treasury, the SA Revenue Services (Sars), the Financial…

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Chilean Citizens Will Begin Paying Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2019

Taxpayers in Chile are reportedly going to have to pay taxes on cryptocurrency earnings this year, as the country’s Internal Revenue Service (Servicio de Impuestos Internos, SII) has included a section for cryptoassets in a form that has to be filled on taxpayers’ Annual Income Tax Returns. According to local media, last year the country’s government ruled cryptocurrencies aren’t subject to Value-Added Tax (VAT), as these are seen as “intangible assets.” Chilean taxpayers will pay taxes on crypto-related earnings as these will swell up their total income. In Chile, income…

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Shrinking IPO Market Stacking Deck Against Ordinary Investors: CFA

Paul Smith, President and CEO of CFA Institute Non-accredited investors are finding it challenging to access investment opportunities in public-traded companies, said Paul Smith. The President and CEO of CFA Institute, an association of investment management professionals, said that public market capital has been on a decline in the US and European markets. He explained that many new ventures decide to run initial public offering rounds when they run out of capital while others choose to be acquired than going public. There is also a class of startups that seek private…

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